WTHR weather app by David Elgena
WTHR is a beautiful weather app for the iPhone, designed by David Elgena. The app design is based on Dieter Rams 10 Principles of Good Design.
While most weather apps contain a series of tables or real-time animations, the information from David Elgen’s WTHR app is reduced to a minimum design essence. The use of color has been derived from Brauns design DNA, in which the color red is used to address the main information layer, to identify / to indicate. The seven-day weather forecast map component is composed out of bright icons, textual minimum and maximum dates. The middle part is used to connect the textual information and the bottom information. The Icons (Climacons) used in WTHR are designed by Adam Whitcroft.
While I may not be a fan of Apple and many of their products I’d be lying if their design asthetic wasn’t spot on. Also I guess I’m a hipster for retro digital technology so this monochromatic iOS interface in the guise of old Apple computers is pretty great.
Anyone updated their iphone 4 to iOS 5 successfully? I’m too scared to after hearing of people losing their contacts / apps / settings..