Changelist

2019.11.14


NEW
On the "Now" & "Now (S)" widgets, you can now tap on the date to open Google Calendar and the time for the Google Clock (alarm) app (please note if the Google stock calendar and/or clock apps are not installed on your phone, I'm unsure whether these taps will register correctly) โ€” I'm happy to finally support this as it was a popular user request, thanks for your patience โœŒ

2019.11.12


IMPROVED
Reduced app size by ~25% after moving to the modern Android App Bundle publishing format
FIXED
If there's any gale or storm predicted, weather will be correctly presented (would previously result in missing data)

2019.11.11


NEW
Added Italian ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Traduzione italiana di Antonello Calipari โ€” grazie mille a te ๐Ÿค™
IMPROVED
On the Later card, if there's precipitation that starts at midday or later, and ends before tomorrow midday, the stop time will explicitly make it clear that it ends tomorrow
FIXED
There should never be an incorrect background colour behind a chart point icon in a full-screen day card (was introduced in the last update)
FIXED
Widget should open the app with weather loaded correctly (few users reported this as a problem after the last update, and the inconvenient workaround was to re-install the app; if you are still affected by this problem, even after this update, then please consider re-installing the app)
FIXED
Full-screen day card when opened should never be empty
FIXED
If time is displayed in 24hr format, then the alert card will display the time that the alert applies till in the correct format

2019.11.07


IMPROVED
Optimisations to Timeline to improve scrolling & animations when opening/closing cards that contain charts
IMPROVED
Similar optimisations when scrolling between full-screen day cards
IMPROVED
When your default location is set to your current, and it's been more than 30 minutes since the last location check, launching/resuming the app will check for your location automatically (previously needed a refresh). The reason why there's a 30 minute threshold is to get the balance right between location accuracy & app start-up times (it's assumed that it's unlikely your location will be significantly different in less than 30 minutes). Also, keep in mind, if you're a +user and are using a widget or turned on notifications, then your location will continue to be updated in the background automatically i.e. start-up times will normally be as fast as possible, because a background location update will have occurred recently.
IMPROVED
Date/time text colour on single-line hour/day cards more prominent
IMPROVED
Full-screen day card will automatically open with the view you've changed to on the main screen (if you have, that is)
FIXED
When changing a chart's view, all data points should always be visible & appropriately presented (i.e. not too high or low which sometimes may have resulted in the icon and/or value being clipped, or not visible at all in a worst-case; this was more likely to occur if you were jumping between different views)
FIXED
Basic comparison with yesterday doesn't show at the top of the Timeline before midday if you were presented with the full summary of the day on an earlier app launch

2019.11.04


NEW
Android 10+ only โ€” splash screen background colour linked to system dark mode toggle, hurrah ๐Ÿฅณ
NEW
Android 10+ only โ€” new "System" option in app Theme and widget Foreground settings that when selected will ensure the app and widget themes reflect the phone's
IMPROVED
Android 10+ only โ€” first-time users' initial launch will default app and widget themes to system's
IMPROVED
When searching for a location, up to 30 locations can now be displayed in the results (previously only five), hopefully ensuring that the location you're after appears somewhere on the list
IMPROVED
Widgets and notifications shouldn't display the generic location "current location" in all caps anymore
IMPROVED
When there's a next week card on the Timeline with a sadface due to expected weather, the weather icon should now be visible (and not mostly obstructed by the sadface)
IMPROVED
More seamless transition between splash and loading screens
FIXED
Morning summary/comparison with yesterday at the top of the Timeline should appear consistently on first app launch of the day if it's between 5 am and before midday
FIXED
Attempted fix to ensure there's no text clipped on the Daily widgets when using a custom font on certain devices

