It looks like today happens to be a day when apps that were once iOS only arrive for Android users. Earlier today we saw the release of a game called Dots and now it looks like the Yahoo! Weather app has also arrived. Well, specifically, the redesigned Yahoo! Weather app that arrived for iOS a little while back. That said, the Yahoo! Weather app has arrived as one would expect — by way of the Google Play Store and for free.
With that in mind, we installed the app to give it a look and must admit, we were pleasantly surprised. Yahoo! Weather ties in with images from Flickr which makes it rather nice to look at. The images are also connected to your location, which for us meant a nice image of a kiteboarder from a beach about a mile down the road. The app launches with a display of the weather and shows the basics such as current forecast including the temperature and also gives a look at the forecast for the upcoming four days.
Tapping the current day (or any of the upcoming four days) then offers a bit more detail. There are also options to share the weather (using the standard Android ‘share via’ setup), add new locations and refresh the current forecast. Options in the setting offer the ability to adjust the time for auto-refreshes, to show weather alerts, add a status bar notification and more.
One nice option with the Yahoo! Weather app comes when you shift the phone from portrait to landscape — you get some additional details. These extra goodies include the sunrise and sunset as well as humidity, barometer and more. You can get a look at both the portrait and landscape views from the screenshots here in this post.
Otherwise, there are also a few widgets available. Three widgets to be specific with one being a small 1×1, one a 2×2 and then the larger 4×2. The widgets can be seen in the above screenshots. That all being said, those looking to check out the app can grab it anytime from the Google Play Store.