Layout & Basic Use

Layout

Flowx is designed to display all weather data on one screen. The screen layout from top to bottom includes:

  1. Menu bar: Navigation Drawer, Place Name (with forecast model dropdown box) and Place Menu.
  2. Temperature bar: shows high (red) and low (blue) temperatures per day.  High temp, shown at the midday point, is between the range from midnight to midnight, while low temp, shown at the midnight point, is between the range from midday to midday.
  3. Graphs: graphical display of specific weather data.  For more details see Graphs help page.  Actual current day/time indicated by thin orange vertical line, while map day/time displayed is indicated by the thick orange vertical line.
  4. Day bar: shows days of the week, with the map day displayed highlighted blue.
  5. Data bar: time and key weather data (temperature, precipitation, wind) based on map day/time displayed.
  6. Map label: data type and source selected.
  7. Map: geographical map overlaid with weather data. 
  8. Map data icons: allow switching between, or overlaying, data types.  Fore more details on adding/removing data types see Place help page.
  9. Spectrum bar: data values across the colour spectrum displayed on the map.

Usage

Flowx uses interaction with the map to display the forecast over time:

  • Finger swipe left/right to move back and forth through time, and swipe up/down for slower time changes.
  • Use the data icons to select data to display on the map.  You can overlay precipitation with any one other spectrum data (e.g. cloud, wind), as well as any animated data (e.g. wind streamlines, wavefronts).
  • Use the dropdown box under the Place Name to select different forecast models.
  • Zoom in and out using the pinch-spread gesture.  There is currently no panning on the map.
  • Double tap on any location to display forecast data for that 'pin' location.  Via the menu options, you can then chose to either Set Place, which will change the place to the pin location, or Add Place, which will create a separate Place for the pin location. (See Places Help page for more details - LINK!!!!)


Tip: Tap the time, at top left of map, to return forecast to current time