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angelmb Apr 16, 2011 01:02 PM
The Most beautiful iPad Weather App.
Open iTunes, search for 'Have a Camper Day'. Download and play with it. Be advised you are gonna to contract the two major smiling muscles, the risorius and the zygomatic major, a lot of times. ;)

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Why are weather applications so boring?

"Have a Camper Day" is how Camper, the shoe brand, understands optimism: half imagination, half craft. To communicate this concept in a friendly, different and non-intrusive manner, we decided to take a new look at some of the things that are currently set in stone. The way we view weather forecasts today (with boring, lifeless interfaces and icons) was a great starting point for us and seemed like the perfect tool for illustrating the philosophy behind the concept. As a result, we created new meteorological elements made from prêt-a-porter materials and turned them into musical instruments that react to touch.

http://htlr.org/citieville-turdell

http://htlr.org/kenmontae-egbolodje

http://htlr.org/rivdhal-lutpilah
 
cgc Apr 17, 2011 01:49 PM
Why is this necessary? My preferred weather app (Weather Alert USA) looks just good enough, provides a ton of weather alert customizations, and a few ways to show the weather. The focus is weather, not eye candy and BS backgrounds. This app will appeal to a few but it's a photo app that just so happens to have the weather in a small area of the bottom of the display.
 
subego Apr 18, 2011 12:08 AM
It's free. Jeez.

I'm a fan of WeatherBug:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v8...t/photo-20.png

It has data. Lots and lots of data. I like data.

Full disclosure: I live mere blocks away from a well maintained WeatherBug station, so I get really accurate local data. As in the most accurate I've ever had in my life. Others may not be so lucky.
 
osiris24x Apr 18, 2011 08:12 PM
Agreed on WeatherBug - great app with lots of useful data. I use the iPhone version too.
 
subego Apr 19, 2011 06:37 AM
I do as well. Even paid two crisp and clean Washingtons for it.

However, WRT the point of the thread, I very much wish it was prettier.
 
shifuimam Apr 19, 2011 08:18 PM
Reminds me of Kirby's Epic Yarn.
 
Stogieman Apr 21, 2011 02:33 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by subego (Post 4069191)
It's free. Jeez.
I'm a fan of WeatherBug:
So am I. It's a great app but they really need to update the icon and graphics for the Retina display. They look like crap on my iPhone 4.
 
subego Apr 29, 2011 03:56 PM
Holy crap. WeatherBug got their icon act together!
 
Stogieman Apr 29, 2011 04:33 PM
Sweet!
 
subego Apr 29, 2011 06:10 PM
I decided to check out My-Cast Weather Radar after a pimping by Gruber.

It's definitely prettier than WeatherBug (which isn't saying much). It has graphs. I like visualized data too, so that's nice.

WeatherBug is creaming it in the accuracy department though. I live right near Lake Michigan, and the app is getting weather data from four or five miles inland (at the airports). Today, that meant My-Cast tried to trick me into believing it was a whole 10 degrees warmer than it really was.

I'm tellin' ya, if you live near a station, WB is killer.
 
subego May 1, 2011 07:21 AM
I played around with My-Cast some more, and it was giving different readings for my position near the lake vs. the airports, so I withdraw my previous statement that My-Cast is cribbing temps from inland.

Still gave warmer readings than I thought it should be. I should get a thermometer and test.

Anyone know of a super-accurate thermometer? I assume analog is the way to go for the best price to accuracy ratio.
 
