HOLLR, Inc., the team behind 2011's game changing GO HD, announced today this summer's iOS offering - Solar. A hyper-sensorial, interactive display of the day's weather rendered in dazzling, Rothko-esque colorscapes. A graphicist's dream. No meteorological bells and whistles - No static graphs. No line charted projections. Just a keen and visually arresting way to climatically size up the day. Available now on the App Store, for an introductory price of $.99.
This latest offering from HOLLR, Inc. sprung from a social media burn-out phase that led the team back to its design-for-design's-sake roots for a bit. "Everything was networking this and integration that, and all of the other terms that are putting people to sleep these days. We needed a palette cleanser before rolling out GO 2.0 this fall. We're designers and aficionados, so we created this app for people who appreciate a simple, beautiful, interactive UI, like we do. Is Solar the go-to weather app for the K2 climbing mountain man or die hard kite surfing guy? Maybe not. Unless they love great design. Solar is 30% tool and 70% art." - Justin Dionisio, Creative Director.
Functionally, Solar is your basic weather app - Choose Fahrenheit or Celsius, enter a city or zip anywhere on the planet, et voila! A drag of the finger - bottom to top - takes you through the next 24 hours' temperature, conditions and sunset time using sensorily representative color and haptic feedback, where suited. Pull down for the 3 day forecast and that's that.
The beauty of Solar lies not in its complexity - No vector polygons, no dew point calibration and it won't remind you to wear a jacket. It is, very simply, an exquisitely designed weather forecast app - a modern accessory for the aesthetically-inspired, new-fashioned adventurer.
Solar supports US English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swedish Languages.
Weather Has Never Been Cooler. Solar 1.0 is offered at the introductory price of only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Weather category.