After a successful beta run, third-party home screen replacement app Niagara Launcher launched on the stable channel early last month. However, the app developers did not include any new features in the first stable release to ensure a smooth transition. To make up for the lack of new features, the developers are releasing Niagara Launcher v1.1, which includes an updated weather widget, new animations, and more.
According to a recent post on the latest Niagara Launcher update, the revamped weather widget provides support for 30-minute rain and snow forecasts, shorter 30-60 minute update intervals, a longer 8-day forecast range, and other subtle adjustments. The new 30-minute rain forecast feature supports most regions except Africa, providing detailed forecast data to help you avoid getting caught in the rain or snow.
Shorter update intervals, on the other hand, dynamically update the forecast every 30 to 60 minutes based on current weather conditions to increase accuracy. Despite the shorter update interval, Niagara Launcher never wakes up your phone from standby and has no significant impact on your phone’s battery. The longer forecast range allows you to check the weather forecast for the next seven days and the hourly forecast now also includes the weather conditions for the next day.
Additionally, the Niagara Launcher weather widget now displays sunrise and sunset timers in hourly weather forecast, includes daily weather descriptions and additional weather icons for a more accurate forecast, and has a new option to choose automatically. a fixed location for more accurate results. .
Along with the updated weather widget, Niagara Launcher v1.1 brings new animations of nearby apps, a battery charge indicator, a new widget settings sheet, and a transparent screenshot feature that lets you take screenshots of the launcher without the wallpaper.
If you are interested in trying all these new features, you can download the latest Niagara Launcher update by following this link. It is worth noting that the update is not available on the Google Play Store at the moment and can be a bit unstable. Therefore, if you are an inexperienced user, you may want to proceed with caution.