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YoWindow app review: view detailed weather forecasts in a unique living landscape interface



Not sure what the weather is like outside? Why look out the window when you can look at YoWindow! See a stunning flourish of weather reports and forecasts in a beautiful and unique format, with the ability to view a changing landscape as the forecast changes simply by swiping left and right.

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Weather forecasting is typically a rather dull affair with information usually being presented in a dry and lifeless format, but YoWindow changes all of that!

With a gorgeously animated live landscape which changes with the weather in real time and comes accompanied by natural ambient sounds, this app will completely change the way you think about checking the weather.

YoWindow Weather


Weather Forecasting Just Got a Makeover

When you first start using this app, it will use your device’s built-in GPS to determine your current location, so you’ll have access to weather forecasts for your local area within literally a few seconds.

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All of the usual information you would expect to find in a weather forecasting app is included in YoWindow, including temperature, humidity, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and more. If you prefer, you can of course get a nice overview of the current and future conditions simply by observing the live landscape.

As I mentioned in the introduction, sliding left and right enables you to move backwards and forwards in time to view future conditions, and as far as I can see, you can go as far as nine days into the future. This means you’ll have a full ten days of weather forecasting, perfect for checking the weather before you go on vacation.


Define Your Own Landscapes

There are some really nice background sounds which are unique to each landscape and weather type. I currently have my landscape set to Seaside so I’m being treated to the relaxing sound of crashing waves while I write this review!

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You can also set your landscape to Village, Airport, Oriental, and Sky, each with its own animated background and unique set of sounds.

Besides the obvious esthetic qualities of YoWindow, I’m also impressed by the customization options. You can change all manner of units for temperature, wind speed, air pressure, and distance, or you can use one of the presets, such as US, UK, Metric, Finland, and Russia.

Another nice feature is Disable Auto-Lock which ensures your landscape remains onscreen without the screen locking.


YoWindow Weather


Pros and Cons


  • Weather forecasting presented in a beautifully unique live landscape format
  • Swipe left and right to view future weather conditions in your local area
  • Choose from a selection of landscapes to find the one which best represents where you live
  • Landscape mode supported
  • Shake your iPhone to see a few surprises



  • There is nothing negative to say about this app


Final Words

YoWindow offers it all: detailed 10-day weather forecasting, loads of customization options, and a truly stunning interface complete with animated backgrounds and wonderful sounds.

The developer has done a fantastic job of pulling together form and function to deliver what I would say is one of the best weather apps I’ve had the pleasure of using.


YoWindow Weather

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Mark is an opinionated writer who loves to review apps. In 2012, he started reviewing Apple apps on a regular basis and wonders how he survived up to that point without these apps.