It seems like it was simply yesterday that I was covering Weather condition Underground’s iOS WunderMap app. Today, the firm revealed the accessibility of a new universal variation of the free application, bringing the weather mapping capability to iPhone and iPod touch customers as well.
For several individuals of the application, that would suffice of an update to be worthy of celebration, yet there’s additional that has been changed – in truth, in a day of testing just before the app went live, I was honestly astonished with just what Weather condition Underground has actually finished with the application in about eight months. To start with, the app now has a brand-new, iOS 7-friendly style that is a lot easier to utilize and navigate. Radar and satellite photos download considerably a lot faster – I was excited with how promptly I could possibly load the animations that demonstrate how clouds and precipitation are moving into my area.
One point I’ve loved about Climate Underground as a weather website is the accessibility of cam information, so you could in fact do “eyes-on” confirmation of the weather being reported. WunderMap now supplies full-screen webcam imagery and– when feasible– traffic-cam accessibility. Lastly, I was excited with the new icon for the application. Rather compared to go with the common dull iOS 7 flat icon, the WunderMap developers produced an extremely detailed and vibrant icon that reveals among the PWS (Personal Climate Station) indicators that you manage to take up on among the map layers.
Those layers– the default map showing weather stations, radar, precipitation, temperature level, infrared satellite, webcams, wind, US fronts, noticeable satellite, regional temperature, extreme weather, cyclones, energetic fires and fire risk– could be viewed alone or layered on leading of each other. Computer animations in time are offered with a solitary tap on the lesser best side of the application display, and a tale showing just what colours on a layer mean are also more easily apparent now.
The app is free to download, however you’ll see ads when switching over or otherwise modifying layers. An in-app acquisition is offered to switch off the marketing for a year for US$ 1.99, and if you take place to be a contributor to Weather Underground by providing your Individual Weather condition Terminal information, advertisements are shut off by default.
For weather condition geeks or those which are merely curious concerning just what’s taking place in your area– or all over the world– the WunderMap app is definitely one every iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch owner should mount.