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What's the average temperature in Mysore, India in December? That's a rather specific question, and while I don't know why you would need to know this information at a moment's notice (unless you're cheating at trivia), Microsoft's latest Android app is prepared to help with that. The answer, it says, is 22 degrees Celsius. In American, that's a comfortable 72. Need to check out another location? Microsoft's Climatology app can handle that too.

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If this release sounds hyper-focused so far, that's because it is. In addition to the temperature, the app can also show a location's average number of rainy days per month and its average amount of sunshine per day. That's it. If this has piqued your interest, get the app at the link below. It's free.

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • Satya Nadella

    Omfg what a crappy app. They can't get devices right and now their apps are just as turdworthy.

    GO AWAY SPYCROSOFT! YOU'RE CRAPPY!

    • Kylecore

      turdworthy has a really good ring to it. Its been added to my vocabulary, thank you good sir.

  • ddpacino

    Meh. Accuweather+ for me. Love that Minutecast.

  • jpelgrom

    The design is really interesting. No Modern UI at all, but it isn't Holo/Material either. I like it.

    • Daniel Marcus

      It's actually a great example that good design is good design even if it isn't of a particular style. It's actually really unfortunate the app is so focused on something fairly useless to me. I feel like this sort of clean design could very quickly make this my weather app of choice.

    • Luqmaan Mathee

      Windows has some nicely designed apps

    • Roh_Mish

      Microsoft it good at Idea, design and software. They fail miserably at execution it the ideas into reality.

  • http://www.twitter.com/italofigueired Italo F.

    "In American, that's a comfortable 72." Fahrenheit or Celsius? Ahahahah

    • Kevin

      Kelvin.

      • pfmiller

        Kelvin are not measured in degrees.

        /pedant

        • Christopher Bement

          No one said the word degrees, this circlejerk follows the guidelines.

          • pfmiller

            You're missing the full context: "The answer, it says, is 22 degrees Celsius. In American, that's a comfortable 72."

          • Christopher Bement

            Full context wasn't posted in the comment, so Italo can suck my pitchfork.

  • http://www.mscha.nl/ Michael Schaap

    It's a bit silly to say that “on a typical day in October” in India the temperature is 26°C. India is a big country with a varied climate.
    It's the same thing as saying that the temperature “on a typical day in January” in the US is (say) 40°F. In Minnesota it will be much, much, colder, while in Florida it'll be nice and warm.

    • KojiroAK

      That's the wonder of statistics.

      If you are rabbit hunting and one time you shoot 1m to far to the left and the other time 1m to the right, statisticly you hit the rabbit.

      • Obvs

        No, statistically he's 0 for 2, and no rabbit...

    • http://bertelking.com/ Bertel King, Jr.

      Ack, that was rushed of me. I left off the city.

      Edit: Oh, you're referring to the screenshot. Either way, I've updated my intro with a city.

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  • Stayshift

    Arcus. Done and done.

  • Nick Tsiotinos

    Just ask your Android Wear watch for any of this information and viola.....

    • JPB

      Viola? It plays a stringed instrument?

      • Nick Tsiotinos

        Yep sure does - you just ask - OK GOOGLE play a Viola and voila it plays away - pure genius..... (Google just needs to work on that autocoreect a little bit....)

        • JPB

          Damn. That IS good.

        • Cory S

          but...but, it has no speaker..

          • Nick Tsiotinos

            Are you saying its all in my mind? You mean that things don't talk to me?? Aaargh.....

    • Filipe

      voilà

  • TheSparks

    Ewww that UI

  • http://twitter.com/jdrch jdrch

    Useful concept, poor implementation.

  • Stylus_XL

    Just installed this on my Nexus 5. The animations are really laggy and it feels generally sluggish. The sharing button doesn't respond to touch input.

    And why does it default to India as the location and October as the month when you first open the app?!

  • Gitanshu Sardana

    Looks like a sponsored or forced post. No soul in it.

  • Alvin Brinson

    This looks like something Google would do. Totally useless and unrelated to their core business, but just a cool toy.

  • Cory S

    Sounds very handy for planning a vacation somewhere, as these are exactly the type of google searches I've been doing for our upcoming trip to Cabo.

  • NF

    Sounds like a good idea if they incorporated years and showed climate change.

  • abobobilly

    The weather map in above pictures look so .... LEGO.

  • abobobilly

    Between all the 'decent' Microsoft apps on Android, this one looks simply horrendous.

  • NexusBoy

    Ah nice to see AP mentioning about my native Mysore ;)

  • shaftedcanadian

    Worth noting, I am unable to install it here in Canada. (Edmonton)

  • Christopher Bement

    Apps that run this slow on flagship devices are cancer. Dat UI, tho. Woof.

  • yeshu

    Bertel, have you visited Mysore? It is a beautiful city (my city). Wonder how you thought of Mysore?

  • duke69111

    This app seems kind of pointless. It doesn't really tell you much. I was anticipating being able to pull up rainfall amounts for select periods, historical weather, ect.

  • Robert_AU

    Come on. This is Microsoft, they take an idea that others have made work and implement a pathetic excuse for a product... a.k.a zune. On Android we can choose the apps that work they way we want and are not forced to used some broken UI that MS loves and their customers hate...