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Completely useless...
This is a weather app, right?! So how is it that it is so far off the actual real weather. This morning it said it was 8
Markeymark69 on Apr 2, 2013 for SKYE Weather+Photo
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Seems interesting
Melissa sent me here. Seems like a cool concept!
KawaiiTAM on Mar 15, 2013 for SKYE Weather+Photo
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Great Concept, Needs Refinement
Let me start by saying that I love the IDEA of this app, I can only hope this app doesn't get neglected. A couple previous reviews have stated that there is no Celsius option, I'm not sure if these are outdated reviews but there is definitely a Celsius option. Another review reports that it is not as detailed as some of the other weather apps available, which is accurate. You will not find satellite/radar maps, webcam feeds, or literally being told what to wear when you leave the house. It will give you the basics that you would expect from a weather app, current temperature, hourly forecast (8 hours), weekly forecast (7 days), multiple cities, and social integration with Facebook and Twitter. The last complaint was that it had trouble locating the correct city, which is entirely possible, however living in Seattle I haven’t had any problems with location. The great idea part of this app centers around sort of a “Instagram of Weather” feature. Users can take a picture of current conditions and share it quickly in the app (other Skye users can view them), it can also be posted to Facebook or Twitter. You can also choose a descriptive “Weather Term” which shows up on the front page of the app right under the current conditions, generally this is not necessarily helpful, occasionally I’ll get a chuckle out of some of the terms people use to describe weather. Pros: -Simple, basic weather information, not a lot of clutter. -Social weather. See the weather people are experiencing right now. Cons: -Seems a little slow when opening, and when updating conditions. -UI is finicky, sometimes difficult to gesture in the right spot without getting something you weren’t expecting (swiping from the top to the bottom will flip between cities, but it is very easy to pull the notification center by accident). -Very occasional crashes. - Social needs more social. One of my favorite aspects of the app struggles simply because there are not enough people using the app. AOL needs to clean up some of the usability issues that WILL turn users off. I hope AOL doesn’t neglect this app, I don’t think the ‘cons’ of the app are insurmountable but it definitely needs attention. Also some feature additions would be nice, such as the ability to “follow” specific users, comments on photos, maybe some type of voting system that could push the timely and accurate representations of current conditions to the top of the feed, and of course an easier or clearer to navigate UI.
SaCaSea on Mar 9, 2013 for SKYE Weather+Photo
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Not just another weather app...
I love an app that brings in the social aspect of my everyday life. And now I've found a weather app that does just that. I love that i can show off the pictures that I took of the weather exactly where I'm at. And then be available to share with other people that use the app from all over the world. It's not just another weather app.
Ivan's Lair on Feb 19, 2013 for SKYE Weather+Photo
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No metric/Celsius?
This is weather 101... No metric/Celsius option is a fail!
Delete Skye on Feb 17, 2013 for SKYE Weather+Photo
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Not as good as TWC
It is quite nifty that you can upload pictures of current weather, but other than that this app is useless to me. It couldn't locate certain cities that TWC app can, had more pictures of people indoors that actually outdoor weather, it does not provide hourly weather details, and there is no radar to show weather in motion.
Oreowils17 on Feb 14, 2013 for SKYE Weather+Photo
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