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Isitsunshine.com

Online Weather Data Map


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Published 05/29/2013 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
What can you use the app for?

Isitsunshine.com is a weather application that is available from any computer with internet access. Users can visit the site and search for current weather data from anywhere in the world. The application will take available geo data from the user’s browser however a search box is provided so users can seek out specific regions. The map covers every country so the user is not geographically limited. A line chart is provided along the bottom of the interface that includes cloud and sun icons that allow the user to decipher conditions at a glance. Temperatures in Celsius are found along the left side of the chart while dates and hours run along the bottom. Users can also toggle between temperature, wind, cloudiness, precipitation, pressure and humidity.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Isitsunshine.com is an attractive service, but it is one that has been done many times before. So far the application has not received significant attention from online audiences. It goes largely unmentioned with a few exceptions. Despite it’s generally unknown status, the application has a lot to offer that might convince anyone who likes to follow weather patterns to visit regularly. The colorful interface is complemented by Google Maps to create a unique experience that is also highly functional.

What are the differences to other apps?

One of the biggest differences between Isitsunshine.com and other weather forecasting applications is visual appeal. The application has a lot of personality without interfering with the way data is displayed. Clean Google Maps are presented along with overlaying icons of vibrant suns, fluffy clouds and other easily recognized weather conditions. The result is a pleasant experience that is also easy to manage for the novice weather tracker.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Appearance is a strong point for Isitsunshine.com. The application incorporates many appealing colors without overdoing it. The user is presented with an enormous built in Google Map with big, colorful condition indicators placed on top. An organized line chart appears below along with a short overview in the lower, left corner. Users can quickly obtain vital weather related information or explore further by changing locations and choosing different data themes from the radio buttons at the very bottom of the page. The layout provides a significant amount of data that anyone can easily digest.

How does the registration process work?

Isitsunshine.com doesn’t require registration to access all its features. All visitors receive access instantly. There is no login option offered at this time, which is a good thing. The site will pull geo data from the user’s browser however this is not required. Users can also manually locate regions by entering terms into the search box provided.

What does it cost to use the application?

There are many free ways to get updates on the weather. Charging a fee for this service is a good way to stop users from coming back. Isitsunshine.com is priced just right because the application provides unlimited access to all its services for free. There are no subscription fees and the user never has to make any purchases. Anyone can visit the site at any time to see past, recent and upcoming weather data.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Isitsunshine.com is a great tool for anyone who wants to get a solid weather update. The application includes many types of data, including temperature, cloudiness, humidity and others. A small snapshot of current conditions is provided along with a longer chart that the user can scroll a marker across to check conditions and temperatures on a specific date. The interface is appealing and easy to manage, even for those who are not weather gurus.

  • Search for weather data for any region in the world
  • View past, current and upcoming data by date
  • Toggle between humidity, pressure, precipitation and other data themes
  • See a large Google map with bold, colorful icons
  • Drag and drop map to change the view gradually


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