Weather Dial - A Simpler, More Beautiful Weather App
By David Elgena
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***If you are running iOS 7 or higher, please check out Weather Dial 2 instead***
"…an interface worthy of Apple's sleek devices."
"The most beautifully designed weather app we've seen."
"It's innovative, it's useful, it's aesthetic…"
- Fast Company
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Stop wasting time staring at weather radars and atmospheric pressure readings, you're not an airline pilot...Weather Dial lets you spend more time enjoying the weather...then watching it.
*Built on Dieter Rams' 10 principles of design, Weather Dial is a weather utility app that will complement your life, not complicate it.
- Current Local Weather
- 7-Day & Hourly Forecast that reveals on tap
- Fahrenheit & Celsius settings
- A fully automated night mode that would make Batman jealous
- Optional Dark & Light modes
- % chance of rain day
- Sunrise & Sunset times
- A Globally reaching Geo-location Weather API
- Intuitive Weather Interface
- A 'carpe diem' swag
Special Design Credits & Thanks:
- Adam Whitcroft for the immaculately crafted Climacons
- Jony Ive for creating the canvas
- Dieter Rams for being bold enough to, remove
"An absurd rarity, you realize, as soon as you load it." - Fast Company
What's New in Version 2.3.4
- an in-app notification
Limitations outlined in other reviews are true. Even so, I often find myself using this in preference to the application by Apple. Simplicity is part of that but it also seems to be more accurate. Temperature data seems to more closely track my location with this service. I don't know why that might be; one would think that Weather Service data would be equally available to all. And, it's a difficult distinction to audit so i can't be absolutely certain. But, whenever I check, the data from this app is better.
It's kind of cool
I like the simple design but the light background is too light and makes it difficult to read. I also disagree that a radar map is too much info. I get the whole minimalist thing but a simple, clear map would be good.
Also, I don't understand the light and shadows on the hourly or day interface. There seems to be no correlation to actual sunrise or sunset time.
Look forward to updates.
I'm seeing reviews on people hating the simple and modern look of this app, but tbh, I am one of those people who prefer it. I personally have no reason for the convoluted nonsense so if others need that, there are other apps on here. However, I would definitely change 3 aspects of this though:
1. Words and #s are either too light or too dark against the backdrop.
2. The radar dial needs to be faster. Too slow if you need a hurried reading
3. Stop advertising your second version! Although I eventually downloaded it so I guess you guys made your point.
Other than that, I love it!
- Category: Weather
- Updated: Oct 08, 2014
- Version: 2.3.4
- Size: 4.1 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: David Elgena
- © 2014 David Elgena
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.