Yahoo’s new Weather iOS app looks terrific

By , Apr 18, 2013

Yahoo Weather 1.0 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 001)Yahoo Weather 1.0 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 002)

I’m a huge sucker for awesome weather apps, so much that I’m afraid to even think about how much money I’ve put into these kinds of apps for my iThings.

Yahoo, as you know, supplies Apple with weather data for its stock iOS Weather app (in addition to Stocks and Siri data as well) and it was reported earlier this morning that the company will be launching a dedicated weather forecast software on the App Store.

You could imagine a weather buff like myself would be hanging on the edge of my seat in anticipation of Yahoo! Weather. Now that it’s just hit the App Store, I can honestly say that this is the best-designed iOS app from Yahoo yet.

The elegant typography combined with the big, beautiful full-screen images (crowd-sourced via Flickr), the crisp weather pictograms and just the right amount of information make this my new favorite weather forecast app. Jump past the fold for a bunch of screenshots, you know you want to..

The app makes clever use of standard gestures to its advantage.

For example, to access your favorite locations, simply swipe horizontally. To dive deeper into detailed weather information for any particular location, just swipe vertically.

Check out more screenshots below and dare tell me this isn’t one of the most elegant weather apps on the iPhone.

Yahoo Weather 1.0 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 003)Yahoo Weather 1.0 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 004)

From release notes:

The forecast is beautiful. See the weather like never before – only Yahoo! Weather combines stunning photos with the most accurate forecasts.

In addition to an at-a-glance simplified overview of your weather forecast, the application won’t disappoint an armchair weather forecaster inside you as it also incorporates interactive radar, satellite, heat and wind maps and sunrise/sunset times.

Yahoo Weather 1.0 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 006)Yahoo Weather 1.0 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 005)

Even these advanced features are carefully designed not to clutter the interface and intimidate users. What’s best, you can also submit your own photos to the app at Project Weather on Flickr.

Here, just a few more screenies, these via John Brownlee of Cult of Mac.

Yahoo Weather 1.0 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 007)

Yahoo Weather 1.0 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 008)

Yahoo! Weather is a free download for the iPhone and iPod touch.

Can’t wait to see what Yahoo! does with this app on the iPad’s larger canvas!

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  • http://www.eraser.org B. Braun

    Yes, this is how an iOS rewamp should look like. This App is simply beautiful.

    • Guest

      I completely agree with you there, this is one of the cleanest and beautiful weather app i have seen now, might even be my new default weather app to check-on first.

  • http://twitter.com/rick5up Ricky

    Looks pretty good though

  • http://twitter.com/MrJemRoxas Jem Roxas

    Please make a widget for this. This would look awesome as a lockscreen theme!

    • genXhippie

      Yes, please do.

    • Ofir M

      velox..

  • samdchuck

    Looks really good, and seems to have actual information unlike all those minimalistic skin job apps which offer nothing more than the basic weather app.

  • http://twitter.com/yoshif8tures yoshif8tures

    Not available outside the us

    • NoName

      available in germany… so it’s available outside the us

      • http://www.facebook.com/alvaro.m.navarro Álvaro Morales Navarro

        Available also in Spain.

      • http://twitter.com/yoshif8tures yoshif8tures

        Not in Japan

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sebastian-Lord/833558145 Felix Lord

      Available in Argentina

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001705048038 Elias Chao

      Available in Mexico too :D

  • RarestName

    Looks great! I wonder if this would be the stock weather app for iOS 7.

  • http://twitter.com/AGBowser Ashley Bowser

    Now, I just need a jailbreak tweak that sends me to Yahoo! Weather when I tap on the weather in Notification Center.

    • Guest

      Just use the tweak Jeff showed a while ago wherever he opens the Fantastical app when he taps the iOS calendar app. Sorry I can’t remember how, but he did a video on it.

