Would you like an easy way to add a live weather forecast to the lockscreen of your iOS Device? Well, if you answered yes to this question you will be glad to know that a new application has been released into the AppStore called Lock Screen Weather. This application will actually place a live weather feed on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad’s lockscreen that upon being tapped on will take you to the stock iOS weather app.
The Lock Screen Weather application may seem like it is an application the should not of been approved, and we are with you on this one. We are not sure how long this application will last in the AppStore, due to the method on how this application places live weather on your lockscreen. Which basically involves looping a sound file in the background that some people are reporting is unreliable and can become a troublesome as this application is disabled when listening to music.
If you are interested in testing the Lock Screen Weather application to add a live weather feed to your non-Jailbroken iOS Device, you can head on over to the AppStore and purchase it for a price of $0.99 by clicking here. Let us know what you think of the Lock Screen Weather application in the comments section below…
lol are you freaking kidding me? i guess this is fitting only for iphone users who are WAAAAAAAAAY too lazy to go to any weather app; you have to be stupid enough to buy this! lol
Genius ideal. Now the next step will be adding iTunes music to sounds option. Come to think of it, the maker can add other stuff, like calendar and other widgets to the lockscreen through the same trick.
Joel Thomas says
I would still advise 4S, iPad2, or any other iOS powered device users who don’t have a jailbreak and are tempted by a way to enhance your lockscreen to keep away from this app. Aside from the fact that it is a huge battery drain, the app is unreliable and doesn’t always show on your lockcreen anyway as the post says.
The way it’s managed to get past Apple verification is because it technically doesn’t break any App Store rules. Lock Screen Weather uses the native iOS lock screen album-art display capabilities to display pictures of weather graphics even before you unlock your iDevice. This gives you the appearance of a lockscreen “hack” when really they’re not hacking anything in order to give you lockscreen weather, just bending the rules of iPod playback in order to display weather graphics.
It’s honestly a really clever idea and I applaud their ingenious method, but it becomes problematic when you realize in order for this app to work it has to hijack and hog your iPod app’s music playback feature literally all the time. The constant playback of nature sounds / “silent” audio in order to make this lock screen illusion work WILL drain your battery, just as playing any other music 24/7 will.
For those users without a jailbreak who are still tempted by the app all the same, damn the battery life, let’s just clarify how unreliable the app really is as the post didn’t elaborate on it. For one, you can’t listen to music and have lock screen weather at the same time as the other album art will display instead. Also, though not often, iOS multitasking may automatically kill the iPod app from continually running in the background for prolonged periods of time, making this app highly unstable and you will have to unlock your device and start up it up again periodically in order to have your lock screen weather displayed.
Don’t be fooled by the snazzy graphics on those pictures. It’s a clever idea, but the method of implementation that ties up music playback functionality makes the use of your iPod app highly unreliable, and the enormous battery drain from the constant playback makes this app an impractical choice as well.
Joel Thomas says
There has been a long time universal market out there for lockscreen extension and art display for iOS and others alike. If marketing this app on the App Store automatically makes all iPhone users “WAAAAAAAAAAY too lazy” according to you, you are by extension accusing all other platforms which offer extensions and shortcuts on their app stores equally.
Not sure why I feel the need to defend iOS users to you though. Just the fact that you back your point by calling everyone else stupid just goes to show your maturity level. You’ll probably even respond to this calling me stupid or an idiot or something else. Whatever.