WTHR — A Simple Weather App with Scrumptious Pixels

WTHR — A Simple Weather App with Scrumptious Pixels

The App Store will never have enough Weather apps. Every other week, information about a new weather app drops into our inboxes — most with designes so beautiful that it leaves us awestruck. WTHR is one such app that blew my mind when @hrbrt first showed it to me.

Designed by David Elgena, WTHR originally began as a simple mockup on Dribbble. The app is heavily inspired by Dieter Rams’ 10 principles of design and almost feels like it has been coated with a thin layer of stunning pixels. The UI is simple, neat and has a very sleek look to it. The attention to detail almost makes it look like a photo of an actual hardware product. WTHR is designed to show you only a handful of stats that you quickly glance at, which is very evident in the photo at the top of this article.

WTHR is one of the few apps which has managed to catch my attention not only for its beautiful design, but also for the attitude the designer brings to the table. I love this quote from the app’s website:

*WARNING: Daily use of the WTHR™ App may cause bouts of joy, happiness and in some extreme and severe cases, audible gratitude from your eyeballs. In some case studies users also gained acute symptoms of good design choices and a bias towards well made things. Results may vary.

The only feature I wish gets added to it are sounds; they’d add to the already wonderful experience of the app. WTHR comes with an “instant buy” recommendation from me, specially considering it’s just $0.99 on the App Store.

Update: We’ve learnt that the current version of the app has a bug where Location Services stay active even if you quit the app. An update that fixes this will be available soon.

Preshit Deorukhkar is the former Editor-in-Chief of Beautiful Pixels. He is now a Freelance Consultant, Principal at iXyr Media & SharpShutter Media. You can reach him on Twitter @preshit