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SkyMotion - Highly Accurate, Hyperlocal, Weather Forecasts for Rain, Snow and Freezing Rain by Sky Motion Research features highly accurate weather forecasting and information tailored specifically for your local area, as well as ground-level observations which ensure the very best and most precise in weather information.
SkyMotion - Highly Accurate, Hyperlocal, Weather Forecasts for Rain, Snow and Freezing Rain by Sky Motion Research features highly accurate weather forecasting and information tailored specifically for your local area, as well as ground-level observations which ensure the very best and most precise in weather information. It was updated on May 7, 2013 and is available in many languages. It requires 10.7MB of storage space.
This is no more or less detailed than any other standard weather forecasting app; however, the ground-level observations really make it shine, and provide an unparalleled level of detail and accuracy.
The new user interface looks fantastic and is incredibly easy to use, and any sudden and major changes to the weather conditions will be highlighted so you can always remain one step ahead.
This app features “nowcasts” which allow users within the U.S. and Canada to find out the exact minute it is due to rain. You can also get hourly, daily, and weekly forecasts which are accurate to within 0.6 square miles, ensuring you get details for your exact location.
SkyMotion provides severe weather warnings, including hurricanes and tornadoes. Where this app really comes into a league of its own is with integrated ground-level observations which provide information that is about as accurate as it gets. You can even share nowcasts with friends and family online via Facebook and Twitter.
Furthermore, the developer has promised that nowcasts will be released for international users in future updates, so watch this space!
There is an ad-free version of this app available for $2.99 via in-app purchase.
SkyMotion - Highly Accurate, Hyperlocal, Weather Forecasts for Rain, Snow and Freezing Rain is currently running on Version 4.0.0.
The latest update included a complete visual overhaul, the addition of storm, hurricane, and tornado alerts, as well as a new feature called SkyMotion Observe, designed for every meteorologist-extraordinaire who enjoys submitting ground-level observations.
The update also included a feature for sharing nowcasts on Facebook and Twitter, as well as iPhone 5 optimization and compatibility with iOS 6.1.2.
Furthermore, the update included various minor improvements, bug fixes, and general housekeeping.
SkyMotion - Highly Accurate, Hyperlocal, Weather Forecasts for Rain, Snow and Freezing Rain currently has 29 customer ratings with an average rating of four out of five stars.
Feedback comments have generally been quite mixed, with some users liking the latest changes to the user interface and others being less than pleased. The general consensus appears to be that the functionality of SkyMotion is good, but it could still do with a few improvements in future updates.
Although the update to the interface has had a mixed reception, I’m definitely very impressed with it, both in terms of its ease of use and aesthetic qualities.
SkyMotion itself runs like a dream, and it needs to be said again that the ground-level observations really make a big difference in getting a weather forecast that is both accurate and consistent.
For: iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation), and iPad with iOS 5.0 or later. SkyMotion is optimized for iPhone 5.
Rebecca, a former police officer, is an experienced writer and editor. She has used all kinds of different tech and prefers Apple products and apps. Her areas of expertise are in all things Apple, health and fitness, the Paleo lifestyle, and legal topics.