Let's face it: the iPhone's built-in Weather app isn't the most useful thing in the world. If you're the type of person that likes a little more information about what's going on, you should love Check The Weather ($2). It gives you quick access to current conditions, hourly temperature and precipitation forecasts, an extended 16-day outlook, astronomical data, hazardous weather alerts from the NWS, and Doppler Radar precipitation maps, all within a gorgeous interface with clean design and world-class fonts and icons. And it's hard to buy anything world-class with just two bucks. [via]
We're launching a new site today. Brought to you by the well-traveled guys behind Uncrate and Devour, and sponsored by the fine folks at Cadillac, Gallivant is a new publication for men who seek the best places to stay, shop, eat, drink, and be merry. Think of it as Uncrate, but for places instead of products. Not relegated to fancy-schmancy restaurants or upscale hotels, Gallivant curates the places real men want to frequent, introducing them to hidden gems and old standbys alike from across the world. For the man who has a thirst (and appetite) for cool accommodations, great food, hopping nightlife, superb shopping, and great entertainment, Gallivant picks up where Uncrate leaves off, covering everything you can't order online.
We want you. We're looking for guys in major cities to be our soldiers on the ground, visiting these places, eating the food, drinking the whiskey. You won't be paid, but we will pick up the bill. If you're a great writer, great photographer, and know an awesome place when you see it, get in touch and join the team.
Keep track of the entire stock market using nothing but a glance with StockTouch ($5). This groundbreaking app for the iPhone and iPad uses advanced data visualization techniques to give you an idea of which stocks are moving up and which are falling, with plenty of options to adjust the time, market sector, and the ability to zoom in and out anywhere to get more information or a broader view. Of course, you can also create your own personal heat maps of stocks and ETFs, and the data automatically reloads once every 5 minutes throughout the trading day, so you're always up to date. A beautiful design doesn't hurt it, either.