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Weather+ becomes OneWeather, upcoming features announced

One Weather

This past Friday you all came together to help Weather+ pick a new name. Over 1000 names were suggested, but we had to pick our top five so there’d be a vote. And vote we did. OneWeather came out the winner. Not only that but Bailey Stein, the developer, shared some information about an upcoming update for OneWeather. Details below.

First off, goodbye to Weather+. The app will be OneWeather going forward and big congratulations to the Twitter@Firas_MD for winning the renaming contest. All of the five participants in the poll won a $15 gift certificate to the Windows Phone Central Store, but the winner gets an extra $35 in that gift card. We’ll be reaching out to all the winners today. Check your inboxes!

So what’s next for OneWeather? Version 1.4 will come out in the next few weeks with the following new features:

  • Rename to OneWeather
  • Weather data is now cached to reduce loading time, voice command response time, and improve navigation
  • 72 Hour Pro trial for free users wishing to try Pro features
  • Option to share the current weather conditions on Facebook and Twitter
  • Option to only send a toast notification for certain alerts (U.S. only – Europe’s MeteoAlarm titles aren’t consistent)
  • Better app bar organization
  • Improved animation smoothness
  • Smarter use of API
  • General bug fixes and improvements

Looks like a solid update and one we can’t wait to play with. We’ll of course let you know when the update is available for download.

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Thank you guys :) and congratulations for the new name!

Dantekai14 says:

Seriously ?

Like Apple add 'i" for it's most product MS is adding 'One' .

What I am gonna see next  

One Office

One Windows??????

mjrtoo says:

Well, one windows would be really funny, but I'm sure they're better at grammar than that. :)

crise says:

Stupid. They just wanna lift on the new One branding by Microsoft. The word One makes no sense for a weather app anyway.

Ummm...you all voted for that name, lol. So blame yourselves.

Tense says:

It makes just as much sense as the Xbox One and OneDrive.

jeffro02 says:

Except those are Microsoft products adhering to a Microsoft naming convention. This a third party app copying the convention.

rockstarzzz says:

+1 unless he was going to launch the same app on all MSFT platforms simultaneously.

Tense says:

How is this any different than apps that used (and still use) "Metro" when the Modern UI was called Metro UI? People never got worked up over that.

thaman04 says:

Xbox One = Your all-in-one entertainment system.
OneDrive = One drive for all your needs.
OneNote = All your notes on all your devices in one place.
 
OneWeather = random name using the 'One' hype, and doesn't have all your weather needs in one place.

You might want to re-state your comment if you don't think it makes sense for Microsoft's products.

Tense says:

OneWeather = The one and only weather app you'll need.

They all have pretty far fetched meanings.

crise says:

By that logic we can start naming ANYapp with One because every app developer wants theirs to be the only one people need! So it makes no sense!!!

Not available for my device.. 920 gdr3 preview installed

Devmer11 says:

The app is not technically published it's hidden and awaiting recertification

Marco Gomes1 says:

Any chance the app know "knows" where Madeira island is?

1MiNo2 says:

Good app, but its name is fail. OneWeather, 0 originality or creativity, clear inspiration in  rebranded MS services/sftw - OneDrive, xBox One, OneOffice, etc ... 

 

Its high probable that MS will sue/force to change the name again, because of  OneXXXX in the name, this app has nothing common With MS. 

Sky and SkyDrive was the same case.

Lol, as I mentioned above you all voted for it, so how can it be 'fail'. I really like the name, personally.

jeffro02 says:

Completely agree, using One in a WP app is unoriginal and cliche. Just like all the iOS apps throwing an i at the front. Stupid.

DarwinPurol says:

Lol i guess those were the one who didnt vote for one name or they're just mad for not letting their vote to win.

AlwaysHedged says:

I'm quite happy with the name.  Now if OneWeather can deal with more than one location, it would be even better!

mjrtoo says:

Well there you go, the name fits.

07outback says:

Definitely need the ability to have the weather for multiple locations.

WishuKaiser says:

It is very unlikely that Microsoft will do anything. Their App is named Bing Weather. On iOS many apps are called iXXX on Android its XXXdroid why the hell should WP not get OneXXX oder XXXOne?

1MiNo2 says:

and why Sky sued MS because of SkyDrive_  its more less the same case

Maybe MS wil want to change change Bing name on OneSearch, and other MS services and products will follow OneDrive, xBoxOne, OneOffice, OnePhone(Lumia), OneTab (Surface), OneWeather (Bing weather), OneMap (Bing map), OneOS (Windows), OneEmail and so on ... :-)

WishuKaiser says:

Sounds not really Unique and catchy. But we will see ^^

RJKIII says:

Are you ready to change the name again when 1Weather (Android) insists?

 

osoalex says:

I love the new name!

Devmer11 says:

Really like the new name :) fits into the new naming scheme maybe now the app will work for me and the 72 hour trial is awesome because I'm not paying for second rate

omullins says:

Not only is the name similar to Microsoft's new scheme but 1Weather is arguably the most popular weather app on Android. 

KotsarikosG says:

"One Weather"The best new name Well done !!!!

baileystein says:

Yes, that was introduced in V1.3.

Oh and BTW... Will get a free copy of the app?? XD
I think I should...

Tense says:

Kinda bummed my name didn't come out on top, but OneWeather is still a pretty fitting name imo. Congrats.

wmatheney says:

Well, The title Sounds a lot like "1weather" by OneLouder Apps, don't you think?

Fuck the name, is the app any good? Bing weather said fine all week here and we're in the middle of gales and sleet!

this is ridiculous! i had suggested 'one weather'!! wish i had patented it !! m sure the winner is a microsoft fellow only so that they dont really have to givr gifts!!

mrappbrain says:

I still prefer Incrediweather. I think it sounds awesome....

mrdvos says:

OneMoreWeatherApp :D

There is already a very well-known app called 1Weather on Android. Hope that doesn't prove problematic from a trademark standpoint.

AndyCalling says:

Doesn't this impinge on BSB's SkyOne brand? Come to think of it, Microsoft may have a problem here too... :)~

cyborg4 says:

I'm sorry but I HATE that name. 4castr was much better.

RJKIII says:

The CFO of OneLouder Apps has already left a comment/contact request on Baily's website.  I assume to object.