TouchMyApps » Weather http://www.touchmyapps.com All Things iPhone and iPad for those who like to Touch. iOS App reviews, News, New Apps, Price Drops and App Gone Free Sat, 30 Aug 2014 19:47:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7.4 Thermo app goes universal, turns iPad into giant thermometer http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/02/21/thermo-app-goes-universal-turns-ipad-into-giant-thermometer/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/02/21/thermo-app-goes-universal-turns-ipad-into-giant-thermometer/#comments Tue, 21 Feb 2012 12:20:13 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=66716 Thermo, the simple and pretty weather app that displays the current temperature outside (along with yesterday’s temperature) via a very visual themometer, has been updated to a universal build and is now fully compatible with the iPad. Since its release for the iPhone, the app has been downloaded close to 800,000 times. It helps that … Read more]]>

Thermo, the simple and pretty weather app that displays the current temperature outside (along with yesterday’s temperature) via a very visual themometer, has been updated to a universal build and is now fully compatible with the iPad. Since its release for the iPhone, the app has been downloaded close to 800,000 times. It helps that Thermo is free to download, though it does comes with ads. Thankfully, getting rid of them can be done in-app, which will set you back a dollar. And if you want to unleash the meteorologist in you, an extra IAP of $0.99 will unlock “Thermo History”, a neat feature that keeps track of all previous temperatures and displays a fancy chart by year, quarter, month or week. More app info and promo video after the break.

Thermo Robocat, Thermo, – Free

Description

★ New Universal version for both iPad and iPhone/iPod Touch. ★
Thermo is a simple approach to Weather. This little pocket thermometer shows the current temperature outside along with the temperature from the day before.

The App Store is packed with increasingly advanced weather gizmos for aspiring meteorologists, but sometimes all you need to know is the temperature outside.

Having problems judging absolute temperature values? Most of us do! That’s why we’ve included the temperature from yesterday. This gives you context, letting you compare how much hotter or colder it is today from the day before, a feature missing from most other weather apps.

Thermo has a unique and crisp interface, making it that much more enjoyable to check the temperature.

★ Features ★

✔ Universal thermometer for both iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad
✔ Current local temperature from Across the World in a gorgeous interface
✔ Yesterday’s temperature for your comparison (Note: not yesterday’s average, but the temperature exactly 24 hours ago)
✔ Auto Locate on startup, or manually search your location
✔ Tap on the glass to refresh temperature manually
✔ Celsius and Fahrenheit support
✔ Seamless transition between Landscape and Portrait version for iPad
✔ Ad Supported, Upgrade to an Ad-Free version with In App Purchase

✔ Get your own personal temperature tracker with Thermo History, an In-App upgrade.

What’s New in Version 1.4

✔ Thermo is now Universal! Get your favorite Thermometer on your iPad.

✔ If you thought History was cool on the iPhone, wait till you see it on your iPad!

✔ Minor tweaks and beautifications to History on the iPhone version.

✔ Various bug fixes & winter love from Copenhagen.

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Apps to Replace your iDevice’s Preinstalled Applications http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/09/11/apps-to-replace-your-idevice-preinstalled-applications/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/09/11/apps-to-replace-your-idevice-preinstalled-applications/#comments Fri, 11 Sep 2009 22:42:55 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=19764 I know who you are. You are one of two people. Person number one has an unjailbroken iPhone and really despises the included Stock and Weather apps. He wishes to jailbreak his sacred device, but cherishes it too much to place the warranty at risk. So, how does he deal with apps that he never … Read more]]>

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I know who you are. You are one of two people. Person number one has an unjailbroken iPhone and really despises the included Stock and Weather apps. He wishes to jailbreak his sacred device, but cherishes it too much to place the warranty at risk. So, how does he deal with apps that he never uses and cannot hide or remove? Well, he just leaves them on the last page of his iPhone/iPod Touch, thinking that he could forget about them forever. Think again. Person number two, on the other hand, has jailbroken it and is really happy he did so because now with SBSettings installed, he can hide the unwanted Voice Recorder app. After hiding those nasty preinstalled apps, you replaced them with better alternatives. Right? Don’t fret. Regardless of which person you are, the applications you will see in this post will make you wonder why Apple didn’t include these instead when they shipped the iDevice.

See ya later, Weather App!

weather-stock-replaceWhy does it suck? Even if you never even check the weather reports, Apple decided that you should by including this lacking weather app. If you can’t remove it in the first place, why must it be bad enough to make you hate it? With a simple icon to indicate the weather and a number representing the temperature, the only sophisticated part about this app is the day high and low temperatures.

Try this instead:

the-weather-channel-stockThe Weather Channel – Packed with features including hourly/36 hour/10 day forecasts, severe weatherTWC alerts and weather maps, this app is far better than that wimpy weather app that refuses to leave. The weather reports are very detailed, covering areas such as humidity, wind and expected time of sunset and sunrise. If you enjoy the free app so much, go ahead and check out the paid version.

