How to add live weather effects to the Weather app icon

By , Jan 10, 2014

LiveWeather

One of my favorite jailbreak tweaks of all time was WeatherIcon. It was a simple tweak that placed the live current temperature on the stock Weather app, significantly improving the app’s usefulness.

LiveWeatherIcon is like the next generation of that legendary tweak. Not only does it tell the current temperature, but it also features animated weather effects to further emphasize the status of the temperature in your area.

LiveWeatherIcon features no options or settings to establish after installation. Once you instal it, you’ll notice that the stock Weather app icon has been totally replaced with a new live animated icon.

The new app icon still links to the stock Weather app and nothing inside the actual app has been modified. If you have multiple weather locations configured within the weather app, LiveWeatherIcon will display information from the last location displayed in the stock Weather app.

Despite the awesome animations, I’m still more of a WeatherIcon kind of guy. I’m not a huge fan of the font overlays in LiveWeatherIcon, and I think I just prefer the more low-key look of the original WeatherIcon. That’s not to say that this tweak isn’t good, because it is; it’s just going to boil down to personal preference.

LiveWeatherIcon is available for $1 from Cydia’s BigBoss repo. If you’re looking to add live weather effects to your Home screen, then look no further. Share your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below.

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  • 4p0c4lyps3

    Totally off topic, but I thought some may b interested to kno ‘TouchPosè’ has been updated for all ios7 devices.

  • AndroidDogHeatandSteelersFan

    I wish it was more attractive. It looks too non retina.

  • Bosco

    I think the tweak is cool but not something I would money on.

  • Burge

    I’ll wait for the original to be updated.. I’ve sent a email to David Ashman asking if he is going to update it. Still waiting for a reply.

    • Joe

      Have you tried him on Twitter? He’s pretty good about responding there…

      • Richard Grounds

        David Ashman posted on twitter the other day…”Guess I don’t need to fix WeatherIcon now – someone already built it for iOS7.” I don’t know how serious he was. His version is far superior even if it has some issues right now.

  • Dan

    I’d rather pay for a ‘widget like’ weather indicator. Kind of like we used to have with PerpageHtml back in the day. There was this good one, HTC like weather animated clock.

  • 4p0c4lyps3

    Mite I add, wasn’t compatible with A7s last I checked. Leaves blank icon. Description didn’t elaborate on whether u had to modify something in ifile. Mayb there was a vid I didn’t watch tho. Not sure.

    • Burge

      So it’s not working on A7 devices ..so what’s this on my 5s

      • 4p0c4lyps3

        Mite have been updated. I tried it on day one. Not sure, but thnx for the insite.

      • Burge

        It’s not been updated still on 0.1

      • 4p0c4lyps3

        Hmm, I’ll install again. Thnx man.

      • 4p0c4lyps3

        Thnx Burge, seems to work well now.

      • Burge

        Only downside I’ve found is it doesn’t update often enough, unless you open and than close the weather app

      • 4p0c4lyps3

        Ya, shld have a settings option to change update intervals.

      • 4p0c4lyps3

        I miss Forecast.

      • Burge

        Now that’s one of the better tweaks that I don’t think will get updated.. Here’s hoping to IOS7 style forecast

      • Arsanny Lintang

        What’s your tweak fonts? i kinda like it :D

      • Burge

        Futurama bold..

  • jocastro

    battery drainer

  • Abdl

    Guys! I have a question please. Off=topic though. Is it possible that my 2 year old ipad 2 is irrecoverably bricked? Here is the short story…i was enjoying my smoothly running ipad 2 on ios 7.0.4 jailbroken,all of a sudden the side mute/lock rotation slide button stopped working,i thought a restore might fix it,i did the restore,now the ipad is in infinite bootloop. The restore is successfull but it wont just pass the apple logo,iv tried restore in both DFU and Recovery mode,nothing seem to solve that. Iv restored like 100 times,lol Whats my ipad’s fate? i need HELP please

    • Snailpo

      Do a DFU mode restore. Google how to DFU. It’ll explain it all. Should work!

      • Abdl

        Dude iv tried that already

  • Alex Blaha

    I bought this last night. I like it but it could have a lot more potential, like options to configure in settings to switch the app it shows it on etc… Also it seems to be very buggy at the moment with the initial release (0.1). Right now it only shows the top half of the icon, the bottom is just grey, that’s on a iPhone 4S. Also it makes opening and closing the weather app slower and more glitchy. Probably from the lack of RAM on my 4S, only 500mb in total and about 90-100mb free with this tweak installed, so a bit of a RAM hog as I has about 160mb before installing. Might be a conflict with another tweak, I’m thinking maybe it’s Barrel. So hopefully the developer is working on a bug fixes, otherwise, when it works, I do like it.

  • Ali Majid

    Did any one find a in app purchase hack clint like iappfree ??? For ios7

    • chumawumba

      Doesn’t work anymore

    • Burge

      You spend how much on a phone and you want to now steel the add on’s

      • Ali Majid

        Nope
        I buy the important stuff only but i want to hack some games and things

    • 4p0c4lyps3

      Vshare…

    • Giel Konink

      Search local iapstore Google

  • Raul Torres

    Any battery life problems with this tweak ?

  • dnice

    i wonder how this impacts battery life

  • chumawumba

    I wish it looked more like this icon (first one)

  • Song

    I tried this app but for some reason doesn’t automatically update by itself every hour… Unless that’s what I’ve noticed… And is there a setting to show temp on the status bar?

  • Steve Brea

    I don’t like how this tweak looks. It should use the same icons as in the stock weather app.

  • 4p0c4lyps3

    I rlly want Forecast for NC to b updated for ios7. I liked tht.

  • Umut Bilgiç

    I am sorry but it really, really, looks bad. Great idea! But maybe some more work should go in thr design and implementation! At least at the core, it is working ;)

  • JaxFu22

    I installed this yesterday and it disabled my weather info on the today section of NC…fyi

    • http://www.bearsstillsuck.com/ Simon

      I haven’t been able to open my stock Weather app since I first installed this. I’ve uninstalled and still can’t get it to open now. Any ideas?

      • Jonathan

        Reboot?

  • Blip dude

    I really this actually replace the Original Weathericon. I sent an e-mail about the Future of the Forecast as well and I was told an update is likely no to happen. I sent an e-mail about the future of Weathericon but I have yet to get a reply.

    Don’t get wrong, it’s a nice and all but I just know it could be better especially if it’s a paid tweak. Make it prettier.

  • Shahzad Malik

    I have problem with safari and chrome browser . When for example u make a new id any kind and u choose the seletion of date , month or what ever from bottom section it’s showing me black screen and I can only hear the sound of scrolling but can’t see the option what I choose . Plz is there any one have sulotion of this problem I will be very thank full

  • J™

    concept is good…
    but doesnt update unless u open the app or pull down your NC and very ugly interface…
    after 1 day it mess up my weather settings on my NC and cause it to disappear!

    • Jonathan

      Is that confirmed it’s not getting updated? :(

  • Teshko Koyi

    Fix Status bar Jeff !

  • Anil samal

    28 degree in Indianapolis…….it’s nothing yar……here in cleveland, it was -8 degree fahrenheit last week…….

  • Mitch Frink

    The design is really awful, it’s almost unreadable

  • David

    Updated to version .2. Can’t find the settings panel. Using a 5s. Anyone else find it?

    • Eddie Hines

      I cant find it either

  • Craig Wayman

    Well this causes my iPhone 5 to crash

  • David

    Found the settings panel = version .3 :)