2019.10.25


NEW
Added Spanish ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Traducido al castellano por Carlos Bisio con el apoyo de Jorge Abraham y Alejandro Coronado โ€” muchas gracias a todos ๐Ÿค™
IMPROVED
Chart values and axis labels more prominent, especially on dark themes
IMPROVED
Increased target area of button to jump between chart and list views on the Daily screen
IMPROVED
Presentation of details text for hour and days tidied up, to ensure there's never any unnecessary line breaks and that the space between it and the summary string above is consistent with all other paragraph breaks
IMPROVED
More natural language to describe precipitation intensity in French
FIXED
In non-English, text in button floating over bottom bar should always be visible over one line with supporting icon now displayed too
FIXED
Now card shouldn't have text cut-off on 1) lower resolution displays 2) when the view has changed to a data point with a lengthy value, such as wind
FIXED
Translucency setting for widgets now translated in French

2019.10.19


FIXED
No freeze on splash screen! That would have affected users if they updated to a problematic build within an approximately 2 hour window before it was hot-fixed. So sorry about this. Won't happen again. What is a mystery is the cause because everything worked fine in all internal tests, and more confusingly the new working build is essentially a re-upload of the previous problematic build ๐Ÿค”
FIXED
Weather should show in full if there's snow being reported
FIXED
In non-English languages that use a comma as decimal separator, retrieving the weather for static locations should work fine again

2019.10.18


FIXED
App should start fine if your phone's language is Spanish
FIXED
If your phone's language is not English, French nor German, all text should be visible again

2019.10.17


IMPROVED
Widgets w/ tables should now show a 5th column on phones where space actually permits thanks to better logic handling space detection based on phone's display properties (if you were already seeing a 5th column before this update, then nothing should change) โ€” if you're experiencing new issues with widget layouts after this update, please let me know!
IMPROVED
When app is resumed, an automatic refresh will now occur if it's been > 5 mins since you were last on the app for battery/data preservation purposes
FIXED
There should not be a cut-off at the bottom of widgets where the location is displayed
FIXED
Today + Upcoming XL widget should never repeat the current hour in all its columns
FIXED
Today + Upcoming XL widget should display data in full without cut-offs on smaller screen-sized phones

2019.10.15


IMPROVED
App should request your current location when opened (assuming it's the default) if it's been more than 30 minutes since the last check (not every time to preserve data/battery)
FIXED
Location should consistently, once again, update in the background for everyone. Big apology for the inconvenience/confusion this may have caused recently โ€” the fix was trivial. Thanks to users Filippo and Tony for raising this (and being so patient/considerate too โ€” I've definitely the best users ๐Ÿค˜)
FIXED
When you upgrade to Appy Weather+, app should now restart (rather than stay on an non-updated Store screen)

2019.10.14


IMPROVED
Feels faster โ„ข
FIXED
If you return to the app after 60 seconds, then it should automatically refresh. Hopefully this is once-and-for-all fix for this long-standing issue. If you're seeing otherwise, please let me know!
FIXED
When on the Light theme, phone's navbar should now also be light for all Android 9.0 and above users.
FIXED
Next 7 Days summary should no longer ever incorrectly state the day temperature will be dropping to its lowest.

2019.10.13


FIXED
German string fixes โ€” thanks user Aaron for raising a couple!

2019.10.11


Apologies for the lack of updates in the last month! Supporting additional languages was a big job, but with the first wave now in, many lessons were learnt (like how quirky German is!) and optimisations made to hopefully ensure the ones that follow take much less time and effort.

NEW
French ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท and German ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช languages added! All because of the incredibly generous and attentive efforts of Grรฉgory Berthet and Christian Zimmer ๐Ÿค™
IMPROVED
More descriptive strings when wind strength is presented in the details section of a day or hour card.
FIXED
On non-English language phones, radar will display the correct location.
FIXED
Missing icons for gale and storm added.
FIXED
Precipitation and severe weather alerts will no longer automatically vibrate, bypassing system preferences.
FIXED
Removed unnecessary space after feels like temperature.

2019.09.13


IMPROVED
When the app is resumed and it's been more than 30 minutes since the last weather request, it will automatically refresh to the latest weather.
IMPROVED
When the default location is set to your current, it will be requested/updated when the app is opened and it's been more than an hour since the last check.

