Blue Skies

Blue Skies
Free
713 reviews
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Publisher

Rohit Rajendran

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File weight

2 MB

Last updated

23/01/2015

Version

1.5.2.84

Works with

  • Windows Phone 8.1

App requires

  • location services
  • maps
  • microphone
  • data services
  • movement and directional sensor
  • speech
  • web browser component
  • HD720P (720x1280)
  • WVGA (480x800)
  • WXGA (768x1280)
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Blue Skies brings the hyper-local forecast from the highly popular iPhone app, Dark Sky, to Windows Phone.

Using the same information as Dark Sky, Blue Skies can tell you precisely if it will rain or snow in the next hour.  Now you can know if it's a good idea to take that umbrella with you as you leave your house.  Unlike the Dark Sky app, Blue Skies brings the weather to your home screen with a beautiful live tile.

Features:
- Summary of next hour (Is not available for all locations)
- Summary of next 24 hours
- 24 hour forecast
- 5 day forecast
- Detailed weather information including: precipitation, humidity, wind speed, sunrise, and sunset
- Displays severe weather warnings and advisories
- Live tile with small, medium, and wide tile sizes
- Transparent live tile perfect for Windows Phone 8.1
- Ability to choose the live tile look that's right for you
- Choose the live tile update frequency to reduce battery consumption/data usage
- Choose between a light or dark theme
- Simple and easy to use
- Use voice commands to get the weather
- Toast notifications for weather warnings
- Radar maps by Weather Underground and Open Weather Maps through in-app purchase
Change Log:
v1.5.2.84
- Fixes startup bug caused by updating to previous version
v1.5.2.83
- Tapping an hour block on the Today page of the app, displays the precipitation probability for that hour
- Sharper graphics in some live tiles
- Improved live tile update reliability
- Return of the Live Tile Size setting for those experiencing problems with the live tile
- Other little bug fixes
- In order to fix some bugs, some settings have been reset
v1.5.2.1
- fixed medium and wide tile style page in dark theme
- Fixed displayed price for bundle in add features page
- Fixed city name being cut off in some tiles
- Fixed a bug in the front wide daily tile
- Add feature page no longer shows up if you've purchased the bundle
- Fixed bug where update frequency getting reset to 3 hours for some people
- Fixed live tile updating if using medium tile
v1.5.2.0 (WP 8.1 Only)
- New Get It All Bundle to get every feature at a discounted price
- New front medium and wide tile options
- New back wide tile option that includes precipitation probability
- Ability to turn off tile flip
- Added wind speed direction info
- Live tiles will no longer update every time you open the app to reduce problems with live tile updates (setting available to change this)
- Restructured background task for better efficiency, reliability, and lower memory usage
- Removed "Enabled Tile Size" setting
- Updated moon and precipitation graphics
- Various other little bug fixes and tweaks for efficiency
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Reviews

  • by Naseem 26/01/2015
    The app is really good. I've tried accuweather too and though its used a lot more and more rated, I feel blue skies is the better of the two. Simple, straightforward, good. The radar function is also pretty good.
  • by Nik 25/01/2015
    Nice UI, only had one issue with an update and that was fixed in a couple of hours plus an email to inform me. Good service. 👍
  • by Moya 25/01/2015
    Thank you, accurate weather forecasting, clean and simple style which is easy on the eye in this busy world we live in. Transparent live tile (probably me, only minor issue: written-info overlapping slightly). 95% graded, excellent app, and all for free: V much appreciated! 😊
  • by Alastair 25/01/2015
    Excellent presentation, no problems with the live tile, and forecast.io is improving. Only problem is the radar, which is very poor - vague grey blobs over the map is all I see. Surely there is a better (paid) UK radar source?
  • by Sam 25/01/2015
    Fab app, very helpful!
  • by Hani 24/01/2015
    This is, in my opinion, the most beautiful weather app available. Everything works as it should, and there are different customisation options.
  • by David 23/01/2015
    Good app and the developer seems very responsive on support issues
  • by Apostolis 23/01/2015
    Definitely the most good looking weather app on WP. Pretty accurate for my area. 5*
  • by Julian 23/01/2015
    Awesomeness 😊 this app and the update are excellent
  • by Lee 23/01/2015
    Best weather app for windows phone. Tried many and they all have something missing or not quite right. This one ticks all the boxes for me.