We’re already at that time of the year where you never know if it´s going to be sun, rain, wind or cold the next day, as such, I bring you the review of an application of meteorology that really will help you decide what kind of clothes or even if the umbrella can stay at home or not.
Weather Timeline is the name of the app on which today we’ll talk, this app can be installed by Play Store and has a cost of 0,69€. This app was created by Sam Ruston a programmer who already has some published apps, all of them with very good ratings. Sam Ruston draws on material design of Google for applications that do, result: the same are simple, elegant, and easy to use and to understand how they work and are accessible to all kinds of people.
When we open the app for the first time 5 different databases are given to us in which the app can get the metrological information. If the first one we choose initially does not have more accurate forecasts we can always change to another database that works best.
After the setup, we go to the homepage of the app where it will appear our cards with the different locations that we chose. As standard we have the time of our current location, obtained by the GPS of the device in question, but we can add more by clicking on the “+” button in the lower right corner. The second step so we can start using the application is going to settings to change the units for the metrics used in Portugal.
But the application doesn’t stop here when we click on one of our locations it shows the wind speed, rain percentage probability, sunset time, moon phase, humidity level, dew point of water, atmospheric pressure , visibility, and current temperature.
As in many other metrology applications it’s possible to see the temperature anytime during the day and the weather forecast for the next days (up to a week), for the more adventurous with the machine option time they can see the weather time for several years in the future.
We also have graphs with temperature, percentage of rain, atmospheric pressure and wind speed for a week and thus have a better idea of how the atmosphere will evolve.
What ultimately differentiate this application of the several majority of metrology applications is the choice to see the moon phases and a world map where we can see how varying the temperature, clouds and rainfall in specific areas with an interface Google Maps type navigation.
Finally the application has an option to notify at a certain time if we will need umbrella for the day, it can be activated in the Alerts settings.
Performance and battery consumption
Weather Timeline is very user friendly app as such has some options to choose how updates of data in the same work, every time the application is opened or in the background, this allows the same can save more resources depending on your needs.
During my tests of the app and the day to day use never noticed an abnormal consumption of battery, or feature, the application always worked well and never disappoint and warnings to take umbrella were very useful to avoid getting wet.
Weather Timeline does what it promises, has several options of notifications and alerts, and many widgets that we choose and add to our launcher for access information more easily, we can still change the theme of the application and the weather icons to be everything to our liking.
Nothing was forgotten in this application, there is an optimized layout for tablets, such as the ability to receive updates from time on the clock, for Android Wear.
My final opinion on the application was very positive, I think that anyone looking for a good time, simple, functional and full of configuration options you have here a good application to try, the application is paid, but it costs so little that it’s well worth it.
And you after reading this review are you willing to try?
Note: Review made by Guilherme Gil in android-emotions.pt and translated by Margarida Martins