Handy: iOS 15 brings a brand new weather app with maps, animations and more
The Weather app is getting a lot of attention with the release of iOS 15 this year. It benefits from an all-new design, new real-time notifications, and more. Head down below as we take a closer look at the all-new Weather app in iOS 15, including maps, design, and more.
Practical: the new Weather app in iOS 15
The interface is one of the main changes in the iOS 15 Weather app. It features a brand new design that changes based on current conditions in your area. For example, if it’s raining outside or if it’s raining soon, the app will adjust its layout to show the hourly forecast, the next hour’s precipitation, and the radar on top.
On the other hand, if there is no rain in your area, the app will focus on the 10 day forecast and current conditions at the top, and push other things like radar to the top. low. This modular design is a really nice touch in the Weather app in iOS 15, and it looks perfect to also come to the iPad at some point… but it doesn’t this year.
There are now also “thousands of variations” of the background design and animations in the Weather app. These backgrounds and animations are designed to represent the position of the sun, clouds, and precipitation. Here’s a GIF in action.
Emphasis is also placed on weather maps with iOS 15. In the built-in Weather app, you can now view maps for precipitation, air quality and temperature. The maps are full screen, and the precipitation map supports displaying three hours of historical data and one hour of future data in the hourly view, and one week of data in the day-to-day view.
Another change is the support for notifications. Similar to the Dark Sky weather app, which Apple acquired last year, the Weather app can now notify you when rain, snow, hail, or sleet is about to start or stop. . Apple says this feature is available in the US, UK, and Ireland.
The Weather app in iOS 15 is a truly remarkable redesign, especially from a design perspective. The addition of maps and notifications also helps make it a real competitor to third-party weather apps on the App Store.
What do you think of the new Weather app in iOS 15? Are there any features that you think are still missing? Let us know in the comments!