Who says weather always has to be professional and mundane? Certainly not the people behind Poncho: the only weather app that will have a cartoon cat tell you about the chance of precipitation. It’s arguably the most charming weather app on the market, and if you have an Android device, you can now experience it for yourself.
The app is brimming with personality from start to finish, and loves to remind you of how different it truly is. When it’s time for you to wake up in the morning, you are happily greeted by an alarm that plays a soft tune as opposed to an erratic chirp. Simply turn to your phone and you’ll get an entire forecast for the day told to you via bad puns and meme jokes. Don’t let the pop culture references turn you away though, as the forecasts are very efficient, covering everything from pollen alerts and accident reports to something they call a “bad hair forecast”, which tells you what the weather is going to do to your hair.
Poncho began as a text and email program that would cue you in personally to the weather with a bit of tongue-in-cheek comments to peak your interest. It garnered enough support to eventually get a release on iOS and Facebook Messenger, and now Android. Keep in mind that the app is still in beta, and the final version is set to arrive in June. You can sign up for the beta here.
What do you think of Poncho? Will you be downloading the beta or wait til full release? Shout out down in the comments below, and don’t be afraid to use bad puns either!