Weather Alarm, available for iPhone and iPad through the Apple iTunes App Store, is a comprehensive and beautiful app that manages to combine functionality with a design that puts most other weather apps to shame.
The app, at its most basic level, allows you to create weather alerts for set locations. So, you can set up an alert for when a set weather pattern in due in your area, such as rain, sleet, sun and thunderstorms. You can set which temperature to trigger the alarm, and the precipitation level., in addition to the general weather events.
You can use up to three locations at once, so it is possible to set up alarms for every day of a multi-stop trip, for example. The only thing missing is the ability to set an alarm based on wind speed, but I am sure this must be coming in a future update.
The interface for setting up these alerts, based on an alarm clock, is gorgeous and incredibly easy to use. It would not look out of place if Apple decided to copy it and use it in the built-in weather app.
The concept of a weather alarm:
– Choose a condition (sun, cloud, rain, storm, snow, fog, sleet);
– Specify the temperature and the amount of precipitation;
– Activate the alarm to monitor upcoming days;
– Receive notifications when your alarm is triggered;
– Simple and easy to use.
The weather forecasts:
– Information on current conditions;
– Detailed forecasts for the next hours;
– Three-hour precipitation;
– Ten days forecasts;
– Measures in metric and imperial units;
– Temperature in Celsius and Fahrenheit degrees;
– Follow up to three locations simultaneously.
The good thing about this app is that, even if you have no interest in setting weather alerts, this works superbly as a standard weather app. It offers incredibly detailed ten-day forecasts which are better than many standalone weather apps, and it offers all the information in an intuitive way.
The push notifications are perfect for this app, and there are plenty of settings to fiddle around with, such as choosing between Celsius and Fahrenheit, and metric or imperial measurements.
Overall, this is a gorgeous looking app that is just about the best weather app we have ever covered here at The Smartphone App Review. Useful and attractive, make this your default weather app right now.
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