Ambient Weather connects Creators and Consumers to the fastest growing online
community for hyper-local weather insights. PREPARE: Use the hourly and daily
forecasts to plan ahead for your next adventure. View radar, temperature,
lightning, and wind speed map overlays for more insight....
It’s a web browser.
This app is basically a custom web browser that does nothing but show the AmbientWeather web site. The app shows exactly the same view as the website, and I do mean exactly, right down to the rendering bugs. There’s no additional functionality provided. You don’t get an iOS look-and-feel. You don’t get an Apple Watch complication. You don’t get Siri Shortcuts. You don’t get anything that the web page doesn’t give you. That extends to usability. For example, on a computer, you can use the mouse to select part of the weather graph to see numerical data for that date and time. It doesn’t really work for touch screens; it’s mouse-centric. You can tap, but you can’t drag to find the data point you want; doing so starts a text selection. The iOS app behaves the same way. It’s clear that this app is a wrapper around a web view. Other problems with the website also extend to the app: slow loading of graph data, graph data not loading, seeing the login screen every time it loads even when you’ve set the site to remember-me mode... I appreciate that AmbientWeather wants to provide an app. But this is literally the least effort possible in an app. I suspect that it was developed using a cross-platform “easy app development via HTML” toolkit. The only reason to use it is to avoid opening a new Safari tab.
Good not great
App displays a decent replication of the web. That said.. my hot take on what could be improved. It’s not clear what buttons do, and unclear how / if cards can be rearranged. Focus areas when scrolling could use some tuning.
Older ObserverIP version requirement
If you do not see data from your weather station, check that your ObserverIP firmware version is at least 4.0. No data was shown for mine for over an hour until I tracked down that my ObserverIP receiver firmware version was at v3.0.3. After updating to the latest, data was available immediately. It is nice to have this app option for viewing data in addition to Weather Underground.
Previous versions forced a log in every time the app was launched and sometimes, the login would fail. So far, this new version logs in consistently and updates weather info automatically. I was about to give up on this app but, now, I find it very useful. Keep it up Ambient Weather!
You’re better off just creating a shortcut to the webpage on your home screen. It takes a solid 20 seconds before everything loads and you can scroll down without the app glitching and hanging. If you want to change the date/filter range of the graphs, or interact with them using the slider bar, the interface becomes unresponsive. If you want to refresh, be prepared to wait another 30 seconds. Hopefully future releases address the speed...until then I’ll be using the webpage.
Totally agree with MacWizNY
I am beyond disappointed with this app. For the cost of a high-end station your “access” is in essence, a webpage. I am used to the accurite display which is FAR beyond the Ambient for general information and display. Ambient provides more information but it's not immediately accessible, not to mention you have yo manually refresh any data once you open the app. At a minimum, the app should automatically update upon opening. If I hadn’t already mounted the system, I would return it for another accurite system.
Thanks for making this! Don’t have to wait on browser anymore. Looks same as website, but nice to have just a click away. Can get rid of the clunkier PWS Monitor app now. Thanks again!
App reviews make me not want to buy a wx station
I found this app in advance of purchasing a $300+ on a weather station from this company. Reading these reviews given me reason to put that purchase on hold. If their support for this app is so bad I worry about their hardware support. I’ll keep this app on my phone for now to watch what happens, but unless their support for this app improves I know where I WON’T be spending my money.
Slow and cannot customize layout
Has great potential but fails on the intuitive side of things. Cannot see any way to rearrange the widgets on the Dashboard, there are no instructions, very slow loading the graph data and I always have to re login every time I open the app making it very inconvenient.
Waste of time
I’ve been a WU user for several years and thought it would be cool to utilize Ambient’s app as WU’s GUI has changed and I don’t like it. Found there’s no instructions or support for connecting my weather station to their network aside from entering a MAC address and physical address in the app.... did it and couldn’t get the app to function. Good thing it was free. Deleted the app and I’ll continue to use WU.
I’m really happy they finally released a mobile app. It works really well. Looking forward to see where it goes from here.
Poor UI / no customization
This app is awful. Minimal effort went into it and it’s poorly designed. It’s the website but in one long list, complete waste of space. For a weather company as advanced as this, they have put zero effort into their mobile app. Update: app is slow to load and freezes once loaded.
Expanding the different sections causes the app to freeze.
App freezes every time, crashes occasionally
The app itself is great in terms of layout and usability. But it freezes every time I open it and crashes sometimes. Very buggy and needs to be fixed
The most recent update, 1.4, now includes a bug that makes the app get stuck on the opening screen (update/confirm your time zone). This app worked fine until this update. Now it’s just a useless piece of storage space. Wish this developer would get his act together
Yes. Ambient Weather Dashboard is quiet safe to use but use with caution. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 221 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 2.8/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for Ambient Weather Dashboard Is 28.9/100.
Yes. Ambient Weather Dashboard is legit, but not 100% legit to us. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 221 Ambient Weather Dashboard User Reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, Justuseapp Legitimacy Score for Ambient Weather Dashboard Is 28.9/100.
Ambient Weather Dashboard works most of the time. If it is not working for you, we recommend you excersise some patience and retry later or Contact Support.
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