AccessoryGeeks May 4, 2011 06:23 PM
I feel as if weather is just weather.
The best feature to have for a weather app would be its ease and convenience.
 
cgc May 4, 2011 08:30 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by AccessoryGeeks (Post 4073803)
I feel as if weather is just weather.
The best feature to have for a weather app would be its ease and convenience.
Finally...good to know I'm not the only one who thinks this...I'll add it should look nice but looks are not the #1 priority. This app looks sloppy which distracts from the weather forecast.
 
subego May 5, 2011 02:25 PM
I imagine a world where one day all free weather apps are accepted, regardless of their creed, shoelaces, or yarn.
 
themacguy May 19, 2011 06:41 PM
I love this app, but it doesn't always load quickly for me.
 
subego May 20, 2011 12:23 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by subego (Post 4072586)
I played around with My-Cast some more, and it was giving different readings for my position near the lake vs. the airports, so I withdraw my previous statement that My-Cast is cribbing temps from inland.

Still gave warmer readings than I thought it should be. I should get a thermometer and test.

Anyone know of a super-accurate thermometer? I assume analog is the way to go for the best price to accuracy ratio.
Right now, WB says it's 54, and MyCast says it's 69.

Seeing as it's cold out, I say **** you MyCast.
 
mdc May 24, 2011 10:04 AM
Aelios has a very interesting UI. I haven't downloaded it yet, but the videos on the website are very interesting.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/19837/Aelios.jpg
 
subego May 24, 2011 01:28 PM
Purty!

In the continuing WB vs. MyCast saga, it's either 48 degrees (WB) or 62 degrees (MC).

**** YOU MYCAST! YOU LIE!
 
ghostshadow May 26, 2011 10:44 PM
I have to agree with the post up above. Aelios is pretty darn sexy - It's really one of the nicest looking weather apps that I have laid eyes on.
 
ctt1wbw Oct 2, 2011 11:19 PM
I have settled on WeatherPro for both the iPhone and iPad. Simply the best out of the 30 or so that I own.

WeatherPro
 
cgc Oct 3, 2011 10:44 AM
I've been having issues with my city not showing up in WeatherAlert USA so I bought eWeather Pro which is beautiful and functional.
 
HealthBuffMe Jul 24, 2012 08:02 PM
Yes, Aelios is classic. Simple yet stylish. As for me, I prefer weather apps that are simple and plain. The maps and some other details are a bit more complicated already, especially if viewing it on a smaller screen so I prefer plainer weather apps. Just a personal choice, though others are really cool ones!
 
andi*pandi Jul 25, 2012 10:04 AM
Aelios makes Weatherbug look like a frumpy mishmash.
 
HealthBuffMe Aug 12, 2012 11:37 AM
You’re indeed right. Lol. The very big difference between them is just so obvious!
 
Spheric Harlot Mar 12, 2013 08:16 AM
Aelios broke with the iOS 6 update, and they haven't managed to make it work with the new APIs yet (nor, apparently, Google's Maps SDK).

Sad.

Jilion Blog - Aelios Weather and iOS 6
 
subego Mar 12, 2013 12:03 PM
I'm still looking for something which comes even close to Weatherbug for accuracy.
 
subego May 6, 2013 01:14 PM
The stock Apple Yahoo weather is really starting to piss me off again. It's high by at least 10°, and 50° to 60° feels way different.

It matches the downtown WeatherBug better.

Hmm... I wonder if 1,000 cars and 30,000 people crammed into a square mile raises the ambient temperature at all.
 
subego May 7, 2013 01:47 PM
 
Spheric Harlot May 7, 2013 04:59 PM
You know how there's different regional versions of ells and pounds and things like that?

Blame the non-metric measurement units.

/can of worms
 
subego May 7, 2013 06:35 PM
Seems more like a poorly placed sensor coupled with lousy coverage.
 
ghporter May 7, 2013 09:42 PM
I think the Apple weather app uses the local "official" temperature, which is typically at an airport - yes, surrounded by pavement and jet exhaust... The WeatherBug app uses much more localized data sources. I can go with a Sea World location, which is close to my house, or "The Winston School" which is near my work, or probably a dozen other San Antonio weather observation sites with Weather Bug. That is almost certainly the difference you're seeing in the two apps' numbers: different observation sites which report different, local, observations.
 
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