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Sun weather app review: minimalist forecasting

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Introduction

While developers of weather forecasting apps often tend to cram a heap of unnecessary features into their releases, sun weather for iPhone and iPad sets the precedent for simplicity and functionality by providing no-frills, no-nonsense weather reporting in a slightly more palatable manner.

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I really like the way the developer of this app has made a clear effort to provide functionality and slick design while at the same time not getting too carried away with the amount of detail or features on offer.

While this app isn’t necessarily suitable for those of you who want highly technical meteorological analyses, I think it will suit the layperson just fine.

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This is a great little app that provides you with a basic weather forecast for your locale without the unnecessary clutter that can sometimes clog up similar developments, and by using your device’s integrated GPS you can receive forecasts for your local area within seconds.

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sun weather seems to be primarily targeted at U.S. residents as it sources the majority of its data from U.S.-based weather stations. More than 42,000 weather stations across the country are utilized to ensure you have access to local and accurate information.

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Having said that, sun weather is still suitable for people around the world as a further 29,000 weather stations are used to provide international weather information, so please don’t let the America-centric content deter you.

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Overall I really like what the developer has done here; the interface is wonderfully simple while still retaining a sense of style and slickness, so I’d say this app is well worth checking out if you want simple weather forecasting.

Bold and simple interface
Bold and simple interface

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Access a basic weather forecast for your locale without unnecessary clutter
  • Use your device’s integrated GPS to receive forecasts for your local area within seconds
  • Provides a three-day forecast so that you can more effectively plan your daily activities
  • View the current USA weather conditions thanks to support from more than 42,000 weather stations across the country
  • A further 29,000 weather stations are used to provide international weather information

Cons

  • There is nothing negative to say about this app

View a multi-day forecast
View a multi-day forecast

Final Words

sun weather is simple, slick, and quite stylish in my opinion, so if you want a decent weather forecasting app for your iPhone and iPad that won’t distract from the core content with unnecessary features like long-term forecasts, radar imagery, and the like, then I’d say you’ll find this one highly suitable.

 

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MarkBangs

Mark is an opinionated writer who loves to review apps. In 2012, he started reviewing Apple apps on a regular basis and wonders how he survived up to that point without these apps.