QuickWeather is a recently released tweak that allows users to access current weather information from anywhere on the iPhone. By means of a handy Activator gesture, users can invoke QuickWeather from the Home screen, or while within an app.
QuickWeather a simple tweak with no settings to configure outside of its Activator gesture. Have a look at our video review after the break.
As you can see, the design of QuickWeather is extremely simple. The entire tweak consists of a basic pop-up notification that displays the weather conditions and temperature for your current location. The pop-up notification isn’t styled or themed; it’s as basic as it gets.
Some may disagree, but I believe that having the ability to quickly access your weather from anywhere is practical. Of course, one could argue that a tweak that places current weather information in the status bar would be far more practical, because it would be always accessible and not rely on an Activator action.
My favorite thing about QuickWeather is its utter simplicity. Some tweaks make it really difficult on the end-user when it comes to configuration and having tons of settings. QuickWeather is about as basic and as simple as one could get. Power users may not dig it, but for those of you who are looking for a simple unobtrusive way to quickly access weather conditions, this might be a good fit.
Before I forget, I want to mention that you need to make sure you have Weather enabled in Settings > Privacy > Location, otherwise QuickWeather will not be able to provide you with acurate weather information.
The continuing theme here is simplicity and QuickWeather is the personification of simplicity. It’s definitely not groundbreaking or envelope pushing, but it sets out to do one thing, and it does so fairly well. With that in mind, I give QuickWeather a solid 70/100 review rating.
QuickWeather is available right now on the BigBoss repo for $1.00. It’s developed by Ben Rosen & Phillip Tennen. If you decide to try QuickWeather, be sure to let us know what you thought about it in the comments section.