Whenever a Cydia tweak lets you replace a stock iOS app with a third-party one, it is usually a sign that the third-party app has got things right. We saw this happen after Google Chrome was released in the App Store, and now a similar option is available for the new Yahoo! Weather app as well. As we pointed out in our review of the new app a few days back, the Yahoo! app offers a lot more than the stock Weather app in iOS. It has beauty, shows you some amazing details regarding current weather conditions, and even lets you see the latest satellite maps to get an even better idea of the weather conditions for any region. Despite all this awesomeness, there are a few things that might have stopped some users from completely switching to Yahoo! Weather. The biggest problem is that the Notification Center widget still directs users to the stock iOS app, but if you have a jailbroken iDevice, this issue can now be resolved thanks to the Yahoo! Weather Is Better Cydia tweak.
You might think that the tweak’s name is a bit too long, but if you have used the app, you’re most likely to agree with the statements it makes. The only shortcoming of the stock Weather app was its lack of an NC widget, and Yahoo! Weather Is Better fixes that. Of course, you won’t get a new widget for the Yahoo! app (although that would have been great), but the stock Weather widget will direct you to Yahoo! Weather instead of the stock Weather app when tapped.
Another change the tweak makes is launching the Yahoo! app when you tap the stock Weather app’s icon, practically ensuring a pretty much complete replacement of the stock app with Yahoo!’s offering. Yahoo! Weather Is Better would have worked just fine without a whole menu of its own, but it does add a new entry to the stock Settings app. This menu can be useful if you want to disable the tweak without having to uninstall it. It is also possible to toggle the two offered options (NC widget rerouting and app icon rerouting) separately from the menu.
Yahoo! Weather Is Better is a free tweak, and is a must-have for all iOS user who want to make Yahoo!’s app their default weather destination on the iPhone. The tweak doesn’t come with any particular firmware requirements, and can be found in the BigBoss repo of the Cydia store.