Carrot Climate — the entertainingly antagonistic climate utility from developer Brian Mueller — simply bought its newest model 5.0 replace, which brings an entire new (and way more customizable) design, removes the upfront price ticket in favor of extra subscription tiers, and, after all, provides new dialogue and Easter eggs for the app’s malevolent AI character.
It’s been just a few years since Mueller launched Carrot Climate 4.0, and the brand new replace brings a contemporary coat of paint to the climate app, with extra detailed knowledge that’s damaged down into particular person playing cards for issues like Moon phases, wind velocity, precipitation, and extra.
Customers are additionally capable of absolutely customise the format of these interface playing cards based mostly on the knowledge that’s vital to them, and so they can swap between totally different customized layouts simply. (For instance, a frequent skier would possibly wish to construct a format that focuses on snowfall and wind velocity forecasts.) All the things has been visually up to date to be extra according to fashionable iOS UI requirements so the entire app will match extra seamlessly alongside the remainder of your apps.
The brand new app is also now free to make use of, as a substitute of charging $4.99 upfront to make use of. Just like the previous paid model, although, there are nonetheless non-obligatory subscription companies that may be layered on high for extra performance. A Premium subscription ($4.99 monthly or $19.99 per yr) provides further options like choosing climate sources, notifications, widgets, and Apple Watch issues. Premium Extremely ($9.99 monthly or $39.99 per yr) provides notifications for rain and storms, extra widgets, and higher knowledge supply switching. And a Premium Household subscription ($14.99 monthly or $59.99 per yr) is identical as Premium Extremely however will be shared by means of Apple’s Household Sharing with as much as 5 different folks.
If you happen to’ve already been a Carrot proprietor, although, you’ll get to maintain any paid options you already had ceaselessly, even when they’ve been moved to one of many pricier tiers. Equally, current subscribers to the previous Premium Membership memberships will have the ability to proceed to pay these decrease month-to-month or yearly costs.
The free model of Carrot Climate consists of adverts — however for now, they’re both for totally faux merchandise or for different indie functions. (Mueller says he’s not getting paid for these, both, however views them as a means of “giving again to the superior indie developer group.”) That stated, he notes that he might find yourself promoting adverts sooner or later.
Carrot Climate 5.0 is out there to obtain now on the App Retailer.