Comparing iPad weather apps at a glance
18 iPad weather app current weather screens
Earlier in the week I compared the current weather screens of 27 popular iPhone weather apps, and in the spirit of equal time for expansive interfaces, here's the same thing for 18 popular iPad weather apps. The reason for the lower number is that not all of the iPhone apps had iPad versions -- Apple's own iOS weather app included! While some of the iPad versions are just bigger, others take advantage of the larger screen and broader aspect ratio to show not just bigger but more.
Like before, I used the exact same location and page, whenever possible, for each app. I paid for full versions of in-app purchases to disable ads when I could, and when it worked. If extended forecasts could be brought up on the same screen, I brought them up. I made them as comparable as possible.
Here they are, in order, from top left to bottom right, are:
- Today Weather, Check the Weather
- Weather 2x, The Weather Channel
- AccuWeather, Weather HD
- Weather Bug, Weather Live
- Dark Sky, eWeather HD
- Daily Weather HD+, Pocket Weather Australia
- Farenheit / Celsius, Thermo
- Weather+, Living Earth HD
- Magical Weather, swackett
The current weather screen isonly one aspect of a weather app, and doesn't cover features like radar, videos, etc. so as the title says, consider this only a glance at different design approaches. For more on the individual apps, check out our weather app review series.
That being said, which weather apps do you use, and are they the same ones that appeal to you most in the comparison above? Any of the weather screens attractive enough they encourage you check out an alternative app?