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  1. Apple Watch complication.

    Would be great to have a complication for Apple Watch advising how long until rain starts.

    79 votes
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      9 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      The app now supports watchOS 4 and can potentially have a complication, however in testing the complications have a very small CPU and network budget, so it can only update a few times per hour, then it gets stuck on the last update. This makes it show the wrong prediction for a while. I’m looking into ways around it to reduce the CPU and network, but it is a fundamental issue with the way complications work in watchOS.

    • Change Location

      I love the idea of rain parrot for slipping my bicycle commute in between the showers. To make this even better it would be good to be able to change the location so that I can see predictions on when it will rain along the route. For example the rain here usually comes from the W and my commute home from work is E to W. If I could set the location to my home and see that it isn’t expected to rain there for 40 mins then I know that I could get home dry. Leaving the location at…

      60 votes
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        20 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        We are looking into adding additional locations on a separate page. Note we have tried this feature and it isn’t as useful as it sounds, as the rain often travels faster than you can. So by the time you arrive at your new location the rain prediction is completely different to when you left as so much time has passed.

      • Apple Watch screens

        Last update removed two of the three Apple Watch screens, now can’t access radar and rainfall chart on the watch. Could you please fix? Otherwise a brilliant app.

        35 votes
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        • Landscape view on iPad.

          That's all. Would be nice.

          33 votes
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            3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Ability to change the alert to a ringtone

            I often miss the short alerts especially if my phone is not on me. Having a long alert like a ringtone would be fantastic and set this product apart from all other rain alarms. I need an alert that can wake me at night if I have my telescope setup.

            32 votes
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              10 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Refresh in Apple Watch app

              It would be useful to be able to refresh the forecast from the watch with pull to refresh.

              24 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 23 votes
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                • Show the time that it will rain

                  This could be and option to display 'light rain at 2.33pm' rather than 'light rain in 44 minutes'.

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                    3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    I’m concerned with this behaviour as I have noticed it only serves to make the app seem more inaccurate – particularly when the storm is over 20 minutes away, as there can be several minutes of variation between each update. Using a relative time scale allows the app to fine tune the prediction without the penalty of being seen to be making such changes. Also having tested both I find a relative time scale more useful than the absolute time.

                  • Add Location

                    Knowing if I have to go home and take washing off the line before it rains; should travel to the soccer game or will it be washed out; drive to the beach or will I get there and turn around; go home to mow the lawn before it’s too late or just ray put are things that really make this app stand out.
                    I use alternate locations on other free weather apps all the time, for this paid one that looks specifically at rain, it’s a real asset to those that have invested their cash for you.

                    21 votes
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                      planned  ·  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add more radars

                      I am in the Lockyer Valley and Toowoomba, the app is using Brisbane radar and saying I am too far from the radar for accurate predictions (It has rained and no notifications at all). There is no option for me to use the much closer Marburg radar.

                      21 votes
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                        5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Apple Watch complications.

                        Would be great. Especially with the new Series 4 faces, so much potential.

                        16 votes
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                        • Nicer looking appealing widget

                          A better more eye-appealing widget is necessary (Key word "Eye appealing")

                          15 votes
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                          • Radar times (and predictions?)

                            It would be good to have times going along with the radar images, as seems to be common with most apps. Just makes it easier to estimate how quick rain will arrive/pass on that screen as well.

                            Also, the Weather Channel app has a radar prediction loop as well, which can be very useful.

                            Yours is certainly the nicest animation of all the ones I’ve seen, so would be great to add a few common features.

                            15 votes
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                              3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              The current design focuses on keeping the design clean and removing any information that is not required. The point of the radar page is that it is always up to date, and will let you know when the next image is arriving. The prediction page tells you when the rain is arriving.

                            • 15 votes
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                              • Show rain direction on all radars

                                Show the approximate approach direction and timing (like is shown on the 128km radar) on all radar distances

                                14 votes
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                                • Show rainfall history

                                  Provide rainfall amounts for the past week

                                  14 votes
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                                  • 14 votes
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                                    • Please allow for Siri Shortcut integration

                                      Make this useful in iOS 12.
                                      Happy with it for now but want to create automation

                                      11 votes
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                                      • Tour/ how to use the app

                                        A guide that tells your how to use the app to gain sense of the features.

                                        11 votes
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                                        • 10 votes
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