David Smith has produced the first, to my knowledge, iOS weather app that uses the Dark Sky API to get short-term precipitation forecasts. 1 Smith gave me an advance copy last week to play with it before it launched.
Here’s my take on the app: it’s good, solid, but it is not my favorite. Right now I use a combination of Apple’s weather app and Dark Sky — both do specific things very well and both I find to be gorgeous looking. Check the Weather is lovely looking and combines both of these apps. So if I was looking for one app to do it all, Check the Weather would be it, no question.
In fact, check the weather is far superior to Apple’s weather app, which I really like.
I’ve, in fact, been torn between these two apps all week long. I personally think I will be switching to Check the Weather, but haven’t been able to bring myself to do it just yet. The sole reason: Apple’s Weather offering is just a bit sexier looking and thats drawing me in too much right now. 2
However, if you want one app to rule them all, Check the Weather is it right now and it is only $2.99.