It’s been 12 months in the making and over the last 4 months I haven’t even had time to post on this blog because all my spare time has been devoted to finishing and finally publishing my mountain weather app. Well, finally I am excited to announce the release of Mountain Weather UK, the first and only mobile phone app dedicated to mountain weather in the UK.
The App is entirely written in Xamarin Forms using all the things I have blogged about so far. There have been quite a lot of design changes which I have made over the last 4 months to get the app to where it is now and I am very pleased with the results. I have kept the design very clean and simple and taken much inspiration from Material Design. Here are some of the features in the App.
Mountain Area Forecasts
5-day forecasts for all UK mountain regions providing daily forecast summaries, freezing levels, high and low level temperatures, wind speed and directions, visibility, hill fog and mountain hazards.
Mountain Summit Forecasts
5-day forecasts for all major mountain summits in the UK with 3 hourly forecasts covering weather type, temperature, wind speeds, gusts and direction, visibility, precipitation probability, humidity and UV. Easily find mountain summits using the search feature, including regional maps of all major summits.
Weather Station Observations
24-hour observation data for all weather stations in each mountain area, including, Temperature, Wind Speed, Wind Direction and Humidity, including regional maps of all observation stations.
Weather Forecast Maps
36-hour weather forecast Maps including precipitation, cloud, temperature and surface pressure and synoptic pressure charts.
Recent weather forecasts and weather station observations for quick access to all your favourite weather forecast and observational locations.
Nearest geographical area and mountain forecasts from your current location. Automatically updated depending on your location.
I hope to be sharing with you over my next few posts some of the things I have learnt and experienced over the last 4 months to get this app to the app stores. It’s been quite some journey!
Download now on iPhone from the Apple App Store or on Android from Google Play or visit the website at www.mountainweatheruk.com.