Monday, March 19, 2012

Amazon Appstore's Free App of the Day, 03/19/2012: Weather+ has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Weather+.

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Weather+ is priced at $0.99 in Google Play, and is normally priced at $0.99 in the Amazon Appstore. As we've noted before, there are sometimes differences in pricing between the two marketplaces.

Weather+ is described as follows:
Where the Weather Adds Up

Weather+ gives you current weather conditions and a five-day forecast for locations all over the world. The information is visualized with beautiful full-screen video loops for all conditions.

Rain, Snow, Which Way to Go?

Swipe the screen from left to right to switch between selected locations. Use the Flip Clock with the World Clock time setting for your current location and another selected location. Switch your settings between Fahrenheit and miles to Celsius and kilometers.

Weather+ includes a wide range of professional features:
  • Weather and time details for an unlimited number of cities
  • Full-screen video loops of the weather in a selected location
  • Fully functional on all Android devices and resolutions
  • Standard weather information like condition description and temperature
  • Wind direction and speed details
  • Humidity, precipitation, pressure, and visibility details
  • Weather forecasts cover 3-hour increments over the next 5 days
What's Your Widget?
You manually change the arrangements of your widgets to meet your specific needs. Your options include:
  • Show clock, daily, and hourly forecast
  • Show clock and daily forecast
  • Show clock only
  • Show one minimal widget at the bottom
  • Forget about the widgets--just display text
Weather+ is designed to be your daily companion for your basic weather condition needs and will drastically improve your connection to nature and its elements.


"You would be well advised to download Weather+. This app puts all your vital weather information on one page, and the background video matches the weather conditions." - App Smart,

"The true beauty of the app is unveiled when you tap on a weather icon. Not only does tapping an icon update the entire weather forecast along with parameters for the selected day but it also updates the video in the background." - A. Rehman,
Weather+ has a rating of 3.7 stars in the Android Market and 3.1 stars in the Amazon Appstore.

The size (46.6MB) took a huge hit in the Amazon Appstore ratings. That said, there is an iOS version by the same developer, priced at $0.99 in the App Store, with a 4-star (out of 5) rating.

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Those who are considering "buying" a Free Amazon Appstore app might want to consider what it means to developers. opened up the Appstore despite a lawsuit by Apple, which has previously trademarked the term "App Store." Microsoft has filed an appeal against that trademark, saying the term is too generic. has responded to the lawsuit in the same manner.

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