Find Out If It Is Going Rain Or Shine with a Little Help From This App
Fizz Weather HD is one of the latest weather apps for iPad to hit the App Store; released just over a week ago. Fizz Weather itself has been around for years on various mobile platforms and the iPhone version has been in the App Store since 2008, shortly after the store launched.
I always liked Fizz Weather back in Windows Mobile days and also enjoy their iPhone app so I was keen to give their new HD version for the iPad a look, and I’ve been using it since.
Fizz Weather HD offers a very clean main screen – showing just the city name, current temperature, and a very short summary of current conditions, e.g ‘Overcast. Mild.’ As with all good weather apps, you can track weather in multiple cities-and you just swipe left and right to see the cities you’ve added via settings.
The app’s UI is simple and elegant – and it’s easy to get around and see all of its information from its single main page. Weather, Charts, and Maps are the three detailed information sections – all reachable with a single tap in the bottom nay bar. Each section can be showed / hidden and expanded / collapsed with single taps – so it’s very easy and quick to drill down a little or step back out of any of the information sets, to view forecast details for individual days or details af a particular map for instance.
In the Maps section, there’s a slick slider control to move through the different maps on offer. It’s easy to share information from nearly any view within the app as well – via email, Facebook, or Twitter. The app lets you set your own background image. I realize this just a little nicety type feature – but I find it a very likeable one. I really enjoy being able to set a gorgeous Photo of Austin as the backdrop for the app.
Lowlights? This app probably doesn’t present enough variety and depth of weathrs information to satisfy those who want a real heavyweight weather app. Other than that, l’ve seen no real flaws with the app.
Overall for me, Fizz Weather HD is a great combination of a simple and elegant interface with a strong range of weather information_ if you want just minimal information ate glance, you’ve got it. If you want more detail, it’s easy to get to quickly_ And you can make it your own a bit with the ability to add a custom background.
I’ve always loved the Weather HD app for iPad, but Fizz Weather HD has now become my joint favourite iPad weather app – and the one I’ll go to whenever I need more detailed weather info.