2019.09.04


IMPROVED
I couldn't sleep knowing how much more the download/storage size had become in the last update (despite the performance gains). And so, further optimisations have been made urgently to mostly preserve the speed optimisations, whilst returning the size of the app back to pre-2019.09.03 acceptable levels. Hurrah!
FIXED
Timeline won't become broken when approaching midnight and there's precipitation expected overnight and into tomorrow morning.
FIXED
Charts on Timeline cards should display fine when refreshing or changing locations.
FIXED
Weather summary for today, whether in AM notification report or morning greeting at the top of the Timeline, should no longer state weather is "X and" and instead display actual secondary weather.

2019.09.04


IMPROVED
I couldn't sleep knowing how much more the download/storage size had become in the last update (despite the performance gains). And so, further optimisations have been made urgently to mostly preserve the speed optimisations, whilst returning the size of the app back to pre-2019.09.03 acceptable levels. Hurrah!
FIXED
Timeline won't become broken when approaching midnight and there's precipitation expected overnight and into tomorrow morning.
FIXED
Charts on Timeline cards should display fine when refreshing or changing locations.
FIXED
Weather summary for today, whether in AM notification report or morning greeting at the top of the Timeline, should no longer state weather is "X and" and instead display actual secondary weather.

2019.09.03


IMPROVED
Seems faster? It should! Significant optimisation work across the board that should lead to faster start-up times and a more buttery smooth experience when navigating the app (special mention to scrolling on the Timeline, which should no longer feel jerky at any point). However, these improvements haven't come free unfortunately. App download/storage size has temporarily increased as a result (more than double the download size, and more than triple storage size). In terms of trade-offs, it was the improved performance justifies this size increase, but will be actively looking for ways in future updates to maintain the same level of performance whilst reducing size back to a number closer to pre-performance gains.
IMPROVED
To avoid any confusion, the Widget "Background" setting has now been renamed to "Foreground" to better identify what this changes as feedback had suggested it wasn't clear how to change the text colour when you've set widgets to be transparent.
IMPROVED
Target area for up/down arrows in the Bottom Nav increased to be more generous, hopefully ensuring you no longer ever need to tap multiple times for it to correctly register.
FIXED
When you tap on a notification, it should once again open to the appropriate spot. For example, when you tap on a Report notification, it should open to the relevant fullscreen day card.
FIXED
Your PM Report (notification) title should now always display text in full, regardless of what is written or your phone display resolution/screen size.
FIXED
When changing the view on the Timeline, the Tomorrow card's chart should always display correctly.
FIXED
The [Search] floating button should appear when you navigate to the Locations section of the Bottom Nav via the up arrow (was previously only displaying if you manually scrolled to Locations via a swipe).

2019.09.02


Back from a short holiday in Ireland โ€” September is going to be a big month for updates!

NEW
Can now search for locations using postal codes!
NEW
Added "Transparency" checkbox for widgets in Settings for users who don't want any background colour/effect. Please note if you want white text on the widget, you'll need to choose the "Dark" widget background, and to have black text go with the "Light" widget background.
NEW
Special thanks on About screen has a few new names.
NEW
About screen has a new Translation section requesting for volunteers to help localise the app in as many languages.
IMPROVED
Optimised (reduced) line height in body text when font set to Roboto.
IMPROVED
When describing precipitation start/finish, will now state "from X to Y" (as opposed to "at X till Y").
IMPROVED
Now widgets will respect your choice of font i.e. will display in Roboto only if that's what it's been set to in-app.
FIXED
On the Comfy layout, radar/store icons should have correct vertical alignment (was showing too high up previously).
FIXED
When "Current Temperature + Weather" is changed from showing on status bar as well as an expanded notification, the "Lock Screen Visibility" checkbox IS automatically unticked (if ticked previously).
FIXED
Fixed potential crash when tapping on a day on the Hourly screen.
FIXED
Contact details changed to my Gmail address.

