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Saturday, 3 August 2013

Thermo by Robocat - App Review



A neat App to display just the current temperature at your location; seems a good idea.

Now for the ACIDS test:

Aesthetics
There are additional App specified settings, including units (Celsius or Fahrenheit), perceived temperature, yesterday's temperature, history, and sounds.

the basic screen has a thermometer displaying the current temperature, in accordance with the settings above. the 'mercury' rises and falls with the varying temperature.

The bottom of the screen contains an advertisement, complete with what appears to be a 'go-away' box. touching the box brings up a 'confirm your in-App purchase' dialogue, referring to the removal of advertisements; not very friendly.

Additional themes can be individually purchased.

Cost
The basic App is free, complete with the aforementioned advertisement.

Indispensability
The App does display the temperature in a pleasing manner... but see 'Dependability'.

Dependability
The iPhone/iPad hasn't actually got a built-in temperature sensor (at least not an external one, unlike the warning you get when the iOS product becomes too hot itself), so the information you get is provided from a weather centre. this means that whether you are in the sun or the shade, the displayed temperature will remain the same.

Security
There are no issues with the App.

ACIDS Test Rating:

Looks good but...

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


You can get Thermo by Robocat here and support for the App here.


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