I love my iPhone apps – especially my weather apps, it probably has something to do with being British and our obsession with the weather.
I have one particular app that I rely on – WeatherPro – it is pretty accurate and has lots of useful data (well I think it’s useful). The data provider is also European based, so this helps greatly with it’s accuracy. The downside? It’s rather monotone in design (very blue and yellow) so is not particularly pretty to look at!
But, every so often an app appears in the app store that moves things along and is amazing. When it does it has to be added to my iPhone – Flipboard was a classic example, it is lovely to use and look at, but up until now there hasn’t been a weather app of the same calibre.
Until now that is – Yahoo have just released their new weather app, and it is just lovely, pure eye candy, and it has lots of data all presented in a gorgeous way. The opening screen presents a simple set of data (current temperature, description of the current weather etc) over a photo of the weather location.
Scrolling down provides an hourly scrollable forecast, a five day forecast, wind speeds (shown by animated revolving windmills), plus a radar map of the area to show rainfall etc.
But my favourite bit is at the bottom of the page – an animated graphic that shows the time from sunrise to sunset, and the current position of the sun in its arc across the sky!
The app also uses photos from Flicker which relate to the location you are looking at (randomly chosen as far as I can tell) – it is amazing and makes the Apple weather app – which I haven’t used for years as it is so bad – look even more rubbish!
It is worth downloading – do it!