BlackBerry 10 may come with its own weather application, but that doesn't mean I have to stop looking at alternatives. For me, as long as I know when to grab an umbrella when I'm running out the door I'm good to go. I don't always have the time in the morning to check the complete forecast.
That is why this newcomer, as simple as it may be, is an efficient way of viewing the weather on your device. This application lets you view not only the temperature for multiple cities, but displays barometer pressure, wind direction and speed, and sunrise/sunset times. While it does not offer the full range of features seen in apps of this nature, it allows you to view the weather in your city, or any other, with just a few quick taps or swipes.
- Map Coordinates
- 36 Hours Forecast. 10 Day/Night Forecast
- Preferred locations management
- App Theming
Upon first glance, you realize the layout is rather simple but is right to the point. All the information you need is accessible from the main screen, with additional forecasts available with a swipe up from the bottom. It also allows users to adjust their preferences including the option to change the temperature, pressure and wind measurements, and choose from amongst three different color schemes. Again, I would like to see more color options but for now there are only green, blue, and orange to pick from.
Weathy incorporates gestures so that you simply down to refresh and swipe up to view the ten day forecast, and swipe left or right to access the map and settings screen. The upper left and right does have icons to access the search and menu as well but are not necessary.
If for some reason you experience issues locating your home city, I found it easy to zoom in on the provided map and tap on my area to add as I demonstrate in the video above. For a weather application that is free to download, it performs well and does what I need it to do. As of now it only supports the BlackBerry Z10.