WeatherBoard

WeatherBoard, one of the biggest brand new tweaks that we’ve seen hit iOS 8 thus far, is now available for purchase on Cydia’s BigBoss repo for $2.49. It’s an awesome release that brings impressive weather effects to the iPhone’s Home screen and Lock screen.

WeatherBoard allows you to use custom weather related Wallpapers (over 80 of them) along with weather overlays that can use your existing wallpaper. The tweak is even capable of providing weather effects based on what’s happening in a specific location. Have a look at our video walkthrough after the break to see WeatherBoard in action.

Once you install WeatherBoard, you’ll need to head over to the stock Settings app to configure its settings. There are sections for Condition Overlays, Condition Wallpapers, and City Wallpapers.

The Condition Overlays allow you to use any of the following conditions on your Home and Lock screen. These conditions—nearly 50 of them—will display on top of your existing wallpaper:

  1. Tornado
  2. Hurricane
  3. Isolated Thunderstorms
  4. Scattered Thunderstorms
  5. Thunderstorm
  6. Sever Thunderstorm
  7. Lightning
  8. Dust
  9. Fog
  10. Smoke
  11. Hot
  12. Sunny
  13. Clear
  14. Mostly Sunny
  15. Mostly Clear
  16. Partly Cloudy
  17. Partly Cloudy Night
  18. Mostly Cloudy
  19. Mostly Cloudy Night
  20. Cloudy
  21. Cloudy Night
  22. Drizzle
  23. Isolated Showers
  24. Scattered Showers
  25. Showers
  26. Rain
  27. Heavy Rain
  28. Tropical Storm
  29. Mixed Rain and Snow
  30. Mixed Rain and Sleet
  31. Mixed Snow and Sleet
  32. Freezing Drizzle
  33. Freezing Rain
  34. Isolated Snow Showers
  35. Scattered Snow Showers
  36. Snow Showers
  37. Flurries
  38. Snow
  39. Heavy Snow
  40. Blowing Snow
  41. Blizzard
  42. Mixed Rainfall
  43. Hail
  44. Sleet
  45. Frigid
  46. Breezy
  47. Windy

Along with the condition Overlays comes condition wallpapers. These wallpapers will replace the wallpaper currently on your device and couple them with any of the conditions mentioned previously. You can choose between both day and night conditions, which doubles the amount of available wallpaper.

WeatherBoard Settings

Lastly, you can choose City Wallpapers. City Wallpaper allows you to use wallpaper coupled with current conditions happening in a specific city. The conditions will update based on the real weather conditions in the city you select, and you can designate specific update intervals and watch the weather update as conditions change.

Needless to say, WeatherBoard is an impressive jailbreak tweak that makes it easy to gain a custom look to your Home and Lock screen wallpaper. Its built using native animations, and its settings look very native as well.

Watch the video above to see how well this tweak performs, and head over to Cydia’s BigBoss repo to try it for yourself. You can download it for $2.49, which is a bit higher than most tweaks, but still totally worth it if you ask me.

What do you think about WeatherBoard? Sound off down below in the comments section.

  • Cody

    Nice ads.

    • iNeedANameHere

      They have to make money somehow. I bought it just to support them. It’s only $0.99

      • Cody

        I never said it was bad! That ad is better than those annoying ads that take you to the App Store..
        I bought it about a week ago, probably will never read it but I am down to support the website.

      • iNeedANameHere

        My apologies. I suppose my inner sarcasm made me read it as such 😉

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      • Niclas

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    • iTw3aks

      As long as it’s not a popup or redirect I can live with it.

  • 5ingularity

    “I hope a hurricane comes and i’ll get to show off my cool lockscreen!” – Said no one ever

  • Alexander Gennadievich

    Why did I buy it without checking on Forecast tweak first? Forecast actually gives your the temperature and other other weather details in addition to WeatherBoard functionality.

    • Kevin Osborne

      Animations of WeatherBoard are so much nicer, but unfortunately they don’t always play nice. 🙁 Sometimes the temperature on Forecast just says – – for some reason. :-

    • iTw3aks

      Both tweaks have their own pros and cons and it just depends on your taste and interest and what works best for you.

  • J™

    Forecast has been updated for iOS8 however it doesnt play nice with LittleBrother if u set your resolution to medium… on iPhone5S

    • James G

      Doesn’t play nice with Handoff either. I removed it for now.

    • yermum

      Upscale and little brother break iOS weather overlays entirely, which in turn break forecasts ability to show said overlays. Its not a compatibility issue.

      • Allan Kerr

        It is, in fact, an incompatibility issue because WeatherBoard supports LittleBrother and Upscale.

