July 22, 2012
Really? Two weather apps highlighted in one day? Specifically, two weather apps whose names refer to the sun highlighted on a Sunday? Incredible. But that's exactly what we're having today with, first, the feature on Web app Sun and, now, the App Store launch of Solar. Solar appears to be another product of the post-Clear app development climate (pun intended, thank you very much). Similar to Sun and the recently released Weather Neue, Solar favors simplicity over information overload. The app's official App Store description, in its entirety, is as follows:
SOLAR - An exquisitely designed weather forecast app. No vector polygons, no dew point calibration and it won't remind you to wear a jacket. Just radiant, Rothko-esque colorscapes in a very simply designed, interactive weather forecast app. A modern tech-cessory for the aesthetically-inspired, new-fashioned adventurer.If you can't see the video embedded above, please click here. The app bears the tagline, "Weather has never been cooler," and it has a cool launch trailer to boot. The trailer, which you can watch above, demonstrates the various gesture-activated features of the app. These include 24-hour and three-day forecasts as well as location switching. Designed for iPhone by GO HD developer Hollr, Solar is available now in the App Store for the special introductory price of $0.99. So, if you're wondering about the weather this Sunday, you need only open Sun or Solar today.