Pocket Weather Australia
By ShiftyJelly PTY LTD
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Australia's original and best weather app sources its data from the only place that matters: the Bureau of Meteorology.
Built by locals right here in Australia, we've spent a lot of time refining and building the weather app we all want to use. So whether you need to check what it's going to be like this week on your phone, tablet or watch, we have you covered!
For those that love details though, we have some for you:
- Detailed weather information for every suburb in Australia
- Hourly temperature predictions 7 days into the future
- All the Bureau of Meteorology rain radars
- National synoptic chart
- Tide times (with offline download support)
- All the Bureau of Meteorology warnings for around the country
- Notification support if you want to know the weather at a particular time of day, or be notified of warnings as they occur
- Glance at the weather from the App icon badge, which you can set to show you the current temp, todays maximum and many more things
- 72 hours of historical information for each location
- Universal app: supports iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
We've worked long and hard over the years to bring you the weather and version 5 continues that legacy. As always we're open to your feedback and have even more amazing updates in the pipeline.
In the meantime, enjoy the weather!
What's New in Version 5.4
Just in time for the holidays, we have a bumper update for you all. I'm going to try my best not to make any xmas related puns or jokes, so here we go:
- added the ability for the app to download new tide data when available (also 2017 tides now available)
- added a dark theme, by default the app will now change to the dark theme at night, to save your poor eyeballs from all that glaring whiteness
- updated the design and function of the widget to support iOS 10
- fixed an issue where the top part of the screen could go light grey. No that wasn't our designer challenging your notion of the world, through the viewport of readability and exposing the human condition, it was just a bug ;)
- updated the watch app to support Watch OS 3, and added an option for it to show the current temperature instead of the forecasted maximum
- speed improvements
- lots of other various fixes and improvements
Anyway, hope you all enjoy the break and that 2017 brings you some joy :)
It's been a bumpy ride for this once great app, sadly
This app has been the best app ever at times over the years. Great interface, lots of information, easy to see and understand.
Latest update has caused a bug where some days the app won't open - it crashes instantly on launch. Other days it works though. Worse still, about once every year or two the devs go and rewrite it from scratch, wrecking the familiarity, making it hard to use, and introducing lots of bugs.
Late in 2015 they rewrote it yet again introducing their most confusing, least informative, least functional interface ever and - unusually for them - twelve months later it's still broken. They're an Aussie dev company out of Adelaide so you'd think they'd actually listen to users!
It's so minimal it's completely uninformative unless you go randomly touching things hoping one will reveal more. Even when you do chance upon the information you were looking for the focus is firmly on "clean-styling" rather than "informative" or "functional". It's very sad!
They used to respond to feedback too, but I'm guessing they got too much negative feedback this time around because a year after listing some key deficiencies in a friendly, constructive email to them I've still not received a reply nor seen any fixes to this once mighty app.
Sorry, give this one a miss 'til they sort themselves out! :-(
Still not happy on iPad
After waiting a couyple of months for the devs to update the app so that the widget would actually update without having to go and open the app, they claim they've fixed the widget/iOS 10 issues. Nope. Widget display on both iPhone and iPad displays only one locality, which may or may not be your actual location - can't be sure, because it doesn't actually tell you what locality it is using! (Good way to fix the 'locality doesn't update problem - hide the evidence) nor does it display anything beyond today's forecast.
And, on iPad, it doesn't support portrait mode - simply displaying 'Unable to load' (when either launching the widget in portrait mode, or rotating from landscape to portrait.
Still the best Australian weather app…
I've been using Pocket Weather for many years, and still love it. It needed a design update, and while the change was dramatic, it's well thought out and fun to use. Maybe the developers could have communicated the changes better, but the current rating has been driven down by people who just liked the old version better.
What you get if you buy it today is a fantastic app that looks like the screenshots! It was before, and still is today, the best Australian weather app available.
- Category: Weather
- Updated: 20 December 2016
- Version: 5.4
- Size: 62.1 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Language: English
- Seller: ShiftyJelly PTY LTD
- © ShiftyJelly Pty Ltd
Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.