Overlook Weather is a beautiful free app with a delightful user interface
A newly launched new weather app with a dynamic diorama user interface that provides a simple and wonderful experience. Notably, Overlook Weather features fantastic Home and Lock Screen widgets, is free, has no ads or in-app purchases, and doesn’t collect any user data. Read on to take a closer look at this sharp weather app.
Here’s how German developer Bastian Andelefski describes the new visual weather app:
“My goal was to create a weather app that gives you all the information you need for the whole day at a glance, while being fun to look at and easy to use.
The end result is a set of two graphs (temperature and probability of precipitation) represented as a set of mountains. Their surrounding landscape illustrates the forecast. It rains or snows when the forecast says so, the sky is appropriately overcast, the moon phase is rendered correctly, and the sun rises and sets at the appropriate time in the timeline of days.
Hands-on with Overlook Weather
This app is impressive in many ways. As mentioned above, it is
- completely free
- No ads
- No in-app purchases
- Does not collect user data
It’s beautifully simple to get the weather information you need for the day at a glance from your home or lock screen, or within the app itself.
- Overlook uses Apple’s WeatherKit for data and since it costs money and Bastian offers the app for free, the app is limited to three data calls per day.
- However, Bastian noted in a reddit post that if the app takes off, it might be a good idea to offer a subscription option for unlimited calls.
- When you hit three calls for the day, you’ll see a popup that lets you email Bastian to let him know you want a version with unlimited calls.
Here’s a preview of the app, as one of my teammates here at 9to5Mac and a user on reddit mentioned, the simple and lovely diorama makes it look like a weather app and Alto’s Adventure had a baby 😎.
At the top you have the current temperature plus the chance of precipitation. With the simple user interface, you can tap anywhere on the diorama throughout the day to change the larger temperature reading at the top to match the time. A red marker indicates the current time.
At the bottom you have a five day forecast with high and low temperatures with chance of precipitation below.
And here is an overview of the great widgets:
Overlook Weather Info
If you prefer a weather app with lots of data, radar, and all the advanced features, you’ve already realized that Overlook Weather isn’t for you.
But if you’re looking for a beautiful and simple way to stay in tune with what mother nature is doing, you should definitely give this amazing free app a try.
When people asked Bastian about a tip jar on reddit, he replied that he wasn’t accepting money right now because he didn’t want to build a business around Overlook right now. But if that changes, we’ll be sure to include a link to his tip box so anyone who wants to support his work can do so! 😁
Try Overlook Weather
There is no downside to trying Overlook Weather as it is completely free to download from the App Store.
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