The weather app that I have been waiting for has finally landed.
Anyone that knows Ben Brooks knows that he is a hard man to please. He has long complained about the lack of a truly good weather app1, and now it seems like he has found one. I remain unsure how this is perfect though. Although I haven’t taken Dark Sky for a spin myself, it seems to focus just on the next hour.
This is a unique approach but does almost nothing for the way that I, and I would bet most people, use weather forecasts, to plan their day/week. I suppose if you come and go frequently during the day (as I think Brooks does), knowing if it’s going to rain in the next hour is probably important. I, on the other hand, am often more concerned with the weather both on my commute to and from work, and the forecast for days later in the week when I may have outdoor plans.
I am not sure how just knowing the next hour is going to solve things for most people.
- I have even been working on a post regarding this [↩]