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It’s summer time so whether you’re heading to the beach or hosting a bbq, one thing is certain – the weather is unpredictable and prior planning is a must. Local Wisdom Labs’ stylish iOS and Android friendly weather app is the perfect tool for organizing your summer itinerary, and our friends at eWEEK.com seem to agree. Weatherwise was just featured as one of eWEEK.com’s Top iPhone Apps to Kick Off the 2012 Summer Season. Here’s what they had to say:
Forget boring old Doppler scans and uninviting forecasts. This app features animated personas and moving landscapes to give your weather report some personality.
Weatherwise was recently mentioned on Mashable as one of the top 15 iPhone Weather Apps. Download it for FREE on iTunes or Google Play. Also, stay tuned for 2 new themes coming soon! A sneak peek can be seen on the official Weatherwise Facebook page. Click here to check out “Cliff”.
Last week after we were interviewed with the Google development team, Weatherwise was featured on Gizmodo.com as the app of the week.
It’s hard to make weather interesting. But this app puts the usual data into a pretty package, with handsome skins and animation.
Thank you Gizmodo, we just marked “Get mentioned on Gizmodo.com” off our life to-do list!
I am proud to announce that Weatherwise and Photomash received honorable mentions in the annual Best App Ever Awards for 2011 in the following categories for Android devices:
Photomash: Best Photo Editing App
In its fourth year, 148Apps bestows the Best App Ever Awards to promote apps that are “truly the best, not just the best-selling,” as chosen by 148Apps readers.
At Local Wisdom, we strive to deliver great design utilizing the latest technology. Weatherwise and Photomash are certainly testaments to that mission. If you haven’t had the chance to download Photomash, visit the iTunes App Store or the Android Marketplace. The Weatherwise app for iOS and Android can be found there as well.
Weatherwise™ is a creative way to visualize the weather using a series of imaginative themes and weather states.
Visit our website http://www.weatherwiseapp.com to download it.
We are equally proud to announce that Weatherwise™ is a finalist for five awards from the Art Directors Club of New Jersey (ACDNJ) including best illustration, best mobile application and best website. Winners will be announced on Friday, May 20th.
The standard, free theme Zen Tree, is based on a tranquil Bonsai tree that reacts to changes in weather. Features include a swaying lantern indicating wind or snowy branches displaying winter conditions.
No longer in use and left to rust, the Lost Robot sits and waits for his master. Depending upon the time of day and weather condition, he illuminates the forest floor with vibrant colors. Learn the speed of the wind as the Lost Robot billows smoke from his back.
These fun loving creatures enjoy the art of staring. Tilt your phone away from you and watch as the Woobles keep looking directly at YOU. Enjoy getting your forecast from the whole Wooble family, complete with 10 different Woobles ready to unearth themselves during certain times of day and weather conditions.
See a woman clad with pearls when it’s icy. Watch a sleepy man peer into the bathroom mirror to indicate a foggy day. The Personas theme gives you ten unique, animated personas as the weather and time of day changes.
If you are a designer looking for a way to showcase your work, send us your creative themes for Weatherwise™ by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This project was a total team effort. I want to extend special thanks to the following people (in no particular order):
• Tim Jaeger (Tech Lead)
• RJay Haluko (Creative Director/Designer/Illustrator)
• Chris Smith (Programmer)
• Patrick Pierson (Programmer)
• Ryan Bailey (Programmer)
• Michael Alfaro (Infrastructure)
• Tracy Severino (Public Relations/Content Writing)
• Melissa Penta (Web Developer)
• Pinaki Kathiari (Marketing)
• Derrick Larane (Moral Support/Social Sharing)
• Eric Williamson (SEO)