Tue, 03 September 2019
What is it?
1Weather meets all your weather needs in a simple, beautiful package. Track and view weather forecasts and current conditions for ‘My Location’ to get real-time updates wherever you go, or add any location you choose. Whether you want to check the temperature, precipitation forecast, Doppler radar or simply keep up with the current phases of the sun and moon, 1Weather has you covered.
It features a simple, paginated design that shows you the current weather, forecast for up to 12 weeks, a radar, and other fun stats. Along with that, you’ll get a fairly decent set of lightly customisable widgets and the standard stuff like severe weather notifications and a radar so you can see the storms approaching. Perhaps its best feature is its minimal design which just shows you the weather (and fun facts, if you want).
The ads can be quite intrusive and annoying to click away, but there is an option to remove them permanently for a nominal fee.
APP: Pocket Mode
Do you often find that your phone does things in your pocket without your permission? Pocket Mode is designed to prevent that. The app uses the proximity sensor to detect when it’s in your pocket, after which it’ll lock down your screen and other sensors, ensuring that you don’t pocket dial your friends and family.
Bouncer is a security app with a unique premise. The app lets you grant temporary permissions to applications. So, for instance, you can let Facebook access your location long enough to check into a place, and Bouncer disables the permission once you leave Facebook. This is a great way to use all of the features of a social media app without digging into your settings to disable those permissions or giving those apps permanent access to your information.