Weather Line is an impeccably designed, delightfully crafted weather app that comes from another one of those director, developers, designer trios that seems to be working so wonderfully well lately. The director for Weather Line, Ryan Jones, was gracious enough to expound on why the world needed another weather app, what iOS 7 allowed them to do with it, and what his role entailed.
Weather Line for iPhone brings all the things we care about when it comes to forecasts and predictions in one easy to use app. By pulling data from both Dark Sky and Forecast.io, you get the most accurate picture of both current and future conditions.
Perfect Weather for iPhone is a new weather app by the makers of Launch Center Pro. The interface is ready for iOS 7 but also utilizes screen real estate efficiently to provide more information than most simplistic weather apps without looking cluttered.
Aero for iPhone is a new minimalistic weather app that takes a good majority of its design cues from iOS 7. With gorgeous animations, great font choices, and easy to use menu systems, it's sure to be a favorite with users who prefer lightweight weather apps with great animations over their feature rich but cluttered counterparts.
Minutely is a new kind of weather app for iPhone and the first to actually let users report incorrect weather data in their area. By using national weather data in conjunction with crowdsourced data from Minutely users, weather forecasts and current conditions can be more fine-tuned and drilled down to more specific areas.
There is no shortage of weather apps in the App Store but Ultraweather takes a slightly different approach. While it isn't as robust of a choice as some others, it has a great interface made possible by local Instagram users in your area.
Good Weather is a super cute weather app for the iPhone that not only informs you about the weather, but also includes fun games that coincide with the current weather conditions. Is it sunny outside? Then see how high you can bounce the sun off the clouds. Is it lightly snowing? The blast away the clouds with by shooting them from your super cloud. The weather has never been so fun!
AccuWeather for iPhone has received a major update to version 6.0, bringing with it several improvements, including new, user-defined forecasts, as well as a new interface. The new look takes cues from AccuWeather for iPad and presents the user with a cleaner, more efficient interface than previous versions.
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.
After the Twitter for iPhone app comparison last week, my friend and Iterate podcast co-host Seth Clifford remarked that weather apps were the new hotness when it came to interface playgrounds for iOS designers. So, I jumped into the App Store, downloaded 15 popular weather apps, added Apple's built-in iOS weather app, and grabbed all their screens.