Best iPhone Apps 2013: Haze (Weather App)

By Dmitry Sheynin , May 05, 2013 02:44 PM EDT

If you've been using iOS devices for a while, one of your biggest pet peeves might be the difficulty of finding a decent weather app. The Apple weather app that comes preinstalled on iPads and iPhones is decent, but it's powered by Yahoo, which isn't always accurate and the design, while not the worst, still leaves something to be desired.

Best iPhone Apps: Haze

Haze is one of the best iPhone weather apps out there mainly due to its no-frills, minimalist design. It's also gorgeous. When you first open the app, you'll be greeted with a simple and elegant interface that'll display the current temperature inside of a circle.

Three icons are at the bottom of the screen and denote which of the apps 3 pages you're currently on. The temperature page loads by default. Swipe to the right and the temperature readout is replaced with a percentage indicating the chances of precipitation. Swipe to the left and you'll get sunrise and sunset times, along with a cloud-cover percentage.

Tapping any of the three main circles causes several smaller ones to pop up around them with more granular data. For example, tapping the temperature circle will give you the day's highs and lows, wind speed and a compass. Tapping the precipitation circle lets you know how many inches of precipitation to expect, as well as the humidity.

When you swipe down, a five-day forecast appears at the top and swiping down once more gives you access to the app's menu, where you can customize, sound settings, units of measurement and the theme (the app gives you several to play with and more are unlocked as you use it).

At the bottom of the menu screen, the app will provide some small bit of weather-related trivia, such as "The lowest temperature ever recorded in Belgium was -30.1 °C (-22.2 °F).  

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