Posts Tagged Weather
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Perfect Weather – NOAA Radar and Forecast is a slick-looking weather app designed to compliment iOS 7′s new look. However, it’s also quite functional.
The app includes the essentials such as detailed weather conditions and a 7 day forecast, but it also allows users to pull up a temperature chart with hourly readings as well as see the temperature in all their saved locations simultaneously. All that, plus a split view that displays both the current forecast and weather map at the same time.
So not only is it a great visual fit with iOS 7, it’s also looking mighty useful!
• 7 day forecast
• Weather maps with radar and clouds
• Detailed current conditions
• Temperature chart with hourly forecast pop-up
Clear interface that’s easy to use:
• See temperatures in all locations at once
• Switch quickly between locations
• View and share severe weather alerts
Expert App Reviews
Week-in and week-out, the 148Apps reviewers search through the new apps out there, find the good ones, and write about them in depth. The ones we love become Editor’s Choice, standing out above the many good apps and games with something just a little bit more to offer. Want to see what we’ve been up to this week? Take a look below for a sampling of our latest reviews. And if you want more, be sure to hit our Reviews Archive.
A surprising amount of apps and games like to think that they can change one’s life. In reality, a select few can actually accomplish something that huge. Most of the remaining few might change small elements, such as providing encouragement for those trying to exercise more or give up a bad habit. SuperBetter is part of an even smaller group: it wants to change and improve everything about one’s life. A lofty ambition but one that I reckon it can accomplish, with the willingness of its users. One such glimpse into the importance of SuperBetter comes from this Ted video from game designer, Jane McGonigal, explaining just why the app can help so much. It’s fascinating stuff and ideal context. Essentially, SuperBetter is about turning life into a game. –Jennifer Allen
Oh, look, Layton Brothers Mystery Room. Sounds interesting. The name Layton has pretty much become synonymous with puzzle-solving brilliance. The Professor had a knack for solving most of the world’s problems with a little logic, and that talent has apparently been passed on to his progeny. Alfendi Layton, however, is not his father. Mysteries are still a key feature for this particular Layton’s adventures, however Alfendi and his new assistant Lucy Baker (Detective Constable) are out to solve murder mysteries. Two of which are available for free right from the start and seven more that can be purchased for an additional $5. The each case involves mulling over suspects, inspecting a recreated crime scene (because Alfendi is something of a shut-in), questioning suspects/witnesses, and piecing it all together until a solid accusation can be made. In fact, aside from the world and characters Layton Brothers Mystery Room actually bears little resemblance to earlier games in the series. –Rob Rich
Limbo, the 2010 Xbox Live Arcade release that also made its way to other platforms, has finally come to mobile. For those who have not experienced this haunting puzzle-platformer, this is as good a time as any to jump in. Limbo is dark and mysterious, thanks in part to its silhouetted art style that renders most the world in black and white. There’s little guidance given, as players just kind of have to start running, and taking on the challenges that face them, from tricky jumps to finding ways to dispatch enemies, and avoiding traps. This is very much a horror game, as plenty of opportunities to scare the player are presented. Seriously, this game is nightmare-inducing. The deaths in the game aren’t particularly gory, but they are rather gruesome. That it’s a kid on the receiving end of most of the carnage is part of what makes it unsettling. That, and some of the things that are encountered in the world of Limbo. –Carter Dotson
Other 148Apps Network Sites
As some readers may have noticed, I do not personally review many word games. Very few word games gain my attention because I am terrible at these types of puzzles, finding them for the most part frustrating and demoralizing. Therefore, it is quite a compliment from me to have enjoyed reviewing Coolson’s Artisanal Chocolate Alphabet as it is a word game that has won me over with a charming narrative, wonderful sense of style and an abundance of whimsy that I have greatly enjoyed. –Amy Solomon
The Terrifying Building in Eyeville is a thoughtfully written and wonderfully illustrated children’s storybook app. This is a very personal storybook developed by Joel Grondrup as his daughter was diagnosed with retinoblastoma, a rare cancer of the retina. The Terrifying Building in Eyeville is an allegory for this cancer as a small man named Kanser arrives in Eyetown after falling off the back of a truck during a rain storm. He knocks on the door of Mr. Nice and asks if he can start building onto Mr. Nice’s home as he is a traveling builder who looks for houses to build onto. –Amy Solomon
The best games, for me, are ones that are simple, easy to control and, more or less mildly infuriating. It’s why I pulled my hair, shedding years while playing Super Hexagon. It’s probably why I find Space is Key so intriguing. It mocks me. To my face. It’s evil. Space is Key is about as simple as they come. Looks-wise, it uses switching primary colors with opposing hues to highlight obstacles. The color changes do an interesting job of creating a psychedelic atmosphere reminiscent of Super Hexagon that doesn’t internet with the gameplay. –Tre Lawrence
Warmly is an atypical productivity offering from The Chaos Collective that seemingly wants to make the descriptive term “alarm” a misnomer by changing the way we do alarms and wake patterns in the first place. The opening user interface is a clear cut celebration of simplicity, and hints at the design elements that govern the entire app. It gives a scroll-through window for setting the time (with an AM/PM toggle), and nine (9) big square buttons. After a scheduling check-off and an off and ok button, THAT’S IT. Laid against the soothing yellow backdrop, the relatively minimalist viewers are hard not to like. –Tre Lawrence
Nevosoft’s LandGrabbers is a fun hybrid game that is surprisingly dependent on strategy and quick thinking. The land that makes up this game is ably represented by effective graphics the encompass several mythical environments. In the first stage, the 3D graphics do a good job of giving life to the structures, and further down the line, the scenery becomes even more intricate; rolling hills, stone bridges and shrubbery all add up to cushion the action in a reasonable looking shell. –Tre Lawrence
Many of us have a keen interest in what the weather is going to be like in our area. After all, it affects us all in our day to day activities in some way. While there are many apps that will tell us a simplistic weather report, NOAA Hi-Def Radar takes a more scientific approach.
The app makes it possible to view real-time animated weather radar images across an interactive map. Users can adjust the loop speed and the interval between individual frames, giving them plenty of control over what they see.
Other features include the ability to see the weather forecast, severe weather warnings, clickable storm direction arrows, snowfall and hurricane forecast tracks, all in one place.
Using NOAA satellites ensures that NOAA Hi-Def Radar is an ideal way of tracking any upcoming hurricanes or storms, covering the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
NOAA Hi-Def Radar currently only works in the US and can struggle in high-altitude places and parts of Alaska, but for everyone else, it should prove very interesting.
NOAA Hi-Def Radar is out now, priced at $1.99.
WeatherBug, by Earth Networks, has been updated to 2.0. The 2.0 version of WeatherBug has been completely redesigned with a new user interface and added some new features.
WeatherBug can now automatically update the user’s weather information based on current location data. WeatherBug finds the closest weather station to the iPhone’s current location and uses that to update the weather. The app now receives severe weather warnings and alerts from both the National Weather Service and the exclusive WeatherBug Network.
Other important features include the ability to put a pin on a map and see the current weather conditions, at-a-glance visual forecast displays, and live camera shots from the WeatherBug Network.
While WeatherBug is free (separate apps available for iPhone and iPad), WeatherBug also has an elite version at $0.99 that includes all free features in addition to removing ads and adding additional weather map layers. Check out the video below for an overview of features for WeatherBug.
Released: 2008-07-11 :: Category: Weather
Released: 2009-04-23 :: Category: Weather