Weather apps are a dozen in the Apple App Store, and most of them, come from names you’ve probably heard of, with predictions you’re likely to trust, such as: The weather channel, AccuWeather and more. Last week, a new weather app called Weather Strip was released for the iPhone and iPad. The app displays a weeklong hourly timeline with the forecast temperature for each hour along with the forecast rainfall percentage, percentage of expected cloud cover, current UV rating, wind and humidity, and more.
The app’s developer, Math Easel, notes that it can help predict the likelihood of when a rainbow will appear. The developer says that Weather Strip “displays a rainbow over any period of time that our proprietary algorithm determines that there is a relatively high probability that rainbows will be visible in the sky.” We haven’t had a chance to try it out yet, but if it works as well as the developer says, you may feel safe enough to put your final box of lucky charms in place.
Weather Strip is free to install, after which you pay 99 cents per month or $ 3.99 if you prepay for the year. Subscriptions automatically renew unless canceled 24 hours in advance, and forecasts come from the US National Weather Service (NOAA), which limits the app’s reach to the US Weather Strip, shows forecasts for every location in the states, and “extreme weather warnings.” are displayed directly on “the forecast schedule.”
Image from the Weather Strip app for iOS
Weather Strip says: “We take privacy seriously with NO advertising, NO tracking, and NO third-party analysis. We only store location data on your local device and always use approximate locations when we request weather forecasts … We also respect your data schedule, with optional background update of the app, which automatically learns your habits, and the ability to view your current forecasts even if your connection is lost. “
Instead of using your exact location to give you your forecast, Weather Strip relies on approximate locations. The app requires iOS 12.4 or higher, iPadOS 13 or higher and safe, nobody in their right mind wants or has to pay for a weather app. But first of all, no one ever said that he was really ever with you.