Don’t Let Mother Nature Rain on your Parade! Use WeatherCals, Local Weather in your Calendar

WeatherCals US - Local Weather in your Calendar - Joules Media B.V.

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WeatherCals app review

Reviewed by Valerie Lauer

We’ve all been there. You plan a spectacular day outdoors to get some fresh air, soak up some rays or spend time with family and friends. The day comes. Your barbecue is primed. You have SPF 50 all over you and your kids and then… it starts to rain. Avoid unpleasant surprises with WeatherCals US – Local Weather in your Calendar iPhone app from developer Joules Media.

Functionality:

When I enabled WeatherCals for my iPhone app review it instantly interfaced with my existing calendar. Users can select up to seven markets to tie to the calendar. There are 100 US cities to select from in WeatherCals. Simply scroll through the list to identify the nearest weather node. Tap on the city you are interested in to view subscription options and a general weather forecast for the next seven days.

Once you have enabled WeatherCals open your existing calendar. The next seven days should each have an all-day event listed with weather conditions. Click the event for more details, including forecasted temperatures, wind speed and direction, highs and lows, precipitation predictioins, sunrise and sunset times, and even the day’s expected UV index. Tap on “Show All Notes” for a link to Foreca’s mobile weather site which has even more friendly weather features for you to peruse.

 

To say this iPhone app is thorough is a complete understatement. My only concern is with the range of predictions. I do wish it had a ten-day forecast for some added flexibility. I am much more likely to use a weather app when it is already tied to one I know and love like my calendar, so WeatherCals is still a solid app in my book.

User Interface:

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Once the WeatherCals app is installed on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, you can visit the “Cities” tab any time to add a new city weather calendar, which is convenient for travelers. If you don’t want to add an entire calendar, you may still enjoy the next seven calendar entries right in the app or even add individual events to your existing calendars by tapping “Add.”

The WeatherCals app also has several additional tabs across the bottom including an extremely thorough “FAQ” section, a location to submit feedback, developer information and a list of additional “SchedJoules” apps from Joules Media B.V. All in all, this app is easy to implement, uncomplicated, thorough and punched up with useful weather graphics to make it more user friendly. It’s not the flashiest app in the crowd, but it is super useful.

Management:

If you already use a calendar on your iPhone using WeatherCals will be easy as pie. Simply tap the “Settings” icon and scroll down to “Mail, Contacts, Calendars.” The calendars you are subscribed to will be listed in the “Subscribed Calendars” tab. Tap on a calendar to view security information and settings, or to remove it from your phone.

These are all familiar motions for Apple users, making WeatherCals as easy to adjust as it is to enjoy. A few simple taps will put local weather information where it can be of the most use.

WeatherCals iPhone app requires iOS 3.1.2 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.

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