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  1. Kevin N Smith's Avatar
    test.png Atmosphere (Weather)
    A beautiful, simplistic, and free weather app that still manages to provide users with some of the most accurate, advanced, and the most weather data. From moon data to knowing - by the mile - how far away a storm is and then tracking it using our radar, Atmosphere manages to be loaded with features yet remain simple and minimalist in nature. It's time to experience beautiful weather, even when it's raining outside.

    ** We have reached 25,000 downloads today, and we continue to acquire new users at a pace of about 1,000 every 3 days (Increased tenfold once we made it free). We thank everyone who has been involved with this project since the beginning for helping it become a success.

    "When you launch Atmosphere Weather for the first time, its hard not to take a moment to stare in disbelief."
    - Windows Phone Daily

    "In a Store crammed with excellent forecasting apps, Atmosphere still manages to impress. "
    - WPCentral

    #5 Top Paid app in the USA (August 2014)
    Featured over 250 times across hundreds of markets.
    Tens of thousands of downloads and counting.
    - Microsoft

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    Atmosphere is now free to download. No longer do you have to pay 0.99c to change your theme color, nor do you have to keep declining upgrade prompts. Now, all you have to do is press the download button, open the app, and experience it. We only charge you for premium radar features (Such as fronts data, custom tileservers), and Time Machine, our historic weather service.

    Download links:
    Windows Phone Store (free)
    Windows Store (Windows 8.1 Only, 0.99)
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    Last edited by Kevin N Smith; 04-24-2015 at 04:44 PM.
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    06-03-2014 11:00 PM
  2. jojoe42's Avatar
    I think more icons will make it visually appealing than just plain text in the weekly forecast. You could use a drop-down picker or the sections of a panorama page for weather from multiple locations. I think the Segoe UI Light font or similar would be nicer for the big temperature bit, and also if you could add the ability to choose from which sources to get weather data that would be awesome!!! Are you planning for this to be a paid, free or paid with trial app? Looks pretty sweet so far!!
    06-04-2014 02:34 AM
  3. Brad Lambert's Avatar
    I personally love the typography work here. You have the UI of a fantastic Modern app here. I happen to love the display of sun rise and set times in Yahoo Weather or its clone Weatherfrog on WP. I've never used either, only seen pictures. Attached is an example. Other than that I love it!




    PS: Does it use data provided from forecast.io?



    Brad L.
    Nokia Lumia 1520
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    06-04-2014 02:50 AM
  4. Kevin N Smith's Avatar
    It will be 0.99 with trial. I was going to do ads, but IMO that degraded the experience.

    The improved sunrise/sunset animation was actually there in an earlier version and was taken out for technical reasons. I could try to reimplement it.

    Data is from open weather map, forecast.io options could be added in another update.

    Also, I can add more icons.


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    06-04-2014 06:39 AM
  5. sejgiul's Avatar
    We have enough weather apps as it is. Develop something else
    06-04-2014 06:42 AM
  6. Kevin N Smith's Avatar
    I can put my own take on it and develop whatever I want. If you want to suggest something more of your interests for future projects, go ahead.


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    06-04-2014 06:44 AM
  7. MDMcAtee's Avatar
    HD resolutions of radar for those who have higher end devices

    Next Rad Radar .....really a must for those of us who live in the Tornado Alleys

    Overlays of the various maps available like cloud heights,wind shear,outflows

    Without these it's like most the rest of a simple forecast apps available.

    If you need a beta tester let me know 😊

    Mac
    06-04-2014 06:55 AM
  8. Kevin N Smith's Avatar
    Hd Radar will be there. Idk about the other things yet as that would certainly push back the release.


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    06-04-2014 07:30 AM
  9. Bluffking's Avatar
    If you want to make this a serious weather app and not just one of many that tells you the weather then you need to include Level2 radar data and the TDWR stations as well. I would gladly pay for an app that gives me all the Level2 radar data that is available on a clean and adjustable UI.
    06-04-2014 12:15 PM
  10. MDMcAtee's Avatar
    Hd Radar will be there. Idk about the other things yet as that would certainly push back the release.


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    If you need to ppush back the release a little,then I feel that would be a better way of doing this. Otherwise there won't be much difference between your app and others already available.

    A pretty iinterface is nice,but,real time storm tracking and being able to see what is taking place with each storm is worth the wait,and cost .
    Mac
    06-04-2014 09:25 PM
  11. Anshuman Bhadauria's Avatar
    06-04-2014 09:29 PM
  12. Brad Lambert's Avatar
    Since when does the Windows Phone community tell a developer not to develop? Seriously guys, there is always room for options and improvements. We rely on third-party devs to advance our platform.

    I, for one, can't wait for this release. All of the aforementioned features are not worth a delayed release anymore than my affinity for forecast.io's local forecasting.

    The UI is incredible, I really do think that the reincorporation of the sunrise/sunset animation would be well received. Additional icons should be implemented cleverly. Remember that the Modern UI is based in one's content as the graphics.
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    06-05-2014 02:49 AM
  13. Kevin N Smith's Avatar
    @joe
    I agree, here's a sample of what the weather looks like using Segoe in it's lightest setting:
    suilight.png

    Also changed the pressure to MBAR as it is more widely known. I am still deciding if it is worthwile to implement multiple locations. Note that I have to pick and choose, I can't implement the whole thread's suggestions on 1.0.
    06-05-2014 07:30 AM
  14. Kevin N Smith's Avatar
    Since when does the Windows Phone community tell a developer not to develop? Seriously guys, there is always room for options and improvements. We rely on third-party devs to advance our platform.

