This is the fourth in a series of posts highlighting the work being done on the Ubuntu Touch Core Apps. I’ve been slacking a bit lately, and haven’t been publishing these as often as I had originally planned. But now it’s time to get back on track, and what better way than with the visually appealing Weather App!
The weather app shows you the current weather conditions and temperate right away, followed by a forecast of the following week. It also lets you add more than one location, so you can keep track of the weather where you are now, where you’re going next week, or where your family and friends are.
Newly added to the Weather app is the a settings dialog. For now, it lets you switch temperature units, which is nice for those of us living in handful of countries that still haven’t converted to the metric system.
The Weather app is one of the 4 Core Apps that will be getting the Suru visual design, a unique look for Ubuntu Touch’s “ritual” apps. We have already been given the new look for Clock and Calculator, and we hope to receive the designs and assets for Weather in the next few weeks.
The Weather app was far enough along in terms of functionality that retro-actively labeled our month-1 milestone (May) as the alpha release. Now the developers are working on the addition of settings and location management, along with a long list of Autopilot tests, and are on pace to deliver a beta release in July (month-3) and a final release in August (month-4).