      • yermum

        Youre missing the entire point. The resolution tweaks in an of themselves break ios’s default weather animation overlays. Forecast just happens to use them. How ignorant can you be to not understand what I said?

      • iTw3aks

        I agree with you in that

  • solidsephiroth

    How does it affect the battery life? I’m using a 5s, by the way.

    • bdone

      i got detailedBatteryUsage and also ssh’d from mac into phone and ran top command. the results were staggeringly bad! with the thunderstorm overlay, the backboardd daemon was running from 40-80% mostly closer to 40, while at a standstill on my springboard. the minute i touched something, anything, it jumped to 80% cpu. this morning i woke up and went to work. basically woke my phone for the first time around 9am, and it was at 60 something percent within an hour and a half, not using the phone at all; just looking at the pretty rain and lightning. i took it off. the 2 people that i showed were like cool, then handed my phone right back. it’s not impressive enough to lose that much battery. :/ it does look amazing though, but i don’t see myself being able to use this until they put a nuclear fission battery in the iPhone. haha (excuse the poor writing, i don’t have time to edit. #working)

      • bdone

        i have a 32gb iphone 5 with 8.1 btw…1 gig of ram.

      • Allan Kerr

        WeatherBoard runs on SpringBoard, not backboardd. This is an issue with something unrelated to WeatherBoard.

      • bdone

        when i run top -o cpu cmd on my phone, then i don’t see anything out of the ordinary. The backboardd process runs at like 5-10%, but if i ssh in and run top command for my phone from my macbook, then hit the home button and watch the animation of the severe thunderstorm (or probably any other animation), it’s a constant 60-80% cpu spike, which murders my battery life. have you checked it like this yet? It took me a while to figure out that I could do that– to have an “activity monitor” for my phone while I was actually actively using said process..
        i really do like the tweak and have set the severe thunderstorm for my lockscreen, because im only on there for a few seconds to admire it before i swipe in, but if i make it the background for my homescreen, which home/lockscreen process is currently showing the highest battery usage at 30% in battery settings, then it would jump to 40-50% and I wouldn’t make it 4 hours without a charge..
        detailedbatteryusage is awesome, but it makes me sick to see that triple black diamond dropoff, because im staring at the rain and waiting for the lightning…:)

      • Allan Kerr

        I apologize for the previous statement, it may have been written a bit hastily, its difficult replying to all feedback. It would appear that OpenGL drawing is done on backboardd which would result in a higher usage percentage. Animation requires a certain amount of CPU usage, it is only possible to optimize so far. I have implemented a change in a version I’m testing on my devices to drop backboardd’s CPU usage by 5% to 15% depending on which wallpapers are being used. If you are interested, I could email you the deb to try it out. Some more details to consider are that WeatherBoard only uses battery when the wallpaper is visible, it will not use any additional battery when the device is sleeping or an application is open. And lastly, which animation you use has a significant effect on battery usage. The severe thunderstorm wallpaper has significantly more animated elements than the fog wallpaper resulting in noticeably higher CPU usage. I appreciate all the feedback and I’m doing what I can to improve upon it.

      • NekoMichi Kobayashi

        On iPhone 6 (iOS 8.1), no process exceeds 5% CPU even with the latest version of WeatherBoard running. I tested both the snow and thunderstorm overlays with the default Milky Way wallpaper via the top -u command.

        In the past I did notice an increase in CPU usage very similar to what you mentioned on iPhone 5 (iOS 7.1.1), however I believe it may have been caused by a conflict between tweaks. Either that, or it has something to do with the A6 CPU specifically?

      • solidsephiroth

        I’ve been using it for the past today and it’s actually been fine on mine. It doesn’t really affect my battery life much. Granted, I’m using the phone as normal. I’m not really stopping to stare at the lockscreen much. With normal use, it’s actually been comparable to my normal battery life. And I’m using the severe thunderstorm one, overlaid on a Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past background by Orioto. The Severe Thunderstorm makes perfect sense because it’s the scene at the beginning where Link goes out at night in a thunderstorm to go to Hyrule Castle. It’s amazing how much life this tweak has brought to my lockscreen and homescreen.

    • iTw3aks

      It will definitely drain your battery quicker as to if you didn’t have it installed due to all the animations.

  • Sofakingstepwit

    Yeah they pretty much made an expensive Forecast. I do like being able to select whatever weather condition you want for your background. The option to overlay is cool as well. Not really worth $2.49 in my opinion though.

  • Jimmy Velletta

    Wow the snow on the default iOS 8 wallpaper looks great!

