If you’re a weather freak, or simply like to get very accurate weather information when planning your activities, there is an app that can be quite helpful for you on the App Store. Its name is Seasonality Go, and it recently launched on the App Store.
Seasonality Go provides you with a wealth of weather data that you decide how you want to view it. The app showcases a very elegant design. You will have a collection of screens each composed of weather inserts that can be arranged to form unique views of the weather. Inserts can be added, resized, and moved around on each screen, so you can see exactly what you want.
The app offers you several inserts such as 7 day forecasts, radar/satellite imagery, astronomical data, and graphs showing variables like temperature, precipitation, and cloud cover to name a few.
The app also comes bundled with over 30,000 built-in locations in over 200 countries worldwide. If you happen to be out in the middle of nowhere with no built-in locations nearby, Seasonality Go will use your iPad 3G GPS capability to pick up your location and will show you weather from the closest weather station. You can also save your current location as a favorite, and by simply tapping a button, you will quickly be able to load weather data for any of your favorite locations.
A feature that we found very useful is the ability to get latitude/longitude position. Even though the app is following your GPS location, you can also view your current latitude/longitude position as well as your current elevation. This can be quite useful to track your progress while participating in outdoor activities like hiking or biking.
Taking advantage of your iPad capabilities, you can pinch to zoom in or out on any of the graphs. If you want to take a closer look at a specific moment in time, just touch and hold on an area of the graph. A balloon will pop up above the graph to show you precise values, in some cases with up to 2 decimal places of precision.
The weather maps give you a good idea of what is happening around you. The map interface uses Google Maps as the base terrain allowing you to select which terrain imagery you want to see. A very nice feature is the way the app overlays high resolution radar imagery for locations in the US, or view infrared satellite cloud imagery worldwide. In addition, a static map gives you a nice snapshot of the latest sky conditions and an animation showing how the sky changes over time. Finally, the app data automatically updates, giving you a chance to see the latest imagery.
What we liked: Elegant design. Lots of features that make the app a good companion for a wide variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, boating, flying, or even if you’re just simply planning a family outing or weekend getaway.
What we didn’t like: Would like to see a feature that allows sorting by simply dragging favorites. The apps does this on the Mac version. The app is a bit pricey, however it does give you lots of features.
To buy or not to buy: Whether you are sitting on your couch and want a quick dashboard view of a storm outside, or if you are outdoors and want to preview the weather you will be facing, Seasonality Go seems to be a very good solution. If you’re a weather freak, this app will be a good download.