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November 5, 2013

Pocket Weather & iOS 7

by Matt Kelsh

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Pocket Weather is a bit of an institution in Australian weather apps. It was one of the first apps on the scene when the App Store first launched, since then we’ve grown it to what we think is the one of the best weather apps in the world. It features live weather data from Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology pinpointed to your exact location, rain radar maps, a dynamic ui & comprehensive tide data. The current version of Pocket Weather has enjoyed a long innings in the high end of the App Store’s Top Paid charts. It’s a crowd favourite; Australians love it, and so do we.

What’s happening with Pocket Weather?

Since it’s been a long time between drinks for Pocket Weather customers, we thought we’d share what we’ve been up to.

Apple released iOS 7 almost two months ago, and with it came some sweeping changes to how we see and use our iOS devices. Changes in iOS change the way apps like Pocket Weather work. Unfortunately, the current version of Pocket Weather has taken a performance hit under iOS 7 – there’s a long delay when tapping a location, before you see the data.

Pocket Weather’s stunning interface features photorealistic textures and lighting. iOS 7 has shifted the expectations of design, so we’ll need to update accordingly.

There’s a new major version of Pocket Weather on the way

We think it’s the best one yet.

Here are just some of the things coming in the next version:

  • It fixes the performance issue in iOS 7
  • It has been redesigned to suit iOS 7’s user interface
  • We’ve paid a lot of attention to weather on iPad
  • It’s better
  • It’ll be a free update

We’re working full time and will get it to you as soon as we can. We use Pocket Weather every day, we love it and we haven’t forgotten it.

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