Thursday, June 20, 2013

Undiscovered App #23: Weather Pod - Making Weather Cool

Weather Pod
Today's Undiscovered App covers a topic that everyone talks about every day, but almost never in the context of apps.  That's right, we're talking about the weather. And that's understandable, because what can you possibly do with a weather app that's never been done before to add a coolness factor to it? To be honest, probably nothing, but Weather Pod from Rory Buckley does a pretty good job of making something old look shiny and new again.

This one pulls it off nicely with a very sleek interface, graphics and the ability to pretty much get all the information you need in a few swipes.

Weather Pod screen shots

Ever wonder what time the sun will rise or set? Check. How about the moon, is it getting close to a full moon? Check. What's the historical average temperature? Check. About the only thing it lacks is the five day forecast (you get three days), plus it would be nice to have an hourly forecast for those times when you're on the verge of a rainy day and are wondering if you need an umbrella for the next few hours. Other than that, I think this app is perfect (since it's summer, this will be less of an issue, but it would be great to have that feature in the future during the rainy season).

The graphics are beautiful, and the interface is easy to use with just a few swipes (swipe left for the 3 day forecast, swipe right for the moon phase, sunrise/sunset, and historical temperatures, and swipe up/down for readings in Celsius or Fahrenheit).

Weather Pod is another great Undiscovered App flying under the radar. It has an average rating of 5 stars from 5 reviews, and is currently available for $0.99. We liked it enough to replace the Weather app that Apple provides, and we think you'll find it makes some great improvements to make you happy you downloaded it.

____________________________________________________________ because today is a great day to finally order that stuff sitting in your shopping cart!

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