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Ten of the most beautiful weather apps out there

At APIXU we appreciate the importance of beautiful application design, and we never underestimate just how vital the user interface is for guiding interactions that result in five star app reviews. So here we draw upon the very best and most beautiful in the industry in the hope that our readers will be similarly inspired by the great looking weather...

The 5 simplest weather apps out there

Sometimes the simplest of ideas are the best, particularly when they serve to solve a real world user need or want. So here we pay homage to some of the simplest weather apps in the word, explaining why these offerings are consistently harnessing success that some of the most complex of weather applications could only ever dream of.   1....

The Met Office- The loss of the BBC Contract and why our weather reports could become a whole lot less reliable

The Met Office has been responsible for our essential weather forecasts for over 90 years. They have been behind every BBC reports and have even contributed towards the governmental planning towards upcoming extreme weather events. Over its time the Met Office has then very much become a part of everyday life within the UK, and so the BBC’s announcement that...

The construction industry: Why this is an area that is in serious need of a weather app

The construction industry is one that is monumentally important to the British economy. And when turbulent financial times came about the Government consistently focussed upon a wide range of strategies to try and kick start and aid the embattled construction landscape. However one completely accepted detrimental element that affects the construction industry year in, year out, is that of the...

The complex relationship between the travel industry and the weather

The travel industry accounts for one of the fastest growing sectors of all, seeing consistent increases within almost every market and country around world. Of course some countries and countries fare better than others when reaping the positive economic effects of tourism (which, unsurprisingly, is largely dictated by the respective region’s weather and climate). And with weather and climate being...

What an app developer can learn from Google Play reviews

User reviews: they can be the bane of many an app developer ‘s and designer’s life. However much can be learnt from such comments, so here we keep a cool head, clear mind and adopt a positive approach to making the most of user grumbles, complaints and moans. In this blog article we present ten real world complaints, their apps...

App design for the Samsung Galaxy – Four must know quirks

App design for the Samsung Galaxy – Four must know quirks It’s not an overstatement to say that the Samsung Galaxy has transformed the SmartPhone industry in recent years. Even the previously unchallenged king that was Apple has had to make their models far larger to accommodate the new fan base for the Phablet style offering. However each and every...

A look at the supercomputers of the UK weather world

Everyone is accustomed to seeing the daily weather forecasts that are delivered by presenters each and every day on the lunch or evening news, however few consider just what it takes to deliver such forecasts. So here we take a look into the multi-million pound world of the supercomputers that provide for the seriously crunched data in order to even...

The countries that master hard-core weather events. And what weather app developers could learn from them

If you’re reading this as a UK resident then we need not tell you about just how our roads are affected by even a couple of inches of snow, where entire cities grind to a halt and commuter systems go into literal and almost immediate meltdown. And every year it seems that our government debates just how it will avoid...

The World’s most staggering weather stats

The weather can be pretty remarkable. After all, it can cause life-threatening situations in the forms of floods, droughts and thunderstorms, and it is what drives the growing of food that maintains a worldwide population. So here we take a moment to appreciate some of the most amazing weather to have ever occurred.   1. Phew! – The highest temperature...

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