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March 14, 2008

SPB Weather Release 1.7.4

Spb Weather is clearly one of the top weather programs available for Windows Mobile devices. If you are already a user, you will want to take advantage of this free upgrade. Otherwise, you may wish to check it out and add it to your bag of tricks.

The main incentive for upgrading is that the new version integrates seamlessly with the new Spb Mobile Shell 2.0, as well as Spb Pocket Plus and Diary. See a review of Mobile Shell.

Let’s take a brief tour of this pocket weather station that can reside on your Today screen or a tap away nestled in Pocket Plus or Mobile Shell tab or icon if you want to conserve the limited display space available. It offers four views ranging from 4 to 7 days depending on the information you want to view at a glance. Tapping on a day’s icon will bring up the detailed forecast for that day to show weather for Morning, Day, Evening, Night, which is handy. If you want to compare your designated weather cities, you can display them in a multiline view. Otherwise, cities reside on tabs.

Selecting your favorite cities is easy from the provided database, or you can specify your own. I’ve never been stumped yet. You can use the weather services available in Spb, select or create your own, a powerful feature.

It’s skinnable and comes with 10 professionally designed options. You can download more for free from Spb, or you can create your own. This allows you to change the weather icons to the ones you prefer.

Spb Weather allows you to specify measurement and unit settings and to synchronize in different ways to keep reports current.

If you are interested in exploring the features of several popular weather programs before making a decision, you may wish to read my article “Weathering Heights.”

You can download a free trial or purchase it at http://www.spbsoftwarehouse.com/products/weather/download.html

Spb Weather costs $14.95, which is a small price to pay for instant and up to date access to vital information that can sometimes be a matter of life or death.

Posted by conradb212 at March 14, 2008 03:03 PM