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.


  1. Outside of Dark Sky itself. 

  2. This is not to imply that the design of Check the Weather is poor, it is very nice looking.