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

Reviews

  • David AbbetUX Strategy & Design at CVS Health
    Pros: 

    Another weather app!

    Cons: 

    Another weather app!

    I just wanted to comment on your "focus on accessibility". At a glance, the app doesn't seem to be accessible from a color contrast standpoint.

    I haven't downloaded the app yet, so I can't comment on how well it leverages native accessibility features, but wanted to at least call out the potential color contrast issue since you're using accessibility as a selling point.

    David Abbet has never used this product.
  • Manuel KloseAnother regular
    Pros: 

    The design is just beautiful

    Cons: 

    Subscription instead of one time payment

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

    Manuel Klose has used this product for one day.

Discussion

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Marko Prljic@markoprljic · Designer
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?
Ian Rumac@ianissoawesome · Android Developer @ 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.
Raul PerțeMaker@perte · 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.
Iancu VladMaker@iancuio · 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.
Ian Rumac@ianissoawesome · Android Developer @ 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.
Iancu VladMaker@iancuio · 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.
Iancu VladMaker@iancuio · Android Developer
@ianissoawesome Added a new version with explained permissions. Tell us what you think :)
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?
Raul PerțeMaker@perte · 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.
Sebastian Orozco@sebastian_sco · 19 // VC @ ACE Venture Capital
Great design. 😀
Raul PerțeMaker@perte · Designer · Makes iOS apps · Client's BFF
@sebastiangodel Thank you Sebastian! :)
Ayush Chandra@ayush_chandra · Research Intern & Tech Evangelist
Looks good , can it suggest which clothes would be best for particular season, hoping for some interesting answer?
Raul PerțeMaker@perte · Designer · Makes iOS apps · Client's BFF
@ayush_chandra Yes, in some cases!