These days, it seems like seven is the new six. Frankly, I’m ok with that. I love the new look that is coming our way with Apple’s redesign of its mobile operating system. I can’t get enough of it. Luckily, neither can developers.
Aero is a brand new weather app that looks and acts like it belongs in iOS 7. This app is so hip it’s practically wearing an ironic beard…
Weather app fans will love the look of this simple, but beautiful design. I have never used Apple’s iOS 7 native Weather app, but I’ve seen enough pictures and read enough articles to know that the similarities are there. However, this app is not a copycat.
Similar to Yahoo’s Weather app, Aero shows you current conditions for the location you are in at the moment. No matter where you are, it will update as you move. You can add as many cities as you like and watch the virtual snowfall anytime.
Like Apple’s upcoming iOS 7 Weather app, this displays weather conditions with live animation. If it is slightly cloudy, a smattering of puffy clouds will float below. If it is snowing, the background will be peppered with lightly falling white dots. If it is nighttime, you’ll see a starry sky. During the day, the colored background represents the temperature.
A hot day will produce warm hues of red and orange. A cold day reflects cool blue tones. A day that is cool, but not particularly cold, will be orange on top with a gradual color gradation to blue at the bottom.
Tap the clock icon in the upper right corner to see an hour-by-hour breakdown of today and tomorrow’s forecast. Each hour shows an icon with the predicted temperature and a graphic of the conditions, like a sun icon with clouds or rain.
Tap the menu list in the upper left corner the to add a new city and adjust the app’s settings. You can switch between Celsius and Fahrenheit, turn on push notifications and add a badge icon.
My favorite part of this app is the badge icon feature. Turn on notifications to see the current temperature right on the icon on your Home screen. You don’t even have to open the app to see how hot it is.
Aero is available for the iPhone and iPod touch running iOS 6.0 and later. Download it for only $0.99 in the App Store today.