New versions Smart Weather App were released to the app stores today 24 August, along with a new version of the Web app (accessible at https://smartweather.weatherflow.com/). iOS v2.23 and Android v2.15. Release notes here: https://weatherflow.github.io/SmartWeather/releases/
Rain card now displays “today” and “yesterday” rain totals rather than “last 24 hours” and "last hour"1
The blue bars on the rain graph now represents the qualitative “intensity” (“very light”, “light”, “moderate”, “heavy”, “very heavy” and “extreme”) rather than the quantitative "hourly rate"2
Some fields under Settings->Stations->[your station] have been moved to a new “Public Data” sub-section. Within this sub-section there are two new meta-data fields: “Public Name” and "Public Location"3 which allows users to obfuscate your station location when data is published publicly without affecting the location specific forecasting, etc.
Other minor bug fixes and performance enhancements
The Android build also has a few new fixes/work-arounds for weird Android BLE issues.
Foot notes / rationale:
1This change was driven by a general consensus, arising mainly from customer support tickets, that most users are more interested in “yesterday” vs “today” rather than “last 24 hours” and “last hour”. It also matches the graph better, which breaks accumulation into “local day” bins.
2This change was made in an attempt to simplify the rain graph. The quantitative “hourly rate” value, extrapolated from the various time scales (1-min, 5-min, 30-min or 3-hour) accumulation values, was confusing to many. Plotting intensity rate the same graph as accumulation added to the confusion/complexity. No change has been made to the green accumulation line.
3This is the long-awaited solution to the “I don’t want people to know exactly where my weather station is” concern that some users have expressed. Rather than changing the station’s actual location, which can cause unintended consequences (e.g., with the five-day forecast and parts of the Continuous Learning system), these users can now set an alternate name and location. If set, these values will override the “normal” station name and location in any context where the station is displayed publicly (e.g., the “share” page).