GX5 has recently released a few impressively-looking applications for Treos – for example, DialByPhoto, a good-looking replacement for the Treo’s built-in phone app(DialByPhoto review). Their latest spawn is TreoWeather, a weather forecast tool…can it stack up?
After installing the program onto the Treo, TreoWeather needs to download additional icons wirelessly. It also asks for permission to retrieve data from Yahoo over the wireless link, and shows a quick tutorial on adding new cities:
This review looked at version 126.96.36.199 of TreoWeather on a Palm Treo 680. The program was stable and needs about 1.2MB – however, parts of the program can be moved to the external memory card.
Overall, TreoWeather is a very nice-looking weather forecast tool for your Treo. It can fetch a forecast and display it beautifully – but it can’t autoupdate itself as of now(said to be coming soon). The update button is pretty difficult to access, and there’s no plugins for other programs either. In the end, it all comes down to personal preference. If you want a cool-looking program, get TreoWeather by all means. On the other hand, if you need plugins, get 4cast(4cast review)… . Both products cost 10$…get an evaluation version of both and decide yourself!