What's NewNew in Version 1.5:
* Added option to show temperature
* Added button to email support
* Automatically includes UDID in support email
* Fixed a timezone conversion bug which may have resulted in dropped alerts
App DescriptionThe original Umbrella application, as seen in several Apple iPhone commercials. Still only ninety-nine cents, and never any subscription fees.
Umbrella uses the Push Notifications feature new to iPhone 3.0. If it's going to rain you'll receive an alert that warns you to grab an umbrella before you leave the house. You'll never get rained on again!
Just open the app once and you're good to go. Umbrella automatically detects your location. If you want, you can change the time when you receive your alert. You can also raise the percent chance of rain threshold to filter out alerts you don't want to see.
You'll receive an alert in the morning warning you about how likely you'll get wet when you go outside. Get another alert in the evening, too; you choose the times, and Umbrella keeps track.
There's no need to keep the application running. You'll receive push alerts even if your phone is idle and the application is closed.
Umbrella gives the most accurate forecasts available---accurate right down to your house or office. The best a website or the television can give is the forecast for your city, but Umbrella gives you the forecast almost to where you're standing. Umbrella get its information directly from the US NOAA/NWS (National Weather Service). No other forecast is as accurate.
Umbrella automatically indicates the following types of weather: Rain, Showers, Thunderstorms, Snow, Hail, Ice, Wind, Breeze, Sun, Heat, Cold, Fog, Fire, Smoke, Dust, Floods, Hurricanes, Tornadoes, and more.
Lifetime free push notifications
No subscription fee, ever
Works in all US locations, including Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Guam
Receive alerts when it's likely to rain during the coming day
Option to send temperature (v1.5)
Optional extra alert
Familiar umbrella sound
Alerts give detailed weather description and percent chance of rain
Precise latitude/longitude geolocation
Store your latitude & longitude or override using US Zip Codes.
Set the time when you receive alerts each day
Filter out low percent chance of rain---only receive the alerts you want
Icon's badge displays percent chance of rain for the day
App displays your current location, and percent chance of rain for day and evening
Toggle Badge display
Q. Where does Umbrella work?
A. All U.S. locations, including Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Guam. Umbrella does not have weather data for Europe, Asia, etc.
Q. I live in Whoville but my city shows up as "Mudville." Why?
A. The method Umbrella uses to figure out your city name works most of the time, but not all of the time. The latitude and longitude finder, on the other hand, is the same one used in the Google Maps app, and it's extremely accurate. So even if your city name is a little off you still get exactly the right weather forecast.
Q. I want to see the weather for the day regardless of whether it's going to rain. How can I do this?
A. Simply set your Rain Alert Point to 0%.
Q. I didn't get an alert today. Why?
A. Probably because it wasn't going to rain! If you want to get alerts all the time you can set your 'Rain Alert Point' lower. You won't get a message if the percent chance of rain for the day is less than this amount.
Q. Who can I contact with questions or problems?
A. The email address for application support is email@example.com. Please include your UDID for a faster response. Support emails sent from the "About" screen on the "Settings" page automatically include your UDID (v1.5).
If you are having difficulty with the application please try sending an email before leaving a review. Most help requests receive a response within a few hours.
May 06, 2011 Price Decrease: $0.99 -> FREE!
April 30, 2011 Price Decrease: $0.99 -> FREE!
June 19, 2009 Initial Release