Blue Skies

Blue Skies
Free
566 reviews
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Publisher

Rohit Rajendran

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File weight

2 MB

Last updated

01/10/2014

Version

1.4.2.0

Works with

  • Windows Phone 8.1
  • Windows Phone 8

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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English (United States)
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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
- Choose the live tile update frequency to reduce battery consumption
- 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:
v1.4.0.0
- Added caching/offline support
- Open Weather Maps is now a radar source option for worldwide radar coverage
- Open Weather Maps radar supports zooming and panning
- Weather Bug radar better supports Europe
- Improvements with radar by using Bing maps as the base map
- "Today's condition" is now available as a live tile option for back of Medium and Wide live tiles
- Completely redesigned live tile style picker
- 7 new loading animations and loading captions
- Live tiles now also suggest to take sunglasses if it's supposed to be sunny for the day
- Fixed UK units not displaying everything in miles
- Unit setting is now more user friendly
- Live tile bug fixes/tweaks
- App performance tweaks
- Added "Thank you" section to About page
Change Log:
v1.4.0.2
- Open Weather Maps radar source now has 3 weather map options: precipitation, clouds, and temperature
- Fixed some radar bugs
- Fixed the notification setting not saving
- Weather icons should be sharper in the live tile
- Other little tweaks here and there
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Reviews

  • by Omair 29/10/2014
    Pointless app, and to get basic features you need pay... Uninstalling...
  • by Matt 29/10/2014
    Seems accurate so far 😊
  • by Tony 29/10/2014
    Great when I need to know of it will rain when I want to go running.
  • by DaNiEL 28/10/2014
    Was good but then realised live tile didn't update for two days. Opened app to force update but wouldn't open just instacrashes! Will tinker with settings to try and revive it
  • by Tobi 27/10/2014
    Great app. The UI is very appealing. Nice to see developers putting effort into Windows phone app development. Well done!
  • by Bilei 23/10/2014
    Fast and good app...get it
  • by John 23/10/2014
    Really uncluttered and clean look.
  • by 0 23/10/2014
    love it, would be good to have an option to turn of tile flipping though
  • by Silver 23/10/2014
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  • by Jeff 23/10/2014
    Nice to use, clear and attractive screens. Seems to work reliably, even the next hour forecast is good. This is the best 3rd party app that I have come across. Much better than MSN Weather or any of the others I have tried. Thanks!