iOS has always had pretty decent weather apps, with the stock offering not being a slouch itself. This collection of beautiful apps really received a big boost with the release of Yahoo Weather, which garnered a lot of praise just for its stunning looks. The iOS 7 Weather app gives Yahoo Weather a run for its money, but it’s far from being a two-horse race, as there are plenty of third-party apps belonging to this genre that are always competing for the attention of iOS users. However, one popular option that has been missing from the App Store until now is BeWeather, which has gained plenty of fame on Android & BlackBerry. BeWeather is known for its beautiful UI and thorough forecasts, all complemented by some pretty decent social options.
The main page of BeWeather resembles the homepage of Yahoo Weather to a large extent, but we have to say that this new release lists more information than the Yahoo offering. You can share the current temperature of your area by hitting the arrow icon from the bottom bar and choosing a photo template of your choice. This photo can be posted to Facebook and Twitter, or sent privately via SMS and email. If you are in the U.S., BeWeather can be used to view the latest radar map of your area. It is even possible to shift this radar view in time, and view a graphical representation of the weather forecast. This shifting takes place when you slide your finger across the timeline provided below the map.
To view more information and forecast for the coming days, tap anywhere on the main screen. Hourly prediction is displayed in the form of a timeline just below the current temperature. For the weekly forecast, take a look at the section below that. Tap the prediction area once if you want to view some additional data such as minute-by-minute precipitation analysis and total rainfall during a certain day. To view even more weather information related to your area, swipe upwards again. This reveals a written weather report for the current and next day. Values like UV index, visibility, dew point, humidity, air pressure and moon phase are represented as well.
BeWeather is a nice app to have if you want to keep an eye on expected storms and hurricanes in your city. The red attention icon at the bottom of the main page leads users to a report showing information related to looming hazards. These reports can then be shared easily via email or social media.
While BeWeather is a free app, you will need to buy a pro upgrade (worth $ 2.99) if you want to add unlimited locations to your weather watch list, and unlock some advanced features like representation of current temperature on the app icon via a badge, showing weather conditions on the lock screen, and minute-by-minute forecasts. Even the app’s free version is totally worth checking out though, so head to the following link and take the gorgeous BeWeather for a spin on your iPhone.