Last changed: Aug 11, 2009
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*** New Release
New for 1.4 - 15 day forecast
New for 1.4 - 7 day mini-chart including :
Fizz Weather provides detailed weather information for over 58,000 cities worldwide. Find your favorite cities in seconds, or use the iPhones built in GPS to find the nearest weather reporting station to your location.
See detailed 5 day, 2 day and current condition reports. Global forecast maps are provided with animated radar loops and animated satellite maps (radar is US only at the moment). The airports screen shows any potential delays that the weather could cause at your chosen airport.
US weather warnings will show you detailed information about alerts and warnings.
Information provided includes high and low temperatures (C or F), wind speed and direction (mph or kmph), precipitation probability, comfort level, humidity, visibility, UV levels and the barometer reading. Fizz Weather is your ultimate weather application.
- Landscape forecast charts
Simply rotate your device to landscape mode and the location charts can be seen. Temperature, Precipitation, Rainfall, Humidity & Wind are available.
- Now Screen Changes
The now screen now contains both the current conditions information for the reporting weather station, but also can show the 5 day forecast.
- Sunset & Sunrise
This was always displayed on the 5 day screen and is now also shown on the 'Now' screen.
- Wind speed Changes
Wind speed can now be displayed in meters per second, knots or the Beaufort scale.
This can be changed in the options screen and the various landscape charts will use this setting.
- Temperature Quick Change C / F
You can now tap the temperature on the 5 day, 2 day and current conditions screen to quick switch between C & F settings saving you a visit to the options screen.
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By: ajayemm - 06-Oct-2008
Much much better than the bundled weather app. Very clear, nice graphics and gives you all the information you need. Finds all the places I need even my little village. Ideal for me as a photographer needing to know what the weather is going to be like where I'm working.
My only gripe is that the time on the satellite imaging could be bigger as you spend more time trying to read it than looking at the images!
Impressive - worth every penny IMO
By: Trevor Mc - 05-Oct-2008
I run a flying school in the UK and have been looking for a no-nonsense, but serious weather app for a while now (to use when I'm on the airfield) and this fits the bill nicely. I added 'Aeroweather' too (for a little more detailed local TAF/METAR information) and now I''m very happy. :-)
Well done guys, you've done yourselves proud. For the next version add access to some more local airfields for TAF/METAR info and you'll be the best out there.
I planned my music festivals this summer using Fizz Weather
By: Packway Rocker - 05-Aug-2008
I love this App. the weather is accurate and easy to use. I planned my Glastonbury festival camping wardrobe using Fizz weather and wasn't disappointed. I took my wellies just in case even though Fizz told me it was going to rain Thurday night but not Friday. Thank you Fizz for making my festival wardrobe choices easier. I'm off on a business trip and holidays later this month. What's the weather going to be like? I'm going to ask Fizz.
You must buy it
By: Cuthbes - 29-Jul-2008
Superb application. I do like the way it shows the delys at the airports. Having flown out recently to Brno from Stanstead, its great to see the weather as well. Spot on for accuracy, and certainly provides a more comprehensive cover than the standard 'weather' in the iPhone. It would be most useful if it could show the times in each of the countries. Additionally to show background colour so that one could tell night from day as seen in other applications. Money well spent to buy this one for sure. Oh, and works great in the UK.
Love this app!
By: josh.hofer - Aug 12, 2009
With the latest update (v1.3) you guys really stepped it up. Love the new features.Only thing we need to see next is more localized radar features. I know you guys are working on it!Keep up the great work.Update (7/29) - The new splash screen is ugly and takes time away from seeing weather. PLEASE remove this or give us an option to turn it off or have it display only once. I love using this app, it looks great... but that splash screen doesn't fit at all.Update (8/11) - Thanks for listening to our reviews and acting so quickly! I have updated my star rating to 5/5 again. Hope to see those better maps and Push soon.twitter.com/josh_hofer
Love this app!
By: josh.hofer - Aug 12, 2009
With the latest update (v1.3) you guys really stepped it up. Love the new features.
Only thing we need to see next is more localized radar features. I know you guys are working on it!
Keep up the great work.
