Ambient Weather connects Creators and Consumers to the fastest growing online community for hyper-local weather insights.
PREPARE: Use the hourly and daily forecasts to plan ahead for your next adventure. View radar, temperature, lightning, and wind speed map overlays for more insight. Or check out what the locals are saying in the social feed.
MEASURE: View real time weather conditions from your personal weather station and remote sensors. Or take a peek at the dashboards from any of the 100,000+ publicly available weather stations. Set custom alerts to make sure you don’t miss critical events.
ANALYZE: View tables and graphs of historical data, or export to a data file for further crunching.
VISUALIZE: Add a weather camera to see conditions updated to the minute.
SHARE: Grab dashboard tiles to share via social media, e-mail and text.
CONNECT: Add 3rd party functionality by integrating with IFTTT, Amazon Alexa, Google Home, SmartThings, Home Assistant, Weather Underground, PWS Weather and more!
Minor bug fixes and performance enhancements.
Ratings and Reviews
I have the Ambient weather app. The dashboard works great and also the graphs are interesting to check out. Problem I am having is when you go to map, it doesn’t seem to remember your location or triangulate. I even helped it out to my location by entering the city/state and it still thinks. I really would like to be able to see what is happening around me. I think it is a glitch that wouldn’t take much to fix- due to the fact most smart phones has gps on them. I know that the weather channel app picks up my location rather quickly. Please fix.
It’s a web browser.
This app is basically a custom web browser that does nothing but show the AmbientWeather web site.
The app shows exactly the same view as the website, and I do mean exactly, right down to the rendering bugs. There’s no additional functionality provided. You don’t get an iOS look-and-feel. You don’t get an Apple Watch complication. You don’t get Siri Shortcuts. You don’t get anything that the web page doesn’t give you.
That extends to usability. For example, on a computer, you can use the mouse to select part of the weather graph to see numerical data for that date and time. It doesn’t really work for touch screens; it’s mouse-centric. You can tap, but you can’t drag to find the data point you want; doing so starts a text selection. The iOS app behaves the same way. It’s clear that this app is a wrapper around a web view.
Other problems with the website also extend to the app: slow loading of graph data, graph data not loading, seeing the login screen every time it loads even when you’ve set the site to remember-me mode...
I appreciate that AmbientWeather wants to provide an app. But this is literally the least effort possible in an app. I suspect that it was developed using a cross-platform “easy app development via HTML” toolkit. The only reason to use it is to avoid opening a new Safari tab.
Developer Response ,
I am sorry you are having issues. We have resolved the issue with slowness and freezing, and we also brought the app to the level of the website. Make sure you test drive Version 2.2, which is being rolled out today, and I look forwarded to your thoughts on the new release!
Feel free to email me firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any comments or suggestions.
Good except for “white screen”
Must-have app for owners of Ambient weather stations as it allows you to access your local weather data and history from anywhere- much easier to use than the physical screen. However I subtract 2 points for ongoing issues with updates. If you leave the app open on your iPhone it won’t update automatically the next time you check it. Even the reload button doesn’t work consistently- you have to toggle between panels and graphs to get the latter to update. And half of the time you are greeted by the white screen of death - nothing on it and even if you wait forever it won’t update. Only remedy is closing and reopening the app.
UPDATE 3/31: now the app is completely broken- it won’t allow me to select my own weather station
Data Not Collected
The developer does not collect any data from this app.
Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More
- Ambient, LLC
- 15.9 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- © 2020 Ambient, LLC
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.