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Yesterday we reviewed the Android version of this app, Android Weather – 14 Days. Before you ignore this review thinking, Oh “it will be the same as the Android version” read on for some interesting info.

Yes there is a plethora of weather apps in the Apple’s AppStore but from time to time one crops up that deserves a little bit more attention.

This applies to Weather Digital 14 days for iOS (version 1.0.1) and Android Weather – 14 days (version 1.0.6)   It’s the same app but we don’t think that Apple would be too pleased having an app named Android Weather – 14 days in their appstore!

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See Review: Android Weather – 14 days

It’s been in beta but as of yesterday, 15th September, it’s out of beta. We are reviewing the iOS app on the iPad Mini and iPhone5.

Compatibility:

Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

Features & Use

Once you start “Weather Digital 14 days”, you are brought immediately to the main view in which the app detects your location and sets it up along with your language automatically , the current temperature, a description of the weather with a few brief words and an animated picture are displayed. Also located here are the update buttons to switch between Celsius and Fahrenheit, or between the parts about the weather and the temperature (a link that leads to a nicely edited page), and finally a button to display the forecast for the next 14 days. The weather data involves an integration with openweathermap.org.
From this main screen, one is able to navigate to other features of the app, and this happens in a fairly novel way, swiping to the left will bring your local selection and searches, swiping down to settings, up to make a wallpaper selection and finally to the right to the rest of the weather settings. This type of navigation sounds very confusing at first, but once you have spent a few minutes getting used to it you will be fine.  Whether you find this type of navigation odd or cumbersome also comes down to a matter of taste.
The settings of the app are very clear: choose the language, wind speed units and automatic updating and their frequency. The language settings will only change a few words, while the update frequency had me a little confused.

Screen & Controls

As described above, it might take some time to get used to the controls for “Weather Digital 14 days”. For example, pressing the home button won’t bring you to the previous page, the app will close completely. Every movement is done by swiping, plain and simple, once you get use to it.

In terms of design, the developers have really put in a lot of work and this can be seen in the weather details. Some icons are animated and move intuitively; even the background image of the entire app can be changed.

Speed & Stability

With regards to the speed, there nothing to complain about. Both swiping through the different views and the weather updates functioned was quick, smooth and very  easy. The app is stable and didn’t crash on me at all on both devices.

Price

The free version of the app “Weather Digital 14 days” includes advertising and unfortunately, not just one banner at the bottom but one along the top as well, and the dreaded pop-up ad that takes over the entire screen! The great looking design of the app is in fact hugely disturbed by the two banners above and below. There are also the occasional pop-ups which don’t make things any better, in fact it’s rather frustrating which makes us believe it could be the devs intention to make you buy the paid version – or is that us being cynical – . If this is really bothering you, investing the £0.83p for the ad-free version is a good idea.

Summary

The “Weather Digital 14 days” app does a very good job in many respects. The design is very good and clean, though it still needs to be finished in some areas. Functionally, the app actually does all that is needed. Developer Andreas Lepsuch has a lot to be proud of.

Translation in 17 languages​​:
English, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish.

The video below is for the Android version but it is very similar if not the same as the iOS version.

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Dave Thornton

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Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini