Forecast Now+

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Description of App: 

Want to keep up with the latest local weather forecast? Forecast Now+ provides the latest detailed local weather forecast, animated radar and satellite views, weather warnings, and air quality and ultraviolet index for any user-entered town or zip code, direct from the US National Weather Service and the EPA. Up to 8 locations can be stored for easy re-selection.

Apple Watch Support: 

No

Version: 

1.5

Free or Paid: 

Paid

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone

iOS Version: 

9.0.2

Accessibility Comments: 

This app is quite accessible. The only issue to speak of is that there are some improperly tagged images in the forecast view. In addition to providing a text forecast, the app also displays images based on the type of weather expected. So, if you are navigating through the forecast view with VoiceOver set to display all images--even those without descriptions--VoiceOver reads the image names, such as "hitsra30.png" for scattered showers and thunderstorms. This is definitely not a deal-breaker, especially as I have VoiceOver set to only display images with descriptions, but it is not fully accessible either.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads most page elements.

Button Labeling: 

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

There are some minor accessibility issues with this app, but they are easy to deal with.

Other Comments: 

This is an ad-free version of the app Forecast Now. It is worth noting, however, that while this app does display hazardous weather alerts for a location, it *does not* provide push notifications for severe weather events.

Developer's Twitter Username: 

@kellytechnology