A couple of weeks back, we posted a new, gorgeous weather app from none other than Yahoo!. The new Yahoo! Weather app is currently making some waves and yours truly even became an instant fan. Yahoo undoubtedly did a great job with their new weather app and I'm sure I'm not the only one who wished it's the default weather app for iOS. Well, while it's unlikely that Apple will make that happen anytime soon, there is a new jailbreak tweak that lets you achieve just that.
Yes, there is a new Cydia tweak that will essentially replace the default iOS Weather app with the much superior Yahoo! Weather app. The name of the tweak is Yahoo! Weather Is Better from developer Jacob Caraballo. With this tweak installed in your iPhone or iPod touch, the Yahoo! Weather app will be launched each time you tap on the stock Weather app, essentially making it your default weather application. On top of that, you can also use the tweak to reroute the weather notification center widget to launch the Yahoo! Weather app.
Another plus thing regarding this tweak is the fact that it comes with settings that you can configure, although the options are somewhat limited. From Yahoo! Weather Is Better's settings, you can enable or disable the tweak easily. You can also choose whether to enable or disable the rerouting of the stock weather icon and stock notification center weather widget. Both options are enabled by default.
There are some minor drawbacks to the tweak though. If you use Siri to make queries about the weather, it will launch the stock Weather app. If the developer manages to also reroute Siri queries, then there will be no reason to go back to the default iOS Weather app.
Yahoo! Weather Is Better is not exactly the most graceful solution to make the new Yahoo! Weather app but it gets the job done. Just in case, you want a better weather app for your iOS device, this tweak comes highly recommended. Yahoo! Weather Is Better is a FREE tweak which you can download from Cydia via BigBoss repo.Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback