Coton is also on iPad: http://itunes.apple.com/app/id509851679
/!\ Only available in English and French!
Coton is a beautiful cloud identification app for your iPhone and iPod Touch.
Identify clouds by browsing stunning pictures and detailed descriptions of all the different types of clouds you may spot. Coton relies on the International Cloud Atlas classification, the authoritative book from the World Meteorological Organization.
Learn about cloud types and their corresponding weather forecast including chances of rain and storm. Try to figure out the weather of the day, just by looking at the sky!
- 33 cloud index cards for the main cloud genera, species, varieties and special clouds
- a gallery containing more than 120 awesome pictures
- an illustrated guide which simply explains what is a cloud and how clouds are classified
- a chart of the 10 cloud genera
- a setting allowing you to switch between metric and imperial measurement system
The only thing you'll have to do is looking up... Enjoy your spottings!
Just remember: "It is rare that a cloud gets the shape of a cloud." Ylipe
Fixing text in Intro
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I’ve loved this app forever...
But because it’s been around for so long, they really need to update their images. The beautiful images look so low quality on current screens. Still, useful and I adore it.
Just what I was looking for!
I want neither a committee nor a ‘social network’ to view, amplify, or grade my cloud names! I have no reason to ‘log in’ either: I just want to learn about clouds, why they create the shapes they do, when they occur, what do the weather-folks call them? This App does exactly that for the whole family! Concise, clear, photos are easy to view, even though some of those clouds do look the same to me. Haven’t had this but a couple weeks and have referred to it several times, no hesitating nor crashing nor sudden closing on my (iPhone 6. Really do like this App. Thanks!
Lovingly crafted reference guide
It’s great the developer continues to support the app some seven years after releasing it.
Not much to it: clouds and selected weather phenomena, pictures and brief descriptions. At a basic level, I wouldn’t change a thing. It’s accessible and utilitarian.
If I were to nitpick however: It could use a little proofreading in the descriptions, but from what I understand, English is not the developer’s first language, nbd. Metric conversions would be nice for us savages that still use feet and fahrenheit. Also, common iOS gestures such as swiping left edge to right to go back and a downward swipe to exit a picture aren’t supported. On notched iPhones, the back button is partially obscured and not in the display’s safe zone per Apple’s Human Interface Guidelines.
Otherwise, it’s a great app, honest in function, with a no nonsense pay-once price.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.