Version Reviewed: 1.0
App Reviewed on: iPhone 5
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Although iOS 7 improved the native weather app, some users still opt for an alternative. Many developers are scrambling to design their apps to match the new flat interface, and it appears that Nice-Weather has beat many others to the punch.
Nice-Weather is a simple and sharp weather app that doesn’t have any extra fluff. It is designed to give uses an easy and clean experience. When it’s opened for the first time, users must provide the app with their current location. The background is a single color and gives users an instant idea of the forecast. There is also a weather icon that displays to match the background color. For instance, the background will be blue and a rain cloud displays when precipitation is in the forecast.
Users will see the current wind speed, direction, temperature, and precipitation next to the weather icon. Additionally, there are two graphs at the bottom of the screen. The line graph shows the temperature forecast for the whole day, and the large dot displays the current weather. Dragging this dot provides users with what the weather will be like an a specific hour. The second faded graph behind it shows the precipitation and when it is at its highest.
Nice-Weather can show the current location plus one other city forecast for five days. The app automatically updates the data, but it also stores it offline for whenever users don’t have a connection to the internet. Furthermore, users can go into the settings and switch between imperial and metric units.
The downside is that users can only add one other city. In order to add more, users must upgrade to the Pro version. There wasn’t any indication of how much the pro version costs. Additionally, it needs more features to make it stand out over the native version like UV index, dew point, pressure and more weather details.
Nice-Weather is ideal for users looking for a weather app that provides specific details throughout the day along with a refreshing new weather interface, but anyone who just needs to know the current weather may wish to stick with the native version. Since Nice-Weather is free download, users should give it a try if they aren’t satisfied with their current weather app.