3D Planet Weather Simulator 'Living Earth' Updated with New Visual Design, Background App Refresh

by

Popular 3D planet weather simulator Living Earth - Clock & Weather has received a major update today, featuring a refreshed design for iOS 7, additional support for weather conditions such as visibility, and background app refreshing for up-to-date Earth rendering. The update also includes parallax effects for devices running iOS 7 and general performance enhancements throughout the app.

livingearth

What's New in Version 3.0
Living Earth 3.0 features a beautiful new icon and refreshed design for iOS7!

- Support for additional weather conditions. Swipe top conditions bar in the forecast view to display Dew Point, Visibility, Barometric pressure & UV Index.
- Feels Like temp is now displayed in the forecast view.
- Parallax effects for a touch of depth (iOS7 only).
- Background fetch, updates multitasking thumbnail for more up to date Earth rendering and weather (iOS7 only).
- Ability to enable and disable alarms in the alarm list view.
- Speed improvements throughout.
- Numerous bug fixes (but we won't bore you with all those details).
- Numerous small tweaks that you probably won't notice but we spent a lot of time on.
- Living Earth is now fully localized for German, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Portuguese.

Living Earth has been noted on multiple occasions, including being chosen by Apple as the best iPhone and iPad utility in its 2011 App Store Rewind, being named by the New York Times as a top 10 iPad app, and featured by Starbucks as an "App Pick of the Week" earlier this year.

Living Earth - Clock & Weather is currently on sale at $2.99 for a limited time (increasing to $4.99 after the launch sale) and can be downloaded through the App Store. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

Jamez1502 Avatar
94 months ago
Well this feels an awful lot like an advert
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Substance Avatar
94 months ago
I've really fallen in love with this app. At first it seemed to be a nice 'demo' app to show friends and do some geography exploring without pulling up the more heavyweight Google Earth or mapping apps. While it's still great for that, what has suprised me most is how much I like it for using it as my first-choice weather app for current conditions and forecast.

The interface is clean and presents just the right amount of pertinent weather information, something many other weather apps could learn from. And when you want more or different information, all the clickeable areas just seem to be in the right spot.

While it can't compete on radar mapping, it does have a couple other features that most other weather apps either don't have, get wrong, or bury too deep in their interfaces. Those are the current temperature badge (you have to enable it, it's disabled by default - a smart choice) and the location aware-temperature. The latter is fantastic when you are travelling. If if you don't turn that feature on (disabled by default also), the 'current location' icon is only two taps away.

This is not an ad, I am not affliated with the app in any ways, I carry at least a dozen weather apps with me (I love to feature compare, especially weather apps for some reason) and I appreciate MacRumors posting an update about this.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Unggoy Murderer Avatar
94 months ago
Hopefully the OS X App will follow! Taking up 350mb of RAM for a background app is a bit excessive methinks.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JAT Avatar
93 months ago
If it's supposed to be all iOS7-ish, why isn't space white in the background?
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Top Stories

16inchmacbookpromain

Kuo: New MacBook Pro Models to Feature Flat-Edged Design, MagSafe, No Touch Bar and More Ports

Thursday January 14, 2021 9:32 pm PST by
Apple is working on two new MacBook Pro models that will feature significant design changes, well-respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said today in a note to investors that was obtained by MacRumors. According to Kuo, Apple is developing two models in 14 and 16-inch size options. The new MacBook Pro machines will feature a flat-edged design, which Kuo describes as "similar to the iPhone 12" ...
foldable iPhone concept feature

Apple Testing In-Display Fingerprint Sensor for iPhone 13, Foldable iPhone Also in the Works

