• Performance enhancements
• New Sun / UV Index
• New Dog Walking Index
• Improved support for interactive peeps
• As seen on the TODAY Show (NBC)
• The #1 weather app for the Mac in 67 countries, with more than 1 million users worldwide and over 2,500 5-star ratings.
The Visual Weather Report
swackett® is a whole new way to look at the weather. We convert complex weather data to easily-understood, visual weather reports designed for people of every age. Our unique approach is to combine raw weather data (current conditions, radar, and detailed forecasts) with thoughtfully crafted people symbols (called “peeps”) who always appear appropriately dressed for the weather.
If it happens to be cold outside, swackett® peeps appear dressed in winter hats, coats and boots. A hot, sunny day? swackett® peeps appear wearing shorts and sunglasses — and they even remember to bring along drinking water and sunblock. Rain? swackett® peeps appear with rain jackets and an umbrella.
This is a fun, fresh and truly useful weather report experience for people of any age.
Forecasts and Imagery
• Current weather details
• Visual forecasts for today, tonight and tomorrow
• Hourly forecasts for the next 24 hours
• Daily forecasts for the next 5 days
• Local, regional, state and national full-motion radar images (where available) with rain, ice and snow color mapping
• Smart watches and warnings with push notification to iOS devices (available currently only in the US but coming soon to other countries)
Comprehensive Weather Details
• Temperature and “real feel” temperature
• Dew point
• Wind speed and directions
• Sunrise and sunset
• Precipitation amounts for rain, ice and snow
• Percent probability of precipitation
• swackett Editions to keep forecasts fresh and fun
• Seamless multi-platform location synchronization (Mac, iPhone, iPad, Web).
• The ability to share forecasts via Facebook, Twitter and email
• Built in PeepCast Radio
swackett® is the simplest, most easy to understand, most accurate weather forecast available. swackett’s Visual Weather Report is enjoyed by design-savvy professionals of every discipline, educators, students, the very young (and very old) and just about everyone in between.
swackett® is available for free (supported via Smart Ads). For an ad-free version of swackett, packed with very special Xtras, please see swackett X™. An in-depth feature comparison is available at www.swackett.com/the411
OS X Mountain Lion Support
swackett version 1.2 and greater is fully Mac OS X Mountain Lion compatible and runs normally without any issues.
swackett X version 1.3 and greater is enhanced for OS X Mountain Lion, containing full support for these core Mac OS X Lion technologies:
• Multi-Touch Gestures: You can now swipe peeps, timelines, radars and extras.
• Full-Screen Mode: For the first time ever you can now view all swackett information on a single screen (provided your screen is big enough).
• In-App Purchasing: You can now buy swackett Editions with a single click.
- February 27, 2013 Initial release
- March 23, 2013 New version 1.7
- May 23, 2013 New version 1.7.1