You are likely to hear a lot about a new weather app called Weather Line today. It’s making the rounds and a lot of people (rightfully) love it. I was one of the people that can brag that they got early access — though I think I may have been the last one added, doesn’t matter.
I’m personally still a bit undecided about the app. I like many things about it, but I have yet to have that moment where I feel the “yep, this is it”. That said here’s a few general thoughts on the app:
- My sentiments are pretty closely reflected by what Shawn Blanc said about the app: “So, is Weather Line the best new general purpose weather app you can buy? I don’t think so (because of its lack of radar). But it is a fantastic app nonetheless.” (Great photo on his review too, if I do say so myself. And I do.)
- Truly fantastic icon.
- The more I use the app, the more annoying I find looking at other weather apps that don’t show hourly forecasts as pretty lines on a graph. That said, I am not sold on these pretty lines being the best way to display current weather conditions. When I want to check the weather right now, I just want to glance at the screen and that is hard to do with Weather Lines.
Overall, this is a solid weather app. I personally think it is more geared to weather nerds than, say, my parents.