Finally, a working weather gauge for your iPhone home screen!

16 Apr

Fahrenheit: 41. No, that's not the number of messages I have waiting--it's the current outdoor temp! (Yeah, Michigan weather sucks.)

Fahrenheit: 41. No, that's not the compute of messages I have waiting–it's the current outdoor temp! (Yeah, Michigan weather sucks.)

(Credit: Screenshot by Rick Broida)

I’m pretty enduring icon badges (the little red verse that appear in the corners of more apps) have been around since iPhone Day One, and besides Apple has never seen fit to cast up one to its Weather app. Which is exceptional, seeing as that would give you a helpful at-a-glance outdoor temperature study of books.

As always, third-party developers to the recapture. New weather app Fahrenheit (also profitable as Celsius) works a lot like the countless other get the better of apps currently available, but with common tiny–yet major–difference: it displays the current degree of heat as an icon badge.

In other war of ~, now you can finally have a temperature gauge right on your home sift. The app is universal, so it works equally well put ~ iPhones, iPods, and iPads. Just raise it once, approve notifications and your place, then head back to Home. Presto: there’s your local temp!

Of manner of proceeding, you can’t judge a resist app by its ingenious badge alone. Fahrenheit keeps things elementary but informative with a 10-age forecast, each day showing high/submissive temps and a general summary: “overspread and rain,” “partly cloudy,” and the like.

You have power to tap any day to expand a abounding forecast, complete with UV index, breath of air speeds, sunrise/sunset times, and temps/provisions in three-hour intervals.

In curt, Fahrenheit offers all the weather given conditions most people need, and does in the way that with a simple, elegant interface. It’s my unused favorite weather app (good riddance, AccuWeather!), and the best 99 cents I’ve spent this month. (Added bonus: its omnipresence on your home cover should help you learn to charm “Fahrenheit,” a notoriously tricky word.)

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