Blue Skies

Blue Skies
Free
3087 reviews
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Publisher

Rohit Rajendran

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Download size

2 MB

Last updated

7/23/2014

Version

1.4.0.2

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
- Added ability to turn off toast notifications
- Fixed Weather Underground radar not working on WP8
- Fixed a setting saving issue
- Nearest storm no longer shows direction when the distance is 0
- Fixed "percip." to "precip." on live tiles
v1.4.0.1
- Bug fixes for radar, tiles, and settings
- Other minor tweaks
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 Underground 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
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Reviews

  • by Christian 7/23/2014
    Excelent
  • by Patrick 7/23/2014
    Nice app, light weight.. I would only recommend adding more "themes" for the live tile and perhaps different level of information on the live tile like some other weather apps around, that way you can personalize the info according to our needs. My only complaint is that, when you enter in the program, it always "consults" the weather gods ;-). Perhaps, there could be an option that if you already have recent data, to skip it and make it as an option if you want the data refreshed every time you start the application, if no data is there, of course you download it.. Good work!
  • by wax 7/23/2014
    Good
  • by Kerry 7/23/2014
    Love this weather app. Works a well with windows 8.1 and it is very accurate. The live tile is perfect and they give you options.
  • by Andrew 7/23/2014
    Solid information. Great UI. Could have radar.
  • by Akash 7/23/2014
    Lastly I found a complete weather app which is free. Highly recommended
  • by Torrey 7/22/2014
    simple, but with everything I need & accurate, just what I was looking for, excellence
  • by Nayanda 7/22/2014
    Cant keep unit in celcius, it keep reverting to fahrenheit after hours. But everything else looks fine.nice UI and live tiles
  • by Gentai 7/22/2014
    Simple but provides practical info!
  • by Alexey 7/22/2014
    Previously I have used this app on HTC S8. Everything was fine. Also it was ok when I've installed preview for developers. But know I am using Nokia Lumia 720, and Blue Skies doesn't update the live tile and also crashes while I am trying to refresh the forecast. Very disappointed about that :'(