Thermo Diem is the perfect iPhone weather app for those who don’t particularly care about the fancy numbers and maps which usually accompany the weather forecast. Instead, the app provides users with a single phrase that should give them an idea as to what the weather will feel like today – “Today will be warmer/cooler than yesterday”.
Developed by Basic Function, Thermo Diem definitely breaks the mold as far as weather apps go. While it’s standard to jam and cram as much information as possible into an app that details weather conditions, Thermo Diem takes a delightfully simple approach to the weather.
Thermo Diem primarily resides in your iPhone’s notification menu as a widget, which can be somewhat tricky for users to remember if they’re still getting accustomed to this new iOS 8 feature. Regardless, it’s nice to be able to pull down the notification center and get a very brief idea of the weather for today.
How does Thermo Diem figure out what tomorrow’s weather will feel like? The app uses a complex formula to calculate what today’s temperature will feel like based on a number of factors, such as temperature and wind speed.
What kind of purpose does Thermo Diem serve? Essentially the goal is to encourage users to judge today’s weather based on the conditions experienced the day before.
One cool thing Thermo Diem does is it reports tomorrow’s forecast if checked in the evening. This helps users get an idea as to what weather conditions they can expect tomorrow.
Thermo Diem even supports multiple locations, so you can load up your favorite cities into the app and quickly switch between them, which is great for travelers and those who like to check weather all around the world.
As far as usefulness, Thermo Diem is a handy weather app that doesn’t require you to load up an actual app and dissect weather charts and data. It likely isn’t for everyone, but if you’re a fan of iOS 8’s new widget feature, it’s definitely worth taking a look at this sharp and innovative new app.
Thermo Diem is available to download from the App Store for free and is designed for iPhone. Requires iOS 7.0 or later.