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Thursday, 23 May 2013

MeteoSwiss by MeteoSwiss - App Review



If you are interested in weather forecasts for Switzerland and, most importantly, if you have been receiving weather warnings by SMS then, this is the App for you. The excellent SMS weather warning that have been supplied (for free) by Météo Suisse to date will cease at the end of May. If you wish to continue receiving an equivalent service, you will need to download this App and receive similar information by way of alerts.

Now for the ACIDS test:

Aesthetics
The main screen is divided into a number of sections:

Weekly forecast:
This displays information for your current location for six days (a short week). Tapping on it gives access to a regional map, this in turn gives a choice of forecasts for six days and can further be drilled down for mountain forecasts of wind speed and direction, as well as temperatures at fixed altitudes.

Animations:
These can be chosen for precipitation, clouds, temperature, as well as enlarged for all Switzerland, the Alps, or Europe.

Weather bulletin:
This is a text report, available in the main Swiss national languages, based on the language chosen as your system setting. If your iOS device is set to. 'English' then it will be in German.

Current weather:
Touching this displays a local map, where you can choose: temperature, sunshine, precipitation, wind speed (direction indicated by an arrow), pressure, humidity (and dew point), Foehn index, and quantity of fresh and total snow.

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Add other locations for a quick today and tomorrow forecast.
All in all, this is fairly comprehensive weather forecasting.

Cost
Absolutely free and bereft of advertising. This is a service provided by the Swiss Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology.

Indispensability
The weather warnings are indispensable and highly accurate.

Dependability
The App is reliable and the forecasts as good as one can expect.

Security
You can optionally (and very usefully) share your current location.

ACIDS Test Rating:

A must have, just for alerts.

To find out how the ACIDS Test works, click here.


You can get MeteoSwiss by MeteoSwiss here and support for the App here.


3 comments:

  1. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 1.1 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    - New warning regions
    - Push message option for lakes and airports
    - Manual location setting for forecast and current weather
    - Manual language setting for text itmes

    ReplyDelete
  2. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 1.1.1 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    Bug fixes and text adjustments

    ReplyDelete
  3. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 1.1.2 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    Bug fixes and text adjustments

    ReplyDelete

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