Weather Quick Settings Tile Is Prepared For Android Nougat

A new application called Weather Quick Settings Tile is live and available on the Play Store, and just as the name suggests it lets users add a quick settings tile that will display the current weather conditions to their quick settings menu along with all of the other toggles that are already there. To take advantage of it, though, you'll need your device to be running on Android 7.0 Nougat. This is because Google has not yet made it possible for the Quick Settings menu to be customizable in this way, but that will all be changing with the software bump to Android 7.0 as it will allow developers to create new tiles that can be enabled by users at their leisure.

The app will contain a total of 14 different weather icons to cover various types of weather conditions including partly cloudy, snow, thunderstorm, clear, and more. Users can configure the tile to display a couple of different bits of information such as the temperature and the description of the weather to go along with the icon, and the unit measure for temperature can be changed between Celsius and Fahrenheit as well. You can even set the refresh rate so the tile will either update itself more often or less often depending on how much you want it pulling information down.

As the quick settings menu tiles can already be rearranged, once this app is installed and users have placed in their list, they can move it around to be in the order that they like, naturally. To access the configuration screen users will simply need to double tap the on the tile to bring it up, and from there they can set the details to their preference. According to the app's description it pulls data from openweathermap.org, but there doesn't appear to be any customization in this particular area, so there is no means to have the app grab weather from others sources that may be more preferable to you, at least for now. The tile also lists the weather based on your current location so users should expect it to update as they move around to different areas. In addition to this you can single tap the tile if you want to manually force an update to it so it will refresh immediately. If you have a device with the Android N Developer Preview on it you can check this app out right now.

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