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Localized Weather Information Website

Published 01/04/2011 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Wthr.In is a simple tool that allows users to quickly see the weather forecast for their area or anywhere else in the world they might traveling to. This is by far not a new concept, but Wthr.In makes it easy with a very simple site design. Users can select from many popular locations, including London, Berlin, Paris, Kiev, Brussels, San Francisco, Orlando, Oslo, Rome, New York, Warsaw, Bristol, Tokyo, Sydney, Riyadh, Saint Petersburg, Rio de Janeiro, Vancouver, Straume and more. The search box available on the homepage also gives users the opportunity to search for a specific area not included in the suggested city options. The forecasts are given in real time using geo location information. screenshot
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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Wthr.In was founded by Artur Kisiolek in 2010. It was intended to provide users with the fastest way to get weather updates from all over the world. The site is very simple, although it seems to have some issues with functionality. This is reasonable considering how new it is. Perhaps in the future Wthr. In will prove to be a valuable resource for finding up to date weather forecasts.

What are the differences to other apps?

In theory, Wthr.In would work very well. The site is simple so anyone can quickly get their forecast and move on. It also covers many places all over the globe, thanks to the help of geo location information. Unfortunately, the site sometimes takes a while to load and many locations, including preset cities presented on the homepage, may not be working when the user stops by the site.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Keeping things simple is definitely a big plus for Wthr.In. Many popular weather websites cram many advertisements and a great deal of content into a small space. Although detailed forecasts are a plus, throwing a lot of fluff into the mix can begin to diminish the ease use offered by the site. Wthr.In on the other hand, presents a plain white background, large search tool and colorful tags that make it much easier to navigate through forecasts.

How does the registration process work?

Wthr.In does not require a registration to search for a forecast. Users can click on one of the city tags found on the homepage to view the weather for that location or enter another location in the search box provided. Users can connect to Wthr.In through Twitter but other than that, there is no official registration option. The site is new so this may change in the future. For now, it makes good on its promise of a fast weather forecast for just about anywhere (provided the page doesn’t take too long to load when the user visits).

What does it cost to use the application?

Wthr.In offers a simple, but helpful service. Anyone can find a weather forecast using a number of different websites for free, so charging for this service is not really feasible. A great deal of additional services and content would need to be added before a subscription fee could really be considered. Luckily, the creator of Wthr.In offers the service for free. There are no fees for checking weather all over the world. There is no log in option at this point either, so this would have to be remedied first before a fee could be charged anyway.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Anyone who is short on time and wants to get a quick overview of weather in their area (or another area) can really appreciate Wthr.In. Provided the site doesn’t take too long to load, it offers an easy to read, clutter free overview of up to date weather forecasts. There are no distractions or advertisements to get in the way, either. The user gets the information they came for and can move on quickly.

  • Search for weather forecasts for a specific location
  • Choose from one of many preset city tags
  • Access all search features without logging in
  • View forecasts for the next three days
  • Check out humidity, sunrise and sunset times and current conditions

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