Partly Sunny - Weather Forecasts
By Joseph Hribar
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Partly Sunny shows your weather in quick glances and detailed looks.
Need to quickly see if there will be rain at home and at work today? Need to check the wind speed over the next few hours? Need to look at the forecast for the upcoming weekend? Partly Sunny has you covered.
Partly Sunny features:
• Quick glances of what’s happening in the sky at your current location and your favorite locations.
• Detailed looks at forecasts for your locations that include what’s happening throughout the hour, the day, and the week.
• Hour-by-hour graphs that plot temperature, chance of precipitation, cloud cover, humidity, wind speed, and more.
• Day-by-day graph that plots high and low temperatures throughout the week.
• U.S. & U.K. locations: rain-intensity graph for the next hour when it’s raining.
• U.S. locations: links to pollen forecasts and NOAA weather offices for winter-weather predictions, tropical forecasts, marine forecasts, and more.
• A widget to show both a quick glance and a detailed look at your current location’s forecast.
• A light theme and a dark theme.
• Versions for both iPhone and iPad.
• Location renaming and fine-tuning.
• 3D Touch: app-icon widget and shortcuts. Peek and Pop in the locations list; the location view’s severe-weather alerts, pollen-forecast, and NOAA buttons; and the day-by-day graph.
• URL scheme: partlysunny://, partlysunny://currentlocation, and partlysunny://addlocation.
• Powered by Dark Sky.
What's New in Version 1.0.2
• Improved widget performance to address it occasionally appearing blank or displaying “Unable to load”.
• Forecast summaries now account for selected units at the time the forecast is retrieved. For example, if kilometers are selected in the app’s settings, new forecast summaries that include snowfall will be in centimeters instead of inches.
• Added meters-per-second (m/s) as a wind-speed option when measurement units are set to kilometers.
• More metric improvements.
• Fixed bug with adding locations with the 3D Touch app-icon shortcut.
• Visibility distance in location view no longer displays 0 if the data is unavailable.
• Taught the widget to speak Italian when retrieving forecasts independent of the app.
• More Italian localization. Grazie Giovanni and Stefano!
• Fresh installations of the app will now use the device’s region to set default temperature, measurement, and wind units. Units remain customizable in the app’s settings.
New Favorite Weather App!
Partly Sunny is now my favorite weather app! The app design is sleek, easy to use and super intuitive. It features loads of customizable options that I can use depending on what my current needs are. Prior to this I was using another weather app almost exclusively, but after stumbling across Partly Sunny, I have changed my mind! One weekend while my family was visiting, we were supposed to do some outdoor sight seeing. The forecast on my previous weather app called for gloom and rain all weekend. Partly Sunny, however, gave a much more optimistic outlook. So we decided to take our chances and go with what PS forecasted. I’m very grateful we did because what PS predicted was far more accurate and we ended up being able to do everything outside that we wanted to do. Since then, I’ve never gone back to the old app. It seems that other apps show a more generalized “safe” prediction while PS isn’t afraid to report a more detailed and precise forecasts. Well worth the switch!
7+ / mini 4, iOS 10.x
I want to love the simplicity and detail, aesthetics and functionality, but this app's dependence on location services for basic functionality is holding it back. That happens to be my biggest complaint with Dark Sky. This app constantly displays the "location services disabled" prompt as if the user did not disable them. I want privacy AND functionality. Why not allow the app to function with location data from the zip codes users provide? Why not allow the widget to provide data on the last location viewed within the app instead "unable to load"? It defies reason. It would also be nice to have pollen and NWS data presented in the same way that all other data is presented within the app instead of web-based views (ie, in the same format).
So far this app has worked so well I have moved on from the previous app I was using for weather. I have a couple suggestions for future updates and versions. 1. UV index data. 2. The ability to customize data that is displayed in the widget. 3. An Apple Watch complication. The dark mode switch with two fingers is brilliant by the way.