Hope everyone is well?
I have just released 3.7 to the App Store with some new features.
This is for the USA only and gives you a comprehensive look at approaching storms or storms that are passing over, letting you know the speed and which direction they are coming from.
The information includes data such as whether the storm is tornadic, is rotating, has lightning, large hail etc. You can configure in settings (under severe weather) the radius that Weather Gods will use when checking for storms, from 25 to 100 miles.
You can drill down into the storm distance, speed, lightning strike count and the intensity of the precipitation. I have been following a couple of storm chaser channels on YouTube and found Weather Gods to be pretty accurate with the storms.
This is a free add-on to the Extended Forecast subscription, whilst maintaining the monthly price. This subscription offers great value with a 14 day forecast, global air quality, minutely rain/snow and now storm threats.
Share the weather
You can now share the weather from the Pantheon, Weather Wheel and the Storm Threats screen. I support the regular Apple Sharing options such as Twitter, Facebook, Email, iMessage etc. I have tried as far as possible to include a text forecast as well as the traditional screen shot.
This has been a regular request and at last is implemented. You can tap to refresh from the Pantheon or the Weather Wheel. This is especially useful if you are using the Storm Threats feature and tracking an approaching storm.
I have finally completed migration of the all the notification services from IBM to Amazon AWS. IBM will switch off their notification service in mid June, so it's important that people please update before then.
I have swept through the app, fixed and improved a number of Voiceover issues which I spotted. The Weather Wheel should now be a much nice experience for Voiceover users.
As always, a massive thanks to our beta testers and translators, it's very much appreciated. Thank you.
I am trying to increase my subscription count so that I might be able to fund additional data services such as lightning and pollen. It's incredibly difficult as the app is hidden as far as Apple are concerned and it has been many years since Apple gave any sort of promotion for the app. It is also never mentioned by Apple when they promote accessible apps, which is a shame.
One of the ways that the app can gain visibility to Apple and their search engine algorithms is by leaving a review (hopefully a nice one!). If you haven't already done so or perhaps would like to update your review, then please do so as it does make a difference.
You can also help me by sharing the weather on channels such as Twitter, as it helps promote the app and allows users to find and download it.
I hope you enjoy the new features as much as I enjoyed developing them.