Partly Cloudy is a incredible new way for you to check the weather, wherever you are, in a multitude of different formats.
Weather apps on any operating system haven’t been the best – because it doesn’t take a lot of work to make an app tell you the weather in several different areas. All you really need is a livefeed and a quick design and you have a weather app.
Raureif, the German developers of Partly Cloudy, decided that weather and climate is an area that should be well designed, and that weather apps can be innovative.
Apart from telling you the temperature, high and low, what the weather will be like, the wind-force and precipitation at any area in the world, it also gives you an awesome wheel colour and image graph if you want to be more interactive with the app.
Partly Cloudy has two turners, one for the time or date, where you can switch and take a look at how bad it will be in four days on 18:00; and another to change the amount of time, from 12 hours to 24 hours to 7 days.
What we really found impressive with Partly Cloudy was the image wheel. It shows you how much wind force by having white lines draw: the higher the lines the more wind force. They also have a precipitation measure – the larger the water bubble, the more precipitation.
Partly Cloudy doesn’t give you large spreadsheets of data. It is one service, one page and two different ways to interpret information: text or image.
It is truly a remarkable app, that defies the idea weather can’t be interesting. Overall, we found this app to be very good with the amount of information and how it formats the information. The only problem we found was inconsistency with the actually weather, sometimes the app doesn’t give you the right statistics.
Pick it up on iOS today.