The iPhone weather app that comes pre-installed is a great app for beginners. However, there’s a whole world of alternative weather apps available that provide more accurate forecast data or display it in a way that’s more in line with your personal tastes.
Here are six of the best iPhone weather apps you should be using instead of the one you have installed right now.
One big problem with iOS weather apps is they all begin to look the same after a while. It’s the same issue on other platforms too. The developers behind Weather Line have tackled this issue head-on by not only rejecting some of the typical weather app clichés, such as giant sun icons, but they’ve also invented a brand new visual style for interpreting a weather report.
Weather Line looks incredibly basic upon first glance but it actually includes most of the weather app information you’d want in a smartphone weather app. The horizontal lines curve up and down to communicate the temperature, the small icons express if it was sunny, snowy, or rainy; important announcements, such as a thunderstorm beginning in five minutes, are generated in English at the bottom of the app.
Those concerned about their privacy will be pleased to hear that Weather Line turns off location tracking while the app is minimized or closed. Weather Line also supports a Notification Center weather widget for fast access to the day’s weather report.