I still remember the time when I was spending the evenings with my parents waiting for the news to be over to enjoy the movie at 20:00-20:30. And since the news were so boring, except for the sport section, I became more anxious as the time for the movie drew nearer. And then, 10 minutes before the movie, when I couldn't sit still anymore, my mom would always scold me and tell me to be quiet because she wanted to listen to the WEATHER. If only we had weather forecasts available at any time and within a few keystrokes back then...
Weather web apps today are so advanced that we no longer listen to one source but to the mix of tens, if not even hundreds of other forecasts. You can even see satellite footage of what is currently happening over your house, which cloud is going where, what air currents are heading your way etc.
Because of all their nice features and use, AppAppeal is awarding the App Awards to some of those special apps in the Weather category.
Best design: AccuWeather
One of the oldest weather apps online, activate since 1996, AcuWeather still looks young and strong with its top design. With colors of blue, grey and white, we find the design very appropriate for a weather app. The biggest difference between AcuWeather and other similar apps relies in the amount of information displayed: not too much, nor too little. It is just about right. The site does not feel cramped and you don’t feel lost in front of all the “buttons”, menus. Also we really enjoyed the nice weather forecast images for sunny, rainy, cloudy etc.