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If you appreciate beautiful, full-bleed graphics in an app that performs as good as it looks, the all-new updated Yahoo! Weather app is one you'll want to have a look at. Checking the weather on our phones is one of those things nobody needs to do —getting up and looking outside would be good for anyone — but most of us do it. It's convenient, and lets us see what the skies and temperature are like in places where we're not. Maybe you're traveling and need to know whether to pack an umbrella or which jacket to take, or you're wanting to know the forecast of the place you're going. Or maybe you just like being able to check something as trivial as the weather through your expensive smartphone. We never judge.

There are a lot (as in a whole lot) of apps out there that show you the weather, but Yahoo! has found a way to stand out from the crowd. Using high-resolution pictures from Flickr —a company Yahoo! owns — that show the location and current conditions as a backdrop, the weather never looked this good. I've been playing with the update here for a couple hours, and I'll tell you that looking at the weather in Berlin is better when the background is a gorgeous picture of the Brandenburg Gate in the background. The same goes for a sunset picture of the National Mall in Washington, DC. Of course not all locations are going to be covered, so if you live somewhere out-of-the-way like, for example, Bunker Hill, West Virginia, you'll have a generic image.

The app is also really feature-rich. The settings cover everything from unit types (Celsius or Fahrenheit) to persistent notifications and alerts. You can add as many locations as you like, and of course your current location is always available. Add in things like 10-day forecasts, 24 hour forecast, the chance of precipitation, wind and pressure numbers, the moon phase, UV patterns, sunrise and sunset times, an interactive map and a set of widgets of all sizes and you've got the recipe for an app everyone will like. There's even a lock screen widget if your Android supports them.

The app is free, and if you're already using the Yahoo! Weather app you'll be getting an update notification soon. If you're not, and want to give it a try, grab it via the Google Play link above. We've got a whole slew of screenshots of the UI and settings after the break.

 

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This new Weather app from Yahoo! makes every day beautiful

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No shit, already! The install a menu up at the top, but I get stuck w/ a menu bar on the bottom as well because they can't get their code up to snuff from over a year and a half ago? Come on Yahoo! This was supposed to be dealt with in ICS.

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I like the app but other than my Local Weather all other locations are blank (i.e. no weather info or photo) and will not refresh. Anybody else have this issue?

I like the setup and the look of the share menu. Any way to get more info about the pics?

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I was thinking the same.. Actually this is a program I have had installed and been using for a while and this update that I got Said it's for sign in issues. And as you said looks NOTHING like the screen shots, and exactly like it always had. Wth?

Yeah, I just installed this and I agree it looks nothing like what's in this article or on the app page itself. The version that installed on my phone with 4.0.3 does not have the Holo theme.

I just updated a few minutes ago and mine looks exactly like Jerry's. And Jedi, I'm not sure what 4.0.3 is. The app version is 1.1.0.91590014, though it shows as 1.1.0 on the Play Store.

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I was referring to my Android version in case this was 4.x update only and up. I have version 1.0.13.91590013 installed directly from the Play Store after reading this article. I have never used this app before, so it's not like I have files stored that would be causing an issue. Why people are getting different versions from the same source is beyond me.

EDIT: Okay so going back to the Play Store it now shows there is an update. Looks like if you didn't have this app installed already, you have to download the original to get the update? Seems weird to me.

As to the new look, meh. I don't need or want an on screen menu button. I have one on my phone. The pictures are blurry because they are using too small of a resolution. It's okay. I will try it for a few days, but most likely stick with WeatherBug.

I'll use this one just to see if any of my Flickr photos show up :) Wish it had a radar page, but I'll keep 1Weather for that

Is this the same app that was screwing up the GPS on phones? I think the GS4?

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Yes it is!!!!
In the Galaxy s4 it completely screws the GPS, any app that uses the GPS or doesn't work or miss behave..

The new app is underwhelming. Installed, then deleted. Weather Bug is so much more complete.

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I don't think the app has actually updated yet. The screenshot in article looks like yahoo weather app on iPhones, where our weather app is still the old style. When the update does come out though it is an amazing app with radar and a lot of other nice features built in!