      • http://twitter.com/ShidHappens Sunec

        OpenOther

      • http://twitter.com/AGBowser Ashley Bowser

        Found the video — and saw the demo. Now, the question is — how do I find the app “names” to do the redirect. Hrmm…

      • http://twitter.com/AGBowser Ashley Bowser

        Tried it — figured out what to replace with what — doesn’t work from Notification Center — only the app icon.

      • http://twitter.com/reallyandy Andy

        Can you tell us what you typed in to OpenOther?

      • http://twitter.com/AGBowser Ashley Bowser

        App to redirect: com.apple.weather
        Redirect: com.yahoo.weather

  • rain111

    this is really beautiful, apple should consider having a similar design or complete revamp their god awful weather app.

  • http://www.facebook.com/micaiah12 Micaiah Martin

    Wow, very nicely designed. Good job Yahoo!

  • http://www.computercrown.com ComputerMan

    They should use this as stock weather for iOS7!

    • Falk M.

      Much agreed.
      This combined with Partly Cloudly.

      Partly Cloudy is great to get an idea of an entire day’s weather in detail pretty quickly at one glace, whilst Yahoo is great for real time weather stats that really go beyond temperature, rain and wind.

      Damn, I love those two apps.
      Never cared for weather apps, but those two really are awesome.

  • http://twitter.com/ihxclos Carlitos 

    Wow. And you can even drag and drop the windows to your liking.

  • http://twitter.com/QDL Plistumichu

    The app is so cool, but the app icon is sooooooo ugly!

    • http://twitter.com/rick5up Ricky

      Agree

    • greg

      I use the jailbreak Live Weather app in place of it.

    • genXhippie

      I also use the jailbreak tweak WeatherIcon 6 (free) w/ this app. Now the app icon is live.

  • Milad Khahil

    Man you aren’t kidding , just download it … It’s gorgeous … Now we need a jailbreak tweak integrated to the iphone weather app and notification center …

  • Jim Zimmer

    Very Very Nice

  • http://www.facebook.com/Makavelli.1 Joseph A. Ahmad

    So, Yahoo supplies Apple with the data… they should of been supplying Apple with user interface too, wow! I’m extremely impressed.

    • Falk M.

      I think one of the reasons the stock app still is so bland is because Apple don’t want to undermine the App Store developers, which I would love to happen though.

      a) Raise the bar in terms of quality!
      b) Get the iOS feel fixed. You can’t have a nice beautiful new GUI and don’t mind the apps.
      c) The stupid idea to not display public transit info inline in Apple Maps is just stupid. Make Apple Maps hook into your installed apps’ program modules that call that data. Basically: Stop forcing me to double tap that homebutton and switch apps all the flipping time. Sheesh! We really need some more app interoperability and OS integration bad!

      • http://www.facebook.com/Makavelli.1 Joseph A. Ahmad

        I agree with you 100%! I like what WeatherBug has done; I also have Haze and Weathercube downloaded as well just so I can have multiple sources to check. WeatherBug, in my opinion, is the most accurate. But in regards to interface, Yahoo has done an excellent job. If Apple truly is in talks with Yahoo for deeper integration in iOS, then that damn Weather App better get revamped UI and better functionality. I’m a commuter and take the train to go to school, so I know exactly where you’re coming from in regards to transit. I’ve downloaded the Metro North app for where I live and it works just fine, but having everything in one spot would be much easier. I have a feeling Apple will add this among other things to iOS 7. I feel iOS 7 is going to have some cool features, but more importantly, functionality needs to be addressed. Especially in regards to settings and multitasking. But that’s a discussion for a different post and a different day. Revamped Weather App! *Crosses fingers*

      • Falk M.

        Much agreed!

        I must admit that although they slacked a lot on the weather app, their widget for the notification center is damn awesome!
        I can’t tell you how much more I check the weather now, even in dedicated apps, thanks to that.
        Before I never bothered.

        That widget… damn, love it. And before someone comes whining: I don’t claim Apple invented it, I don’t even claim they did it the best possible way(although the widget is pretty much excellent), but I like it’s there and that’s all that matters here.

