'Weather Up' Brings Interactive Forecasts to Your iPhone's Home Screen

Weather Up today was updated with a few new features, including an interactive Home Screen widget and an Apple Watch app.

The interactive widget allows you to view your local weather forecast at a glance on your iPhone's Home Screen, without needing to open the app. The app now supports three data sources, including Apple Weather, AccuWeather, and AerisWeather.

As for the Apple Watch app, it is fully optimized for watchOS 10 and offers a widget that can be accessed via the Smart Stack.

Weather Up version 3.0 is rolling out on the App Store today. In the U.S., the subscription-based app costs $4 per month or $40 per year.

Top Rated Comments

BarrettF77 Avatar
6 weeks ago
Cool app but it’s entirely subscription based at 4 a month or 40 a year. Deleted it immediately as I’m in subscription overload. This is a trend that needs to die.
Score: 33 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Charcharius Avatar
6 weeks ago
$4/month? Heck no. Downloaded but deleted immediately. I misread that article and thought - $4/year is reasonable.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sorinut Avatar
6 weeks ago
I used to use this app and liked it....but $40/year, with no other lite options?

Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
zubikov Avatar
6 weeks ago
Yeah I’m not paying $4/mo for a weather app, but good luck?
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
drbarnard Avatar
6 weeks ago
Weather Up developer here… I totally get your comments on the price, and it is a bit higher than some weather apps (and lower than others). But we're doing quite a few things that use a lot of weather data. And let me tell you, weather data is not cheap. I’ve actually been losing money on the 2.x version of the app for over a year now.

Mapping data is the most expensive thing to provide, which is why a lot of weather apps kind of hide it. Every time you launch the app it opens right to a weather map showing radar (or other mapping layers depending on your settings).

Widgets and complications use a lot of data as well. And with Weather Up you can actually put 3 different forecast sources on the same Home Screen. So every time you swipe over we're paying 3X for that data. Every time you lift your wrist and the complication updates, we're paying for that data. And on and on.

So yeah, not so much a cash grab as trying to build a sustainable business and not lose any more money on data costs. ?
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
coachgq Avatar
6 weeks ago
Why would you pay for a weather app when the stock app is free. How much more drilled down data do you need to drive if you are going to wear a jacket or not to work?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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