Living Earth by Radiantlabs marries world clock functionality to a gorgeous weather app where you spin a virtual globe (similar to Google Earth) to get a visual overview of the current weather conditions for any part of our planet.
Bumped to version 3.5 on Tuesday, the app now features support for the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus screens and includes a Today widget giving you a quick overview of your current weather along with sunrise and sunset times, your world clock and more, right within the Notification Center in iOS 8.
In the app itself, the virtual globe now acts as a universe simulator of sorts, with the stars, constellations and the Milky Way backdrop created from a database of thousands of stars and celestial object and placed exactly “as if you were floating in space orbiting our planet.”
For the best experience, developers advise trying zooming the globe out on an iPad and placing it in a slow spin, as depicted above.
Check out the Today widget below.
A brand new landscape mode on the iPhone 6 Plus devices looks sweat, have a look below.
Living Earth 3.5 changelog
- New iOS8 Notification Center Widget: Add the Living Earth Notification Center Widget and get a quick glance at weather essentials, sunrise/sunset times, world clock, and current tropical cyclones. A tap on the weather, city, or tropical storm will open Living Earth and bring up a detailed view.
- We’ve added our universe in the backdrop, rendered with precision and beauty. Stars, constellations, and the Milky Way are all displayed accurately in time and space. Built from a database of thousands of stars and celestial objects, we made sure the colors, brightness, and placement are all true to life and placed exactly as if you were floating in space orbiting our planet. Can you find your favorite constellations? Try zooming our planet out and placing it in a slow spin for the ultimate spacewalk experience (best on iPad!).
- Optimized for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus: New landscape mode on the iPhone 6 Plus.
- Performance has been increased on newer devices. We’re now rendering everything at a glassy smooth 60 fps.
- Forecasts have been extended from 7 days to 10 days.
I like Living Earth’s built-in world clock, especially that I can add my own music as a wake up call.
The $1.99 69-megabyte download runs on any iPhone, iPod touch or iPad with iOS 7.0 or later. Keep in mind that the app is currently on sale (33 percent off its regular price of $2.99) to celebrate launch of the new version until Friday, November 14.
Living Earth is on our list of the best weather apps for the iPhone.