The color-changing status bar in iOS 6 might not be the biggest feature of the update, but it is certainly appreciated by many iPhone users as it goes well with the rest of iOS’ intuitive interface. Before the new status bar was introduced however, the Cydia store had a lot of tweaks that allowed users to change the bar’s color manually. Many themes affect the top bar as well, but we are sure that no app or tweak has ever used the iOS status bar as efficiently as the newly released WeatherBar. This tweak cycles through a variety of colors on the status bar, but the choice of these colors is not random at all. Instead, WeatherBar takes stock of current weather conditions, and colors the status bar accordingly. This might not sound like a really useful idea at first, but all the minimalists out there are sure to appreciate the ability to get a general idea of the temperature outside without having to open any app, or even unlocking your device.
WeatherBar is available in the ModMyi repo of the Cydia store, and you can download it without having to pay anything. Once you are done with the installation, the tweak comes into action automatically. Since the whole point of WeatherBar is to bring simplicity to your iPhone, it doesn’t really come as a surprise that the tweak does not have any configuration procedure or adjustable options. You won’t find a new menu for it in the Settings app, and there is no SpringBoard icon either.
As common sense commands, the colors present in WeatherBar’s repertoire range from violet to red with many shades in between. Violet represents the coldest temperature level recognized by the tweak, which is -20°C. The colors keep getting brighter, touching on shades of blue, green and yellow, until the maximum temperature of 50°C is reached represented by red. For those of you who favor Fahrenheit over Celsius, the WeatherBar temperature range translates to -4°F to 122°F.
WeatherBar isn’t very useful if you are a stickler for preciseness, but for those of you who are looking for an easy solution that will keep you apprised of the weather in the shortest possible time, this tweak is certainly a good option. For best results, we recommend that WeatherBar be used in conjunction with Weather Icon – a Cydia tweak that has been around for a long time and can add the exact temperature to the status bar of your iPhone.