You might think that weather apps are a dime a dozen. After all, how many ways can mundane data be presented? But there are some popular weather apps that do stand out on the iOS and Android platforms. The Weather Channel, Accu-Weather, and even Apple’s own Currently are some of the weather apps that yours truly uses. Another popular app in this genre is Weather Line.
For users worried that the sale of the Weather Line app will include their user data, the company responded by saying “Rest assured that no user data, email addresses, payment information, or any other sensitive data was transferred to Weather Line’s new owners. This data has not and will not be sold.”
We wonder why the deal to purchase Weather Line is shrouded in such cloak and dagger. Eventually we will find out the name of the app’s buyer and what they plan to do with it. Just don’t use the sale to get angry at the app’s founders, Kevin Clark and Ryan Jones. As they wrote in the company’s blog, “As an Indie Founder without a day job, being able to sell an app provides for my family in a very difficult climate. There’s a poster on my wall that says, “Make something people want.” While this marks the closing of one chapter, I am humbled and honored to have been able to create something people want. Your support and belief over the last nine years has helped me accomplish that, and I’m so incredibly blessed and thankful.”
Running through the App Store looking for a weather app is a pain in the butt for many. If you want to make things simple, the native iOS Weather app, powered by The Weather Channel, should provide you with all of the information you need to figure out what to expect weather-wise over the next week.