Swackett is a unique weather app in that it presents the forecast based on what to wear, with the name itself a combination of sweater, jacker, and coat. The app has been on iOS since 2011, but just got a huge 2.0 update for the release of iOS 7. There’s the obvious new design, but it’s much more than that. In terms of iOS 7 design, the interface has been flattened with the removal of tab bars to give you edge to edge weather visuals, with high definition imagery throughout. Swackett has always balanced minimalism, and feature rich at the same time, and that fact is emphasized even greater in the 2.0 update.
You can open up Swackett for a second to see it’s a t-shirt, or jacket day, or keep it open longer to dive into a wealth of features. There are four main sections beginning with the Peep view, which shows dressed avatars, and there are three alternating types included. Then, there’s the forecast view which shows the descriptive details for today, tonight, and tomorrow with watches and warnings if present. There’s also a five day, and hourly forecast timeline, as well as a satellite imagery view. Another new section is insights with lifestyle and health indices on a ten point scale depending on the weather. Finally, there’s a fun section with fun facts, brain teasers, guess the peep, and this day in history. All of the different sections are accessible by swipes, and you’re essentially given an entire grid to swipe between horizontally and vertically to access each section.
Swackett 2 (Free, iPhone) is a highly personalized weather app that is optimized for iOS 7 to give you both a quick glance, and in-depth weather info all in one app.