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The default weather app on the iPhone is useful, but a bit bland, and the default weather app on the iPad is... well, it doesn't exist. Sure, you could snag some big-name weather app, or one that includes interactive maps and real time weather updates, or you could get an app that is simple, stylish, and cool. If you're interested in the cooler option, allow us to tell you about Wild Weather.
It used to be just a British thing that we talked about the weather all the time, but maybe every software developer in the world is spiritually from the UK. It does seem, sometimes, that if you haven't built a weather app you're nobody. Consequently, if you have a big plate of biscuits and seriously nothing better to do, type "weather" into the Mac App Store, or the iOS App Store. We're not saying that we did this and examined every weather app until settling on Seasonality Core 2.4.3, we're not.
We always feel old when we get excited by a weather app. Mind you, we're in the UK. Weather is what we do. If you live in an area where you get flood alerts because rain has been seen on an old TV rerun, you don't need this. If you've never seen the grass beneath all that snow, you're fine. For anywhere else, though, weather apps can be supremely handy, and Dark Sky 5.0.0 is at least among the best. It has to be: you've already got a weather app on your Apple Watch and your iPhone already; this has to be better, or no one would ever need it.
It is one of the oddities of life that weather forecasts are considered part of the news. Frankly you could well question why sport gets a mention but a summary of weather that hasn't happened yet really is not news. Finally, Google has made a stand: its updated Google News & Weather app for Apple Watch does not include weather.
Ah, Carrot. She's our favorite of a wide array of choices for robot overlords, and the mascot for the Carrot series of apps. If you weren't aware, we had checked out Carrot To-Do a while back, which is a productivity app that keeps you productive with a strange mix of death threats and achievements. Currently, there are quite a few Carrot apps, and they're planning to add more to their collection, but today we'll take a look at Carrot Weather, because maybe your meteorologist should be a murderous robot.
There are places in the world where the weather is extreme, but people who live there know how to deal with it. There are places in the world where weather remains constant, except for certain parts of the year when everybody freaks out. No matter where you live, there are a few things you can be sure of. Two of them are that the sun rises and sets, and that atmospheric conditions will create some kind of environment people may or may not need to prepare for. Fresh Air by Backcountry Studios, seeks to take a topic most people see as banal, the weather, and put it in context with what's going on in your life.
Weather apps are all over the App Store; from the big, well known ones, to the simple newcomers. Often, these apps tend to go the route of utility, sacrificing style for pure function, or they sacrifice all of their function for an attractive design. If you're trying to find an app that is as smart as it is beautiful, we think there's a solid argument to be made for Live Weather Forecast by Shreya Infotech.
It's now death, taxes, and weather apps that are inevitable. We get them all, and with the exception of death, we seem to get them a lot. You could genuinely use a different weather app each day for the next two years and seven months without repeating -- we found over 1,000 on the App Store before we went cross-eyed and gave up. Make today's one be Weather Dial 2.
There's no denying that apps are great. There's an app for almost everything at this point, and many are loaded with more features than we can even make use of. While we're appreciative of developers who strive to cover all their bases, there are times we don't want to be overwhelmed as well. Sometimes, less is more. Solar, by Hollr, Inc, is one such example.
Meteorology is a fascinating topic, and one that is freely available for most people to study, provided they know where to look. Monitoring the national weather websites is a great place to start, but if you're looking for something more portable, MeteoEarth by MeteoGroup Deutschland is like having a weather station in your pocket.