Copenhagen, DK – On August 14 2015, Nik Janfaza launched a Kickstarter campaign for Cycle Weather, a new app for iOS that communicates weather data in a way that is much more simple and visually appealing than most weather apps that are currently available.
“The Cycle Weather app is an effort to design a user interface that presents the user with an appropriate amount of weather data, while keeping it intuitive and simplistic,” the creator explains, “This is done by getting rid of rows and columns of data and replacing it with animated visuals.”
The app essentially fuses the functionality of a weather app with a solar/lunar cycle app. However, unlike most apps that would simply mash together two different app experiences to create a data heavy user interface, the Cycle Weather app instead transforms the data into simplistic visuals. This provides a far more intuitive experience for the user, while still giving clear and complete insight into the data behind the visuals.
Cycle Weather contains all of the useful information you would find in a standard weather app, designed in a way that is not as overwhelming. At a glance users can see information such as location, current weather conditions (along with an animated visual), wind, humidity, and precipitation probability. The app also gives a five-day forecast, line graph illustrating temperature change, plus a sun element (illustrating the day cycle) and moon element (illustrating moonrise, moonset, and moon illumination).
“The greatest challenge with the Cycle Weather app is the design aspect. Intuitiveness and simplicity is the first priority; every visual element must be thoroughly thought out,” says Janfaza, “A failure in proper visual communication would be a failure of the core attribute of the Cycle Weather app.
For this reason, I will be very open to suggestions for improvement, which is why I am also offering my private email to some backers.”
In exchange for pledging to the project, backers can gain access to a variety of rewards including a free download of the app for approximately $3 USD, a free download plus the creators’ personal email for discussion, suggestions or feedback for $5, and more! Backers can also pledge $15 USD for all of the above along with the opportunity to Beta test the app or $30 for a special public “Thank You” within the Cycle Weather app.
For more information, please visit the Kickstarter page here or contact the creator below.
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Company Name: Cycle Weather
Contact Person: Nik Janfaza