Ourcast

Ourcast

1,000 - 5,000 downloads

Pros
  • UI
  • Ourcast community
  • Accuracy and short-term forecast
Cons
  • Not too many check-ins and comments so far
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+ By Ourcast, Inc.

Expert's Review
7.0
Great

"Solving weather together"

Reviewed by / Jul 18, 2012

Ourcast is a simple weather forecast app with a social approach

First off, Ourcast is a simple weather app that forecast over the next 2 hours. It focuses on the accurate short-them and hyper-local prediction. This makes it more reliable than other app. You can use the browse bar to search the weather on your destination or just for curiosity.

However, there's an added-value feature: Ourcast community. Once you've check forecast on your location (or your destination), you can check-in the place and add comments regarding the weather. This is really useful: nothing more reliable than a user review (who's actually experiencing it).

The app is set in good-looking layout and it's really easy to get the hang of it: just check-in, comment, search and check. Intuitive, accurate and social. More than we expected from a weather app. Highly recommendable.

Developer's original description available here
Need to know if it will be raining when you walk out the door 10 minutes from now?

Ourcast is the weather app that tells you if there will be rain, or snow, in any location you choose, during any minute over the next 2 hours.

Going for a run? A hike? Coaching a soccer game? You’ll want to check Ourcast and plan your outdoor activities with confidence.

Simple to use, Ourcast provides an incredibly accurate short-term, hyper-local weather forecast. And once you’ve looked at your own forecast, you can participate in the Ourcast community by reporting your current weather with a quick tap of the screen.

FORECAST FEATURES

- Forecast page with easy-to-read 10-minute weather forecasts covering the next 2 hours anywhere in the continental U.S.
- Forecasting engine that uses an entirely new statistical approach to weather analysis.
- Storm icons and dBz precipitation readings show whether rain or snow is coming or going at a single glance.
- Map view that you can scroll forward and backward in time to track storm progress.
- Bookmarks of your favorite locations for easy retrieval.

SOCIAL FEATURES

- Report your own weather conditions right on the app’s home screen, joining the Ourcast community and making forecasts better for everyone.
- See your own reports appear in Ourcast’s map view.
- Share you weather conditions easily on social media platforms Facebook and Twitter.
- Email your weather to friends and family right from Ourcast’s sharing menu.

COMING SOON

Ourcast is just getting started, with many new features and improvements scheduled to come soon. Those in progress include:

- Alerts. Coming rain and snow alerts will pop up right on your device’s home screen.
- Badges. Those who regularly report their weather conditions will be able to unlock new badges to distinguish their reports on Ourcast’s map view.

Join the Ourcast community today! We’re working to solve weather together.

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Comments and ratings for Ourcast
  • (53)

    by Charlena Tome on 01/03/2014

    C GreAt

  • (53)

    by William Penson on 27/05/2013

    Super app

  • (53)

    by Cyrus Steigelman on 08/04/2013

    Only been using for a day and seems to work very well. Lots of additional features over similar apps. Love the radar features. Very accurate so far.

  • (53)

    by A Google User on 03/08/2012

    Shows me in Van Buren, Maine when I'm actually in Dublin, Ireland. Fix this and with more users it will get 5*.