Wearcast for iPhone Review
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Wearcast for iPhone Review

Our Review by Chantelle Joy Duxbury on September 28th, 2010
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As the Fall approaches, we'll all need to know if and when it's officially Sweater Weather, right? Give Wearcast a try, and let it tell you if you should throw a cardigan over your tee.

Developer: Wearcast LLC
Price: $1.99
Version Reviewed: 1.0

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Wearcast is a neat little weather App that offers you personal suggestions on what type of clothes would fit the current, and future weather conditions. I think we all at some point have turned to someone and instead of asking "what's the temperature outside," we ask "Do I need a sweater?"

The App first lets you set your location and will retrieve your weather stats based on that. You can also manually search for your city, or any international city, which makes this also a great tool for planning what to take with you on vacation. Knowing if there's a chance it might rain, or of having a weird cold-snap in the middle of your week in California, can be fairly helpful. This App is even better at helping you pack since it doesn't just tell you what the weather is going to be like - it tells you what you should wear. Maybe it'll be shorts weather the whole trip, or maybe you'll need a cardigan a couple of days. It's all right there, on display.

Now, not everyone is the same. Everyone knows someone who just never gets cold, aka, Shorts in Winter Guy. Of course, there's also the opposite, Sweater in Summer Girl, who never seems to overheat. Lucky, this App lets you set your individual sensitivity, and as my roommate is one of those Sweater in Summer girls, so I had her give her opinion on the matter. She's appreciative and thinks that the suggestions were accurate for her comfort level - in that they suggested she wear a jacket on a 23°C (74°F) Day.

The graphics are simple but clean, the fashion is pretty generic but a stylish neutral - in fact, I'm starting to get jealous of my little female character's boot selection. The developer said that they got the idea for the App after realizing that they used to look outside their window every morning to see how everyone else was dressed. If this is something of a habit of yours, too, then you'll really like Wearcast and should give it a try, or at least have a look at the video walkthrough below.

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