Partly Sunny

Year: 2016-Present
Type: iOS app

Project roles:
• UI and icon design
• Xcode implementation and Swift programming

Learning Apple’s Swift language and how to build iOS apps was something I had wanted to do for a while, so I set out to do it. And I did it. It was both a fun and rewarding challenge.

To bring together everything I learned, I built a weather app—not because the App Store didn’t already have enough of them but because the apps I liked didn’t do exactly what I wanted them to do. So I made my own because now I could, and I’ve been updating it since. I’m responsible for the entire app: the UI, the icons, the lines and lines of code. Everything except the meteorology (Dark Sky does that part).

Meet Partly Sunny:

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Partly Sunny shows your weather in quick glances and detailed looks.

Locations List
Quick glances of what’s happening in the sky at your current location and your favorite locations.

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Location Details
Detailed looks at what’s happening throughout the hour, the day, and the week at your locations.

location details

The Week Ahead
Swipe up in location details for a daily chart plotting the week’s forecast. Tap any day for a detailed forecast.

week ahead

 

Partly Sunny Club
One of the recent updates was to introduce a monthly or yearly subscription that unlocks more functionality: interactive radar, pull-to-refresh, yesterday’s weather, time machine, more saved locations, and custom app icons.

partly sunny club

 

Dark Mode
Toggle manually in the app’s settings or with a handy gesture. Or toggle automatically based on your device’s screen brightness or your selected location’s sunrise and sunset times.

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And some more features:

Hourly Graphs
Tap on any hourly graph and choose to plot temperature, chance of precipitation, cloud cover, humidity, UV index, wind, or more.

hourly graph

Precipitation-Intensity Graph
For U.S. & U.K. locations, precipitation-intensity graph for the next hour will appear when it’s raining or snowing.

rain graph

Widget
Partly Sunny includes a widget to show both a quick glance and a detailed look at your selected location’s forecast.

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While you may not always enjoy the weather, hopefully you enjoy checking the weather with Partly Sunny.

You can visit Partly Sunny on the web at partlysunnyapp.com and follow @partlysunnyapp on Twitter.

Partly Sunny is available on the App Store.