Weather Gods 1.8.3

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Hi All,

Our latest update should be hitting the App Store shortly.

The main change for this update was to improve the weather description in the notifications for rain, snow and thunderstorms. Previously you would receive "Light Rain" even if it was just a few showers or drizzle. Hopefully more useful.

We also added new notifications for sleet, hail and strong storms. For example, you may receive notifications for freezing rain, wintry mix, thundersnow and many more. To receive these notifications for sleet and hail, you must have configured a rain notification.

You will also find improvements to the weather descriptions in other parts of the app as well. For example, Voiceover will give a little more detail for the Water and Ice Gods on the Home Screen and the summary text in the Timeline. Sometimes, you will find that the short summary will indicate if the weather is for AM or PM.

In terms of the next update, many of you will be pleased to hear that I have started building our severe weather service over Christmas and New Year. I hope to eventually offer alerts for 40 countries but will start with the US and Canada. There is quite a bit of complexity in the severe weather alerts for the US, and I'm still trying to get my head around the granularity (states, counties, areas, zones) and the different types of alerts.

As ever, thank you all for your continued support of Weather Gods and if you are enjoying Weather Gods, but haven't left a review, then we would be grateful if you could leave a review, please. Good rating and reviews help our presence for weather-related search terms and in turn drive sales. We are still at the point where James and I are personally funding the app to pay for data etc, but I'm hoping things will start to pick up in 2019 and we might break-even.

I hope you enjoy the update :)



#1 yeah!!

I'm excited to try this update.
Will you have to set up different indiviual notifications for all the knew weather types?

Also, I am very excited to hear about that!! I can't wait to try it! Then I can take off my other app for severe alert app! I only use your app for everyday weather. But I have 2 use other apps for allergy and severe alerts! And I agree with conplexity! Why would you have an advisory when you have a warning?

I hope things pick up for you! I really hope you can keep this app running! Because this is the only app I've found that's 100% accessible! Happy new year and hope it's another wonderful year for you and Weather Gods!

#2 Yeah!!

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Thanks Dawn :)

Nope, no new setup required. The only requirement for sleet and hail notifications is that you already have the rain notification setup.

Hope you like them!

#3 :)

Ok! Thank you! :)

#4 Agreed

I'm looking forward to this update too. You guys have done an excellent job with this app. I've found the native iOS weather app to be good, but yours is honestly the best. The notifications are great too. It would be cool if the various weather sounds worked outside the app too. That way we could listen to them in the background. Or is this already possible?

#5 Weather Sounds

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Thanks Ekaj,

I did try using different sounds for notifications, whilst you only had one, it was ok, but with 2 or more arriving it got a bit chaotic :)

We do have the weather sounds via a Siri shortcut and this will load Siri, load the weather for your current location and then play the sounds :)

#6 Question.

Using apple watch 3 and iPhone xx. I am noticing that in my apple watch, I am just getting the direction of wind, miles, and whether is gentle wind and no gust. Nothing else. This is happening for almost a week. Before I got the tempeture and more info.

#7 Watch complication

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Hi Holger,

Which complication and watch face are you using? I did a quick check on my series 2, using modular face and the large modular complication and seems ok.


#8 Astronomy

Using Solar system.

#9 Astronomy

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Don't think I've tried that one. I will give it a go ...

#10 FYI

Forgot to mention. I use battery with that one.

#11 Astronomy

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I just tried and it gave me all the info - I didn't even think I supported that face :)

The only thing I can suggest is to go into the watch app on the phone and reset the complication to weather gods. You will have to pick something different and then swipe to weather gods again. Hopefully that will sort itself out.

#12 Fix

Done. I change it. Top use battery and low use weather gods. Works. Thanks.

#13 Fix

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