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The beginning of the new year is never really the best time to stop and take a hard look at the weather. There isn’t a great deal we can do about the external conditions, so we will just have to let nature run her course but the latest weather app to hit the store – called Take Weather – is one of the best looking and feature rich ways of seeing what mother nature has in store for us no matter where we are located.

One of the defining aspects of the Take Weather app is the integration of basic social networking features that allows users to not only check out and investigate the weather, but also allows them to inspect and browse through real-time weather photographs from different localities. If you happen to get caught in that tropical torrential storm, see the largest and brightest rainbow in existence or manage to catch a beautiful sunrise, then Take Weather allows us to capture and share that with the world.

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This isn’t the first app that has contained scrolling carousels of weather based images, but it is one of the only that we know of that actually allows an almost infinite amount of images thanks to the fact that they are user-generated. The social features are further developed with networking integration of Twitter and Facebook, basically social networks within a mini social network. Great stuff.

The app provides six days of weather forecasting to allow users to see what the conditions will be like in their local area for the week ahead. Additional external conditions such as minimum and maximum temperature, humidity and wind speed are also displayed as well as the ability to change units between Fahrenheit and Celsius and miles per hour or kilometers per hour.

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The user interface and aesthetic elements of the app are pretty stunning and it’s clear that the development team have gone for a clean and clinical interface that is easy for the user to understand. Certain aspects of the app feel a little broken, such as the scrolling physics on the main page, but this shouldn’t detract users from downloading what is a great social weather app that is entirely free of charge.

(Source: Take Weather for iPhone on the App Store)

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