Apple doesn’t offer a stock weather app for the iPad, which leaves the door wide open for third party developers. There are many different ones ranging from deluxe weather forecasts to beautifully designed representations of the conditions. The developers of Swackett for Mac and iPhone have just released an iPad version, and that’s definitely good news. Swackett just may be the best iPhone weather app as it combines deluxe forecast and visual conditions into one great app. Peepometer is the iPad version of Swackett, and is unlike any other version of the app, or any weather app for that matter.
The app is filled with gauges for each of the eight included sections with peeps, forecast, temperature, barometer, wind, satellite imagery, compass, and clock. You begin with peeps, which are the highlight of Swackett, and show the appropriate attire for the current conditions. It’s a great visual representation of what the weather means, and the app still presents plenty of detailed weather information. On the peep screen, there’s temperature & real feel, humidity, wind speed & gust, pressure, and visibility for your current location. The peep gauge is also scrollable allowing you to see three different peep styles between classic, modern, 50’s edition, and easter eggs.
The forecast gauge provides the five day forecast including tonight, and shows the same condition figures listed above for each day in advance. Every single one of the gauges is beautifully designed, and you simply swipe the screen to move between them. A few different gauges are scrollable allowing you to see different options, and all of them are great to have on your iPad. The satellite imagery and national weather service alerts provide the deluxe aspects, and there’s just so much weather information to explore every day. There’s still the simple option of just glimpsing at peeps, and everything is rendered in high resolution for the new iPad.
Peepometer ($1.99, iPad) does the Swackett name proud, and is right at the top of the list of best iPad weather apps. It’s a must buy for the price by providing every feature you could want in a weather app in an exceptionally well designed package.