With the debut of iOS 14, the popular Carrot Weather is a major update that adds support for the brand new widgets for the home screen. There’s also support for multiple complications on the Apple Watch with watchOS 7, and a gallery of weather-focused watch faces that you can download. Read along to take a look at the massive new widgets and handy custom setups you can create.
Carrot Weather for iOS 14 (version 4.16) contains 5 new widget types in three different sizes for a total of 12 options. These include Snark, Forecast, Hourly, Daily and Weather Map. I checked out an early build of the release and they provide a really great experience.
You can have multiple carrot weather widgets on your home screen or another app page, or you can even create a carrot weather smart stack to easily swipe through all 5 widgets.
Here are some of the options:
In addition to the 12 great widget options, you can customize the widgets with a background or, for example, choose which layer to use with the weather map widget. Note that levels 1 to 3 in-app purchases are required to unlock all widgets.
Just long press a widget and tap edit widget.
Don’t forget that you can create your own smart stacks by adding multiple widgets (of the same size) and then dragging them over each other. In the future, you can long press a custom smart stack and tap Edit Batch to render or remove widgets.
Carrot Weather on watchOS 7
Carrot Weather is also getting support for several complications on the Apple Watch and showing a great use of the new watch face sharing feature. The latest update lets you create seriously customized weather watch faces with a total of 25 carrot weather complications.
In the iPhone app, you can find a number of cute Apple Watch faces with carrot weather that you can use. This includes those based on Infrograph Modular, Infograph, Activity and more with extensive weather data. You can of course also use these as inspiration to create your own watch faces.
Carrot Weather for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch is a $ 4.99 download with in-app purchases starting at $ 0.99 per month to get premium features like Apple Watch complications and the advanced iOS 14 Unlock widgets.
Other features and improvements with Carrot Weather 4.16 include a 10x faster radar animation, new map layers, new alternative app icons and much more.
Full release notes:
It’s autumn, sacks of meat! A time for droopy pine scarecrows, mutated pumpkins and numerous operating system updates.
Home screen widgets
Check the weather right from your home screen with my new iOS 14 widgets! There are 5 different widget types: Snark, Forecast, Hourly, Daily and Weather Maps. Just long press a widget to customize it with a variety of options. Plus, if you put all of the widgets in a stack, you can see your entire forecast right in one place on your home screen.
(Note: Similar to Apple Watch Complication pricing, frequent background updates to the widgets require at least a Tier 1 membership due to the amount of weather data used throughout the day. The Hourly and Daily widgets Tier 1 is required, while the Weather Maps widget requires a minimum of Tier 1 membership requires Tier 3.)
Multiple complications (Tier 1 required)
Use Multiple CARROT Complications to Create Your Own Weather Watch Face! Choose from a wide variety of CARROT complications by simply long-pressing the face of your Apple Watch. (Turning it on feels like temperature or adds extra, fully custom complications from my iPhone app.)
Watch Face Gallery (Tier 1 required)
And if you’re too overwhelmed by all of the possibilities that come with supporting multiple complications, you can add one of my pre-made watch faces to your Apple Watch instead. Just check out the new Watch Face gallery in the Apple Watch customization section of my iPhone app!
Weather maps (Tier 2 required)
Track the wildfire started by your gender reveal party with the new Forest Fire map layer. There is also a new map layer for weather fronts and support for European countries in the map layer for severe weather warnings. Last but not least, animations now load 10x faster!
But wait, that’s not all!
– A new “Snark” complication can now be added to the large slot on the Infograph Modular face.
– Pollen data is now available to ClimaCell users in the US
– Locations, weather maps and setting buttons can now be found at the bottom of the Apple Watch app user interface.
– The weather map now shows lightning strikes with bolt symbols instead of tiny circles.
– Two new alternative app icons, Neumorph Dark and Pride.
After applying this update, the best thing to do is to collect nuts for the winter. There is still a lot of bad news in 2020.
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