The Weather Channel Interactive, The Weather Channel, Free, 5,2 MB
The Weather Channel®

It’s over between us, Stock App

stocks-stock-replaceWhy does it suck? I must admit. The stock app is not as feature-less as the weather app. But with a number of vastly-superior stock apps available for free at the App Store, why stick with this one? Furthermore, if you own stocks, this app must go. Lacking enough comprehensive content, Stocks is not for those who expect to make money from the stock market. Worst crime of all, news reports are redirected to Safari where you must suffer tediously zooming in and out to read.

Try this instead:

daily-finance-screenshot1DailyFinance – With greater access to the information you want to know about, DailyFinance is the must-have tool for investors. Track your stock portfolio, see the daily market movers, and never again be directed to Safari when opening up a news article.

AOL, DailyFinance, Free, 1.1 MB
DailyFinance

You’re just not fun at all, Contacts App

contacts-stock-replaceWhy does it suck? Just like with the Stocks app, Contacts is not necessarily bad but it lacks punch in comparison with many alternatives available at the App Store. The main reason I dislike Contacts is because of how difficult it is to group people into separate categories. Similarly, it’s not possible to assign someone to a group other than as a friend. If you desire a simple list of your friends/family’s contact info, then stick with this app. Otherwise, check out this nice alternative.

Try this instead:

fast-contacts1Fast Contacts – If there was a single flaw to this great app, it is that it really doesn’t deserve its self-endowed title offast contacts “fast.” A more suitable title would be something along the lines of “Contacts on Steroids”. Filled to the brim with features, Fast Contacts lets you stay on top of birthdays and other upcoming events, view your contacts in cover flow, and organize your friends and family by location, state, school, etc.

SpiceLoop, Fact Contacts, $0.99 (sale), 0.5 MB
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Didn’t you get my note? I can’t be with you anymore

notes-stock-replaceWhy does it suck? – Notes is like the average Joe amongst alliPhone/ iPod applications. He follows an unspectacular daily routine, holds an average salary working as an accountant and his kids go to average schools achieving average grades. Celebrityhood and massive riches is likely not around the corner for Notes anytime.

Try this instead:

backtoschool-awesomenotesAwesome Note [our review]– With this app, your notes have never looked so damn sexy. Theme-styling, categorization of your notes, font and font size changes are just a few of the many awesome features that this app has to offer. A recent update to the app brings even more goodies to the table, including password protection, ability to sync with Google Notes, a search function and more. Using Awesome Note, you’ll be taking notes like never before!

BRID, Awesome Note, $3.99, 5.4 MB
Awesome Note

This article was brought to you by TouchMyApps contributor LonePlacebo. LonePlacebo also writes for his own blog, which you can check out right here.

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MegaWeather in Review – Make It Rain On Dem Apps! http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/07/14/megaweather-in-review-make-it-rain-on-dem-apps/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/07/14/megaweather-in-review-make-it-rain-on-dem-apps/#comments Tue, 14 Jul 2009 14:36:10 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=15404 Do you use the weather app on your iDevice? I don’t. The details it provides are minimal, the design is horrid, and instead of creating their own thing, they just hop onto Yahoo’s weather gathering system. Other apps available definitely have more info, but are either lacking in design, plagued by “non obtrusive” ads, or … Read more]]>

megaweather1Do you use the weather app on your iDevice? I don’t. The details it provides are minimal, the design is horrid, and instead of creating their own thing, they just hop onto Yahoo’s weather gathering system. Other apps available definitely have more info, but are either lacking in design, plagued by “non obtrusive” ads, or have features that 90% of people really don’t care about. Pricing is another factor. Some apps are charging as much as $4.99, just to tell you it might rain tomorrow. Thanks to MegaWeather, I now can have my proverbial cake and eat it too.

App Features

  • Current weather
  • 6-days forecast
  • More than 40 000 cities around the world
  • Locations for 5700 biggest cities
  • Format settings for units, date and time
  • Real feel temperature
  • High and low day temperature
  • Wind direction and speed
  • Dew point, Visibility, Humidity
  • Current local time for cities
  • Send weather information to e-mail
  • Search cities by name or zip code

Mobile platform developer DeluxeWare have recently released MegaWeather, a feature packed weather forecaster. The app boasts more than 40,000 cities in its database as well as the locations for 5700 of the biggest cities worldwide (you’ll understand the importance of that later). The design is fresh, and even though it is jam packed full of information, it doesn’t look or feel cluttered.

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As you can see from the screenshot above, there is more than enough info right in front of you, in an easy to read format. From the main screen, you get details for the current weather along with some added weather related info (e.g. wind, humidity, barometric pressure) as well as the upcoming forcast for the next 6 days.

