Aerium is an environment-friendly weather app with a focus on design and accessibility.

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Would you recommend this product?
4 Reviews5.0/5
Marko PrljicDesigner
I'd love to be able to experience all pro features, to see how accurate they are, for a certain period of time before I commit to upgrade my plan. Considered that?
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Raul Perțe
Maker
Designer · Makes iOS apps · Client's BFF
@markoprljic You can now try out the Pro features for 3 days, if you search for WeatherKit. :)
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ManuelAnother regular

It's a beautiful app, which gives awesome suggestions. But, requiring for important features a subscription - I'll just use another weather app.

Pros:

The design is just beautiful

Cons:

Subscription instead of one time payment

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Raul Perțe
Maker
Designer · Makes iOS apps · Client's BFF
I agree with you 100%. Having to subscribe to something sucks, most of the time. Unfortunately for us, there are ongoing infrastructure costs that we need to consider. We really appreciate your comment and let me know on Twitter if you need a promo code to try out Aerium Pro.
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Ian Rumac
Android Architect @ Undabot
Was impressed by the UI and the mentioned features, but when I installed the Android app it asked for permission to manage phone calls without any explanation and denying the permission doesn't allow me to use the app at all. If that permission is really necessary, you should create an intro/onboarding that explains why, not just display permission dialogs at the launch. Really disappointed.
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Raul Perțe
Maker
Designer · Makes iOS apps · Client's BFF
@ianissoawesome We just saw that too - want to be upfront and say that we're not doing anything witht that permission and it must be a bug or human error. Iancu is the co-founder and the Android developer of Aerium, so I'll let him deal with the error. @iancuio, can you please explain what happens there? Nonetheless, we will be updating the Android app ASAP to get that permission dialogue out of there.
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Iancu Vlad
Maker
Android Developer
@ianissoawesome Hello! Aerium Android DEV here. We are not making uses of, gathering or using anything related to phone calls or contacts in your phone. We are getting the phone IMEI for AUTH purposes on our backend and as a fellow Android Developer you know that requesting the IMEI is grouped under "READ_PHONE_STATE" permission group. That displays as a requirement to access to your contact list, which I totally agree it's absolutely "brutal" and invasive at a first glance. Very good point about telling the user about that permission, thanks you for the suggestion.
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Ian Rumac
Android Architect @ Undabot
@iancuio Oh, okay, thanks for the explanation! it really got me worried at first. Have you thought about using UUID or Settings.Secure.ANDROID_ID? It might be better because it doesn't require permission and you can often find chinese budget phones using the same IMEI which may cause you a problem.
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Iancu Vlad
Maker
Android Developer
@ianissoawesome Yeah, I thought of that. But that changes upon factory reset :( While factory resets might not be that common, the IMEI seemed to be the most consistent option. We will change that in the next version, to the logged in Google Play ID/email. At the moment I'm adding the explanation screen.
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Iancu Vlad
Maker
Android Developer
@ianissoawesome Added a new version with explained permissions. Tell us what you think :)
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Heather JonesSupport engineer, maker, curious human.
It seems there is no way to dismiss the giant prompt of “swipe left or right to navigate the app”, making the main visual extremely unattractive. Have you considered other visual queues for swiping?
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Raul Perțe
Maker
Designer · Makes iOS apps · Client's BFF
@hthrjns That message is only for the first time you use the app. We did, but the message turned out to be way better and less intrusive.
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Sebastian Orozco19 // VC @ ACE Venture Capital
Great design. 😀
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Raul Perțe
Maker
Designer · Makes iOS apps · Client's BFF
@sebastiangodel Thank you Sebastian! :)
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