iOS: When it comes to weather apps on the iPhone, you have hundreds of choices. Still, while Dark Sky is easily some people’s favourite of the bunch, it’s aesthetically a little off-putting for others. Partly Sunny is a new option that has nearly all the features of Dark Sky, but has a design that’s a little more appealing.
Partly Sunny is powered by Dark Sky’s API, so when it comes to the accuracy of forecasts, you’ll get all the same hyperlocal details you would in Dark Sky. On top of that though, you also get detailed information about pollen forecasts, tropical forecasts and marine forecasts. The design itself is also a bit simpler than Dark Sky, with big icons flat backgrounds. More data is packed onto a single screen than Dark Sky, which makes it so you can see a ton of information about the day’s forecast without scrolling around. Also unlike Dark Sky, you can save multiple locations that you can bounce between, much like you can with Apple’s stock weather app.
If it’s not already obvious, Partly Sunny is clearly an alternative to Dark Sky for people who might be looking for a different visual look and a few extra features, but love the quality of Dark Sky’s forecasts. If that sounds like you, then Partly Sunny is well worth a look.