The Dieter Rams' inspired Wthr app was designed with the iconic designer's 10 Principles of Good Design in mind. It may be the most eye-pleasing marriage of form and function available for the iPhone...
I went to look/purchase, and found comment after comment that noted a problem with the app glomming onto the GPS function and not letting it go. Is this something that's going to be fixed soon? Is it a real problem or a glitch that people just don't get?
If only it came on android (with the gps bug fixed, of course).
That does look awesome.. one thing, though - is the C/F switch just there to show off his nice looking switch control? How often am I switching between Celsius and Fahrenheit?
This really is an app for designers. The contrast levels will create an obstacle for people with visual disabilities and the elderly. It's not the worst 69p I've spent on the app store, but pretty close.
@TheDinnerHour Hello, I'm working on a fix for GPS right now! I'm actually waiting on Apple at this point...should be a few days!Thanks,David
I agree with REVSORG. The contrast levels are not ideal at all. In fact they are so bad that its basically useless. The forecast section is especially bad.
Sorry, I'm going to say something else critical now. I've got the Weather HD app on my iPad which is currently depicting a night sky with twinkly stars, and says the sky is clear. I look out of my window and it's actually pretty accurate. It says the temperature is high 28 celsius, low 14 celsius.On the other hand, I look at WTHR and it says it's sunny and 26 degrees. This doesn't make the product useful (principle 2). I suppose you might argue that the design is honest, in that it truly believes the sun is currently shining and it's warm outside. I mean, somewhere it has to be, doesn't it? Just not in my country right now.
I f this is an App for designer–I'm must not be one anymore. I/m a UX/UI designer and I agree that this is poor design. Not only that, but to claim inspiration from Dieter Rams with regards to the difficult to see UI is laughable.
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