Let's speak some truth here right out of the gate: weather apps are a dime a dozen in the Play Store. With the volume of apps designed to tell users the weather, it's really difficult to put out something that stands out in the crowd. Fortunately for LevelUp Studio, it has quite a bit of experience in that field thanks to its incredibly popular app Beautiful Widgets. If you're into informative, yet minimal apps, then the company's newest offering, Bright Weather, should be right up your alley.
LevelUp claims that Bright is the "most comprehensive weather app available on Android." I can't personally say whether that's actually true or not, but I will say that Bright offers up quite a bit of info on just a few screens. And it does all this without being overwhelming. The app's primary screen is a very simple readout with the current temperature and a sort of flowing line chart that displays the temperature in a 32-hour window, highlighting both low and high points. A quick swipe to the next page shows a more detailed look at the current conditions, along with a easy-to-follow chart with what's expected for the day. Below that is sunset and sunrise times and a quick look at what to expect for the next several days. Finally, there's a radar image along with UV index, moon phase, and some high/low averages.
While the interface and displayed information is essentially the same, the app combines the info from the last two pages of the phone app and displays it all in one panel on tablets, so it's even easier to pull in a full day's worth of weather at a glance.
Lastly, there's a neat option at the top to launch the camera and snap a picture with the current conditions and forecast embedded at the bottom. You know, for sharing on social networks. Because people love weather. No, I'm not being sarcastic. It's cool.
Check out the size - it's Instagram ready!
Bright Weather is free in the Play Store, but there's the option to remove the ads for $2.79. That's a little on the pricey side, but the ads really kill the experience in my opinion, so it's worth buying LevelUp a cup of coffee for a cleaner experience. Hit the widget below to give it a shot.