There are full-featured weather apps that have Doppler radar, live storm trackers, and all the bleeps and blips you can think of. They give you up-to-the-minute conditions so you are always ready for the slightest movement of clouds.
And, then there is Wild Weather, which is about as minimalist as you can get, when it comes to features, but looks so good that you just want to keep checking the temperature every few minutes, anyway.
The app only provides a few simple stats. You’ll get the current temperature and location and any interesting summary (like mostly cloudy or partly rainy), and, that’s about it.
It’s OK that there isn’t much to this app because it looks so good while doing its job of telling you the temperature. Every few degrees the temperature changes, you’ll get a new illustration that is lovely enough to be made into poster and framed on your wall (OK, maybe that’s an exaggeration, but you can see from the pictures that the illustrations look great).
If it’s cloudy out, or if the rain (or snow) is falling in the real world, you’ll get a stylish animation across your wilderness picture.
There is one additional feature. If you swipe up from the bottom of the screen, you can see a three-day forecast and a summary of the day’s statistics, like the chance of rain, wind speed, and rainfall levels.
Yes, this app is very simple, but it sure does look good (I could make a terrible joke here, but I won’t).
The one thing missing that I really do wish was included is the ability to change your location. I’d like to be able to see what the weather is like in Phoenix, Arizona, if for no other reason than to see what kind of pictures show up in warmer weather conditions.
Wild Weather costs $1.99. Download it in the App Store today.
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