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Description

Ever needed to know what the current wind speed and direction is where you are at?
Want to know how windy it is outside without having to run out there and throw some grass in the air?
Now you can with the Wind Compass!

Wind Compass gets your current location and then the current weather conditions based on that location. No fuss, no configuration, just quick weather readouts.

Current options include the ability to switch Wind Speed reading between Miles/hour or Kilometers/hour or Knots or Beaufort Wind Force or Meters Per Second
Select Compass north from True North or Magnetic North
Select Temperature from Fahrenheit or Celsius
Select the Arrow direction of the Wind Indicator from Blowing To or Coming From

Along with your wind info, Wind Compass also displays:
Current Temperature as well as the Estimated Highs and Lows for that day.
Sunrise/Sunset times as well as the "First Light" and "Last light" times for that day (Also known as Nautical Twilight Start and End)
24 Hour Forecast as well as 7 Day Forecast showing Time, Estimated Temperature, Estimated Wind Speed and Direction and % Chance of precipitation.

You can also change the look of the app by selecting from the many different background types including standard colored backgrounds, as well as backgrounds like a map showing your current location, an overlay showing what your rear camera sees, and even a color gradient that auto adjusts from warm to cool based on the temperature of where you are!

Wind Compass uses the Forecast.io Weather data to provide accurate conditions where you are. Just open the app, let it update, and there you go. Forecast.io uses many sources and creates as accurate of a forecast as possible for your location.

As an added bonus, Wind Compass shows you which way is North so if you are inside or turned around, you can always know which way is north, along with the current wind direction.

If you have any issues with Wind Compass please email anapa.apps@gmail.com to quickly get the issue resolved. You can also submit a feature request or bug report right from inside the settings area! I cannot respond to reviews so leaving a 1 star review of "it didn't work" doesn't help anyone.

*NOTE* Compass functionality within the app requires physical compass functionality built in. iPods can still get direction info but the compass will not update real time.

*NOTE* Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

Credits

Wind Icon designed by Jojo Franklin from J.Franklin Design (http://jfranklin.design).

Forecast Information Powered by Dark Sky https://darksky.net/poweredby/

What's New

Version 1.4.12

Fixing the App Rating button.
Fixing Forecast area timestamps for different time zones.
Small Fixes here and there.

We are still working out a few things here and there. Keep sending in your question/comments/suggestions, we love to get feedback!
Thank you for usingWindCompass!

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5

2K Ratings

2K Ratings

Useful app

JMB5041

This app is great for determining wind speed and direction. I have a lot of trouble in winter with pipes freezing on one side of my house that is exposed to the wind. I use this app to determine wind chill in the side and it’s been a pipe saver. Also love it for kayaking on open water and for monitoring driving during windy days in my high profile RV. Data is accurate and app is uncomplicated and easy to use. Just a note if you have a magnetic case it may mess up the compass function, but that is a phone issue not an app issue and it doesn’t affect the accuracy of the info.

A MUST HAVE APP

yenimod

If you want a Great wind app this is it. No fancy graphics, no funky clutter. But, it also gives you your local weather or choose another location and get that weather and a couple of other great weather info also. Just very simple and just very easy to use. Just what I wanted and happy, happy, happy to have it. GREAT WIND APP - you need to get it.
Jim
Whitehouse, Texas

Wind sock

Memimmel

I love the app it’s great. It’s fun. The reason I gave it only I three-star is because my husband has the same app on his phone and we can be in the same area in the truck together and wind speed and gusts will be different which makes me question if it’s correct it all but I still like the app because I’m sure it’s close and since he drives a truck and hauls campers he has to know what the wind speed and gusts are at all times.

Developer Response

Thank you for leaving a review! Currently the way we get the weather for your device is to get your location and send it to our data providers. Since we do not need a very specific location down to the nearest meter, this can cause devices right next to each other to get different locations with varying accuracy. Especially if you are inside a vehicle or near anything that may interfere with location calculation. We do narrow down the scope of the location request to a small area but it is within about a tenth of a mile if higher accuracy is not achievable. This can cause readings between devices to be slightly different if neither one has very high accuracy with the location. The other factor is how the Weather provider calculates the weather for your location. You could be closer to one weather station and the other device closer to another (because if varying accuracies) and so the API has different data to calculate your specific weather based on that. We are happy to hear you love the app, Thanks again for leaving a review and thank you for using WindCompass!

Information

Seller
Anapa Apps
*WEA.AppPages.Size*
18.4 MB
Category
Weather
Compatibility
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Languages
English
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© Anapa Apps 2013
Price
Free
In-App Purchases
  1. Remove Ads $0.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

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

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