    I, for one, can't wait for this release. All of the aforementioned features are not worth a delayed release anymore than my affinity for forecast.io's local forecasting.

    The UI is incredible, I really do think that the reincorporation of the sunrise/sunset animation would be well received. Additional icons should be implemented cleverly. Remember that the Modern UI is based in one's content as the graphics.
    I have reimplemented the sunrise/sunset animations after fixing the previously broken sunrise/sunset times. (I'm going to add the sun shortly) They now adjust based on time zone and DST as they were supposed to, this is much harder then it sounds and took up an hour of my time.

    Looking into adding UV index, I could see this being somewhat useful.

    I have always prefered graphs/"interactive" types of data representation instead of icons. I could mix both together and create an icon that adjusts based on current conditions. Don't want to overload the UI however. Most obvious need for an icon would be the sunrise/sunset time.
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    Last edited by IN5TIGATOR; 06-05-2014 at 12:23 PM.
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    06-05-2014 12:02 PM
  15. Kevin N Smith's Avatar
    Delaying release for the time being to switch to Forecast.io. Seems to be much more accurate and is extremely cheap.
    So far:
    - Radar is done
    - Live tile is WIP
    - Rain %'s need to be fixed
    - Everything else DONE
    06-09-2014 10:07 PM
  16. Bluffking's Avatar
    Delaying release for the time being to switch to Forecast.io. Seems to be much more accurate and is extremely cheap.
    So far:
    - Radar is done
    - Live tile is WIP
    - Rain %'s need to be fixed
    - Everything else DONE
    When you say radar, can you be more specific? I would pay up to 10 dollars for an app with all Level2 radar data and the TDWR stations included. Of course I'm probably in the minority.
    06-10-2014 06:51 AM
  17. Kevin N Smith's Avatar
    Just regular sat/radar, going to be HD (Hopefully) with a map. I could implement that kind of thing, but the amount of API calls I would have to make would simply make it a loss


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    06-10-2014 07:47 AM
  18. Bluffking's Avatar
    Just regular sat/radar, going to be HD (Hopefully) with a map. I could implement that kind of thing, but the amount of API calls I would have to make would simply make it a loss


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    Ok thanks for responding. Will the TDWR stations be included? Sorry to bother you, I am just curious. If they are I'm definitely buying it, especially at 99 cents. Usually the data I was referring to jacks up the price of the app anyway (the ones that exist on Android and IOS are around 10 dollars.)
    06-10-2014 09:52 AM
  19. sp8y's Avatar
    For UK users can you implement a feature in settings that takes into account the mix of metric & imperial units that we use over here that many other apps don't cater for. So a simple choice between metric or Imperial would be no good.

    For instance UK use:
    MPH for wind speed, miles for distance, degrees "C" for temps, mbar for pressure, MM for rain/snow depth.

    Good choice on the forecast.io data as they pull info from UK met office & this is regarded as being the most accurate fro the UK.

    Looking good so far & I will definitely give it a try when released.
    06-10-2014 10:16 AM
  20. Kevin N Smith's Avatar
    Ok thanks for responding. Will the TDWR stations be included? Sorry to bother you, I am just curious. If they are I'm definitely buying it, especially at 99 cents. Usually the data I was referring to jacks up the price of the app anyway (the ones that exist on Android and IOS are around 10 dollars.)
    I'll look into that, I haven't done so yet. I don't want to promise something that I have yet to research. And you are right, I would have to triple (or more ) the app price or I'd risk taking a loss on the app as id have to pay a lot of money for an API.



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    06-10-2014 02:31 PM
  21. Kevin N Smith's Avatar
    For UK users can you implement a feature in settings that takes into account the mix of metric & imperial units that we use over here that many other apps don't cater for. So a simple choice between metric or Imperial would be no good.

    For instance UK use:
    MPH for wind speed, miles for distance, degrees "C" for temps, mbar for pressure, MM for rain/snow depth.

    Good choice on the forecast.io data as they pull info from UK met office & this is regarded as being the most accurate fro the UK.

    Looking good so far & I will definitely give it a try when released.
    Absolutely, that should be easy. I'll msg you if I need more information on how you setup units over there.




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    06-10-2014 02:33 PM
  22. ad ii's Avatar
    hi,

    for design cues/ background ideas head over to How to make a Blurred Background for use in Apps | Super Dev Resources


    one example below.
    weatherapp.png
    06-10-2014 08:03 PM
  23. Kevin N Smith's Avatar
    Made some changes to the UI last night:
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    Forecast.io integration is 70% complete, those images are slightly outdated.



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    06-11-2014 07:27 AM
  24. Kevin N Smith's Avatar
    hi,

    for design cues/ background ideas head over to How to make a Blurred Background for use in Apps | Super Dev Resources


    one example below.
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    Not really my design style but made me make some UI changes.



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    06-11-2014 07:30 AM
  25. Kevin N Smith's Avatar
    I am now announcing that MINUTE BY MINUTE forecasting will be in the app. This was not previously planned. If all goes well, times will be grouped together into a timeline to make it very readable.
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    06-11-2014 07:38 PM
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