Weatherlove – simple yet beautiful Weather & Clock app to customize your Android phone
Apr 11, 2012 9:54 AM –
Weatherlove is a beta stage weather application that’s simple, functional and looks good. Seriously, what more could you want? It comes with 4 different homescreen widgets, is very easy to use and doesn’t suck your battery dry like some applications can…
Tested on: HTC Desire HD
Pros & Cons:
- 4 different widgets, including a gorgeous ICS Clock/Weather widget!
- 4 day forecasts!
- Simple, elegant and easy to use!
- Battery friendly!
- Lacks skins.
- Limited to 4 day forecasts.
- Nice images but no animations…
Weatherlove is a peaceful and handy little weather app that doesn’t offer the world, but does offer simplicity and ease-of-use. Beautiful Widgets is a fine and highly customisable service. Our recent showdown article between the awesome 1Weather and BeWeather demonstrated highly functional and popular apps that wow users with their design and features. Right now, Weatherlove isn’t even at the same party. However, that is perhaps why I quite like it.
Weatherlove is incredibly simple but looks really good. It offers detailed still images indicating the weather, some truly awesome widgets and just enough of a forecast to arm you for bad weather without the need to know the chance of precipitation or wind-speed expected in 10 days time. It does exactly what most users need it to do; look good and tell you the weather.
There are 4 different widgets to choose from: 2×1 weather, 4×1 forecast, 4×2 clock and weather and 4×4 large weather and forecast. I especially liked the clock as it’s designed with Ice Cream Sandwich in mind and looks both elegant and futuristic. These widgets can compliment any homescreen page and won’t drain your battery (in my experience anyway).
You get some basic settings, but don’t expect the universe just yet, it is only beta. You can obviously set location and update interval, time format and temperature unit used. These are essentially the main and fundamental things required in a weather/clock app but they are easy to configure. Compared to Beautiful Widgets- which gives you more options than you might need- this is breeze to set up.
And that’s why I like it so much and think you might too. It’s not ‘the best‘ but for people who want something that looks good and provides the functionality they need- no more and no less- this is just perfect. It’s only in beta stage at the moment so the app is free. There will be a Pro version released at some point according to the app’s blurb so I would expect more features when it’s fully released. Until then, enjoy this pretty but perfectly functional app for free.
Weatherlove – Main app weather view
Weatherlove – 4×4 widget
Weatherlove – 4×2 clock widget
Weatherlove – 2×1 widget, 4×1 widget
Weatherlove – Update interval
Weatherlove – Settings
For checking out the weather and telling the time, it does a perfect job. I love the fact it works so well with the look and feel of Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). I’ve searched for a good clock widget like this for a while- although there is a Beautiful Widgets skin, it’s not as simple to set up as this.
Ease of Use:
It’s very simple and incredibly easy to use. If you want a no-fuss weather app, this is ideal for you.
I essentially use it every time I switch on my phone to tell the time or check out the weather or temperature. We’re having a hot spell here in the U.K., so it’s good to know how many degrees it is out there when we’re complaining about how warm it is!
The widgets look good and are very polished and responsive. The menus, etc. are standard Android fare. Basic but easy to understand and use.