Klyme (Free) is a new weather application for iPhone that arrived on the App Store today. The app is the latest in a parade of recent applications that promise to offer a new way to view your local weather and share conditions with others. How does it measure up to that promise? Let's take a look.
Klyme has a gorgeous user interface, providing a colorful background with local weather conditions. That background varies from cool (bluish) tones when it's cold out to warm (orange and red) tones when the temperature is hotter.
But what's new and different is the swipeable panel at the bottom of the screen. Weather details shows at a glance how severe weather conditions will be in terms of wind, humidity, precipitation probability, and visibility. Swipe to the left, and you get an idea of the type of clothing you should consider wearing. For example, with our most recent snow here in the Denver area (yes, on May 11th), the app showed a jacket, pants (duh!), a hat, and gloves -- not a bad guess for the chilly conditions.
Another swipe and you're taking a look at the overall weather sentiment. I'm not sure how accurate this is, as it appears to be based on the "votes" of anyone who happens to be in your area and who also uses the app to post their sentiment about the weather. Finally, one more swipe takes you to an idea of some activities that you might want to take part in. For the snow, Klyme told me to have some tea to warm me up. Not a bad idea!
While the app shows current conditions by default, moving the moon or sun through the sky with a circular swipe displays the expected conditions. For "scattered flurries", the app showed gently falling snowflakes in the background, a nice touch. Other conditions show similar animations.