I'm working on a little app called Three, which is a pretty simple weather app that tells you not only the temperature outdoors, but how you should dress. I've had too many days where I've left the house dressed one way and wishing I had more layers just hours later.
Any feedback is more than welcome here, questions too!
4 months ago
It looks pretty, ALSO I didn't even know you were on dribbble :3 hi
Is this app for fun or should I be giving you feedback about the idea and design?
For example, when it's 62F outside, my wife wears layers, yet I go out with shorts and t-shirts. I don't usually start my sentences with "it reminds me of...", but the tricolor gradient feels a bit close to Solar app. What does the bottom left emergency icon do?
Here's an idea, instead of making it super text based, why don't you iconify the content? Would it be too weird? Thinking out loud here.
Hey @Kerem, about the idea and design.
There are a few things that I didn't explain above that maybe I should have. It's a very gesture heavy app; swiping left would get you the forecast for the next hour, up to 10 hours. There would be a tour or perhaps coach marks upon launch on a fresh install that would help you navigate through the app, and the "emergency" icon in the bottom left is a quick way to get help, or get to the tour again, without having to dig through settings for it.
I think that this app really comes in handy when there's a chance of precipitation that day. If you're going out at 11AM, you may want to know at what time, if at all, you'll need an umbrella.
I wanted to stick to something more text based because I think it makes it easy internationally. I'd rather spent the time translating text than drawing a scarf that looks like a scarf (or something more difficult, sunblock...) across all cultures. I've sat on this idea for a while, and the previous versions included illustrations and I was never really happy with them in-app.
And finally, when you swipe left to see the forecasts, the things, temperatures, and backgrounds will be changing, like here: http://cl.ly/image/2Z1b082N1M10. I've never used Solar, (tbh, I'm really happy with the default iOS weather app for those forecasts), but that gradient was sourced directly from this photo http://capturesby.nettamarshall.com/post/25095377913/sunset-sail. I can see where you get the comparison from, though. Please let me know if I can answer any other questions, and feel free to provide further feedback! Thanks again, Kerem!
Well, first of all, thanks for being a rockstar feedback receiver.
Believe it or not, I DM'd you on twitter to see if you wanted me to delete the comment (then found out you're not on twitter anymore, WTF?)
People on Dribbble often take my simple comments super offensive, which I understand, they work on something for a long time, and I write some weird comment and they think I'm shitting on their work, which I absolutely have no intention to do.
Ok back to the original post, I think I would want to see where you're going with this. I still think it would be sort of trivial between male/female users. Girls tend to get cold easily, assuming it has something to do with fat vs lean in the body. But again, this could be a fun to use app rather than a super utilitarian app.
I personally replaced my weather app with Solar app, it's right on that fine line of being useful and being pretty for me. I recommend it. And I got your Skype message late today, hit me up if you have questions, I'm online tonight.
Hey @Kerem absolutely! Yeah I deactivated my TW account for a bit. I haven't been feeling too creative lately and I just needed to switch things up a bit so I can focus on a few things while I actually have some time on my hands. Believe it or not, but this is why I was wondering if you were on Skype yesterday - I value your feedback, and I'm happy you provided it here. People get their panties all into an un-ironable bunch when it comes to feedback, and that's part of the reason Dribbble annoys me. That's a whole other story, though.
You might be right, but I really haven't paid much attention to my guy friends and how cold they get, if at all. I've ran it by a few guy friends, and they seem to like it, but how that compares to actual usage is a totally different thing. I'm excited to play with some interesting interactions for this, but I think it'd also be something that come in handy for a lot of people. This is a problem that I suffer from, and if it helps other people, all the better!
I took a look at Solar and holy wow, it is pretty. I'm usually reluctant to replace my default apps though (UNLESS IT'S FUCKING MAPS), because they don't really offend me. I'm weird, though. Thanks again, and I'll holla!
Ops, we are currently working on same idea which will be done really soon.. http://www.thefuntasty.com/en/weep
I love that you pulled the colors from the sky!!!
Are you building this out as well?
I originally thought the emergency icon would be for adding another city. Are you going to be keeping it to just one city (current location)?
Hey @Greg! Thanks for the feedback!
It's currently under development by Kevin Coulton (https://twitter.com/kevinflynn)
I can see how the emergency icon can be confusing, but at the end of the tour it'll also be explained that the user can get back to it by tapping that icon.
We're starting out with SF, but I'd imagine this scales incredibly well (with the caveat of i18n) based on the paramaters we've put in place to pull back the clothing / accessory items.
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