Screenshots

Description

ShareWeather predicts the local weather conditions on ground surface including realistic visualizations of the actual appearance of the road and its surroundings, 16 days ahead. While meteorological services usually predict what is happening in the air, ShareWeather will also calculate and visualize the direct effects on ground. We combine leading research, professional knowledge, and micro climate forecasting, in order to present the special variables and features included this app. The complexity of weather is condensed into smart graphics and animations giving great support for professionals within road maintenance, construction, logistics, and traffic planning, but also car drivers who demand something more than an ordinary wether forecast.

ShareWeather predicts and visualizes the variables that are crucial to professional users: ice (local, moderate, black ice), frost, water on road surface, evaporation, dew point, road surface temperature, snow depth (total), new snow, precipitation classification, melting snow on ground due to surface conditions, water from melting snow cover, evaporation, and run-off. The conventional meteorological variables such as wind speed, wind gusts, precipitation amounts, pressure, humidity and visibility, are also presented.

This app was created in respect to quick access to crucial information, yet maintaining a large area. Some of the greatest challenges facing road administrators are microclimate and the variability of local conditions in the environment such as terrain profile and characteristics. With a simple click, advanced algorithms, meteorology, physics, and positioning, ShareWeather performs an improvement by quickly recalculating the local forecast. In this way, the user gets an overview on the conditions over a larger area, and at the same time very accurate data for a particular position. Another feature introduced by ShareWeather is "share weather", user input. After providing local data on road conditions, observation data is converted from user observations into useful data that will immediately improve the forecast for a particular spot.

As a provider of advanced weather services, ShareWeather particularly focuses on how to simplify large amounts of complicated data.
In this app, the capabilities of modern forecasting systems are merged with some unique features and variables specially designed to describe and visualize the road conditions. Innovative design pictures the road and the weather just what it looks like. Here is a short summary presenting some of the features and content:

Features:
-Animation of the sky with the actual cloud type and shape; time steps are also accessed by swiping right or left, or tapping forward/back (3h) or fast forward/back (24h)
-16 day Summary including max and min values: Warmest, Coldest, Rainiest, Snowiest, Windiest, Sunniest, Cloudiest, and wind summary compass
-16 day forecast condensed in diagrams and curves: New snow, snow cover, water on ground, pictured as up-side-down diagrams to reflect actual amounts in mm. The variables presented as curves (e.g. wind, evaporation, surface temperature, dew point, dew deficit), the limit between Air and Ground being at the freezing point
-Text prognosis including a full list of variables (Air+ and Ground+ )
-Sky View overlaying Diagram: When in 3h mode, the diagram will display a 24h forecast. If the mode is switched to 24h, the coming 4 days are shown
-16 day Diagram View displays all 16 days in a Scrollable Diagram from which a time step can be enlarged; variables are manageable under settings
-Wind arrow length (single time steps) reflect wind speed, while their color imply the temperature trend (blue/red symbolizing cold/warm air masses)
-Alerts illustrated by red triangles are triggered by threshold values, some of which can be managed
-Latest forecast is available offline
-Choosing places from a map and place search by name
-Fahrenheit / Mph or Celsius / m/s conversion (settings)

What's New

Version 1.1.1

In this version we made some improvements to ShareWeather ROAD Pro interface in Air large text mode (Air-). Also, we fixed some bugs and did some additional work on automatic forecast updates, app navigation, and the 16 day forecast.

A 16 day forecast summary is displayed directly after loading a new destination (or the current destination which is automatically loaded in the beginning). All 16 days are visible in the overlaying diagram sky view, providing a very compact and stylish overview of 16 days. Thanks to the functionality offering flexible intervalls in the overlaying diagram, the user can chose between 4 days, 7 days, 14 days, and 16 days respectively. We also introduce text summaries associated with the same intervals.

When in Air- mode (large but less text), only the most relevant air variables are displayed, that is, surface and air temperature, whereas all ground variables are displayed just as in previous versions.

Also, we further developed functionalities that improve the weather forecast after the user has provided a local observation. Our own algorithms were improved, for instance resulting in very accurate snow depth forecasts. The snow depth is, as before, presented as an ”upside-down” diagram on the ground corresponding to the value on the x-axis.

We also added automatic forecast updates when the user is active.

Information

Seller
ShareWeather Sweden
Size
97 MB
Category
Weather
Compatibility
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Languages
English
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© 2016 ShareWeather Sweden
Price
$94.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

More By This Developer