Now, the app has already received its first major update, thereby gaining several welcome improvements.
Weather goes wild
The main thing that differentiates Wild Weather from other weather apps is its display of gorgeous hand-drawn wildlife and nature illustrations, some with subtle animations, that match the current weather conditions, which are sourced from Forecast.io (the weather service from the team behind Dark Sky).
And now, the app has been updated with new artwork featuring new animals, including foxes and deer, and landscapes, including hills and mountains, to grace the illustrations.
Overlaid on an illustration is the name of your location along with a simple weather condition descriptor and the current temperature. Swiping up on it will bring up more information, including chance of precipitation, wind speed and direction, and weather forecast with highs and lows, which has just been expanded from three days to five days.
Previously, Wild Weather only worked for checking the weather on your current location. Now, though, you can see the weather in other places by swiping to the left and adding a new location. You can add multiple locations and switch between them, but Wild Weather will still show the weather for your current location when you open it.
You can now also easily switch between Celsius and Fahrenheit by tapping their corresponding buttons at the bottom of the location customization screen.
Wild Weather has also been updated with language support for Chinese, Dutch, German, and Spanish, in addition to English.
Now optimized for iPad
The new version of Wild Weather also introduces native compatibility with Apple’s tablets. This means that the app is now optimized for iPad as well as iPhone and iPod touch.
However, as with iPhone and iPod touch, Wild Weather for iPad works only in portrait mode. Perhaps support for landscape orientation will come to the app in a future update.
If you’re content with the conventional and detailed approach of weather apps, then you’re fine with the likes of Yahoo Weather, the recently updated Weather Underground, and Apple’s own Weather app. But if you appreciate a pretty — not to mention “natural” — interface with essential weather information, then Wild Weather is for you.