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"Do we need yet another weather widget?" you might say, glancing at the title of this post, and while I would usually agree, I am going to urge you to take a look at Aix Weather Widget that came out today. I myself don't even have a weather widget on my homescreen, and frankly, this is the only one so far I have seriously considered adding.

Unlike traditional weather widgets that show max and min temperatures together with some flashy picture of the sun or clouds, the 4x1 Aix Weather Widget actually contains enough data for a full day (for now - a week view may come later). It shows the temperature throughout the day as a chart, with exact conditions marked by little weather icons every 2 hours.

The most useful feature, however, is having solid blue bars that show the minimum amount of rainfall together with the patterned ones that indicate the max. A quick glance on this widget probably provides me with more information about the next 24 hours (the chart actually starts somewhere around the current time - it is not a 00:00-23:59 view) than any other widget in any other weather app.

Combined with the outrageously high price of free, Aix is definitely a winner in my book. Give it a try and feel free to provide feedback to the developer in this reddit thread, if you feel so compelled.

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Artem Russakovskii
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  • Eric

    Very original. I'll download.

  • Koee

    What is original about this? Meteograms have been used by weather forcasting sites for many years.
    http://www.yr.no/place/Norway/S%C3%B8r-Tr%C3%B8ndelag/Trondheim/Trondheim/hour_by_hour.html

  • Stretch

    It's original to the Android Market, not to weather charts in general.

  • Davidus

    Downloaded, just waiting to verify the accuracy of said widget, as is always my biggest complaint. Will check back later.

  • http://fusiongrokker.com adam

    If you use celsius the line turns blue when the temp goes below freezing, but it doesn't seem to do the same for farenheight (at 32). Still, nicest weather widget I've ever seen.

  • kamtsa

    It just show the past temperature, no forecast, right?

  • http://fusiongrokker.com adam

    @kamtsa It would be pretty useless if it was only historical data. Of course it's forecast data!

  • http://www.steveintheukok.co.uk SteveINtheUKok

    I've used this for a while now and love it for at a glance weather. You can see the temperature, the weather conditions and the rainfall. Yes its forecast, not historical. Yes the line shows blue or red for celsius.

  • http://www.statsprofessor.org/ StatsProfessor

    This is one of my fave weather widgets too.

    Can't never have enough weather apps options that's for sure.

  • Ryan Neve

    Another weather app without wind speed and direction.

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