Skill Review: Weather Bug



VOGO Voice RATING                              4.2/5

Voice First                                                                  4/5
Display Friendly                                                      3/5
Performance/Ease of Use                                       4/5
Accuracy/Data Quality                                             5/5
Value Proposition                                                     5/5
weather bug


Asking Alexa about the weather has become the new normal and that’s what the Weather bug by Weather bug is all about. Endowed with the ability to deliver current weather conditions, the voice skill intuitively furnishes weather alerts and lightning information on the go for users across the United States. 

An alluring aspect of this skill is the way in which it greets returning users by curating varied welcome messages. It enables users to ferret out real-time data on weather conditions by providing a city name or relevant zip code. A wide range of meteorological parameters is covered by the skill to furnish a detailed weather forecast. The climatological information includes details surrounding temperature, humidity, wind direction, and wind speed for the requested location. The ability to give accurate weather for time-specific queries like “What’s the forecast for tonight/tomorrow in Chicago?”  is certainly one of the key highlights of the skill. To frequently explore the current weather conditions of the users’ place of stay, they are permitted to set a default location and access the updates with the least turnaround time. In this case, they need not mention the city or zip code to fetch the information. The resourceful ‘Help’ section lists all commands inherent in the app and aids users to steer their conversation with ease without any hiccups. Well, that being said, there seem to be a few downsides that could let down weather enthusiasts at times. The skill does lack the option to repeat information, the inclusion of which could have slightly upped its user experience.  Moreover, the verbatim display of sentences with its rather sizable font mildly tones down the appealing factor on the whole. 

The VOGO Voice team scores this skill 4.2 out of 5 stars based on our rating system.  Bear in mind to familiarize yourself with the ‘Help’ section to make most of the skill’s offerings. So why not try out the Weather Bug skill and see if it offers real-time information that will come in handy just when you need it.

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