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"Checking the weather on our phones is one of those things nobody needs to do —getting up and looking outside would be good for anyone — but most of us do it"

I don't use a weather app to know the current weather. I'll leave that to Zooey Deschanel. I use it to see future weather. For instance, is it going to rain during my 24 mile bike ride home from work.

Ah, this is the weather app for IOS7. One of my favorite things about that app. Gonna download. Hopefully it has a beautiful widget to go along with the app. Opening an app to check the weather never appealed me. I feel like weather info ought to be at a glance in most cases.

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Pssh 1Weather beats them all. Just wish the widgets were a bit more customizable

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I used to be obsessed with weather apps and widgets until I just started looking out the window or stepping outside. Why kill my battery life with weather updates I'd rather get more import updates like what my friends had for lunch via facebook status updates.

Beautiful app, but I find it very hard to use anything with Yahoo's name attached. Maybe I need to let go of my biases.

Oh my. This is one seriously pretty weather app, I'll give it a shot for a bit while comparing it with the Accuweather and Weatherchannel apps.

It's galling how many tech writers completely miss the point of a weather app. Yes, I can look out the window to see the *current*, *local* weather conditions, but it doesn't tell me what the weather will be three hours and 200 miles from now.

Hell, the weather is often completely different where I live than where I work and that's only a thirty minute drive away.

You'd think someone with as much road time as the AC writers would understand that.

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The widgets are great!

And that menu button...? It's acting like the std Jelly Bean drawer pull. I don't see the problem....

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It looks good when it's in full screen, not so much when just the widget is there.

I don't like seeing the Yahoo! logo and the ©Name of the person who took the photograph, it's too cluttered.

I think I'll stick with the simplicity of the BBC Weather app.

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Weather Bug Elite is the best weather app I have found and been using for a few years now. I have tried so many weather apps and they all lack something or another. WEATHER BUG ELITE IS THE WAY TO GO.

Where I live we have a saying, "If you don't like the weather, wait ten minutes". Two years ago with our local power out I was able to use multiple weather apps to track the numerous tornados that passed through our area in a 24 hour period- the Cat 2 that snapped 20 inch oaks like toothpicks 60 ft from my house, and ultimately the Cat 5 that passed 1/2 mile from me and left us without power for 8 days. Pretty pictures don't mean d*ck to me, I need real-time radar images with tracking and timely watch and warning info. To a lot of people, watching the weather sometimes means huddling around a tv, radio, or smartphone away from a window where you can get a faceful of glass or a flying two.by-four to the chest. I'll slap this one on for a while and give it a real trial. Maybe even look at some of those pretty pictures.

Where I live we have a saying, "If you don't like the weather, wait ten minutes". Two years ago with our local power out I was able to use multiple weather apps to track the numerous tornados that passed through our area in a 24 hour period- the Cat 2 that snapped 20 inch oaks like toothpicks 60 ft from my house, and ultimately the Cat 5 that passed 1/2 mile from me and left us without power for 8 days. Pretty pictures don't mean d*ck to me, I need real-time radar images with tracking and timely watch and warning info. To a lot of people, watching the weather sometimes means huddling around a tv, radio, or smartphone away from a window where you can get a faceful of glass or a flying two.by-four to the chest. I'll slap this one on for a while and give it a real trial. Maybe even look at some of those pretty pictures.

Pointless to me, my htc desire hd did just that years ago albeit without the fancy pictures

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I am constantly looking for a nice weather app that does expandable notifications in the notification shade! Eye in the Sky with Fluffy icons has been the best so far for me! Anything better? Im not a fan of Notification Weather. I like more realistic weather icons like Sense's versions.

I wish you could turn off the temperature notification in the status bar, but keep the weather banner in the drop down drawer.

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This app looks amazing. Love the UI. I think I found my new favorite weather app. Sorry eye in the sky!

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As I suspected this isn't accurate at all in my rural area, and not just the pictures either. It's even worse than Google Now, which is saying something, so I think I'll stick to the good old BBC weather app.

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