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 5.1
Thanks for all your feedback to date, we've been reading it all and making improvements to the app based on it. This update is mainly a bug fix and minor update release, but rest assured that there are bigger updates to come. The iPad interface in particular is something we intend to focus on. We intend to roll those out slowly and deliberately with lots of testing rather than rushing them out before the holiday break.
Some highlights for this release:
- Added 'Graph Feels Like' option in settings for those that are into that
- Added current temperature reading to the location list
- Current temperature on the main screen now has 1 decimal point
- Fixed an issue where turning on bold text would cause some temps to not be displayed. You can now turn Bold back on in your accessibility settings if you've turned it off to get them to appear.
- Fixed issues with the warning icon and accessibility settings
- Fixed app icon badge not updated properly when you close the app
- Fixed crashes related to re-ordering locations
- Fixed an issue where the warning icon would wander off down the page. No idea why but it really didn't want to be in the top right. Rebels are like that sometimes.
- Fixed performance issues with older iOS devices
- Tweaked the order of the layers on the radar card so that important things are still visible when it's raining
- Warnings can now be opened directly from a notification, also fixed issues with loading of warnings
- Drastically reduced memory usage of the app
- Tide height now updates as you scroll the tide graph
- Lots of other small performance fixes and improvements
We hope you enjoy 5.1, and your holiday break. We'll see you all in the new year :)
I liked the updates until this one
Who's "bright" idea was it to make a new UI it certainly wasn't me this was my one and only weather app but the UI and how it operates has ruined it for me. Instead of having most of the info on the one page(for the ones using an iPad anyway) they've ditched it in favour of one UI across the board. I mean the UI choice is fine if it's for the Apple Watch but not the for the iPad. So the new UI (that I hate) as all of the info on these info cards and to see all of these info cards you just scroll down but the cards only take up only a third of the screen the rest of the screen is just coloured texture utterly pointless. There are other things that it used to do that it doesn't anymore that were nice like the temperature graph would default to now/currently and then as you scrolled thru the days and times it would tell you how much ahead or behind now you are e.g. Say it's currently 3pm on Monday and I scroll back to 7am it has a little piece of text say that I'm looking -8 hours or if I'm looking at Tuesday 11am it'll say +20 hours. And it's little things like this and big things like the UI that has made me wonder about deleting and replacing this app
The old version was great, the update is horrid
I've used this app for years and been very happy with it, until the most recent update (Dec 2015). It is now terrible, it doesn't geo-reference properly and therefore it really defeats the purpose of showing your location on maps. The interface is nowhere near as good as the previous one. Screens jam and won't scroll properly then they suddenly fly past what you where trying to get to. You used to be able to see a summary of all your preferred locations and then select one. Now you have to look one at a time. This version also does not provide the same level of detail in forecasts as the last one. I have emailed them about it several weeks BEFORE I posted this review but have NOT had a reply. I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one. If they revert to the old version or give an option for people to choose then it would be much better. Now I only use another platform (I probably shouldn't name it here).
Best weather app for Australia
This app is great. I've had it for a couple years. It gives me the relevant data to where I am compared to other weather apps who seem to get the weather from somewhere else.
This is straight from the BoM and gives me alot of relevant information in a clean interface easy to easy.
Not sure about all complaints of the new UI. After getting use to it it's easy finding information. Might be a little slimmed down in some areas compared to previous versions. But it's so much cleaner and works so much better and more accurate then any other weather app. Probably because the weather is sourced form the BoM.
- Category: Weather
- Updated: 17 December 2015
- Version: 5.1
- Size: 40.1 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Language: English
- Seller: ShiftyJelly PTY LTD
- © ShiftyJelly Pty Ltd
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.