Weather app that insults its users named Apple Watch app of the year
Carrot Weather gladly hurls insults at its users, designed by Brian Mueller to be a “combination of [his] mother, sister and wife “.
“My family really enjoys making fun of each other, that’s where Carrot gets a lot of his personality,” Mueller told 9News.com.au.
“She’ll say things like ‘it’s a perfect day outside but you’ll probably spend all day indoors watching cat videos.”
Mueller spent six years improving his app, which launched on the iPhone in 2015 before squeezing his soul onto the much smaller screen of an Apple Watch.
“I couldn’t trust the jokes and funny pictures I made on the iPhone app,” Mueller said.
“This is what really motivated the development of the professional side of the app. “
He says he quickly realized that there was a major problem with other apps designed for Apple Watch.
“The same interface is designed to work for everyone in the world. It just doesn’t.”
Mueller said people in London or Melbourne “need a completely different weather app than people in California.”
“Everyone needs completely different interfaces and configurations, depending on where they live, what they do or what they do, or what they do, and that’s what Carrot has really become famous for.
“Now you can have a fully weather-driven watch face.
“You can actually have short and long term forecasts all on one dial. “
Mueller says he doesn’t pay much attention to how many people use Carrot Weather because he doesn’t want to be distracted or dragged along by its millions of users.
“I don’t want that to determine functionality or focus on daily income or anything like that. That stuff bothers me.”
What turns him on are the little differences like using long-term notifications.
“You can show radar images of a storm approaching your location and that’s just something other weather apps haven’t really taken advantage of,” he said.
“I like to find ways to make boring and complicated things fun.”
Here’s the full list of Apple’s 2021 App Award winners:
• iPhone application of the year: Toca Life World, by Toca Boca.
• iPad application of the year: LumaFusion, by LumaTouch.
• Mac App of the Year: Craft, by Luki Labs Limited.
• Apple TV app of the year: DAZN, from the DAZN group.
• Apple Watch App of the Year: Carrot Weather, by Grailr.
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