Wthr: Weather App Inspired by Braun

June 25th, 2012

David Elgena created this beautiful Braun/Dieter Rams inspired weather iphone app called Wthr. The app is very nicely done and I’d say it’s definitely worth downloading from the App Store.

Posted by on 06/25/12 in Design, iPhone

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  1. Sean says:

    Skeuomorphism done right

  2. Inspired by Braun / Dieter Rams on an entirely superficial level. What’s innovative, honest, or unobtrusive about this? To echo Rams’ famous principle: “good design is as little design as possible.”

  3. mg33 says:

    It’s a shame there’s not a “Totally Fucking Scorching Hot” designation for the weather we’ll have in Chicago tomorrow. It’s supposed to be 103. Gross.

  4. Shelby White says:

    @MG33 Ha! The problem with this weather app in Portland is that it’ll always say its raining.

  5. Cory says:

    Inspired more by the products themselves, than the ethos behind them. But nonetheless really pretty; if you’re going to do skeuomorphism, do it like this.

  6. Steve says:

    Has anyone else experienced that this app will turn on…but never turn off your location services on the iphone?

  7. dc says:

    Yes. I love the design but the app is useless since it’s written poorly and that location services bug is a huge oversight/failure.

  8. “Good design is as little design as possible.” – exactly, and this is not as little design as possible. It is decorative design with skeuomorphic elements. The driver for this UI is a warm retro effect and slight resemblance with Braun devices. But these Braun products were physically implying what they were doing, not mimicking physical appearance under a glass surface.


    Check out Solar, a weather app that has actually “as little design as possible”. I am not a fan of apps with invisible gestures you have to learn first. But in this case the gestures are intuitive and easy to adopt.

    I am a developer of the iPhone productivity app Steps. We used the same principles of reduced design, without sacrificing usability by leaving away clues of the user interface.

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