The more things change, the more they remain the same. Remember the voters who wanted a change in Washington and voted for an outsider with a dubious track record? We got change, yes, but is it a functional government that voters want?
Something else we cannot change is the weather. Everyone complains about it, but nobody does anything about it. How can you make weather better? How about a weather app that is uncannily accurate and horrendously snotty and snarky?
I grew up in St. Louis which resides on the Mississippi River, a location where the weather changes often and only for the worst. Or, so it seems. If you don’t like the weather in Missouri, just wait 20-minutes. It’ll change.
One of the applications on my iPhone that I dearly love is Dark Sky, which uses a blend of current location via GPS coupled to weather information and changing conditions. Some call it micro-forecasting and it is eerily accurate.
Here’s a sample.
CARROT Weather seems to mimic Dark Sky and CARROT Weather on iOS. The weather forecasts are updated frequently as weather changes in your location, but you get something Dark Sky and most other forecast apps do not provide.
Or, put another way, insults, a snark to match the weather. CARROT Weather uses a variety of data points which are coupled to a growing library of snotty snarkiness that often is not exactly safe for work (hence, the NSFW monicker above).
- “Feels like” temperature
- Wind speed and direction
- Barometric pressure
- Dew point
- UV index
- Sunrise and sunset time
What do you get for more money than you expected to spend?
Yes, the iPhone version works much the same way, comes with insults and snark, yet has timely notifications and alerts to help you soothe the pain of the price tag.
There are secret locations to unlock. A time machine. And also evil penguins. From spooky fog to torrential downpours, CARROT’s dialogue, characters, and scenery change in… “unexpected” ways. You’ll actually be looking forward to a blizzard just to see what CARROT has in store for you!
Surprisingly, that’s the case. You know the weather is changing so you wait for CARROT Weather’s latest update because you know it will be more interesting that talking with neighbors or coworkers about weather than cannot be changed.
CARROT Weather has plenty of useful features, too.
- Forecast.io’s super accurate weather data
- Short-term, 24-hour, and 7-day forecasts
- Precipitation, severe weather, and daily report notifications
- Mini Window with lightning-fast access to the weather
- Today view widget and Handoff support
- Celsius and metric measurements
- 2,000+ lines of hilarious spoken dialogue
- 100+ animated scenes populated with CARROT’s minions
- Different themes for every possible weather condition
- 30+ secret locations
Is it worth the price? You could spend more on lunch.