2019.08.23


IMPROVED
Radar option added to the more (...) menu for increased discoverability; this is in addition to the existing radar icon to the menu's left that's visible when you're a +user. When this option for non +users is tapped on, you'll be taken to the Store screen.
FIXED
There should no longer be any discrepancy, however slight, between the temperature reported on the status bar vs any widgets you've added on a home screen.
FIXED
Fixed url typo https://www.dontkillmyapp.com in the Settings screen's notifications note โ€” thank you Angel Vahdani for raising this!

2019.08.18


NEW
Appy Weather+ users now get 1-tap (smart) access to Dark Sky's radar. To be clear, it's a web link to Dark Sky Maps that loads within the app, is optimised for faster access than if visited via your browser (note: can get the maximum speed by going to Settings to preload the radar, but beware that it may impact data use/battery life, and so it's only recommended if neither is a concern and you expect to check the radar regularly โ€” it's still pretty fast with this setting off), and automatically opens to the location you're currently checking the weather of.

2019.08.13


NEW
Added "Black" and "Light โคป Black" themes.
IMPROVED
Widgets and Notifications settings categories tidied up.
IMPROVED
Free users now have read-only Widgets and Notifications categories on their Settings screen, so that they're aware settings for both exist on an upgrade, and also learn where they'd need to go post-upgrade to access them.
FIXED
Appy Weather+ widgets should now be available for all phones, regardless of screen size/display properties. Optimisations also made to ensure there are no appearance issues by showing a bit less information when there's less room available.
FIXED
There should no longer be any inconsistency, however slight, between the temperature reported on status bar with that on any widget.

2019.08.12


NEW
Added a "Current Temperature" notification setting for Appy Weather+ users, enabling you to either permanently display the temperature on your phone's status bar or in your notification tray. There is also an option to have the current temperature/weather summary display on your lock screen! Screenshots:

Current temperature on status bar or in notification tray
Current temperature and weather summary on lock screen or in notification tray

NEW
Added a "Landing Page" setting (in a new "Startup" category) that allows you to set the default screen to land on when app is loaded. Can choose between the Hourly, Daily and Timeline screens โ€” defaults to Timeline.
IMPROVED
Removed 10 weather requests per day limit for free users.
IMPROVED
Changed default Layout setting for new installs to "Dense" (regardless of phone display), as it's become apparent that the "Comfy" option is the more divisive of the two, and so best to be conservative with the default pick.

2019.08.07


IMPROVED
It should now be more discoverable that the (bottom) Navigation Bar is in fact scrollable! Scroll up to access locations, and down to change the view. Alternatively, you can tap on the scroll buttons on the right to navigate between the different sections. If you already knew about this functionality, great, and hopefully it's even easier now thanks to the new scroll buttons for a one-tap change. And if you didn't, then this should unlock functionality and make switching between locations much easier! For anyone still reading, with phones getting bigger and bigger (and not having the biggest hands myself), it's a challenge I set myself to make Appy Weather not only optimised for one-handed use, but delightful even. Hopefully you'll agree changes like this one support this mission.
FIXED
A number of stability improvements based on a review of crash reports logged.

2019.08.05


IMPROVED
Launch times improved โ€” should be more noticeable on older hardware, but the improvement applies across the entire device spectrum. App will take slightly more storage space to facilitate this.
IMPROVED
When a sad face is displayed in a Weekend/Next Week card on the Timeline, the accompanying weather icon should now be more distinguishable.
IMPROVED
If precipitation probability for a day is less than 50% but still possible, text that presents time it's most possible if it does actually occur tweaked from "more likely" to "most possibly".
FIXED
If you're using the Light โคป Dark theme, and the app is resumed, a refresh should correctly apply any theme change necessary.
FIXED
The summary for Next 7 Days should no longer highlight the incorrect day coming up that will have the lowest temperature when there's precipitation expected.

