Celsius Review

Apr 22, 2011 by

Celsius is an iPhone application that allows you to see the temperature in your area on your homescreen — without the need for jailbreaking!


Celsius – Temperature on your Home Screen!

Celsius is a stunning new weather application that uses latest technology to show you the current temperature of any location right on your iPhone/iPad Home Screen!

** Dear user: Due to extreme success of Celsius the servers are smoking! We are sorry if the temperature icon have been updating slowly today. Our apologies! **

Beyond the real time temperature on the Home Screen Celsius also is the number one weather application giving you very detailed weather information of unlimited cities world wide, packed in a gorgeous design and easy-to-use user interface!

Celsius is backed by an online web server that uses Push Technology to push the current temperature of any location to your iDevice. This makes it possible to always automatically have the up-to-date temperature displayed in the red badge at the top-right of the Celsius icon on your Home Screen. Celsius supports all iOS Devices: iPhone 4, iPhone 3Gs/3G, iPad 2, iPad and all iPod Touch devices!

Celsius brings you all weather information available for every location in the world and a 10-day forecast. In addition to these powerful forecasting features, Celsius provides more comprehensive weather information. This includes detailed information regarding cloud cover and rainfall totals. Celsius also gives users information about sunrise and sunset times. Many users also enjoy the real time wind direction feature, which utilizes a display arrow on screen to indicate the wind direction at any time thanks to the built in magnetometer.

– Current temperature (Celsius)
– Current conditions
– Current humidity
– Current pressure
– Current dew point temperature
– Current feels like temperature
– 3-hourly clouds radar (up to 2 days)
– 10 day forecast
– Maximum and minimum temperature per day
– Wind direction per day
– Weather condition per day
– Precipitation per day
– Sunrise/sunset per day
– UV Index per day
– 3-hourly forecast for 10 day’s
– 3-hourly condition and temperature for 10 day’s

We have an in app upgrade available to add the following maps to the application:
– 3-hourly rain radar (up to 2 days)
– 3-hourly satellite maps (of the last 2 days)
– Wind speed maps

– Possibility to add unlimited cities
– Knows about any city in the world
– Possibility to change the distance unit
– Possibility to change several notification settings.
– Twitter integration
– Facebook Integration

Overall, Celsius is practical and powerful, with basic weather information ready at a moment’s notice. For more in depth weather needs, the app provides a detailed overview, with an impressive array of real time information from anywhere around the world. All this makes Celsius one application that should be installed on every iPod, iPhone and iPad!

When I first heard of this app, I thought it was genius. Really.

Once in a while, an app idea comes along that is so unique, so different, so creative, that it sparks interest everywhere.

This $0.99 app is great because it shows your city (or town)’s current temperature on your home screen by pushing the temperature as a badge to your homescreen. Simple as that. I, for one, am jailbroken but this does come in handy when you are using a theme that does not include weather.

ScreenshotApple is overcontrolling, in that they do not allow third-party applications to do much, and the way the developers of Celsius have solved that even amazed me.

Opening the application for the first time, it will show a Location Services prompt. Pressing OK will allow it to detect your location immediately, and you have set up the application for use.

Some people (like me) initially thought that not much happens when you launch the app, but it is actually a pretty fair competitor to the native Weather app, in that it lets you check the next half-month’s worth of forecasts (high/low) and  shows you what precipitation may occur.

Tapping on any day in the interface gets you information such as the UV index, precipitation, probability, sunrise, sunset, wind, and temperatures throughout the day. The native Weather app only shows you next week’s weather with high/low and a tiny icon of the precipitation.

Not only does Celsius provide a creative and ingenious solution to a huge problem (for those who are not jailbroken), it also replaces the native Weather app (which most can conclude sucks).

This app has exceeded my expectations. 5/5! If you want the Fahrenheit version, it’s a completely different app, available here.

Available on the App Store for only $0.99!

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