  • James G

    Incredible!

  • Ismail ‘marco’ Azeem

    one problem, it is eating up too much battery 🙁 if the dev can optimize it more it would be great!

  • Tony Trenkle Jr.

    Hows the battery life on this tweak?

    • Wolfer

      Eating to much battery at least for me…iPhone 5s iOS8.1 … After buy it, Im a little angry because I had to uninstall it. 30 min not using the phone and it took like 3 to 4% off my batt. And with updates of 60 min for the weather. I installed it last night and when I took my phone today at morning it was hot!!! Nsver ever happened to me before!!! I sleep with A/C at 65 degrees farenthait. I was like WTF??? Uninstalled it and now my phone is like always!! I like the tweak but well…to wait for an update to try it again. Loss of $3.00 because the taxes. Yes I have to pay taxes even by Cydia!!! God bless u all

      • Tony Trenkle Jr.

        lol guess that answers my question. Thanks

      • bdone

        i would have been happy losing 3-4% in 30 minutes. it almost cut me to half battery off an all night charge in 1.5 hrs. >.<

  • Big time issue with this program, get a message when your screen is off. On the lockscreen swipe to quick reply to that message, start typing and watch the lag set in. I’m on 6+ and it’s extremely laggy at that point. I hardly have anything installed so it can’t be a compatibility issue. Uninstalled sadly, it looks nice but not practical for daily use.

    • Allan Kerr

      Would it be possible for you to go into detail about what setup you’re using? I haven’t been ale to replicate this issue on my iPhone 5 or 6.

    • bdone

      download appinfo from cydia and email yourself a simple list of all tweaks installed. the tweak is going to have bugs, it just came out. and it’s definitely not optimized yet, or it wouldn’t eat my battery like pacman. give him a little time and assist him with diagnosing issues if youre interested. you might speed up the process. 🙂 i would love to have this tweak on there and not worry about it, but it’s just too energy taxing atm.

  • OrangeCone

    How do i fix this problem on the dock? its started after installing weatherboard 🙁

  • anonmuz

    It works good so far with Aeternum.

  • Guest

    This Tweak is awesome works well with some the stock wallpapers

    • bdone

      that is some boring weather you got there. haha. why didn’t you just pick a good one like hurricane or thunderstorm or heavy snow, take a screenshot and post that one. im assuming youre using live updates and it’s clear where you are…

      • JinzoTrapGod

        yeah i guess you are right now thinking about it. Its probably cause I just saw Interstellar thought it looked cool lol

      • John Bartelt

        Good idea, but a screenshot doesn’t animate, and the beauty of this app is its truly magnificent animations.

  • JinzoTrapGod

    this tweak is awesome works with with some stock wallpapers

  • Wolfer

    Thanks man!!! I will installe it again at home, to see what happens…I really like it, but maybe if you can please create a switch inside the settings of it, so if “I” want to desable it, just because Im running slow in battery and not near a charger, I will not need to uninstalle it, just turn it off untill I get a charge. That would be great for the tweak. Thanks a lot for answering. If many devs be like you, the jailbreak comunity will be better. Really great to see a dev that reads the users coments and help. Thanks again. Is there a way I can contact u like tweeter or facebook?

    • Allan Kerr

      I do have a Twitter account, its @dev_allankerr or you can email me at “personal.allankerr@gmail.com”

  • rosie

    I how come I haven’t seen it in the app Store

  • BK

    I love weatherboard. Works great with intelliscreenx. Intel listen handles the detailed weather report, while the animated weather conditions are fantastic! I love that you can set it to use location services – yes, I know I could look out the window, but it’s still cool.

  • James Smit

    Just downloaded for iphone 5s iOS 7.1.1 and still having the issue of crashing when selecting city and or day/night wallpaper. I have many tweaks of which are :-
    Action Menu
    Activator
    Ad block
    Barrel
    Better power down
    Bio protect
    Centerstage
    Eclipse
    F.lux
    Fancy
    Folder enhancer
    Infinidock
    Message customiser
    Mobius
    Purge
    Springtomize 3
    Tinybar
    Winterboard
    Zeppelin
    (Also iFile)

    Ive tried disabling them in process one at a time but to no avail.
    Any help would be muchly appreciated in this matter!

  • samy

    i am wondering what am i missing here !! i have jailbroken my ios8.3 recently with taig 2.1.. but i am not able to install any of these tweaks (barrel, bridge, weatherBoard etc…) it gives me an error that ” Unable to purchase”
    This product is not supported on your ios version.

    can anyone please help me on this please

  • MqxError Hnash

    any ideas how to make it works on ipads ????