Smartphones have long since taken on the role of many office and other devices. Who still uses a calculator, flashlight, or camera? Although mobile phones replace dozens of other devices, the real power of these handheld computers is in the quick and easy availability of information.
Weather forecast applications fall into this category. Reliable application of this type is more important today than ever. With climate change and increasingly unstable weather conditions, it is important to always be familiar with the forecast of meteorologists.
Carrot Weather is a free weather app available for Android and iOS. You can view the weather information hourly, as well as the daily and weekly forecast, with all possible data, from temperature to wind speed. You can also get weather notifications with a lot of useful data coming from renowned weather stations, including The Weather Channel and AccuWeather.
The user interface looks phenomenal and is highly functional and well organized. At the top of the screen is a stylized chart that shows the weather for the next few hours so you can quickly see what the weather will be like during the day.
One feature, which doesn’t bring much information about the weather, but which we liked so much that because of it we put Carrot Weather in the first place of this top list, are funny comments on the current time. So in cloudy weather, you can get the message “It may be cloudy, but at least it’s not raining. For now!”, And in very cold weather “Abandon all hope ye who venture out into this weather. ”
The main problem with the Carrot Weather is the fact that developers obviously care a lot more for the iOS version of the app than for the Android version. This is best seen in the user rating, which at the time of writing is 3.2 on Android, while on iOS it’s 4.7, you have to admit that this is quite a big difference. In addition to the options that the Android version of the application lacks, users also report instability issues and a bunch of bugs.
Carrot Weather is definitely not the best option for Android, but if you use iOS, you will hardly find a better weather app than this.
Android and iOS
Weather Underground is a free weather app available for Android and iOS. The application has a beautiful and intuitive user interface that provides a quick and easy insight into the weather. We liked this aspect of the application the most. It is easy to use and suitable for beginners.
The quality of the user interface is further emphasized when we look at how many options we have available. In addition to the usual options such as hourly, daily, and weekly forecasts, we have a bunch of additional options. Among them is the radar map of the weather, the weather reports from the ski centers, the exact time of sunrise and sunset, notifications about extreme weather conditions, etc.
Another great option of the Weather Underground app is made especially for those who like to run, hike or engage in any type of outdoor activity. Namely, you can describe the weather conditions you want, for example, a sunny morning, a temperature between 20 and 25 degrees and no wind, and the applications will show you the date when such weather conditions are expected. Great option from planning.
For Android users, as well as those who use iOS, Weather Underground is a great option. We didn’t come across a single problem while using it, nor did we find a single option that we missed.
Android and iOS
The Weather Channel
The Weather Channel is a free weather app available for Android and iOS devices. The application provides a wealth of meteorological data, such as temperature, visibility, wind speed and weather forecast for 10 days in advance. It also contains weather maps with maps showing the amount of rainfall or wind directions.
The option that sets The Weather Channel apart is the ability to watch the weather forecast in the form of video clips, like on the TV. The application contains a multitude of recordings that talk about the current weather, as well as about the expected weather conditions and sudden changes.
Another great option is the ability for users to post pictures and videos of the current weather conditions in their region. This is a great way to get first-hand information about the weather.
The user interface is elegant, well organized, and very easy to navigate, even for beginners. Whether you want to view the forecast for the end of the day or detailed information about the expected weather in the next week, The Weather Channel application will help you with that.
Android and iOS