The lack of transparency effects enhances clarity, and tab-based access to app sections improves on the swipe-happy iPhone navigation.
At the foot of the screen, the tab bar enables you to quickly jump to today s forecast, predictions for the coming week, a satellite rainfall/temperature globe map that you can spin with a finger, alerts, and the means to report local weather to help improve subsequent forecasts .
Needless to say, people are annoyed about the discrepancy and making lots of noise about what the developer is calling a bit of an experiment .
For our money, we reckon it s worth looking at the bigger picture.
Ultimately, the users of any platform must decide whether they re going to support developers by paying for nice things, or put up with intrusive ads.