Posted: January 5, 2013 at 11:37 pm
“Accuweather” the best free weather app is now available for Nokia Lumia WP8 smartphones over Windows Phone Store. The WP8 version adds lockscreen integration and customizable live tile sizing to the app.
Every day over half a billion people worldwide rely on AccuWeather to help them plan their lives, protect their businesses, and get more from their day. AccuWeather for Windows® Phone provides the most accurate and detailed forecasts for 2.7 million locations worldwide and is now accessible from your Windows Phone 8 lock screen! Users tell us it is “Possibly the best weather app in the store.” It is “very appealing to the eye” and “an absolute must have.”
Key features of AccuWeather :
- Accurate, local forecasts for 2.7 million global locations. Forecasts are updated each hour and include hourly forecasts for the next twenty-four hours, day and night weather forecasts, and a ten-day forecast.
- New for Windows Phone 8: Populate your phone’s lock screen with a snapshot of the weather forecast for your home location including severe weather alerts and a beautiful weather image. How: open your phone’s settings, select “Lock Screen,” and choose AccuWeather as your “Background.” Select “Open App” and you now have one-touch access to your weather forecast!
- Also New for Windows Phone 8: Three-Size, customizable Live Tiles for multiple locations that peek and automatically update the forecasts on the home screen.
- Multiple location storage for your GPS location and seven others. Nickname your locations and easily swipe between them using the panoramic view and by saving them to your home screen.
- Current weather conditions displayed with location name and time, temperature, wind speed, wind gust speed and wind direction, precipitation and amounts, humidity, visibility, UV Index, cloud cover, pressure, and AM and PM times for sunrise and sunset.
- Severe weather notices for all locations – visible from anywhere within the application.
- Animated radar and satellite maps, and interactive Bing™ maps.