Update (7/29) - The new splash screen is ugly and takes time away from seeing weather. PLEASE remove this or give us an option to turn it off or have it display only once. I love using this app, it looks great... but that splash screen doesn't fit at all.
Update (8/11) - Thanks for listening to our reviews and acting so quickly! I have updated my star rating to 5/5 again. Hope to see those better maps and Push soon.
By: Steve654 - Aug 1, 2009
I have downloaded several weather applications, but this one is by far the best I have seen. The sheer amount of information that it provides is great. Awesome graphics, and as accurate a forecast as you will find anywhere online.
I've seen a few reviews panning the recent 1.4 update, and am personally confused by this. I think that the update adds some nice features, and I also like the splash screen.
Best Weather App - HANDS DOWN!
By: Shawnc50 - Jul 7, 2009
Very accurate forecasts for Pittsburgh but thats not where this app shines. The interface is easily the best of all weather apps hands down. It hard to quantify, but I want an app that gives me the current forecast and the next five days on one screen. Additional details are available if I need them. Unfortunately I have more weather apps than I care to admit but this will be my last. It has everything I want in a slick, responsive interface. A little pricey for a weather app but well worth it.
By: McQ14 - Mar 26, 2009
I've had my iPhone since November and only now added this weather app. I can't believe how much better this is than the FOUR others I've used! I want to kick myself for not putting Fizz on my iPhone first.
This is so much better and more comprehensive than the others I used, which I will leave unnamed to save them embarrassment!
The layout, UI, maps, updates and all the little details in this are exactly what are needed. Well done on this app!
Six Bucks?!?!!! - It's Worth Every Penny
By: tvBilly - Mar 20, 2009
Six Bucks? Six Bucks?!?!!! But I already have a half dozen free weather programs, and a couple of 99¢ weather programs! Well, it turns out you do get what you pay for.
Fizz Weather is by far the most useful, most polished, most powerful, and easiest to use of the lot. I recommend it HIGHLY if you want to throw away a bunch of excess baggage.
For those that have commented about missing an hourly forecast display, I thought so too, but I just discovered the landscape mode does indeed have an hourly forecast display (12 or 24 hour mode). Not as pretty (or quite as useful) as I'm used to, because only one parameter at a time (like temperature, precipitation probability, wind, etc) is displayed on each landscape screen, but it is an hourly forecast with all the info you could want.
Accurate and Useful Weather Application
By: fourwindsbar - Feb 15, 2009
The Fizz Weather iPhone application is well thought out software that delivers accurate current and forecasted weather.
Main detail screen:
The graphics here are excellent, well placed and pleasing to the eye. The details are readable in both dark and well lit situations. The choice of detail placement is among the best I've seen. The city being reported on and current temperature is plainly visible in the upper left hand corner and immediately draws a viewers attention to it. This is well thought out since this is among the top conditions that one is usually interested in viewing first. The apps wallpaper reflects the tone of the current weather, without obstructing or causing visual noise. Other conditions (wind speed, barometer, etc.) are placed in a vertical line immediately below the current temparture. This is huge in terms of readibility as the users eyes do not have to flicker about the screen for these details.
In the upper right hand corner of the main screen a red triagle with an exclamation point will appear should a weather alert be issued for the area of concern. Touching it will bring up a near full screen list of alerts and warnings to choose from. Touch an alert and it switches to a screen overlay of the verbiage verbatim from the NOAA issuance.
The forecasting portion of the application occupies the near bottom third of the main screen. Again, the icons are an easy read and self explanatory. At the very bottom of the screen are choices for how to view the forecasting engine. When choosing to view current conditions ("Now"), the user is presented with a 5 day range. An interesting feature here is the user also has the ability to cycle through an array of reporting locations in their area, each with perhaps slightly different readings. My area in particular has 8 airports in the region, so I was able to get readings from each of these locations over a 50 mile radius of my default location, in which, of course, conditions varied slightly. Very useful for day trips. Options to obtain more details on 5 day and 2 day forecasts are also available at the touch of a button on the bottom menu, as well as the option to view weather map of your state's region.
