Degrees

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by e93to, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. e93to macrumors 6502a

    e93to

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    #1
    Does anyone have any idea what happened to the app? (https://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwifgM3BzfvLAhWJcBoKHfz7BUcQFggcMAA&url=https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/degrees-weather/id430173763?mt=12&usg=AFQjCNFcdB-zJJXm88aCj0ufM5vi3etH_w&sig2=b_7JuEJA0XL-dh-2PJa40Q)

    The app stopped working a couple of weeks ago. I contacted the developer, but I received no response....

    Is there a good alternative for this app? Simple, reliable, accurate, uncluttered, ad-free, lightweight, light on RAM & CPU, no fancy graphics. Just a menubar weather app that lets me know temperature and whether it's raining or sunshine.

    Thanks.
     
  2. cruisin macrumors 6502a

    cruisin

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    #2
    If the app is using yahoo weather internally, then it might be broken because yahoo changed things. On my Pebble anything using yahoo weather had broken weather around that time.

    Carrot Weather has a gimmick but I kind of like it.
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    You can look at Clear Day.
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    Both have weather in the menubar. Clear Day can give alerts and the menu icon changes if the temperature crosses a specified minimum and maximum threshold (user selectable). They seem to be fairly light on resources with Carrot using 60 MB of ram and Clear using 100 MB (it also has iOS sync so maybe this is why it takes more).
     
  3. e93to thread starter macrumors 6502a

    e93to

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    I already use Clear Day Lite. I used it alongside Degrees because free version of Degrees didn't have weekly forecast. My biggest gripe with Clear Day Lite is that it doesn't display temperature or weather condition unless menubar app is clicked.

    Will check out Carrot Weather. Thanks for the suggestion.
     
  4. imanidiot macrumors 6502a

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    Degrees would appear to have been abandoned by the developer. I and many others have the same problem, and the developer does not respond to queries.
     
  5. e93to thread starter macrumors 6502a

    e93to

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    Carrot Weather, Forecast Bar, full version of Clear Day, etc look like functional apps, but not sure if spending $14-$17 is worth it. I'm currently leaning towards Forecast Bar
     

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