      • http://www.facebook.com/Makavelli.1 Joseph A. Ahmad

        Well widgets in the notification center are good use of the actual notification center. If they were to ever slap widgets on the lock screen or the home screen, I can’t say that I’d use them that much. I have widgets on my MacBook Pro, and I never really use them either. Maybe the calculator, twice. But I feel that they can do much more with the weather widget, though I’m not complaining. But I would say, c’mon Apple, go the extra mile!

  • Angel

    Looks similar to WP7…

  • http://www.facebook.com/rez24 Edwin Anthony Chavez

    THIS LOOKS AMAZING!!! AN APP WELL DONE.

  • misterz

    I like it. Just needs a better looking icon to match the app.

    • Kevin

      Use WeatherIcon as an icon overlay for the yahoo weather app.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1380073379 Quang Truong

    Sr Apple, but I have to move your stock app to Trash folder. The Yahoo app is the best out there.
    Also, Yahoo please updates your Messenger app too. You havent updated it since last yr

  • http://twitter.com/DvdGman David Gitman

    waiting for a tweak realted to this app :P

  • http://www.facebook.com/bjarne.walderhaug Bjarne Walderhaug

    Anyone who knows what font is used? Really like the thin numbers.

  • maverickmax

    wow…yahoo huh!!!sweet ^^ oops yahoooo!

  • http://twitter.com/monster_hazardo Roger Riekki

    Beautiful.

  • http://twitter.com/burlow burlow

    still too much information.
    I’ve tried numerous weather apps and keep coming back to the stock.

  • iDon’tWantToShareMyDetails

    Kudos… this as a LockScreen is going to be….. amazing

  • genXhippie

    I just installed this app (lovin’ it) and it has now taken the place of the stock weather on my iP home screen.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

    um i have enough weather apps

    • http://www.facebook.com/micaiah12 Micaiah Martin

      Just get rid of them all and go with this one. It’s amazing!

      • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

        no thanks stock on is fine

  • hasan51h

    It’s looks amazing .

  • felixtaf

    Yahoo means Business here…. Cool app…

  • http://twitter.com/Chindavon Chindavon

    Amazing weather app. This should definitely take over the stock one. This almost feels like an Ivy-esque touch to it. Clean lines, modern, and feels slick!

  • MarcPhilippeB

    This app is amazing. Bravo Yahoo, keep on going!

  • http://twitter.com/GtotheFO G

    Gorgeous app! Hopefully this will replace the stock weather app in ios 7. Until then, this NEEDS to be turned into a lockscren.

  • Tomás Cabral

    Isn’t there a way to change stock iOS NC widget to Yahoo!’s new App???? I hate non-jailbroken iOS!!!!!! :_(

  • http://twitter.com/Nirvana19971504 Nirvana

    One thing, though it doesn’t suppory well on retina displays!

  • https://twitter.com/MrElectrifyer MrElectrifyer

    All flat 2dish stuff…no thanks.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mehrabh Mehrab Haque

    Why no ipad version :@?

  • http://www.facebook.com/ctang06 Chris Tangler

    This is pure aesthetics because the information within the radar feature couldn’t be more wrong. I’m looking at weatherbug radar and yahoo weather radar and not even close to the same. Yahoo radar is at least 3 hours behind and doesn’t even say when the last update was. I uninstalled it needless to say. I like the interface but I care more about the info on the screen than the way if looks.

  • Malay Mody

    Its funny cause this app gets weather info from wunderground, not yahoo weather

  • peejay3

    Love it but how do assess radar?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Diego-Milano/629446773 Diego Milano

    Is there any other Weather app besides the stock iOS app that can be added to Notification Center?

  • http://twitter.com/lynucs Neil Jubei

    YUCK! Keep this windows and android phone looking crap off my iPhone. Why would yahoo disgrace iOS with an app that looks just like windows style????? if anyone likes this, they should go buy an HTC android phone, lol. You can even see this on windows 8, sigh.

  • Singed

    Aaaaand it still isn’t on the iPad. Yay, crappy weather apps gallore!