The map screen brings four more options to the user. Select the forecast option and you'll be presented with a 4 or 5 state overview of the forecasted weather for the current day. The graphic is pleasant and akin to the map seen on most local weather news segments. Another option will give you a satellite view of the current cloud coverage, and a third will give you a current doppler radar readout with storm activity intensity. The user can move this map around slightly and enlarge it in typical iPhone finger swipe fashion. Be warned, however, that the resolution begins to artifact heavily if one zooms in too much. The fourth map view option on the Map screen will take you to the native Maps iPhone application. Not sure how useful this is or how it is related to weather, but the option is there. Just know that if you select this there will be no way (that I found) to return to the Fizz Weather app without selecting it again from the spring board.
Another feature of the Fizz Weather app shows current and predicted airport delays on a screen dedicated to travel impact. A check of the local airports revealed that there were no delays during the one week that I tracked this apps accuracy, and the app reflected this well. Of course, the real test of this would be when there IS delays, but the opportunity did not present itself during this review.
The last, and I think very cool, feature of this app is the landscape graphical charts provided for temperature, precipitation, rainfall, humidity and wind. View the iPhone/iTouch in landscape mode from any screen and these charts appear. You can cycle through each subject and get a graphical representation of a 12, 48, 2 day or 7 day forcast.
Which brings us to the most important characteristic of any weather engine - accuracy. Without credibility, a weather forecaster is doomed. To measure accuracy, I selected several simple weather conditions to monitor over a 5 day period: current temperature, humidity, and condition verbiage (breezy, light rain), as well as the 5 day forecast. This particular 5 days had significant temperature and moisture changes throughout that window (starting with 15 degrees/snow and ending in 70 degrees/sunshine). Current temperature consistently matched (within 1 - 2 degrees) with what the official airport(s) in the area were reporting. Hunidity differed a bit more, but nothing that would really raise a question of its credibility. 5 day temperature forecast changed daily to match NOAA changes, and highs and lows were on the average +/- 5 degrees over the 5 days. Most of the time the highs and lows were within 2 - 3 degrees of actual.
The Fizz Weather application appears to be a great forecasting tool for those on the go. It loads and updates quickly while providing fluid and seamless manuevering between features. The look and feel is slick and polished. It provides accurate current and forecasted weather conditions in a pleasing and easy to follow format. The only fault I can find with this app - and I mentioned it before - is the usefulnees of the radar. While it IS animated, it is really only useful to see the conditions at a state/regional level. Try and zoom in any more than at state level and you'll get a lot of artifacting and it is almost useless. One of the reasons I am reviewing weather apps is for use by baseball coaches who need a weather radar tool on their iPhone to to "see" real-time approaching severe weather while on the field with their teams. A radar that can zoom in clearly to at least a 50 mile radius with point of references (highways) would definately complete this application.
By: Raxxal - Feb 8, 2009
I am planing to change my Iphone for the Blackberry bold, but I don't think I will get this kind of application on the BB bold. Nothing wrong with the BB bold, I am sure it has some other interesting features. Any way, I work in a Air traffic control center, and of course, weather is a biggy for us, easy to understand in MHO, so THIS application map/satellite screen is EXACTLY waht I look all the time right in front of me at work. I know where this application is getting all this info, specially the screen listed above. I just love it! 5 NOTCHES!!! bang bang bang bang bang! There you go!
By: crpwest - Feb 4, 2009
As both a weather junkie & and app junkie, I have very high standards for weather apps - and this one delivers everything you could want, with great style, accuracy and depth. The new version 1.3 (released in early Feb 2009) now lets you tilt the screen sideways for forecasts with hour-by-hour detail of predicted temperatures, rainfall, etc. Kudos to the developers not only for creating a great app in the first place, but continuing to tinker with the design and making it even better. If you want to see what a really useful five-star app looks like, you couldn't do better than this. Highest recommendation.
Up 2 Date!
By: aMmOOooR - Dec 28, 2008
I've been going all around a lot of free/paid weather applications for the last week, comparing and checking their accuracy, and from among 7 Applications, Fizz was the choice.
