Earlier this year we took a look at some of the most popular weather apps in the Play Store for 2015. These tended to come from weather information providers or large news outlets and a common theme amongst them was the attempt to incorporate Material design into their apps. Some were more successful than others, but all tended to fall short. A new weather app, Weather 360 from developer 6thSolution, hopes to change that and they made their Material design efforts a highlight of their marketing efforts.
Weather 360 really provides a front end for three different weather forecast providers – World Weather Online, forecast.io and competitor Wunderground with the latter two required an in-app purchase to enable. Weather 360 says this helps improve the reliability of forecast data and they have made it easy to switch between providers.
A key selling point for the app is the Material design efforts and animations they have incorporated into the app. To help keep things fresh, the app’s interface and information will change based on time of day. Weather 360 also setup their own online theme store so users can buy some updated icons and animations when they get bored.
Weather 360 includes several customization options. This includes the ability to change weather icons in the app along with a customizable weather widget and even the ability to customize the widget that displays in the notification shade.
This looks like a promising entry into the crowded weather app field, although it should be noted the app is limited to basic weather data. Do you think they can break into the list of top weather apps? Check out their video and some screenshots below, then head over to the Play Store if you want to give Weather 360 a try.