December 28, 2013
The color- and graph-based weather app Shade has just received its first major update. Released on the same day as the latest major iteration of Apple's mobile operating system, Shade is a weather app that's clearly designed and optimized for iOS 7. Indeed, my colleague Daniel notes in his original review of the app here on AppAdvice, "While Shade contains all of the simplicity of any decent weather app, it’s the only one I’ve come across so far that actually feels like it was built for iOS 7." If you can't see the video embedded above, please click here. For its first major update, Shade has gained a number of improvements, including a new layout for the 7-day forecast view, enhanced graphics, and a redesigned settings section. Here's the full changelog:
Also including bug fixes and performance enhancements, the new version of Shade is available now in the App Store as a free update or as a new $1.99 download. The app is optimized for iPhone and iPod touch running iOS 7.0 or later. For more notable weather apps, check out AppAdvice's Best iPhone Weather Apps AppGuide. [gallery link="file" order="DESC"]
- New layout for the 7-day forecast view.
- New appearance for the graphs, with improved temperature bubbles.
- Improved navigation transitions, you can now swipe back from locations to the location view.
- Redesigned settings, clearer and easier to navigate, but also more in-depth, including a new option to specify locations for notifications.
- Switch between locations quickly, just tap on the title of the location and pick another one from the list.
- Extended notification times, get notifications up to 2h in advance.
Shade - Weather app for all of us