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This Weather App Increases its Accuracy by Using the Barometric Sensor on your iPhone 6

RaduTyrsina

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There are quite a few weather apps available on the iTunes Store, but only a few of them claim to be as accurate as Dark Sky is. And now, through a big update, the app is becoming even more precise, if you allow it to use the barometric sensor that Apple included in the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. Here's how the entire changelog of the new version looks like:
  • Brand new layout, with a detailed hour-by-hour timeline for the next 24 hours (and for each of the next 7 days).
  • Advanced Notifications: In addition to providing down-to-the-minute rain alerts for the next hour, you can now create custom alerts covering the next 24 hours for things like temperature, precipitation, snow accumulation, wind, and more. We'll also push severe weather alerts from the government weather service.
  • A new weather reporter, so you can provide feedback on what exactly is happening out your window.
  • iPhone 6 users can opt in to have their phones automatically provide us with pressure sensor data. This has the potential to dramatically improve our short-term forecasts in the future.
  • Significant speed improvements when launching the app.
  • UV Index. Because it's summer, and you need to protect your delicate skin.
  • Landscape on the iPad (even my wife was complaining about that one).
The barometric sensor that Apple added to its newest iPhones measures barometric pressure, which makes it easy to watch for local weather changes. However, according to Dark Sky, this feature is even more useful when the data is crowd-sourced from the iPhone 6 owners themselves.

So, if you are looking for a very accurate weather app, go ahead and check it out from the iTunes store and let us know how you feel about it.

Source: iTunes
 

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Looking so nice I wish it was available here in Sweden to.


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It appears to be a U.S. only app as it's not available in Canada either.:(
 

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Its available here in the UK......£2.99.
 
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