CARROT Weather 5.0 Launches With Fresh Design, More Snarky Dialogue and Customization Options

Popular weather app CARROT Weather was today updated to version 5.0, introducing a number of upgrades to the design and functionality of the app, along with a change in the pricing structure.

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There's a refreshed design that's been updated to be easier to navigate, with native UI elements that better match other iOS apps and revamped icons. A navigation bar at the bottom of the app makes it easier to access the various features.

A card-based system surfaces up interesting weather-related data like how much rain is expected during a storm, or if it's going to be especially windy during the day.

CARROT is smart, so she won't load your screen up with a bunch of useless cards. If you open the app on a relatively calm day, you might only see sunrise/sunset and moon phase cards. But when the weather starts to turn, new cards will bubble up to highlight potential hazards: a big drop in pressure over the next 3 hours, gale-force winds this afternoon, two inches of rain in the next day.

Any card or component on the main Weather tab can be long pressed or tapped to bring up a details screen that offers up more weather-related data like daily summaries, moon phase charts, and hourly and daily graphs for each weather data point.

CARROT Weather 5.0 is more customizable than before with a built-in Interface Maker tool for rearranging the Weather tab, adding new components, tweaking design, and more, with the app described as the most customizable weather app on the market.

Customization options will unlock in stages over the course of three days of usage to keep users from getting overwhelmed, and customized interfaces can be saved as presets. CARROT will also come with several prebuilt preset options with different color and layout schemes.

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The app includes more than 2,000 lines of new dialogue, 20 new achievements, 30 alternate app icons, eight secret locations, and other Easter eggs to discover.

Going forward, CARROT Weather will be free to download with an optional premium subscription available. Existing customers will be able to keep all of the features from the original version of the app forever and will have current Premium Club pricing locked in. Prior to now, the app was priced at $4.99 with an optional subscription, and going forward, the new version will have ads but they'll be ads for other indie apps or fake products.

A Premium $4.99 per month/$19.99 per year subscription tier unlocks features like weather data sources, notifications, customization, widgets, and Apple Watch complications, while a Premium Ultra subscription for $9.99 per month or $39.99 per year includes all of the Premium features along with rain, lightning, and storm cell notifications, a weather maps widget, and quick data source switching.

There's also a Premium Family plan that includes all of the features of Premium Ultra that can be shared with up to five family members. This is priced at $14.99 per month or $59.99 per year.

CARROT Weather can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

contacos Avatar
42 months ago
For 14,99$ a month, I would expect it to come with an In-App feature to improve the current weather by 30 (C) outside. Thank you!
Score: 39 Votes (Like | Disagree)
deannnnn Avatar
42 months ago
$5/month for weather?? That's insane. I would gladly pay once for a quality weather app (I did for Dark Sky!), but not everything needs to have a subscription.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ArtOfWarfare Avatar
42 months ago
You have to pay to remove ads for fake products.

That’s how horrendous ads are - there’s not even pretending to make an attempt to show you a product you might be interested in, they just want to waste screen space and irritate you into paying to remove them.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TriBruin Avatar
42 months ago

Why does everything have to be a subscription these days? A subscription for weather?
Because collecting weather data cost money? Have you every looked a the cost to use various Weather APIs? API call are not free, especially at the level that Carrot Weather makes. And this is on going cost for Carrot.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
FSMBP Avatar
42 months ago
I really think this app looks cool (kudos to the devs) but not everything needs to be a subscription...
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BigMcGuire Avatar
42 months ago

Why does everything have to be a subscription these days? A subscription for weather?
Because the APIs that you pull weather data from cost $.

The annual costs are significantly reduced from the monthly costs. I've been a paying CarrotWeather user for many years now. I find the weather app to be a great replacement for the old Weather Underground.

Carrot's developer is extremely responsive. Right now I have the family plan and several family members using this app.

This app and the Apple Watch? Couldn't ask for better. Absolutely love it. It's been my center complication since the Apple Watch 3.

This new update is pretty cool. There are some subscription plans (annually) that are extremely affordable. I continue to be a happy CarrotWeather Meatbag!
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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