2019.07.23


IMPROVED
The phone's nav bar should be dark (with white buttons) when Appy Weather is using a Dark theme. If you're seeing any issues, such as the colour of the buttons being incorrectly dark too, please email bardi.golriz@outlook.com.

2019.07.22


NEW
Added "City" option for the "Current Location Display" setting.
IMPROVED
When you pick either street or area for "Current Location Display", if a street or area name isn't returned for your current location, it more intelligently falls back on the next most specific desired alternative.

2019.07.17


FIXED
Correct date for when a weather warning is up to should always display.

2019.07.16


NEW
Added a "Layout" setting, enabling you to change the compactness of the interface. Existing users should mostly default to "Comfy" which is what it's been set to since launch, but you can now change to "Dense" if you'd like less whitespace. New users, on the other hand, will have the setting default to whatever is considered to provide the best viewing experience based on the phone's specs/display settings (as will existing users where this recommendation applies to).
IMPROVED
When "Area" is picked for the "Current Location Display" setting, it will attempt to identify a more local location first, before falling back on a more general area name.

2019.07.15


NEW
Added a "Current Location Display" setting that determines how precisely to display your current location's name (area or street); it defaults to "street" which is what had been used up to this point. Scroll down to the bottom of Settings to get to this option in the new Advanced category.
FIXED
No unnecessary double space after the degree symbol in any body text.
FIXED
There should no longer be a cut-off on the welcome screen on any device regardless of display characteristics.

2019.07.12


FIXED
Fixed issue with free users being informed that they hit their 10 requests a day prematurely (incorrectly).

2019.07.11


FIXED
If the text size of your location name on a Now widget is reduced because it's a long location name, it should return to a normal text size when/if your location changes and its name is short again.

2019.07.10


NEW
Based on customer feedback, added a new Font option to Settings allowing you to change it a more neutral (system) Roboto.
NEW
When the app has been updated, you'll now get a card at the top of the Timeline linking you to its release notes.
IMPROVED
When the app needs to restart after a setting change, such as with the theme set, it will now be instant.
IMPROVED
The Hourly screen now has a link to open the full-screen Today card at the top for increased discoverability and consistency with the Tomorrow link further down the screen.
IMPROVED
Should be faster to get your current location, impacting launch and refresh times.
IMPROVED
Laca font updated to latest version โ€” should look cleaner than before.
FIXED
Timeline should always show the correct set of cards on a refresh/view change.

2019.07.04


IMPROVED
Another check in-place to prevent an incorrect (not as absurd as before, but nonetheless still silly) temperature difference between two days to be reported in a Reports notification or greeting string at the top of the Timeline.
FIXED
When you select a location from the Locations scroller in the Bottom Nav, selected colour status of locations should be correct (i.e. selected location highlighted, others dimmed).
FIXED
When changing your default location, it should never set it to the incorrect one (this could happen previously under specific circumstances).
FIXED
If your default location isn't your current location, the first location record on a new launch will now be "Current Location" for clarity, and not whatever your location was when you last checked it.
FIXED
Optimisations made to potentially improve launch times.
FIXED
If sunrise happening at the current minute, Timeline won't incorrectly state sunset is.

2019.07.03


NEW
New XS Now widgets (light/dark text variations) for Appy Weather+ subscribers who've requested a 1x1 widget.
IMPROVED
More stability improvements, working through the crash logs.

2019.07.02


IMPROVED
Bar colour on the Daily chart in the Dark theme is less subtle and should be much easier to make out.
IMPROVED
Check in-place to prevent an absurd temperature difference between two days to be reported in a Reports notification or greeting string at the top of the Timeline.
FIXED
[Search] button now goes away when you've been auto-scrolled to the Views section if you were on the Locations section in the Bottom Nav, and then clicked on a card on the Timeline that has a chart. (Will return when you close the card with the chart)

2019.06.30


FIXED
Another tweak made to ensure if location name is past a certain length that the integrity of the Now widget layout is preserved.

