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| February 27, 2013
It's Always A Good Time When You're Playing Good Weather's Mini-Games
All right, I'll just go ahead and say it: I have a new favorite weather app. And it's simply called good weather. Understandably, good weather practically looks like most of the other minimalist weather apps out there. The app has a really simple interface that indicates the current weather conditions, including temperature, wind speed, and chance of rain. It also presents a five-day forecast with a swipe across the top. Also, good weather is able to automatically determine your current location. But if you're interested in the weather in cities other than your own, you can do a handy city search and instantly see how the weather is elsewhere. As a matter of fact, good weather even lets you check out the weather in Neverland, Oz, and Winterfell. Actually, these three are included in good weather as sample cities for you to easily see the basic features of the app as well as some of the app's mini-games. Say what? That's right: mini-games. [caption id="attachment_387076" align="aligncenter" width="270"] good weather[/caption] Sure, good weather is minimalist, like many of the weather apps today. But good weather also has weather-themed mini-games. There are more than 30 mini-games in good weather, but you can play only those that correspond to the weather conditions in the cities you're viewing. For example, here in my neck of the woods, the forecast is "sunny spells." This lets me play a mini-game where I have to tap falling suns. Another example: in New York, it's "cloudy with heavy rain." I am then challenged to a game where I have to prevent flooding by catching raindrops with a floating umbrella. One last example: in Oz, it's apparently "sunny." With that forecast, I can play a Doodle Jump-like game where I have to control the sun as it jumps from one cloud to another. The app also comes with a game board that lets you keep track of the games you've played and your high scores. Optimized for iPhone and iPod touch running iOS 4.3 or later, good weather is available now in the App Store for the amazingly low price of nothing at all. Yup, good weather is available for absolutely free. So, don't take a rain check and download it now. [gallery link="file" order="DESC"]