Weather Simple – NWS Forecasts

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Description of App

Weather Simple is exactly that; a simple and beautifully designed mobile weather app that puts the current weather and forecasts into words.

"I love it! Clean, clear, easy to understand. Pulls no punches." — Pete Bouchard, WHDH Chief Meteorologist

"When it comes to your current conditions or weekly forecast, sometimes simple is better. If you like a no-nonsense, attractive app, then Weather Simple
is for you." — AppAdvice

"Living up to its name, Weather Simple is detailed yet simple weather reporting." — 148Apps

== WHAT SETS WEATHER SIMPLE APART==

Detailed forecast descriptions, stunning icons, and rich typography set Weather Simple apart from other complicated weather apps. Weather Simple uses reliable
forecasting data from the National Weather Service that is accurate, timely, and within 1 mile from your desired location. There is no advertising, so
your experience is quick, clean, and uncluttered.

==EASY AND INTUITIVE==

• Just scroll to see the forecast for today, tonight, and the rest of the week.
• Hour-by-hour forecasts for the next 24 hours.
• Add new locations with a tap and swipe back and forth to view them.
• Colors change with the current temperature. A unique hue for every degree.
• Know when severe weather is in your area.

==TELL US WHAT YOU THINK==

We hope you enjoy Weather Simple. Please send us your feedback so we can make your experience better! Our goal is to create a successful weather app that
is, as Albert Einstein put it, “as simple as possible, but not simpler.”

Send us an email to feedback@weathersimpleapp.com or tweet @weather_simple.

Weather Simple supports VoiceOver for iOS.
Weather Simple is currently only available in the U.S.

Version

1.3

Free or Paid

Paid

Apple Watch Support

No

Device(s) App Was Tested On

iPhone

iOS Version

9.1

Accessibility Comments

This app is almost completely accessible with VoiceOver. When navigating through the hourly forecast (expanded by double-tapping the "Hourly Forecast" button next to the forecast for the current day), it is necessary for one to flick left to get back to the main forecast, or place your finger in a place on the screen and navigate back to the current day's forecast, and de-select that button. There is also an element which VoiceOver does not speak; I believe this may be a placeholder for where the hourly forecast would display if expanded.

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

If you're in the U.S. and want an app which provides weather information straight from the National Weather Service, Weather Simple might just be the app for you. The availability of accessible hourly NWS temperature forecasts is a plus, and the developer states on their website and in the App Store that Weather Simple supports VoiceOver.

Developer's Twitter Username

@Weather_Simple

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Comments

Submitted by raaj on Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The item you've requested is not currently available in the Indian Store.

Submitted by Usman on Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Hi,
Michael clearly said "If you're in the U.S. and want an app which provides weather information straight from the National Weather Service, Weather Simple might just be the app for you." I assumed this was pretty obvious that it is only available in the US.

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