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  • 'StatusWeather' Shows the Temperature in the Status Bar, Double-tap for More Info


    The temperature outside is one thing that's always changing that a lot of people like to keep track of. Unfortunately, Apple doesn't give you any way of easily discerning what the temperature is like outside without having to open an application up to see it. Arguably, the temperature is something that should be in your face, just like the time. You don't have to open the Clock application to see the time; it's shown in the Status Bar, so why not the temperature?

    A new free jailbreak tweak called StatusWeather by iOS developer Smartviper E75 is now available in Cydia's BigBoss repository that allows you to add the current temperature via the stock iOS Weather application to the Status Bar, directly to the right of the time, as shown above.

    If you double-tap on the temperature in the Status Bar, you'll get a small alert box that shows you the current temperature outside, the humidity level, and the "Feels Like" temperature. There's a dismiss button at the bottom of the alert box for closing the alert box, and there's also a launch weather button that will launch the Weather application for you.

    The temperature in the Status Bar is a great idea, actually, but the tweak itself doesn't come without its shortcomings. One of the most obvious from the screenshot example is that the "Feels Like" temperature looks like it makes an incorrect conversion between Fahrenheit and Celsius somewhere down the line. And another issue is that you need to enable 24-hour time format to make this tweak work correctly, otherwise a long strand of random numbers will appear in your Status Bar in between the time and the temperature.

    That aside...

    The tweak adds a preferences pane to the Settings application where you can configure a variety of different options:



    You can enable or disable the tweak on demand, enable or disable the tweak for the lock screen on demand, enable or disable the double-tap gesture to show the additional information in an alert box, change the weather metric from Fahrenheit to Celsius, and choose a custom refresh interval for how often the tweak should change the Status Bar temperature.

    If you don't mind changing your Status Bar clock to 24-hour time, then StatusWeather might be a cool tweak to add to your tweak collection. The developer notes that he's working on a fix for this in a future update, but as the tweak sits right now, it feel like its in beta stages. On the other hand, having instant access to the temperature outside in the Status Bar is a handy tool to have. If you want to give it a try, you can download it for free from Cydia's BigBoss repository.

    Note: this tweak doesn't work on iPads since there is no Weather application on them.

    Name: StatusWeather
    Price: FREE
    Version: 1.2-1
    Requirements: iOS 7.0-7.0.4, iPhone or iPod touch
    Tested on: iPhone 5 running iOS 7.0.4
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: Smartviper E75
    Editor's Rating: / 3.5/5
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 'StatusWeather' Shows the Temperature in the Status Bar, Double-tap for More Info started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 22 Comments
    1. sknet's Avatar
      sknet -
      battery hogger?
    1. scroogelives's Avatar
      scroogelives -
      It's a nice tweak, been updated over night to fix some small issues but it is nice!
    1. Co1d Night's Avatar
      Co1d Night -
      Someone should code a tweak that shows the actual device temperature on the status bar.
    1. tombik's Avatar
      tombik -
      Doesn't work together with Cloacky
    1. 8lias's Avatar
      8lias -
      Crashes on iphone 5S.
    1. fluffybunnyabc's Avatar
      fluffybunnyabc -
      You have to have location on all the time be great to pick from a list or use location code.
    1. bliken's Avatar
      bliken -
      Works great on my 5S. No crashes
    1. xWalmartCandyx's Avatar
      xWalmartCandyx -
      Has anyone noticed how pointless all of the new ios 7 tweaks are?
    1. Dnc95's Avatar
      Dnc95 -
      Quote Originally Posted by 8lias View Post
      Crashes on iphone 5S.
      Won't show up on my screen (iphone 5) but double tap work??
    1. AKCHRIS's Avatar
      AKCHRIS -
      I get these random Numbers along side the weather temp. Anyone else get these?. This is what it say's on the top of my statusbar--> Time, then 410400012 then the temp. What's the middle numbers represent?
    1. Nuff Said's Avatar
      Nuff Said -
      Quote Originally Posted by xWalmartCandyx View Post
      Has anyone noticed how pointless all of the new ios 7 tweaks are?
      Only the ones they choose to review here.
    1. severe's Avatar
      severe -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dnc95 View Post
      Won't show up on my screen (iphone 5) but double tap work??
      Same here. iPhone 5. Double-tap works, but nothing is displayed in the status bar.
    1. Ramses2's Avatar
      Ramses2 -
      Tweak installed, configurer and nothing appears on my IP4

    1. MikePA's Avatar
      MikePA -
      Quote Originally Posted by severe View Post
      Same here. iPhone 5. Double-tap works, but nothing is displayed in the status bar.
      Did u switch to 24 hour time format?
    1. dannyrocket's Avatar
      dannyrocket -
      Quote Originally Posted by AKCHRIS View Post
      I get these random Numbers along side the weather temp. Anyone else get these?. This is what it say's on the top of my statusbar--> Time, then 410400012 then the temp. What's the middle numbers represent?
      Same here. Doesn't even display the correct temp either.
    1. scroogelives's Avatar
      scroogelives -
      Works on iPhone5 may be a clash between tweaks?
    1. severe's Avatar
      severe -
      Quote Originally Posted by MikePA View Post
      Did u switch to 24 hour time format?
      Thanks, Mike. I guess I assumed it switched itself.

      Hoping there's a fix for 12-hour coming.
    1. zeppy's Avatar
      zeppy -
      This is good for temperature if it worked better, I guess. Does anyone know of a good data usage monitor tweak? For those that want to keep track of cellular data usage (other than WeeTrackData which I bought)

      Something like this weather type tweak that just shows you data used when you tap it?
    1. dannyrocket's Avatar
      dannyrocket -
      Quote Originally Posted by zeppy View Post
      This is good for temperature if it worked better, I guess. Does anyone know of a good data usage monitor tweak? For those that want to keep track of cellular data usage (other than WeeTrackData which I bought)

      Something like this weather type tweak that just shows you data used when you tap it?
      Check out DataMan in the App Store. Works really well.
    1. MrBozack's Avatar
      MrBozack -
      it works on my 5s but drains the battery very much!