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Last Updated: January 26th, 2012

There's no shortage of weather apps in the Android Market - they're all pretty useful and give basically the same information. So how do you make one that stands out? If you ask OneLouder Apps, the same guys behind apps like Tweetcaster, Friendcaster, and BaconReader, they'd tell you to make it one of the most visually stunning apps in the Android Market. And that's exactly what they've done.

The app is called 1Weather, and we've never seen anything quite like it.  Not only is it one of the most gorgeous apps we've ever seen, but it's also extremely functional, informative, and customizable. Enough chatter, it's screenshot time.

Update: We pinged OneLouder to find out why 1Weather is limited to the U.S. and incompatible with so many device. Here is what they had to say:

We’ve received quite a few customer support inquires as well and are evaluating our options as we speak due to the mass of requests. There was a reason it was initially set to US-only and a limited set of devices. I’ll have a formal statement about our plans before the EOD today. Stay tuned…

Update x2: It may be a day later, but OneLouder just made an official announcement. Check it:

For background - While we went ahead and released 1Weather in the Android Market last week, we hadn’t officially announced the product yet as there were still a few items we were working through. Here is an update on the items you outlined below:

1. International support – we will be updating the product to support international locations very soon (likely before the end of this week). However, we will not be able to support Radar outside of the US.

2. Device support – 1Weather was specifically built for higher-end Android devices based on resolution as it uses heavier animation and graphics than other apps. To ensure the best performance we decided to limit to the best devices and do not have any plans right now to change that.

Look for a blog post/tweet from us explaining more about this later today at http://onelouder.com/blog/.

Update x3: The OneLouder blog has been updated with a post about 1Weather and the issues that some users were having.

Main Screens

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Settings, Options, and Widget

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Amazing, no? This app can basically tell you ever weather-related fact that you could possibly want to know, all in an clean and elegant package. You can customize the info displayed on the main screen by choosing three of the six available categories, so you'll always have quick access to the info that's most important to you. The UI is so smooth and transitions are seamless, the entire experience is really top-notch.

So, how much does this much weather-filled beauty cost? Not a thing - it's totally free in the Android Market. Hit the widget below to grab it.

This app is not available for tablets.

Update: Since the app only seems to be available in the U.S., we pulled the apk so everyone can give it a try.

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Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • rugarth-android-man

    Why is there a huge black gap between the notification bar and the app? Is it where the ads were displayed and you guys just blacked 'em out? Or is it an app limitation because of the high res screen of GNexus?

    • Cameron Summerson

      Nope, no ads there. I'm really not sure why it's there, but if you look at the screenshots in the Market listing, it displays some text in that area.

      • fonix232

        On the market images I only see a Reddit ad.

      • http://bit.ly/velazcod Daniel Velazco

        Actually, that looks like ads for their own BaconReader app. It's their own ad, but it's an ad.

    • Jim

      It's just where the ad is being blocked

      https://market.android.com/details?id=com.handmark.expressweather

      go the market link & you'll see it

      • Cameron Summerson

        Interesting. I don't use ad-blockers, so I have no idea why it's blank on my screen.

        • wjoe

          Often a built in feature with custom ROMs, if you happen to be using one.

  • fonix232

    Not compatible with any of my devices (ZTE Blade, Asus Transformer, and TF with my Galaxy Tab 10.1 firmware detected as a Galaxy Tab P7510). Btw, trying from Hungary.

    • Scott

      Not compatible with Droid Pro on Gingerbread. Too bad.

  • ndcart

    Checking this out now! Thanks for the tip. +1 for the Texarkana, TX location. Not too far from home. :)

  • pred2k

    Not sure if it is not compatible to my phones or not available in the land of the wurst

    • fonix232

      I'm guessing not compatible with any device in Europe as far as I seen.

  • Matteo

    Not available in my country (Italy) :(

    • sugar0

      Yep, not sure why :( Mayve it use some wheater that's US specific?

  • pattavino

    Not available for Touchpad w/ cm7

  • Edd

    Lol funny, bottom screenshot, that was my wallpaper all of last year

  • Chris

    I was in the "beta" for this app. It started out great, but they quit keeping us in the loop. The black bar is where ads will be...

    I had a lot of issues in the beta that never got fixed, so I had to can the beta version of the app, and then we never got updates (or even an explanation of why no updates). I will have to check it out to see if they ever fixed them or not. It was a huge battery drain in Beta.

  • João Batista

    Not available in portugal either :/

  • titton

    Not available for Galaxy s2 i9100 or in my country. Sucks

  • Aeefire

    not compatible with asus transformer prime

  • http://www.dinana.net Mootaz Dinana

    Not supported on Galaxy note!!!

