Feel like the weather has been strange lately? Seems like there have been more floods, hurricanes, typhoons, monsoon in the past 10 years than ever before. We get all the goods on the weather around the globe by watching “The Weather Channel”, or perhaps going online to weather.com, typing in a city or a destination to see what’s happening in the atmosphere over there. It’s interesting information and helps if travel takes you there. Well, now there is a fun way to find out what’s happening in the skies and in the air, from the people who know best – the locals. It’s called Weathermob.
Weathermob App Review
Weathermob runs on iOS and Android, so everyone can use it. It’s a neat app providing a place for members to act like weather reporters in a down to earth way. Members log in, submit a brief report of what the weather is like in their neighborhood, city, metropolitan, etc. They can even upload and post a nice picture to provide visuals.
You, as the user, can just open up the app and check things out; but, to get the full package, it’s best to sign up for an account and really get into it. With an account, you can share your weather stories with the world. Get on anytime you wish, and post a report. You can maintain as much privacy as you wish, all configurable in the Settings.
Weathermob displays weather reports on “channels”. These channels act as groupings, filtering the types of reports you see. One channel is Everyone, which basically shows all reports that have been posted. Another channel is Nearby, which shows you feeds from members you live near you. This is determined by the setting for location the member has defined. You can even add new places to view by selecting the Location channel and adding cities and places that interest you. There’s a lot of flexibility and opportunity for customizations.
When posting a report, you can optionally include a photo, a small write-up or just post a quick report that shows only three icons: one that represents current weather conditions, one that represents your thoughts, and a third that represents what you think is a good thing to do at that moment (like read a book and sip coffee). It’s all good fun – and people get to share a mood and climate with quick selections.
One area that needs improvement is the availability for help to know and navigate the different screens and areas of the app. For instance, the channels all reside in the sidebar menu. This is not apparent unless you click on the triple-bar icon located at the top left of the screen.
Sometimes you can swipe to it, but it’s not always apparent when this is available. There are slight inconsistencies with the screens, in that you don’t always see a basic set of icons that take you to key areas of the app. You get some help overlay screens when you initially sign in to the app that soon disappear as you play around with it.
If you’re like me and you love listening to the weather reporter on TV, then Weathermob is for you! Not only do you get weather from the horse’s mouth – you get it with a smile, a story or a photo. They help to make the day pass in some blissfulness, knowing you are not alone in the climate curiosity you crave.
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