Fire + Rain, streamlined weather app, now available
Monday, October 17, 2016, 2:10 PM - Powered by The Weather Network, Fire + Rain is an entirely new lighter weather app now available in the App Store.
The app provides users concise weather forecasts with three customizable color themes to choose from - Fire, Earth and Rain. With a single touch, the Fire + Rain home screen puddles and frosts based on current conditions and the inventive tap and scroll design allows the user to switch easily between short and long term forecasts.
The development of the app demonstrates the company's commitment to being at the forefront of innovation. The inspiration for the app came from a university co-op student with a vision of his very own dream weather app that provided essential weather information with a beautiful and engaging design. Through close teamwork across The Weather Network organization, the design came to life.
"We always encourage our co-op students to be creative and think of new and different features that they would want in a weather app for themselves," says Carrie Lysenko, Director Global Web and Applications for The Weather Network. "Fire + Rain was our working title inspired by singer and songwriter James Taylor who just so happens to share his name with our 20-year-old co-op student."
Fire + Rain provides users with:
- Current conditions
- Short term and 14 day forecasts
- Tactile and animated backgrounds
- Follow Me™ for pinpointing location within 1 km
- Up to 10 saved favourite locations for easy access
- Weather and public safety alerts
"We think that Fire + Rain will be a hit for people who really want a streamlined app experience that reimagines a weather forecast as something you feel not just read about," adds Lysenko. "The tactile animations are unique and fun to play with and the screen adapts to whatever is happening outside your window."
Available for iPhone 5s and iOS 9 and above, Fire + Rain is now available in the App Store.