Atmosphere Weather’s niche is presenting the huge volume of information that comprises the weather forecast in a way it can be easily read and retained. After all, information is only beneficial if it can be readily understood.
Just about every other weather app presents weather information as a dump of data with graphs, tables, a ton of numbers and little to no thought of how people interact with information.
Atmosphere Weather is different by virtue of its visual presentation it provides a true at-a-glance view of the weather forecast.
When you talk forecast you’re talking time. In fact the forecast makes no sense apart from time, so why not render it on a clock? Most care when the sky will be blue again, why not render the color of the sky in the forecast instead of using 3 or 4 icons to represent the vast variety of cloud conditions. Most check the forecast for upcoming plans so why not overlay calendar events on top of the forecast?
When presented visually it is much easier to see the trends as in the screen above. Tt takes less than a second to see the skies will clear up in the morning hours. Visual trends are much easier to read and retain than specifics.
Showing the radar in the middle allows the viewer to make better decisions. Here we see the radar validating the forecast, we can be sure the forecast is right this time. The radar can validate or dismiss the forecast, giving the Atmosphere Weather viewer all the information needed to make informed decisions on the weather forecast.
Atmosphere Weather is based on my aviation weather app – Wx24Pilot. I developed this app to reduce the time and effort it took to do preflight planning. It essentially takes a 15 minute process down to a few seconds just by presenting, the same information everyone else uses, in a better way.
The concept of Wx24Pilot was to present the primary aviation weather reports on one screen in a visual format for an easy read. Most aviation weather reports are alphanumeric text. With my new presentation I discovered I was able to read and retain the weather for a 1,000 mile trip very quickly.
Having a keen sense of observation I realized there are more non pilots than pilots in the world; so I developed Atmosphere Weather for the general public. Atmosphere Weather uses the same presentation system found in Wx24Pilot cuz it rocks.
That’s me -Paxton Calvanese – the devilishly handsome one in the photo. I’ve produced 3 apps; Wx24Pilot, Drive Weather, and Atmosphere Weather. I might do CycleWeather, then of course there is WaterWeather and not to be out done by WalkWeather.
In raising my kids and trying to guide them in school and career I put together projectModus.com as I knew my kids wouldn’t listen to me but perhaps they’d listen to others say the same thing. On the side I take a few snaps shown at https://500px.com/paxtoncalvanese and on Instagram.
Born in Chicago, grew up in England, with an Italian last name; so my work is American cuz it has to get done, English because it has to be done right, and Italian for style.
I serve as the designer, developer, chief tester (so you know who to blame for the bugs – sorry about v2.9.7), sys admin, chief legal console, video editor, graphic designer, chief cook, photographer (for instagram), and janitor. I do have talented graphic artist but I like to take credit for his work where I can. And I did have a team do the Android version.