Solar : Weather
By Hollr, Inc.
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FREE TODAY - The most talked about app in weather, SOLAR
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"The reason to use Solar is its interface and intuitive control, both of which beat out any comparable iPhone app."
— The Verge
"Solar for iPhone showed up and changed everything we thought we knew about weather apps."
— Mac Observer
"The perfect digital addition to any city dweller's cadre of innovative, simplified applications."
— Cool Hunting
"Solar gives you the weather in a wonderfully designed, intuitive app."
— Gizmodo - App of the Week
"Impressive for not only its sleek user interface, but also its snappy response time and streamlined functionality."
"The coolest weather app under the sun."
Solar is an exquisitely designed weather app.
No vector polygons, no dew point calibration and it won't remind you to wear a jacket. Just radiant, colorscapes to accurately help you size up your day.
A modern tech-cessory for the aesthetically-inspired, new-fashioned adventurer.
• EXCLUSIVE 24 Hour scrolling forecast feature.
• GPS Weather data based on BestForecast™ by Wunderground.com™ to deliver unrivaled local neighborhood forecasts.
• U.S. current conditions data comes from over 42,000 weather stations across the country.
• International current conditions are collected directly from more than 29,000 weather stations located in countries around the globe.
What are you waiting for? The weather has never been cooler.
What's New in Version 1.4
- iOS7 compatibility
- Minor fixes and performance improvements
- Behind the scenes magic
Simple to use & Gorgeous Interface
This app is simply gorgeous! The interface that is so simple to use -- uncluttered and and to the point. While it doesn't give you wind speed and other data it does let you see the temperature and weather conditions literally on a minute by minute basis simply by swiping your finger up and down the screen. I use it every morning before planning my day.
My only suggestion would be for the developer to somehow have the fonts change to a lighter or darker color depending on the background. While not a big deal, sometimes the white font can be difficult to see with a very light background. Otherwise, this is a great app!
I do not recommend this app for those who take weather extremely serious..
1. Degree is off by 1-3
2. No wind chill readings
3. No "feel like"
4. Limited forecast
IMO these top 3 are essential to any weather app. I like to know weather by the hour and within the next 7 days to prepare for any incoming bad weather.
However, I do admit this app is beautiful in many ways including it's icon. And the gestures aren't too bad either, but these features and design don't make up for the key features of a weather app. So in conclusion of my review, I would give this a 3 out of 5 stars for it's effort.
I strongly recommend checking out WeatherBug or The Underground. The best weather apps you'll ever use, period.
Could add a gesture.
I really like the size of the app below 3 MB and has a nice design. Show the basic and min by min temperature. Swiping down shows a 3 day forecast. Swiping up shows the temperature and conditions throughout the day. Swiping from right to left will allow you add / view locations.
Although swiping from right to left does nothing. I think the developer could add current wind speed. What the temperature currently feels like and the humidity.
( maybe the dev can add an add in that tab too, it wouldn't be intrusive ).
- Category: Weather
- Updated: Oct 15, 2013
- Version: 1.4
- Size: 3.0 MB
- Languages: English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
- Seller: Hollr, Inc.
- © 2013. Hollr, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.