One of those “must have” apps for almost everyone is probably a good weather app. Now there’s a couple that I really like, but sometimes when I’m switching devices a lot, I’ll just use the weather info that Google Now gives me. As it’s really all I need. But there are some great weather apps out there, and some are very pretty and give you a ton of information. Probably more then you actually need. So which one will be named Weather app of the year by Android Headlines? Well let’s go ahead and find out.
Winner – Yahoo Weather
I’ve been using the Yahoo Weather app almost exclusively since it came out. We actually talked with JBQ about the Yahoo Weather app last month when he was on our show. It’s a great app for the weather, and the best part (at least to me) is that it shows Flickr photos from around your area. So for instance, right now I’m in Detroit so I’ll typically get pictures from Downtown Detroit around Comerica Park and Ford Field. But when I was in Beijing last month, I was getting images from around Olympic Park, since that’s the area I was in. Which was really cool. It also gives you a ton of info on the weather, including sunrise and sunset, which is also great to have.
Runner Up – Simple Weather (Alpha Testing)
With Lollipop just coming out in the past month or so, we’re all about Material Design and it’s an amazing design and UI. One of my favorite Material Design apps is Simple Weather. And that’s for a few reasons. It’s using Material Design, but also gives you all the weather info you could ever need. However, it’s the runner up because it is currently in Alpha. Meaning you’ll need to join the Google+ community, and then opt in to the Alpha. So there are bugs, although I haven’t seen any. It’s still a great app.
- The Weather Channel