20
Mar
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If you've ever used the app Cocktail Flow by Distinction Ltd, you know that they take design and aesthetics seriously. Their new (and only second) app, Weather Flow, continues that trend and delivers what I believe is the best-looking weather experience on Android to date. And it's not hard to see why:

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And if you don't like pretty pictures of wheat fields and idyllic dirt country roads, there's an alternative theme in Weather flow that I actually prefer:

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You get a bit more information (the hourly forecast and daily forecast are both displayed simultaneously), and that beautiful ICS-style theming and color scheme. Of course, the other options you'd expect in a weather app are there as well. You can add multiple locations, switch between metric and imperial measurements, and of course add a (equally beautiful) widget to your homescreen.

Weather Flow does come up short in a few ways, though. If you're a weather-information-nut, it's definitely not the app for you. Weather Flow provides only one level of detail, and that's what your seeing in the screenshots above. You get your daily and hourly forecasts, temperature and current conditions, windspeed, and precipitation probability. Tapping on the forecast will get you no more detailed information - this is meant to be a "glance and close" application.

Personally, I like that, because if I'm actually looking up a detailed multi-day forecast, I prefer to do it in the browser - on my desktop or laptop. Weather on my phone is something I use for quick referencing and looking up conditions the rest of the day, not planning out my weeklong vacation to the East Hamptons, so this is an ideal solution for me. If you want a pretty weather app with more information, though, I suggest giving 1Weather a try (though I can't say I'll be going back after using this - I like it so much that I just bought it).

Weather Flow is available on the Play Store for about $2.

David Ruddock
David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • Alex

    Not available for Galaxy Nexus. :(

    • Luly

      It's available on my GNex O_o

    • ics

      i have galaxy nexus and it's available :-??

  • spydie

    can't say I'm impressed. With Cocktail they have a free version, but none for the weather app. Also, no humidity level on it and doesn't show chance of precip in the forecast other than current day. Lacks more than it has.

    • Jon Garrett

      HD Widgets is way more beautiful, functional and has tons of options.

  • seriosbrad

    It needs some work but I'll be keeping it. They need to include some options to change frequency of updates. Weather apps are all prone to battery drain, so a setting for that would be nice. And the widget styles are not very nice, especially the dark widget.

    I would say, use GoWeather for now, but Weather Flow seems more accurate temperature wise. I miss some of the other weather apps where you can select which weather station to read from.

  • Kree

    what that live wallpaper? i know ive seen it before

    • Tyler C

      I think that live wallpaper may be called Exodus, but I am not sure, I used it awhile back and I am just certain it started with an E.

    • Tyler C

      Actually, scratch that, thats just one of the stock ICS wallpapers lmao, its not a LWP

      • Kree

        oh wow, really? dang, been running liquid so i dont even remember what the stock walls look like lol. thanks

  • Patrick Thompson

    So does this include the ICS Clocktopia font? Looking at all of the screenshots it looks like it doesn't.

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

    I'll try it out but still love the elecont weather clock the best. Great widgets, status bar options, everything.

  • Rob

    I personally refuse to use weather apps that don't have a manual refresh button on the widget

  • http://www.grantbarker.com Grant Barker

    It looks nice. I'll add it to my site soon. In the meantime you can check out some of the competition here: http://grantbarker.com/android_weather_apps.html

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