It is very accurate "although it is not common to find an accurate forecasting site/application for where I live" and it is always up to date with the current conditions, note that, some other applications used to update but not getting the right information.
Fizz is the best among those in accuracy and stability.
Accuweather's app had a very interesting "Risks" tab and also the "Alarm" tab would be glad to find a similar concept in Fizz, but even though, it's not really enough to deduct a star. It is still perfect as it is.
Good work :-)
Keep it up.
Excellent worth the money
By: slamshut - Nov 4, 2008
This app is great better then the free ones for sure. everything so far is on point. Temp is accurate, comfort level also.
price is a little pricey but its worth the price. I like the the satilite an animated radar, dont know what people arte talking about that it doesnt have it but it does. Guess some just didnt take the time an look around but its there. Only complaint I have is that you cant zoom in alot to get actual city radar cause it gets grainy. I added about 5 cities with no problem. Very colorful stands out not plain like others. 2 day an 5 day forcast is good. I would like them to add an hourly forcast that would make it better an the zoom feature for cities to be better other wise great app. Easy to use.
Best weather app
By: isaac1990 - Sep 29, 2008
No doubt the best weather app in the store, and well worth the price. The interface is not only attractive but highly functional, and leads to multiple views (now, 2-day, 5-day, airport, maps). You can predesignate quite a large number of cities (10-12). My only suggestion would be greater specificity with the maps; they cover far too broad a region to be very useful. But I expect that's coming with the next update. Fine job!
Blown away...I was simply amazed
By: Lotus1991 - Aug 4, 2008
This is even better than the Spb Weather Software I was using on my Dell Axim. The Yahoo Weather that came with the iPhone is inadequate and is one of the reasons I keep my Axim. This software is one step closer to relying on the iPhone and not having to keep a PDA with me as well. One big feature of this is its breakdown to different parts of the day and not just one forecast for the whole day. It also updates information rapidly and I still have the Edge version iPhone. Getting readings from surrounding weather stations is a big plus. I live in Houston which is a big place. Knowing the weather 20 miles north of downtown doesn't do me any good 30 miles south of it by the Johnson Space Center. I usually don't write reviews, but I couldn't resist when I got this software.
By: Jeremy*K - Jul 28, 2008
I wasn't sure why I wanted to spend $5 for a weather app, but I'm glad I did. This one is classic Mac Software; Beautiful, Intuitive, and Near Flawless. Even over Edge, things load pretty quickly (at least as fast as the default iPhone weather widget), and things are even better over Wi-Fi and 3G. And best of all, the developer has a clear road map for where he wants to take this App. It's only getting better from here.
By: gbbowers - Jul 22, 2008
After reading the reviews, I was a bit frightened to lay down 5 bucks without trying the app, but I bit the bullet and am glad I did. The interface is smooth and easy to understand while packing much more useful information than the standard iPhone Weather app (which feels like a Mac dashboard widget, not a real app). The airport delay feature was a nice surprise. Some will complain about paying for this while there are free alternatives, but why not support the developers for creating a fantastic (and in my mind, superior) app? Your little bit of cash (come on, you spend more than this on your latté) helps further development and fuel bug fixes and future additional features.
Am in the process of deleting all my other weather apps!!!
By: victoriousnow - 13-Mar-2009
My family was in the path of Cyclone Nargis last year and a few of our close relatives were killed by the storm due to lack of warning information. This particular application, because it has satellite maps can save lives as we can inform our relatives if we see any dangerous situations developing just by viewing this very well done weather application. It even has my home town in Australia in it.Worth every cent and $50 more to have on hand what could save lives in the event of a major storm.
PLEASE put Yangon on the map as over 150,000 Burmese died during cyclone Nargis so they are terrified this May as to what the weather will bring.
With this application I can track any problems and let my family know if there is a major storm in their area.
LARGER satellite pics would be most appreciated or at least in widescreen view.
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| United Kingdom||33||26||-|
| Costa Rica||26||-||-|
| Czech Republic||5||22||-|
| El Salvador||11||-||-|
| Hong Kong||8||31||-|
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| Saudi Arabia||8||2||218|
| South Africa||6||38||-|
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