2019.06.28


NEW
First sponsor is in for free users: the newest member of the Third Culture Apps' family โ€” ruff.

2019.06.27


NEW
Added setting to hide the date on the Now widgets.
IMPROVED
Now widget sub-section added in Settings to make it more clear that the new Date and previous Clock checkboxes only apply to the Now widgets.
IMPROVED
More stability improvements after reviewing the last week's crash reports.
FIXED
If location name is lengthy on the Now widget, it should no longer push temperature to run over multiple lines and be cut-off.
FIXED
Comparison with yesterday's weather (if available) should appear as a full summary if app is launched early in the morning, and bite-sized before mid-day.
FIXED
Comparison with yesterday's weather (if available) should only appear for your default location.

2019.06.18


IMPROVED
Stability improvements made after reviewing recent crash reports.

2019.06.17


IMPROVED
Increased number of weather requests per day for free users to 10 supported by feedback and analytics. Will continue to monitor closely to ensure the sweet user + dev friendly spot is hit.
IMPROVED
Language used to describe weather requests limit tweaked for improved clarity.
FIXED
Fixed incorrect subtitle text showing in the last column of the Timeline widget, sometimes causing the contents to extend further than desired.

2019.06.13


NEW
Added setting to show a clock on the Now widgets โ€” off by default, so you'll need to turn it on.
FIXED
An incoming notification that's not been interacted with should not hijack the app state when you launch the app normally.
FIXED
Summary on widgets should no longer repeat that there's precipitation both now and later (sometimes this was correct technically, but sometimes it was inaccurate).

2019.06.11


NEW
You can now tap on all widgets to launch the app, whether the app is running in the background or not. The tap target area is alongside the new expand icon in the widget's title text. Improvements still to come to ensure tapping on "Upcoming" takes you straight to the Daily tab.
IMPROVED
Summary on widgets no longer unnecessarily mentions precipitation "at X" when it's expected to from the first hour covered by the widget, as it's misleading potentially suggesting precipitation is starting from this time when in fact it could have been continuining from a previous hour.
IMPROVED
If your default location is your current, and you've a widget on the homescreen, your location should update more reliably.
FIXED
Widgets are now optimised to ensure when the system font isn't Roboto that no temperature value undesirably runs over multiple lines. Column layout for days has needed to be tweaked, and font size overall reduced to accomodate for this.
FIXED
When temperature is in Fahrenheit and temperature is 100 ยฐF+, day low temperature should no longer get cutoff on widgets.
FIXED
Date (beside day name) should no longer run over 2 lines in widgets.
FIXED
When you change tabs, the tabs that are not in view will not have an incorrect selected appearance.
FIXED
When you tap on today's/tomorrow's report notification, should now always open the correct full-screen day card.

2019.06.10


NEW
Comparison with yesterday should appear at the top of the Timeline if first app launch is in the morning (rather than early morning when the more detailed summary string appears).
IMPROVED
Precipitation notifications should be sent with greater (expected) frequency when there's precipitation throughout the day, especially when it's initially not forecast to happen for the entire day.
IMPROVED
Accessibility colour tweaks, noticeable primarily with subtitle text โ€” now AA compliant.
IMPROVED
Introduced minimum height for a bar on the Daily chart, ensuring icon should always be contained within the bar (and not extend outside).
FIXED
Summary of the day should now always appear at the top of the Timeline in the early morning regardless of when you last launched the app.
FIXED
When your current location's name is lengthy, text size on the Now widget reduced to ensure the widget doesn't overrun causing the icon and/or temperature to not be visible.
FIXED
Added missing space between sentences on the Now widget when the weather both now and later is precipitation.
FIXED
Comparison of precipitation between two days should be more accurate now (for example, when two cards are linked in the Timeline of days with precipitation).

2019.06.05


IMPROVED
Any background work being executed for widgets should less likely interfere with the app's reliability when it's in the foreground.
FIXED
Removed all instances of a mistaken double space on widgets' summary strings.

2019.06.04


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