Weather widgets for Symbian Belle now availableThu, 2012-03-01 15:09
I scream, you scream, we all scream for a Weather widget!
Fans of the Nokia Weather app (released earlier as part of Nokia Maps Suite) have been begging and pleading since day one for the release of a connected widget, and today they will have Beta-level satisfaction.
A Weather widget for Symbian Belle is now available from Nokia Beta Labs. If you haven't already updated to Nokia Maps Suite 2.0, you will need to make a detour to join that trial in order to get the full benefits. The widget is not fully compatible with the old version of Weather.
There are two homescreen widgets. One shows a three-day forecast and the other shows the current hourly weather. By default, the widget will show you the weather right where you are, but you can configure it to show the weather in any city you like. I have a full page of Weather widgets on my N8!
When you tap on the widget, it will jump into the Weather app, where you can get more details. The Weather app always remembers whether you were looking at the detail or overview page, so which page it open onto depends on which page you were looking at last.
The Nokia team is looking forward to hearing your feedback!