There is certainly a lot of attention to detail as well. High quality images display the weather type and flags represent the country that the city is in. Also included is the ability to send the weather info via email. The app takes whatever city’s weather you have on the main screen, opens up an email and pastes it into the body.

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Then there’s the globe – an ingenious inclusion. If you swip your finger across the globe (in either direction) it actually spins! Not only that, once you let go it will reposition itself to show you the weather listing for whatever city you have added to the list that is closest. This is definitely a feature that sets it apart from others. Not a necessary inclusion by any means but it does add a bit of flare to something as mundane as checking the weather.

From the menu screen, you can add or remove cities, as well as edit the formats for Units (standard/metric), Time (12/24hrs) and Date (month/day – day/month)

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Adding cities is a piece of cake. From within the city manager you tap on the box beside the search button and enter the city you are looking for. After a brief search (seconds really) it’ll show you it’s findings. Select the one you want and it is added to the list. To remove a city, just tap it (a check mark will appear) and then select “Delete Selected” at the bottom of your screen. Simple, to the point, and done well.

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As far as weather apps go, this is definitely one of the best. For $0.99 you can have all the weather info you need and more. The developer has already posted upcoming enhancements that they plan to release in the next updates and with features. Features like 48hr and 15 day forcasts, even more details and controls, and “accelerometer support” (?) are slated to make the upcoming versions. DeluxeWare are definitely positioned to take the lead in this corner of the app market.

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App Summary
Title: MegaWeather (v1.0) Developer: DeluxeWare
Price: $0.99 App Size: 2.1 mb
  • Accurate Real-Feel temperature.
  • Hi-quality design
  • Interactive globe
  • Plenty more features on the horizon
  • None to really speak of

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Human Weather in Review – Facebook Gets the Drizzles http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/05/16/human-weather-in-review-facebook-gets-the-drizzles/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/05/16/human-weather-in-review-facebook-gets-the-drizzles/#comments Sat, 16 May 2009 14:44:11 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=11006 I have tried to see the significance of pulling for your mates who are ‘eating a new cereal today’ or ‘waiting for the bus’, but I just cannot. Facebook is just one of those useless internet apps for me. Sometimes, however, it is good to use as a communication tool with those people to whom … Read more]]>

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I have tried to see the significance of pulling for your mates who are ‘eating a new cereal today’ or ‘waiting for the bus’, but I just cannot. Facebook is just one of those useless internet apps for me. Sometimes, however, it is good to use as a communication tool with those people to whom you really don’t want to give out your email. Have you ever wanted to read the weather and the gossip column at the same time? There is an app for that – thanks to Maplewood Associates, you can blithely blog your life across weather networks.

Yeah, Human Weather is Facebook meets the weatherman. You get a forecast, current temp and if you are lucky, a clothing recommendation to round out a piece of social networking code. While not exactly as self-serving as Facebook, Human Weather plugs right into Twitter so that your fun little quips can make all of the world wide web smile in joy or in unison, frown and commiserate with you at the stinky poo weather. Unfortunately, whether in Toronto or Seoul, I seem to get people commenting from Texas and Arlington mentioning how hot it is. Well, 5 degrees in either C or F is not hot. Somehow, the network biz in this app just ain’t up to par. Reliance on twitter and location services limits you to either account locations or triangulation. There is no real problem with this method unless you want to check weather in a different location or compare many places easily. 

Just to prove that you ain’t lying to the internets, Human Weather posts up the temp in either the big F or the big C and has cute icons. Really, the strength of this digital forecaster/hookup tool is its cutsey icons – just ask the dev! Oh yes, it also has a nice interface that is not not like the iPhone’s and draws on cool ideas and stuff. And, it has comments! The coolest thing is that when you want to you know, like go outside and stuff and then you just can’t think of what to wear or do so you check the weather? Then you check what people say and then you are sooo excited! You can chat with tweets (unless you are unlucky and cannot) and even flirt. But what I love the bestest is how Human Weather turns the ‘dull weather’ into cool weather, no matter how hot! (am I clever or what?).

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Weather will certainly not be the same again, because Human Weather has made it social and fun! Party Everyone! Cute graphics and nice interface aside, what is the point? Perhaps I am about 15 years too old or just don’t really care to see my avatar litter the web or maybe I am just callous, but this app hasn’t any good reason for me to cough up 99 cents that could be spent on bubblegum or nori; you can even buy staples or a rubber bouncing ball for the same price (at least I think so). Oh yeah, this app is a slapper.

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App Summary
Title: Human Weather (v 1.1) Developer: Maplewoods Associates
Price: $0.99 App Size: 0.8 MB
  • Cute interface and icons
  • Inconsistent results from Twitter
  • Too much non-weather chatter
  • Why chatter in weather at all?
  • Could just go to twitter to see all the bits and bobs from people who ain’t even yer contacts

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