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Sneak Preview - WeatherLive headed to v2.0 with new features

It's no secret around here that as far as indie weather apps go, WeatherLive by Hyperise is one of our favorites due it's heavy use of Metro and its simplicity. Since returning after being briefly pulled, the app has done very well for itself as it's the top selling in its category.

So we're excited to give you a sneak peak of what v2.0 is bringing as we're pretty positive it's going a long way to add all of those features that you've demanded. The app is currently in beta and should be coming out soon-ish (we'll let you know). The price is expected to go up slightly to cover the costs of the new features, but if you buy the ad-free version now ($0.99) well you'll of course get the upgrade for free.

But on to the new features!

  • Info provided by Weather Underground
  • 6-day forecasts
  • Daily and hourly forecasts with Trends
  • Radar/Webcams/Satellites/Astronomy
  • Alerts with Toast notifications
  • Shows moon when it is night and the sky allows
  • Last but not least, current temperature along with condition on the tile

And you can of course see these new features in above (you can see the "moon" and current temp) and below screenshots. We're pretty excited to get our hands on this version as it looks to be our favorite Metro-themed weather app--heck, it should be a part of the OS as a default Live Tile, but that's just us. We'll keep you posted when the app goes live. For those who want to give it a go now, the app is completely free (with ads, endless "trial") or $0.99 ad-free. Get it here in the Marketplace.

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nizzon says:

Looks really good!Have to try it out.

sapster#WP says:

has any one figured out how to make this app work on the HTC Trophy. i keep getting an error message saying that i have more than 15 push channels set up. however i can install new apps after weather live and the push/live tiles work just fine for those. running no-do + the latest HTC specific update that came out a month or 2 ago.wish it would work it looks really good.

BCH says:

Probably need a hard reset of the phone. My Focus displayed weird behavior with push apps, too. A hard reset fixed it. It's a drag, but realistically, it only takes about 30-45 minutes to set up a few e-mail accounts, re-install apps, and maybe add a few playlists. Everything else is backed up via Skydrive, Hotmail, and Exchange (or Gmail if you use that).

That's not the app's fault it's a problem with NoDo and earlier builds--the push notification system basically breaks down. You can either (a) hard reset or (b) put Mango 7720 on your phone--either one will fix it.

wsantiago says:

This is one of my favorite apps on WP7 because it keeps true to the Metro UI. Keep up the good work!

jmerrey says:

I'm a little sad to see all this. What I loved about this app was it's simplicity, and quick loading time. I always thought it was nice to have this as an option for someone like myself who just wants the weather on a live tile, and the forecast in the app itself.

Don't be sad jmerry. It loads just as fast if not faster, especially with Mango.The app is the same from all appearances. It just has an extra button near the bottom which then takes you to all the new stuff.

Pete C says:

I can't stand that the marketplace search logic is so limited. I search on weather and it doesn't pull back weatherlive since it is one word??

That's actually may be the dev's fault. They can specify keywords for their apps. Sort of like how Kik Messenger put "implus" for theirs. Try it.

D-Burrs says:

So is weatherlive better than weather channel? If so, why?

fwaits says:

Nice updates.On a side topic, nice work getting a pic of the WPCentral app tile highlighted on this article too. =)