  • BoB1673

    needs better widget support

  • TKL

    I believe the space is meant to display news if one is also using their BaconReader Premium for Reddit app.

  • sonnyjjchiba

    I really, really hope that OneLouder took their name from this quote, one of the funniest in film history:

    Nigel Tufnel: The numbers all go to eleven. Look, right across the board, eleven, eleven, eleven and...

    Marty DiBergi: Oh, I see. And most amps go up to ten?

    Nigel Tufnel: Exactly.

    Marty DiBergi: Does that mean it's louder? Is it any louder?

    Nigel Tufnel: Well, it's one louder, isn't it? It's not ten. You see, most blokes, you know, will be playing at ten. You're on ten here, all the way up, all the way up, all the way up, you're on ten on your guitar. Where can you go from there? Where?

    Marty DiBergi: I don't know.

    Nigel Tufnel: Nowhere. Exactly. What we do is, if we need that extra push over the cliff, you know what we do?

    Marty DiBergi: Put it up to eleven.

    Nigel Tufnel: Eleven. Exactly. One louder.

    Marty DiBergi: Why don't you just make ten louder and make ten be the top number and make that a little louder?

    Nigel Tufnel: [pause] These go to eleven.

    • sriracha

      crap, i don't have it on dvd. i got vhs, but nothing to play it on.

      ..is there an app for Tap?

    • http://profiles.google.com/ISantop Ian

      I don't think my keyboard will let me put an Umlaut on the n. :-(

  • adam

    Do you know if this app supports multiple locations as the Sense devices do? I used to check the weather in different cities through the Sense weather widget but I have just installed Cyanogenmod and I can't find an app that does the same.
    Thanks!

    • Giacomo

      Yes it supports multiple locations. I'm using HTC Desire ICS Beta ROM 0.3.6

  • Duuuuude

    Not available in Canada? Oh well, maybe soon

  • dwc

    I'm in the US and have several android devices, it's telling me not compatible on any of them.

  • Tony G

    Is it available anywhere outside the US? Do they realise there is a world outside the US? Maybe it should say this in the review!

  • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

    We'll post the apk shortly for those who don't have it available to try out.

    • dward2828

      I love you guys.

  • Kaustubh Ghanekar

    Not in india...

  • dward2828

    This video is not available in your country lol lol lol

  • Kaustubh Ghanekar

    Not available in india...

  • KSW

    My oh my, that _IS_ a pretty weather app.

  • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

    The apk has been posted now - see the bottom of the post.

  • MrHanMan

    FCs on my SCH-i500 running teamhacksung's ICS ROM Build 5.

  • Geoff

    If it supported data from Personal Weather Stations (PWS) I'd use it. No good way for me to get weather without them. Wunderground lets me use them, but is ugly as hell.

  • OGThriveLover

    This would appear to be more visually stunning than Go Weather. Agree / disagree? Maybe there are even folks that feel Go Weather isn't visually stunning at all?

  • Matt B

    Nice. Thanks for the tip!

  • slurms mckenzie

    nice to see someone is following the ics guidelines

  • Dave

    Works great on Nexus S here in the UK beautiful app highly recommend

  • titton

    I downloaded apk on my Galaxy S2 and works verry good, found my location without problem. couple options not working in other countries than US but ok, i understand that :)

  • John

    Works in Canada with the pulled APK (Gnex), including Celieus. Only Radar feature doesnt work.

  • Tony

    Wish they'd make Tweetcaster look this good :(

  • andddlay

    Looks sweet, and I'm liking most of it. However, is there a full description of what is to come for a certain day? I would like to know like snow accumulation in my area...maybe I'm just missing it...

  • Spydie

    Not available for U.S. Transformer Prime nor Galaxy Note in the U.S. Bummer.. come on guys, make it compatible with more phone!

  • Casey

    Is anyone else experiencing problems with the app on their Galaxy Nexus? I keep getting a force close error...

    • http://androidniceties.tumblr.com c0up

      It kept force closing until I disabled the 'Force GPU rendering' option; now it's fine

      • Casey

        Ah! That did the trick. Thanks!

  • No matter

    Why does it need access to read system logs? We know that this is an area that contains personal data. This is a red flag. Deal breaker.

  • Oliv3

    Works great on SGS2 in NZ

  • Eric

    If you get a FC on Galaxy Nexus make sure you have "Force GPU Rendering" unchecked in the Dev settings.

