If you’ve ever used the iPhone’s generic weather app , you’ll know that it is completely useless for Australians – you can only get a rough approximation of capital cities, with no fine-tuning for local areas. And it’s often completely wrong. That’s why you need something like Pocket Weather AU, a comprehensive Australian weather app that gets up to date information from the Bureau of Meteorology.
Created by three blokes from Adelaide, the Pocket Weather AU keeps getting better and better. From its early days where it would give you an accurate weather forecast based on locations of your choosing, the current version of the app incorporates things like push notifications for current temperature, wild weather warnings and forecasts; the ability to use the phone’s GPS to create a location, animated weather icons, national rain, satellite and synoptic charts, plus tide information, sunrise and sunset, extended forecasts and shake to refresh. Updates are reportedly less than 10kB as well, so the app doesn’t eat into your data allowance.
The app looks fantastic, works in both portrait and landscape mode, and costs $2.49. A must have for all iPhone users.