Weather has always been a very important part of human life. It’s often the first thing we do when we get up in the morning and the last thing we do when we go to sleep. This is why it’s so frustrating that weather websites pretty much suck today. They all feature so much noise and details and ads that it makes them almost undesirable. This is where Forecast.io comes in.
Forecast.io is a beautiful, easy and intuitive website. It features a map of the globe (you can change to regional ad local), the weather details on the right hand side and the forecast for the next few days underneath. When you click on a day, you get hourly details fo the weather with some nice vector animations. All this information is provided in beautiful typography and colors that are easy on the eyes.
On your iOS Device
Forecast.io is also available via your iPhone or iPad. However, when you to the site on Safari you won’t see a web-based view of the site. Instead, you have to save the icon as a web app.
I know what you are thinking. Web-apps are usually slow and terrible. But this is where Forecast.io Shines. It’s simple, easy and very pretty. You get the weather, details for the next hour, and a short view of the next 24 hours and an hourly look at your weather by swiping your finger across.
When you tap on Map, you have three options. Global, Regional, Local. Each shows a satellite view of the weather in their significant areas. You can also swap on the lower part of the screen to see the clouds moving through time.
Overall, Forecast.io is a testament of the power of innovation in the weather space. It’s so good that it has replaced my actual app from my iPhone. Think about that for a second. A web app replacing a full native app. I never would have imagined uttering those words.
Why don’t you give Forecast.io a shot. If you do, would love to hear your take on it. What do you think?