  • Dan

    Not avail on my N1 or GN in Aus

  • sriracha

    lol, it says i'm located in Charleston, MS. in reality in am _close_ to Charleston, ME. ten miles or so.

    all the other weather apps i use(d) put me within two miles of home, without GPS on. with GPS, they are spot on, naturally.

    how and why does this pretty looking app miss me by over 1600 miles?! turning my GPS on for 1Weather does no good, a feature i strongly recommend implementing. btw, i'm far too lazy to be bothered to enter my home zip.

  • Alex

    Works fine on Nexus S ICS, but there is no widget, even though there is a widget's refresh time option inside the app.

    • sriracha

      make sure it's on the device, not the SD card.

      otherwise, uninstall. you can skip the reinstall.

    • Lazieye

      Are you sure?
      Running Galaxy S with ICS and found widget "A1Weather 2x2".

  • Amar

    Tried it on my Samsung S2 and works well. I am in Malaysia.

  • MicroNix

    If only it had the temp in the notification bar. Also the radar showed precip in my area of the US and it was sunny today. A little more baking in the oven needed.

  • John

    Not compatible with my LG Optimus V running a CM7 port. :-(

  • DoomsDave

    I was able to install it on my Rooted Nook Tablet. Market did not show the app. but used the link above to get the ".apk" file. Thanks pretty cool looking app. Wish one could customize the widget colors. Meh oh well.

  • http://mobilityworlds.com/ shraqs

    It'll be much better if it's works on other region :(

  • Aaron

    It doesnt work on my rooted Inspire running an ICS rom. FCs on me.

    • Giacomo

      I am using on HTC Desire (bravo) Rom ICS Beta 0.3.6 in Germany and works very good. Just not able to find out widgets

  • zaka

    I wish developers would start using hardware acceleration now that a decent number of devices support it. Laggy on my gnex, and crashes with acceleration enabled

  • Chris O

    It's 8:42pm PST, so that's slightly more than 15 minutes until TOMORROW on the East Coast. So depending on their time zone it looks like they're about to miss their self imposed deadline on their explanation.

  • Kyle

    anyone know why the umbrella is upside down on the widget?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com Cameron Summerson

      That means it's not currently raining. When it's displayed with the correct orientation, it means that you should probably bring an umbrella.

  • Amar

    Also works on my Samsung galaxy tab 10.1 _ the widget is fine but programme a bit distorted. Love it on my Samsung GS2 phone. The really beautiful.

  • branimir

    Its free app, apk should brake no rules, i hope :) http://www.box.com/s/y2uihtll98n7k81u9fg6

  • Sorian

    It is a nice app, but looks like it is optimized for better (newer) phones. Did get it to run, with some lag, on a Samsung Moment after downloading the apk from above.

  • http://www.reddit.com Ciaran

    Great app, loving this and thanks for posting the .apk for us non-US types.

    Does anyone know what the thickness of the brown bar on the left hand side of the widget denotes? This is the only bit of the UI I can't figure out.

    • tvBilly

      maybe relative temperature? Put a few locations in, including a really cold location and a really hot location, and then look at the home page in the application itself (the icon in the top right of the screen gets you to the home screen).

      Biggest "flaw" for me is that the application doesn't remember what screen you were on when you last used it.

  • Thokozani

    Works great in south africa on my desire

  • y0himba

    Perfect except for the widgets. Needs a 4x2 with a clock and transparent background options at least...

  • Bassman418

    Works great on my LTE Gnex, but theres no widgets at all. it would be really nice if that big ugly ad bar was gone. i would love a mix between Beweather and this app........

  • nas77

    Nice weather app with good function but not so beautiful IMO.
    I like BeWeather pro for beauty and local customization with local weather stations on Weather Underground.

  • http://enzo5.blogspot.com/ Enzo

    On my SGSII it works pretty well.. but- just one widget?

  • Falconator

    HD Widgets...works on tablets and has more than just weather widgets. Too many of them...need other types of widgets..

  • Conchchowder

    Runs great, sideloaded to GT-P1000 Galaxy Tab.

  • Pete

    It works for me on GS2 in the UK.

  • Ed

    Widget could be better and it needs an ad free version. Nice app though. (UK - HTC Sensation)

  • ItsMillerTime

    Texarkana, TX! I grew up there! ...and then left immediately following high school. I was able to download this app without any problems from Germany. The weather app for Beautiful Widgets with the animations is what I have been using. Not sure if this is better...

  • lguser

    works fine on the lg optimus q if you install using androidpolice's apk download link...

  • sup

    Could you upload the newest version for those who cannot access it on the store ;)