By Grailr LLC
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
CARROT Weather is a crazy-powerful weather app that delivers hilariously twisted forecasts.
** Winner of Apple’s Editor’s Choice award on the Mac and featured by The New York Times, Good Morning America, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, Wired, & more! **
Overflowing with Personality
From spooky fog to torrential downpours, CARROT’s dialogue, characters, and scenery change in… “unexpected” ways. You’ll actually be looking forward to a blizzard just to see what CARROT has in store for you!
Accurate and Detailed
Dark Sky’s super accurate weather data gives you quick access to your current, hourly, and daily forecasts. Or just tap anywhere for more meteorological goodness. (Available worldwide.)
If the rain gods are mad at you, CARROT will show you a short-term forecast that tells you right down to the minute when it’s going to start precipitating. (Available only in the US, UK, and parts of Canada. Everything else works worldwide.)
If you own an Apple Watch, you can purchase the premium upgrade to receive precipitation and severe weather alerts, as well as reports on the weather for the upcoming day. Or, if you own CARROT Weather for Mac, CARROT can forward notifications to your iOS device! (Note: Precipitation and severe weather alerts are only available in the US, UK, and parts of Canada. Daily reports work worldwide.)
Watch in awe as the next big storm bears down on your house with CARROT’s trusty radar (for the U.S.) and satellite (for the rest of the world) maps.
Want to disable CARROT's personality? You can turn her into a 100% professional weather app! And Premium Club members can customize every last data point that CARROT displays to show the weather data that you care about.
View the weather for any location up to 70 years in the past or 10 years in the future. DeLorean not required!
Use ARKit to bring CARROT into your world. Just don't poke her ocular sensor.
Follow clues to hunt down 20+ secret locations - like the Moon, the Pyramids, and Chernobyl.
In addition to a full weather app and notifications, you also get colorful complications for your watch face. (Note: Premium Club subscription required to unlock half-hourly data updates, notifications, and complication customization features.)
• Beautifully minimalist weather app
• Dark Sky’s super accurate weather data
• Weather Underground data source available as an upgrade
• Notifications via CARROT Weather for Apple Watch or CARROT Weather for Mac
• Radar and satellite maps
• Apple Watch app with complications
• Support for Celsius and metric measurements
• Customizable widget with light and dark modes
• 4,000+ lines of hilarious spoken dialogue
• 20+ secret locations
Don’t make CARROT angry. Download her now!
CARROT Weather uses auto-renewing subscriptions. The Premium Club subscription provides additional features like customization, an alternative weather data source, and Apple Watch background updates. The Ultrapremium Club subscription provides all the features of Premium Club, plus Weather Underground data access for Apple Watch users. The subscription will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. Subscriptions will automatically renew at the end of your subscription period and will be charged through your iTunes account. Subscriptions renew automatically unless canceled at least 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. You can turn off auto-renewal at any time from your iTunes account settings. Cancellation of the current active subscription period is not allowed.
What's New in Version 4.2.2
Are you enjoying the decaying fall foliage, meatbags? I hope so, because while you were out hunting down new foods to add pumpkin spice to, I was working on an update that ensures everything is shipshape for the iPhone X release this Friday. I threw in a few bug fixes and performance improvements for good measure, too.
Weather with attitude
I have evaluated countless weather apps looking for exactly the right combination of accuracy, essential features and visual organization. Carrot comes very close to my ideal. The “snark” factor is amusing and unique and, while others will no-doubt continue to use it, I moved beyond it pretty quickly and just use the “boring” mode! Carrot is extremely well thought out, with current conditions, hourly and daily forecasts arranged in a smart and very readable layout. I love being able to switch between Dark Sky and Wunderground weather sources with a tap, and quick access to the radar map is a real plus. The only other weather app that has this combination of features and design smarts is BeWeather (another excellent weather app), and it’s a real horse race between the two. What disappoints me about Carrot and keeps it from being a 5-Star app is the conspicuous lack of baked-in notifications. To get severe weather alerts on your iPhone, you must purchase a separate app for your Mac and then have the two devices talk to each other via iCloud. Way too many steps and $$ for something that is the de facto standard in most other first-rate weather apps. I really hope the Carrotians will re-consider this approach. That would garner 5 stars from me and a renewal of my subscription.
Cute, but pronunciation stinks, kind of a gimmick
Ok, so first things first, if you already have Dark Sky you can skip Carrot. Yeah, you get a bit more detail per hour in Carrot, but you seem to lose out on the geographic context. Dark Sky gives you messages like “Nearest precip is 27 miles to the West” so that you don’t have to look at the map. I haven’t seen that yet from Carrot, maybe it’s there, don’t know.
Maybe the forecasts get better with the Premium upgrade (and FYI, if you do, it costs you even more to use it on your watch) so that you can use Weather Underground as a source, but I don’t know, I was about to give the upgrade a try when I found out that Carrot can’t has lousy pronunciation.
Every time you open Carrot it gives you a snarky phrase. They’re canned, that’s ok because there seem to be a ton of them, but it’s really disappointing to hear that no one listened to them all before publishing the app. About 5% of the phrases I’ve heard have some sort of text-to-speech error in them. Part of the gimmick here is people around you hearing what Carrot says, and when you get one with an error, it’s just embarrassing.
I’m going to keep Carrot around for a while but I’m not ready to spring for the subscription. I just don’t see the benefit as of now. Maybe if you gave a 3 day trial of the premium features or something like that. If they really are better, that could sell a lot of people.
Stop with all the “moon” talk
The app is put together nice and has some funny sayings. However, every evening it talks about the moon. It was ok at first but I’ve had to see the word “moony” every night. If it keeps up I’ll lower the rating and delete the app.
A few days after posting the above review I received a response from the developer via the App Store. All it said was “moony moon moon, love carrot.” While this isn’t a big deal, it shows they have no respect for these reviews. I don’t expect them to change their app for one person, but to respond to a review in this manner is disrespectful and annoying. I’ll be cancelling my subscription and lowering the rating. No response would’ve been better.
- Category: Weather
- Updated: Oct 31, 2017
- Version: 4.2.2
- Size: 101 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Language: English
- Seller: Grailr LLC
- © 2015-2017 Grailr LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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