Whether you are a compulsive app trier or just love visiting the Android Market to see what new app options are available under your favorite app categories, chances are that you might not require a second though in answering what is the most popular genre among Android fan boys. For those who still cannot get it, it is worth mentioning that weather apps are not just a great attraction for Android users, but they have their fans available in equally large numbers across other popular mobile platforms, too. Even we have been constantly following the latest arrivals in the Android Market, and presenting you with the reviews of some of the most worthy alternative. Here we are again, presenting you with TiWi Weather – a feature-rich mobile client of the renowned Totally Weather Interactive web service that, apart from hour-by-hour and 7-day weather forecasts, displays detailed weather/radar maps for rain, snow, cloud position, temperature, weather fronts and warnings on Android and iOS-powered devices. The thing that holds TiWi Weather apart from other similar apps is its interface, that displays. The app’s interface is one of its major highlights, as unlike other apps from its genre, it uses videos to portray the weather conditions of each day of the week. As of now, TiWi Weather displays weather information for US only, whereas users of other worldwide regions are currently out of luck.
Up until now, TiWi Weather was available to iOS users only. The Android variant of the app has just made its way into the Android Market.
The app’s UI is easy on the eyes and split into three main tabs: Forecast, Map and Settings. Tapping the plus (+) icon displays up-to-date weather conditions whereas the clock icon shows hour-by-hour weather forecast for that particular day. The app supports displaying comprehensive climate details including current conditions, Feels Like and minimum/maximum temperature, barometer, humidity, visibility, dewpoint, wind speed and sunrise/sunset time. That’s not all; to view a detailed breakdown of weather conditions for day/night, tap on a thumbnail.
The Map tab contains various tabs arranged at the top of the screen, where each tab opens a specific aforementioned map type. The Settings tab can be used to add/remove cities to/from the app’s list and set preferred temperature unit (Centigrade/Fahrenheit). To switch between locations on the Forecast screen, just swipe left/right on the large video thumbnail in the middle of the app’s homescreen (for the current day by default).