The venerable U.S. weather app Wx, named a Mac Gem by Macworld magazine, is now available for iPhone! Wx displays current conditions, forecasts, alerts, and radar for U.S. locations using high fidelity XML data from the U.S. National Weather Service. The app is designed for two specific types of customers: serious weather watchers who want detailed information and facts with no fuss, and casual users who want a fast, clean, and functional weather app that has low memory overhead and low CPU/battery usage.
Wx lets you choose your location on an embedded map, and uses that to setup custom forecasts based on the latitude and longitude of the location. Forecasts include a 7-day summary "point" forecast, and a 7-day “pro” forecast that graphs temperature (actual and apparent), dew point, relative humidity, cloud cover, wind speed, wind direction, gust speed, 12-hour probability of precipitation, 6-hour liquid precipitation amount, and 6-hour snow amount. These forecasts are about as good as it gets if you need to plan work, sports, hobbies, and outdoor activities based on upcoming weather. With their high spatial resolution, the point and pro forecasts are especially useful in coastal and mountainous regions, where typical zone forecasts can be inaccurate.
Wx also lets you receive current conditions data from nearby NWS observation sites (over 1700 available in the U.S. and its territories), get radar data from nearby NEXRAD radar sites, and receive warnings from nearby city- and county-based alert zones.
Wx lets you bookmark and setup weather maps for quick reference. Choose from some default NWS maps and images, or provide the URL for any map of your choice and load it right in the app! If you have preferred weather providers, you can load your favorite maps and images right in Wx and keep them handy.
Wx is crafted with attention to detail by a professional software developer with 29 years of experience, 15 years focused on developing weather software for OS X and 12 years writing apps for iOS devices. Wx has multiple levels of redundancy to handle severe weather events that can strain NWS servers, and even offers network settings for both Wi-Fi and cellular operation so that you can fine tune the app’s performance and bandwidth needs.
Wx is also available for the iPad and OS X. See hrtapps.com for more info.
***NOTE*** If you need support or help, or have feedback, suggestions, or feature requests, please contact us via the support link (above) or on our website at hrtapps.com.
Update to handle unannounced changes in the NWS AviationWeather API that supplies current conditions data to Wx.
Ratings and Reviews
Great, want to see a couple more easy features too!
It’s great that you can add custom map links, as this allows me to access ‘latest’ images for a lot of different less mainstream maps like GMU, SSEC, or NCAR upper air maps.
However, we can only link jpegs, and it would be amazing to add functionality for animated GIFs and PDFs as well, which would open up a lot of additional options for providers that only use those formats, like many of the NOAA products like GOES, and others use. Right now when I try to use an animated GIF or PDF it just says “download error.”
Nonetheless, great app, customizability is an awesome feature that the other apps don’t provide.
Wx for iPhone Works Great!
As a long time Dark Sky user I began looking for a new weather app when I heard Dark Sky was being shut down. I tried many weather apps and rejected them all due to inaccurate weather predictions, monthly subscriptions, poor app layout, etc. I then found Wx and it is one of the best apps I have ever purchased. Wx is nicely laid out without being cluttered, provides accurate weather data for my area, and is quick to load while being easy on battery life. My thanks to the developer for a reasonably priced app that is well laid out and works great. Job well done!
One of My Favorite Wx Apps
I have 3 favorite weather apps.
Wx is the one I refer to first, and use the most. The text information and alerts are accurate and very informative. It's a beautifully designed and intuitive, easy-to-use app. I like how easy it is to save favorite locations, so you can see the weather forecast for your favorites, for family and friends, or places where you'll be traveling. I like that you can send weather and alert information via email or texts to family who might unknowingly be traveling into bad weather conditions. It's a great, reliable app, with no ads! :)
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