Weather Atlas Gains Major Update With Name Change, Event Forecasts, Fresh Icons and More

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    Popular weather app Weather Atlas, made by Contrast and Agile Tortoise, today received a major 2.0 update that adds new functionality and a new look to the app.

    With the 2.0 update, Weather Atlas is now known as "Weather Up," a revamped name for a revamped app. Much of the app has been rewritten with usability improvements and fixes for lingering bugs.

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    Weather Up's main new feature is Event Forecasts, designed to provide weather information about upcoming events that you're attending. Once you provide Weather Up with calendar access, it will let you know the weather conditions for your events, so you're never taken by surprise when doing something outdoors.

    Along with the new Event Forecasts look and the new name, Weather Up features a new set of weather icons and a redesigned mapping feature. The Weather Up map features standard radar and cloud layers, along with options for temperature, humidity, and precipitation accumulation.

    There are also warning layers for the map to let you know about incoming thunderstorms, tornados, hurricanes, and tropical storms.

    Weather Up can be downloaded from the App Store for free. A Weather Up Pro subscription costs $9.99 per year or $1.99 per month. [Direct Link]

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  2. gsmornot macrumors 68030

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    I had a subscription to Weather Atlas, I cannot tell if I just lost that or if it transfers but I think I just paid again for another year. I hope not.
     
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    Yup, this is why I stick with Carrot Weather. I'm so accustomed to getting weather alerts on my AW, as much as I like some other weather apps (ie. Hello Weather), I really prefer weather apps that have a AW app.
     
  5. Perte macrumors newbie

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    Great update by Contrast!

    What features would you like to see on the Apple Watch?

    Disclaimer: I’m the developer behind WeatherKit.
     
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    Just being able to have the watch complication be accurate to the phone's app/widget is nice. During all of the iOS 11 betas where Apple's own widget would never update, I straight bought another app just because it would, and it's complication stayed up to date.

    An at a glance view that shows conditions and temperature is pretty much a requisite, then tapping on it to get to hourly and maybe three day?
     
  7. Perte macrumors newbie

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    The thing is, the Apple Watch API is still limited for developers and Apple uses some private APIs for their Weather complication. Often, when opening the Watch app, the Watch has to ping the phone, then the phone gets to the app, which has to get the data, send it to the Watch and then display it - this complex process is not instant, that's why we don't have much of choice here.
     
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    I believe Carrot is the go to standard for Weather apps.... Don't have any complaints about it
     
  9. WalterTizzano macrumors regular

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    Lol it’s ridiculous to charge a subscription for a weather app. They can keep it, so many good free alternatives out there. And some great non feee but not subscription based solutions.
     
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    No, it's not ridiculous. For example, WK has an average monthly running cost of $4500 - and it's not profitable, but we love working on it. We take on client projects that help us "buy" more time for WeatherKit.

    Every time you open a weather app, someone has to pay for the data the app shows - and the monthly bill only gets bigger and bigger. That's why, unfortunately, weather apps are switching to subscription business models — to become self-sustainable.
     

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