Forecast Now

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017
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Description of App

Want to keep up with the latest weather forecast? Forecast Now uses any user-entered town and state or zip code to provide you with the latest detailed local forecast, UV index, hazardous weather conditions, air quality index, radar images and satellite photos, direct from the US National Weather Service and the EPA. Up to 8 locations can be stored for easy re-selection. All images are courtesy of NOAA and NASA.

Version

3.8

Free or Paid

Free

Apple Watch Support

Not Known

Device(s) App Was Tested On

iPhone

iOS Version

8.0.2

Accessibility Comments

All of the text-based weather information in this app is perfectly accessible. It's displayed as a list, which VoiceOver reads exactly as it appears. This is the most straightforward weather app I've found in three years of owning an iPhone.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Recommendations

2 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Explorer 5 years 7 months ago

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Comments

Submitted by Michael Hansen on Sunday, April 28, 2013

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team
Version 3.2 was released recently, and this app is still very accessible and easy to use. "What's New in Version 3.2 Added local ultraviolet index to the current weather conditions. Increased the maximum number of stored locations."

Submitted by Ernie Segura on Tuesday, June 4, 2013

In reply to by Michael Hansen

As of yesterday (6/3), I could not find this app in the app store. I whent to their website, and they had to submit an update to Apple because NOAA made some site changes. I hope they make a payed app that offers alerts, sunrise/sunset times, and the forecast discussion, since it seems like Weather Alert USA is done for. There isn't an app as good as that one.

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Thursday, June 6, 2013

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

This new update has corrected the problem it had with the NOAA website. Plus, it has returned in to the AppStore.

 

What's New in Version 3.2.1

Updated "Current Conditions" and 7-day forecast screens to match new NWS data format.

 

 

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Thursday, January 16, 2014

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team
Good news and bad news. The bad news is that they have formated the layout a bit differently. So you will have to flick around a bit more than you had in the past. That is unfortunate because that is why I liked about it before. It would just read it as a whole instead of having to do so many swiping to get your forcast and such. The good news is that it no longer refreshes on you while you are reading your detailed forcast. Before it would be refreshing and you would end up at the top of the page each time it did this. What's New in Version 3.5 Animated radar display. Code updates and improvement.

Submitted by Michael Hansen on Friday, February 7, 2014

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team
Forecast Now Version 3.6 is now available. Still very accessible. "What's New in Version 3.6 Animated satellite wide views."

Submitted by Michael Hansen on Friday, February 7, 2014

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team
Hello Isaac, Version 3.6 shows as being available in the app store now. You might try closing the app store in app switcher and reopening it. Regards, Michael

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