Version Reviewed: 1.0
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5
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Like many entertaining weather apps, YoWindow is immensely simple, both in terms of set up and in terms of general appearance. It works well for something like this, though and while it's perhaps not the most revolutionary of apps, it's a delight to use compared to the stock weather app.
Set up takes mere seconds, given users can get it to pick out their current location. Adding separate locations is similarly easy with major cities such as New York City, Tokyo, Los Angeles and London already available to tap on. Pick any place and the screen turns into a visual interpretation of the weather as well as statistics relating to the weather.
There are typical figures such as the temperature (available in fahrenheit and centigrade), humidity and pressure. Alongside that is the ability to scroll with a swipe of a finger to other times of day or the week with the forecast going up to three days into the future.
Uniquely, there's the visual interpretation too, which not only shows the type of weather (such as rain falling or clouds emerging) but also when the sun will rise and fall. It's a neat touch and very attractive to look at. It comes with the benefit of not only showing when sunset or rise will be, but also when to expect things to get darker or lighter throughout the day. Plus, it's more fun to use than conventional methods! The landscape can be changed around to a few different backgrounds, each relating to an outdoors scene, and each as appealing as the last.
That's YoWindow's main unique selling point, but it's a good one. Given the low price, it's a fun quirk and an easy one to sell. In my experience, it works accurately too.
YoWindow might not go so far as to offer immensely detailed meteorological information, but there's plenty here for the average weather enthusiast who simply wants to know if it'll be nice or cold outside. Done attractively so, the $0.99 seems an ideal price for it.