Savvy Apps, the geniuses behind Agenda Calendar and Buzz Contacts, have released a new type of app for them -- a weather app called Today Weather. Although weather apps aren't a genre that Savvy Apps is known for, they've done a great job with Today. It's simplistic, informative, and unique.
Today Weather consists of three different levels: the "Zoomed" level that allows you to edit your locations, the "Dashboard" that shows the main weather information at all your locations at once, and "Location" that has detailed weather information for the selected location including the 3-day and hourly forecasts, the high and lows, humidity level, windspeed, and more. To move up the levels, you simply tap the little arrow in the lower left corner.
From the Location level, you can swipe left and right to see even more. Swiping to the right will reveal the basic forecast over the next week. This isn't your typical forecast, however, as it is displayed as a bar graph where each bar represents both the high and low for the day. Swiping to the left from the main Location view will display the hourly forecast over the next 36 hours. Swiping up or down will navigate through your different locations.
If there is an alert for the location you're viewing, there will be an exclamation point next to the location's name. Tapping it will reveal detailed information about the alert. Also, the little map icon at the bottom left of the Location view will flip the screen around to reveal a map with a precipitation radar.
I've used a lot of weather apps in my time and Savvy App's Today Weather is a unique take on the popular category. Today Weather is definitely meant for the minimalists as it doesn't include detailed maps or multiple radars, and for those minimalists, Today is an excellent choice. I frequently have readers approaching me during their search for a weather app that displays the current weather conditions of multiple locations at once, and now I have the perfect app to recommend to them.
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By Tammy Rogers