By G+ Author: Jacquelyn Tanner.
Think you are confined to your phones default weather app or Google weather? Think again. Here are four weather apps with a twist.
1. Zyrtec AllergyCast
This app’s description is via Techland.time.com
If you’re an allergy sufferer, you don’t need all the details of the weather: you just want to know what the pollen forecast looks like. Zyrtec AllergyCast—by the makers of allergy medicine Zyrtec, so it’s happy to recommend Zyrtec products to help your symptoms—gives you an allergy-specific forecast, including the current temperature and predominant pollens. Swiping to the right gives you an hourly forecast and swiping again gives you a weekly forecast.
If you’re looking for an easy way to track your symptoms, AllergyCast also includes a simple symptoms log where you tell it how you’re feeling (“great,” “okay,” “not well,” or “ugh”) and select any allergy symptoms you’re suffering. We especially like this log because it doesn’t require you to type anything in: just tap icons on the screen and tap done to save. Easy!
Minutely definitely has a twist. The biggest it factor of this app is that it lets you correct the forecast. It boasts that its crowdsourcing method to weather is the “most accurate ever.” In addition, Minutely offers other features like down to the minute forecasts, and real-time 3D radars. Other cool things Minutely gives you is the “Rain Slider,” and “Pretty Graphs.” Minutely of course, also offers all the basics of a legit weather app.
Tech Crunch says about Minutely’s crowdsourcing aspect, ” at the end of the day, it may not be the 3D interface that’s the bigger sell here, but rather, the crowdsourcing. Following the acquisition of Waze by Google, there’s a renewed interest in what else crowdsourcing can do via a network of mobile devices. Weather is an obvious fit.”
3. Weather Dog
Weather Dog is less about practicality and more about entertainment. Weather Dog boasts advanced 3D graphics for both informative and engaging visualizations. It uses AccuWeather’s data to turn on the fun. The cute animated dog plays around and reacts to various weather conditions. The app includes:
Solar : Weather is all about aesthetics. Simply and pleasingly designed this app has a fun user experience which involves swiping, pinching, shake to refresh and more. The temperature and weather forecast is displayed with pretty colors and a classy sans-serif font. The Verge says about the app; “The reason to use Solar is its interface and intuitive control, both of which beat out any comparable iPhone app.”
Price: Free in the App Store.