METAR Widgets 4+

Realtime and customizable‪.‬

Cornfield Creative, LLC

Designed for iPad

    • $2.99



What better way to keep abreast of current conditions than with a beautiful METAR widget, right on your home screen?

Although these widgets look simple, they’ve been carefully designed and built to give you the most important information at a glance, while meshing seamlessly with iOS17’s features and design language.

Here are a few of the things that make these widgets special:

Choose a subtle theme that looks right at home on your iPhone or iPad, or a more bold and colorful theme that catches your eye more effectively.

Each widget can figure out what weather factors to display. Generally, special weather conditions (e.g. rain, show, haze, smoke, tornadoes) take precedence, followed by any conditions that caused the current flight condition, like low cloud bases or limited visibility. Wind is always visible.

Alternatively, you can use the “Retro” theme to display raw METAR text and practice your interpretation skills (great for exam prep). Protip - put both widget types in a Stack (drag one on top of the other), so you can flip between them!

All METAR widgets update in realtime, in the background. You can force a refresh anytime by simply launching the app.

Widgets seamlessly follow the system-wide light/dark mode setting, which means they’ll be easier on your eyes once the sun goes down. Also, all colors across the app and widgets have been tuned to reduce eye strain when viewing in low-light conditions.

Tap on any widget to launch the app and view the full details. Here, you can also toggle between visual and text modes.

You can save and manage your favorite stations in the app, which makes it even faster to set up a new widget.

Thanks for reading this far! I’m an experienced software developer and a new PPL, and I built this while learning to fly in a J-3 cub. All proceeds will go to tailwheel time, and any feedback/reviews are much appreciated!

What’s New

Version 1.7

- Added a new datasource-driven station search flow in both the app and widget configurations
- Improved handling of non-reporting METAR stations
- Added color and icon hints to stale METARs
- Added links to double-check stations on the Aviation Weather Center website

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

QubeKnight ,

A little pricey for what you get but otherwise works like you’d expect

Current aviation student and I love having the METAR on my phone screen easily accessible.

The only things I’d like to see are easy access to the TAF (maybe if you tap on the widget and it brings you to the app) and maybe an option for a wide widget as well (some of those METARs are pretty long).

Otherwise the app works great and would definitely recommend.


Great idea... doesn’t work... or I thought

Although pricey for what it is I was willing to try it. Unfortunately after paying and installing I found out it doesn’t work. Although I can add different stations in the app the widget always defaults to Madison airport. Even after deleting that station from the app the widget stays the same. Don’t waste your money until they fix this!
I feel stupid. Apparently if you long press the widget it gives you the option to tell it what airport to choose. You can’t do this from the app. It now works as expected. Love the app and idea. Still think it’s a bit pricey but I guess everyone needs to make a living :)

Developer Response ,

Glad you figured it out! Sorry for the confusion. Version 1.3 adds instructions to newly-added widgets (instead of defaulting to KMDS) to make it more clear how to configure them.

SatanWeasel ,

Great App, needs update

I’ve had no issue with this great addition to my Home Screen until the last week. I got on a flight and put my phone in airplane mode. Ever since I did this, my widget says the station is unreachable. Reinstalling or any other troubleshooting I can think of will fix it. Great app but needs better support.

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