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.

carrot weather
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.

carrot weather 2
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]

Popular Stories

iPhone 16 Pro Sizes Feature

iPhone 16 Series Is Just Two Months Away: Everything We Know

Monday July 15, 2024 4:44 am PDT by
Apple typically releases its new iPhone series around mid-September, which means we are about two months out from the launch of the iPhone 16. Like the iPhone 15 series, this year's lineup is expected to stick with four models – iPhone 16, iPhone 16 Plus, iPhone 16 Pro, and iPhone 16 Pro Max – although there are plenty of design differences and new features to take into account. To bring ...
macbook pro january

Best Buy's Black Friday in July Sale Takes Up to $700 Off M3 MacBook Pro for Members

Monday July 15, 2024 11:05 am PDT by
Best Buy's "Black Friday in July" sale is in full swing today, and in addition to a few iPad Air discounts we shared earlier, there are also some steep markdowns on the M3 MacBook Pro. You will need a My Best Buy Plus or Total membership in order to get some of these deals. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Best Buy. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small...
ipaos 18 image playground

Apple Releases First iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 Public Betas

Monday July 15, 2024 1:16 pm PDT by
Apple today provided the first betas of iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 to public beta testers, bringing the new software to the general public for the first time since the Worldwide Developers Conference in June. Apple has seeded three developer betas so far, and the first public beta includes the same content that's in the third developer beta. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. ...
maxresdefault

Apple's AirPods Pro 2 vs. Samsung's Galaxy Buds3 Pro

Saturday July 13, 2024 8:00 am PDT by
Samsung this week introduced its latest earbuds, the Galaxy Buds3 Pro, which look quite a bit like Apple's AirPods Pro 2. Given the similarities, we thought we'd compare Samsung's new earbuds to the AirPods Pro. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Design wise, you could potentially mistake Samsung's Galaxy Buds3 Pro for the AirPods Pro. The Buds3 Pro have the same...
Beyond iPhone 13 Better Blue Face ID Single Camera Hole

10 Reasons to Wait for Next Year's iPhone 17

Monday July 8, 2024 5:00 am PDT by
Apple's iPhone development roadmap runs several years into the future and the company is continually working with suppliers on several successive iPhone models simultaneously, which is why we sometimes get rumored feature leaks so far ahead of launch. The iPhone 17 series is no different – already we have some idea of what to expect from Apple's 2025 smartphone lineup. If you plan to skip...
Generic iOS 18 Feature Real Mock

Apple Seeds Revised Third Betas of iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 to Developers

Monday July 15, 2024 10:09 am PDT by
Apple today seeded updated third betas iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 to developers for testing purposes, with the software coming a week after Apple initially released the third betas. Registered developers are able to opt into the betas by opening up the Settings app, going to the Software Update section, tapping on the "Beta Updates" option, and toggling on the ‌iOS 18/iPadOS 18‌ Developer Beta ...

Top Rated Comments

contacos Avatar
45 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
45 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
45 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
45 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
45 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
45 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)