Weatherzone

Last modified
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
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Description of App

Weatherzone uses Bureau of Meteorology forecasts and our meteorologists to produce accurate forecasts for Australia and the world.

What features are available in Weatherzone?

  • Weather for over 20,000 Australian and 1500 International locations
  • Real-time observations for temperature, wind speed and direction, relative humidity, pressure and rain since 9 am 
  • Trend arrow for current temperature 
  • 7-day forecast
  • GPS search for current location 
  • UV rating forecast 
  • Dynamic backgrounds that change as the weather does 
  • Animated radar from 58 locations around Australia

Who is Weatherzone?
Weatherzone is Australia's largest commercial meteorological organisation supplying most of Australia's media, electricity companies and other weather sensitive industries. Weatherzone uses Bureau of Meteorology resources and unique internally developed computer modeling to produce the most accurate forecasts available in Australia. We are a team of meteorologists and developers that are dedicated to providing innovative weather services.

Version

1.1

Free or Paid

Free

Apple Watch Support

Not Known

Device(s) App Was Tested On

iPhone

Accessibility Comments

This app is accessible in parts, but far more accessible options are available.

It is a fairly basic app, and has limited coverage outside of Australia. In my case the nearest location was 100 miles away.

The app provides some basic data for the current conditions (temperature, humidity, precipitation, etc). VoiceOver reads this okay. There is one unlabelled button in this area of the page, and double-tapping on this appears to do nothing. In fact, it is actually toggling what information is visually displayed on screen. However, VoiceOver will read all of the data regardless of the toggle status.

Further down the page VoiceOver reads a series of numbers. I made an educated guess from the numbers that these were forecasted high and low temperatures for the coming days. The app does not tell you the days, nor does it read anything from the images that are used visually to indicate the likely weather on those days.

If you want a free weather app, Mercury - Worldwide Weather is a far better choice.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads most page elements.

Button Labeling

Most buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability

There are some accessibility issues with this app, but it can still be used if you are willing to tolerate these issues and learn how to work around them.

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