Swackett® — a Different Kind of Weather App

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Description of App: 

Now available for iPhone: The weather app for the Mac in 67 countries / The only Mac weather app with over 1,250 5-star ratings.swackett® is a whole new way to look at the weather. We convert complex weather data to easily-understood, visual weather reports designed for people of every age. Our unique approach is to combine raw weather data (current conditions, radar, and detailed forecasts) with thoughtfully crafted people symbols (called “peeps”) who always appear appropriately dressed for the weather.If it happens to be cold outside, swackett® peeps appear dressed in winter hats, coats and boots. A hot, sunny day? swackett® peeps appear wearing shorts and sunglasses — and they even remember to bring along drinking water and sunblock. Rain? swackett® peeps appear with rain jackets and an umbrella. This is a fun, fresh and truly useful weather report experience for people of any age.swackett® does include detailed weather information for the weather junkie (including AccuWeather "real feel" temperatures, humidity, dew point, wind direction and speed, weather timelines, animated satellite and radar imagery) but our forecasts are tailor-made for the time-starved person who needs essential weather information fast.swackett® weather reports can be viewed by any member of the family, including the very young and very old, those with disabilities — anyone who might be short on time and in need of a quick, easy-to-read weather forecast.The bottom line: swackett® is the simplest, most easy to understand, most accurate weather forecast available.swackett® is available for free (supported via iAd).

Apple Watch Support: 

Not Known

Version: 

1.0

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone

iOS Version: 

7

Accessibility Comments: 

I&;ve been using the web and mac os app swacket for quite some time and have been waiting for the ios app. It was worth the wait. Even the clothing that is being warn by the peeps is verbalized. I have found no accessibility issues with this app.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments: 

If you get no other weather app, you&;ll want this one. If you have a collection of them, you will want to ad this one to it. Some things are best done on the web site but will be reflected in the app such as adding a location. I&;ve not figured out how to change locations in the app yet though.