Pocket Weather Australia
By ShiftyJelly PTY LTD
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Pocket Weather Australia is a beautiful weather app which sources it's data from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology.
This is a world class weather app made for Australians, by Australians.
Five years ago Pocket Weather Australia was the first Aussie weather app on iOS, and we continue to update it to make sure it remains the best!
What has it got?
- A stunning iOS 7 inspired user interface that adapts to the conditions being displayed.
- Australian Bureau of Meteorology data.
- Weather information for every suburb in Australia.
- Rain radars all around Australia.
- Tide times.
- Push notifications for temperatures, warnings, forecasts & more.
Pocket Weather Australia is a joy to use, thanks to the time we've spent planning, designing, building & polishing the user interface.
- Simple, intuative ui
- Dynamic weather display indicates conditions at a glance.
- Data is visualised as much as possible.
- Contrast has been increased throughout app for better readability.
Who makes this?
We do. We're called Shifty Jelly and we're from Adelaide. We're a team of four. We love making Pocket Weather Australia for you. :)
What has it got Part II: The details.
Hourly temperature & wind forecasts seven days into the future (Everywhere except the Northern Territory)
Forecast data (where supported)
- Chance of rain
- Amount of rainfall
- Maximum UV
- High & Low Temperatures
- Weekly forecast details
- Sunrise & Sunset times with first and last light
- Current Temperature
- Feels-like Temperature
- Rainfall since 9am
- Wind velocity
- Live UV
- Air Pressure
- Dew Point
- Delta T
Three days of history information.
Downloadable tide tables for offline use.
- Rain Radars (64km, 128km, 256km, 512km radiuses where available)
- Rainfall radars (10min, 1 hour, Since 9am, 24 Hour)
- Wind Doppler
- National Rain
- National Satellite Map
Under the hood
- Background refresh; Pocket Weather updates quietly in the background so you needn't wait for a refresh after opening the app.
- Performance is back on older devices running iOS 7.
- Super fast refresh.
What's New in Version 4.1.1
Todays update features some lessons. Yes, I'm a teacher for a day!
- Taught older iPads how to count properly. 1mm of rain plus 1mm of rain does not equal 88mm of rain. Newer iPads it seems already knew this.
- Taught all iPads that going back to the past to find weather, specifically 1970 isn't really that helpful.
How to wreck a great app
Pocket Weather started off fantastic but with every major update we head downhill. The latest major update drags every piece of information you could ask for, plus everything you didn't, and jams virtually all of it on to one view. Text is now so small you need a magnifier even on a full size ipad to read it. Plus they followed Ives infinitely flawed decision to make really small text even more difficult to read by using light colours and thin fonts - legibility is essential not optional guys.
I'm all for giving us information but give us options to what we see on the main page. I for one am happy to slide to another page to look at future forcasts/previous days or to get more indepth information on current weather. Favourite location temperatures and hourly forcast temperatures, features I used every day, are now buried or missing from the ipad version. Radar size still hasn't increased, nor location pointer returned (one of the few location services I actually would opt for)
Too bad I can't go back to the older versions, guess it's time to look for alternatives.
Awesome app. But….
I had to download the newer version after my previous (paid) version just stopped working.
As a diver/surfer/recreational fisher, I am constantly checking weather / wind / surf / tides and travel to many different areas. This version has really unfortunately omitted the map search function. Now you can only type in a location name to search for it. But if it doesn’t appear in the list, and you don’t know what other locations are nearby, you then have to go to another app or google maps to try and find something that will show up in the search. This is very cumbersome and annoying as you have to keep switching between apps or google to try and find the location you need. And can take quite a bit of time if you’re travelling to unfamiliar areas. Otherwise, its a still one of the best weather apps. Possibly with ‘too’ much information but once you’re familiar with the layout its reasonably easy to work out where to find it all.
Main Temperature Forecast Always Wrong
It's a great app except that it is always inaccurate! If you look at the maximum temperature indication on the main screen it is always at least 3-5 degrees lower than the actual maximum. You have to look at the little graph to see how hot it will actually get during the day. Not helpful if you just need to look quickly at the temp without scrutinizing graphs and certainly not helpful if you want to plan for other days as you only get a graph for today. There's a big difference between 27° and 33°, you know? How come the graph can get it right but the main temp display can't? Please fix this! I've loved the app for years but the old version never did this. I've started cross checking with the included iPhone app just to be sure - it all takes too long. I want to open the app, see the correct temperature range for the day and be done so I can get dressed and dress my kids, not consult graphs and other apps.
- Category: Weather
- Updated: 31 March 2014
- Version: 4.1.1
- Size: 22.7 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: ShiftyJelly PTY LTD
- © ShiftyJelly Pty Ltd
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.