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  • New iPhone App a Holiday Traveler's "Outside" Assistant


    A lot of people (myself included) will take to the road this weekend or within the next few days to be with family and friends for the holidays. As snow storms blast the east coast of the US and inclement weather rocks myriad locations elsewhere, a new application (and by new, I mean released today) could be a fun, helpful addition to the iPhone just in time for travelers embarking on a holiday excursion.

    Apart from using our handsets for phone calls and mobile gaming, some of the most popular and widely used iPhone apps are weather-related applications and mechanisms that allow users to monitor the weather. Although weather apps usually don't warrant much discussion in this forum, the AppStore is now home to "Outside," a visual weather forecast with push notifications "like you’ve never seen before."

    As the iPhone continues to be modified by developers into a pocket meteorologist, its no wonder that many of the new apps headed for the App Store in 2010 are expected to be pertinent to the weather.

    Outside marries current weather and local forecasts with custom push notifications. Look out the window and see what the weather is like through stunning visuals. Swipe the days to see the forecasts, or setup and receive alerts when the weather is just right.


    Other features include:
    • Current, detailed weather reports with visual representations.
    • Local Weather Forecasts from around the world.
    • Supports both US (Fahrenheit) and Metric (Celsius) systems.
    • Use your GPS or easily search to change your location.

    One of the coolest weather applications available for the iPhone, "Outside" is available for download now for $2.99. It comes with a free 30 days notification subscription, but additional months of service come at a fee.

    Images via outsideapp.com
    This article was originally published in forum thread: New iPhone App a Holiday Traveler's "Outside" Assistant started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 26 Comments
    1. warisjain's Avatar
      warisjain -
      o nice, should be useful.
    1. cardfelon's Avatar
      cardfelon -
      This app looks cool but I can't find it in Rock or Cydia. Where is it located??
    1. warisjain's Avatar
      warisjain -
      it's an App Store App.
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      wow. we have really become lazy if we need an app to tell us info like this. plus,$2.99 and a monthly fee after demo. no thanks. ill just stick to the good old fashioned look out the window, feel the morning air and decide method.
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      This is kinda dumb actually lol
    1. iGuy's Avatar
      iGuy -
      Quote Originally Posted by rhekt View Post
      ill just stick to the good old fashioned look out the window, feel the morning air and decide method.
      lol!!! You & me both. If I walk out the door and feel cold, I'll just walk back in again and get a jacket. Maybe a hat, gloves & scarf too if I feel really cold! Doh!
    1. henson's Avatar
      henson -
      Thats a really cool app.
    1. mastuul's Avatar
      mastuul -
      I installed it today and while the amount of info it gives is limited, I like how it uses your location to give you a quick summary of current conditions and the forecast for wherever you are.
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      $2.99? are you kidding me?
    1. ecd5000's Avatar
      ecd5000 -
      looks awesome but come on 3 bucks for that, ill stick with my own eyes and the weather icon from cydia, that tells me what it is doing and the temp and for free i might add
    1. uncle_don's Avatar
      uncle_don -
      Another useless App store app. Of course, I think all weather apps are useless. They're never right! Right now it's a bright sunny day about 30 degrees C. My weather icon says it's raining and 26 C. I can't understand what all the hoopla over a weather widget on the lockscreen is about, yet you can hardly find a lockscreen widget without the weather. $2.99 and then a monthly fee? You've got to be kidding me!
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      Quote Originally Posted by mastuul View Post
      I installed it today and while the amount of info it gives is limited, I like how it uses your location to give you a quick summary of current conditions and the forecast for wherever you are.

      intelliscreen. plus so much more.
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      Just installed it and love the interface! Very nice! But the devs will have to improve it so that it has more of what people want in a weather app. But they are off to a good start! Wish you could have more than one area under locations.
    1. brianlg's Avatar
      brianlg -
      Quit ******** about the price..
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      It is very appropriate to complain about the price. It is a BS price tag on a fairly simple app...
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      ^ It is a simple app but the animations are great and interface is worth the price! Don't knock it until you try it!
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      A one off charge, maybe. But a monthly fee on top? It could work out to be very expensive!
      Personally I already have a paid for weather app and wouldn't pay for this.
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      That makes two of us
    1. ddonuts4's Avatar
      ddonuts4 -
      Wow, just an over-hyped weather app.
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      Can anybody turn the app into a animated lockscreen like weather elements