Weather apps come and go in our collective consciousness, and there always seems to be a new flavor of the week. Clima is the latest new weather app that continues the trend of cutting edge iOS friendly design in weather apps. The main screen of Clima provides a heat map style design where the current temperature sits on the heat map based on how hot, or cold it is. If it’s in the 90s, then the temperature site is near the top in the orange section, while if it’s in the 50s, it’s positioned lower in the blue area. The positioning is consistent across the rest of the app, which is accessible through swipe gestures.
The app includes an hourly, and daily forecast through a swipe to the left, or right, respectively. Each forecast slides into place as you swipe, and you can tap to bring up the forecast related to precipitation chance, or wind speed. You can also tap on the main screen to show the sunrise/sunset times, and then long press to hear a voice over depiction of the conditions. There’s a lot of weather information included that is easy to access, and nice to look at. You can also swipe up to enable notifications for rain, temperature change, and wind based on specific periods during the day for any of the locations that you want to track. Now, it’s not the full featured offering with Doppler radar, minute forecasts, and detailed weather statistics, but it nails what it does provide.
Clima ($0.99, iPhone) is a well thought out, and executed weather app that is worth picking up. It’s worth noting, that we have seen the heat map based weather app before with Nice Weather 2, and Solar.