If you feel like Apple’s stock Weather application is blah and bland, then you’re entitled to that opinion. For sure, there are many that agree with you. For anyone that dislikes the stock Weather application, the App Store has many alternatives, such as this nice new application called Daily Weather+. Daily Weather+ will show the weather in a newspaper-like style and the graphics are distinct and gorgeous.
Shown above, Daily Weather+ has a creative loading page that appears every time you launch the application. Since the theme of the application is being newspaper-based, the loading screen jokingly says, “Printing… please wait.” The first time you open the application, you will be greeted with instructions for using the application – the only control it has is flipping through pages of weather, which gives it that newspaper-like feel. The animations are smooth and each page represents a different day of the week. The paging animation is represented in the example below:
Depending on your weather, the picture will display a different look to match your weather. The graphics are very detailed and include pictures for partly cloudy, mostly cloudy, sunny, rainy, and more. The fonts of the text showing you the temperature and other important weather information is printed in colors and formats that you would expect in a newspaper.
The application includes the ability to switch between Fahrenheit and Celsius simply by tapping on the box at the bottom right and it will also switch the wind speeds from miles per hour to kilometers per hour and show you the direction of the wind. Humidity is also shown in between the temperature unit selector and wind speed. Above, it takes the liberty of telling you what it’s like outside – in this case for Florida, “It’s hot.”
The application will ask you for your location to give you accurate weather results for your current location similarly to the way Apple’s stock Weather application does; however, it also comes with the ability to add locations at your will, which is great for seeing what the weather is like at other locations where your friends and family reside:
Daily Weather+ is 99˘ in the App Store from this link
for the iPhone and iPod touch and from this link
for the iPad. Daily Weather is also available (without the +) for free, which is ad-supported for the iPhone and iPod touch from this link
and the iPad from this link
. If not only functionality, but also appearance, is a big deal to you, then check out this weather application. The free application offered will allow you to test-drive the application before making the decision to buy the real version or not.
Sources: App Store
via Antoine Morcos of Ketchapp Studio