iDress for Weather

App review by
Kim Alessi, Common Sense Media
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Customizable, picture-based weather app great for everyone.

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age 4+
Based on 2 reviews

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Educational Value

Kids can learn life skills like noticing weather and knowing how to dress accordingly. iDress for Weather gives kids visual cues to help them combine knowledge to protect themselves from the elements. A thermometer reading may mean nothing to a toddler or special needs kid, but paired with several visuals temperatures start to make sense. Kids can also explore unit conversions and enjoy customizing the app with personal photos. iDress for Weather's here-and-now approach keeps families in the present and helps them decide what attire is best for the day.

Ease of Play

The app is very easy to use. First turn on Location Services (and be sure the iDress for Weather location switch is also set to on), select a location, and scroll through the two main pages to the app to see the weather and suggested attire.

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In-app links located on the info screen link to the app director's and developer's websites. In addition, there's a link to a comprehensive weather website that feeds weather data to the app.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that iDress for Weather is an easy-to-use, picture-based app that helps kids of all ages and abilities understand how to dress for the weather. The app was designed to support those with cognitive processing or memory dysfunction such as autism, developmental disabilities, brain injury, or dementia, but it can also be used by anyone to help choose attire based on current weather conditions. iDress for Weather has a simple and uncluttered interface. Best of all, the app can be customized for saved locations, personalized temperature settings, and photos, making it a fantastic assistive technology choice to help anyone dress for success.

User Reviews

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Parent Written byMaryEllenMom March 17, 2014

My son enjoyed the app but only played for 2 minutes before going to something else.

Not sure what could be enhanced but overall it is a good learning experience for children.
Adult Written byericc2 November 26, 2015

Does not have high or low anymore

For a while there the app was not working and now it doesn't have the high or low anymore I hope you can fix all of the problems with it so I can begin to... Continue reading

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What's it about?

IDRESS FOR WEATHER is picture based and has two screens. The first shows a picture of the time of day, current weather condition (sun, clouds, rain, etc.), and the current temperature in big, colorful numbers (colors correlate to interpretations of temperature; blue for cold, red for hot, etc.). Swipe screen to open a closet showing weather-appropriate clothing. Tap the "i" to customize locations, temperature units, and personalized temperature settings. Users can also add photos of personal clothing items from their camera roll or by using the in-app camera.

Is it any good?

iDress for Weather is an excellent and easy tool that helps kids understand weather and how to best prepare for it. Adults will want to do the initial set-up, but since the app relies on pictures rather than words, it's fully accessible to kids of any age, ability, or language.

The customizable features set this app apart from others. Everyone experiences temperature differently, so iDress for Weather allows color-coded settings for specific temperature ranges. A familiar jacket or scarf can be comforting to a child, so upload pictures of your kid's favorite clothes to help ease the angst of getting out the door. Kids can learn to convert Fahrenheit to Celsius intuitively, with the help of pictures, rather than grappling with a clumsy formula. iDress for Weather may seem simple at first, but this gem can let kids of any age and ability gain independence with essential information to help them set forth on their day.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Point out to your kids how weather has patterns and talk about how it changes during different parts of the day, of the season, and through the year.

  • Ask your kids to predict what tomorrow's weather will be like based on today. What clothes do they think they should wear to be comfortable outside?

App details

For kids who love being outdoors and staying active

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