Friday January 15, 2021 1:46 pm PST by
Apple has started "early work" on an iPhone that has a foldable display, according to a new report from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Though testing of a foldable iPhone has begun, Apple has not committed to releasing a device that has a foldable display. Development has not yet expanded beyond a display and Apple does not have full foldable iPhone prototypes in its labs. Like foldable...
iphone x camera close

iOS 14.4 Will Introduce Warning on iPhones With Non-Genuine Cameras

Thursday January 14, 2021 8:07 am PST by
In the second beta of iOS 14.4 seeded to developers and public testers this week, MacRumors contributor Steve Moser has discovered code indicating that Apple will be introducing a new warning on iPhones that have had their camera repaired or replaced with aftermarket components rather than genuine Apple components. "Unable to verify this iPhone has a genuine Apple camera," the message will...
iP12 charge airpods feature 2

Hidden iPhone 12 Hardware Feature Could Still be Unlocked

Thursday January 14, 2021 2:51 am PST by
All iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro models purportedly have a hidden reverse wireless charging feature, according to an FCC filing. The feature has not yet been activated, but could yet be unlocked for an upcoming Apple accessory. The FCC filing suggests that iPhone 12 models contain the hardware for Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) to accessories: In addition to being able to be charged by a...
Top Stories 43 Feature

Top Stories: MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac Pro, and iPhone Rumors, Best of CES 2021

Saturday January 16, 2021 6:00 am PST by
This week was sure a busy one in the Apple world, with a flurry of announcements out of CES early in the week followed by a rash of Mac- and iPhone-related rumors later in the week. The new rumors this week included details on updated MacBook Pro, iMac, and Mac Pro models, as well as a few other tidbits, so make sure to read on below to get caught up! Kuo: New MacBook Pro Models to...
iphone 5s black slate

Images of Unreleased iPhone 5s in Black and Slate Shared Online

Sunday January 17, 2021 9:47 am PST by
Twitter user @DongleBookPro has today shared images of a prototype iPhone 5s in an unreleased Black and Slate color. The iPhone 5s was launched in September 2013. The device featured Touch ID, a 64-bit processor, and a True Tone LED flash for the first time. Other new features included a five-element lens with an f/2.2 aperture, a 15 percent larger camera sensor, Burst Mode, and Slo-Mo...
Apple TV Ray Light 2 Triad

Apple Extends Free Apple TV+ Trials Until July

Friday January 15, 2021 10:50 am PST by
Apple is once again planning to extend its free Apple TV+ trial subscriptions, this time until July. When Apple TV+ launched in November 2019, Apple offered free Apple TV+ subscriptions to those who purchased a new Apple device in or after September 2019. Those free subscriptions were set to expire in November 2020, but in October 2020, Apple announced that it was extending free trials...
pat gelsinger intel

Incoming Intel CEO Derides Company's Inability to 'Deliver Better Products' Than Apple's M1 Chip

Friday January 15, 2021 6:17 am PST by
Incoming Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger has said that the company must "deliver better products" than Apple, which he described as a "lifestyle company," and says that Intel's best days are "in front of it" (via The Oregonian). Speaking at an Intel all-hands meeting yesterday, Gelsinger derisively implied that Apple is merely a "lifestyle company," so Intel must be able to surpass its technology: ...
mac pro mini feature

Apple Working on Two New Mac Pro Desktops, One of Which Will Be Reminiscent of Power Mac G4 Cube

Friday January 15, 2021 10:23 am PST by
Apple is developing two versions of the Mac Pro to succeed the Mac Pro that was first released in December 2019, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The first updated Mac Pro is a direct successor to the current Mac Pro and it will use the same design. It may also be equipped with Intel processors rather than Apple silicon chips, and it could be one of the sole machines in the Mac...
macbook pro 16 inch thunderbolt

Bloomberg: Next-Generation MacBook Pro to Offer Improved Displays, Faster Charging Over MagSafe

Thursday January 14, 2021 11:36 pm PST by
Following today's report from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo outlining major changes for the next-generation MacBook Pro models coming in the third quarter of this year, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has weighed in with his own report corroborating some of the details but seemingly differing a bit on others. First, Gurman shares more details on the return of MagSafe charging to the MacBook Pro, indicating...