I heard some decent things about this app so I purchased. Being a bit of a weather geek I have tried and purchased just about every relevant app out there.
I guess the big thing about the app is the “AI” voice but I found the irrelevant statements pointless and after a few times quite annoying.
I guess the weather is as accurate as weather can be but you can get this with many free apps that quite frankly have a much nicer looking interface.
The biggest thing that bugs me is after paying almost $5f or the app they want you to pay an additional $15 to 30 a year subscription before you get access to the things most free weather apps offer. This includes layers in radar and alerts. What’s the number one reason you get a weather app? Alerts for when there is dangerous weather threatening you. This app wants you to pay a yearly fee in addition to the cost of the app just to get the features apps like weather channel, accuweather and just about every local news station offer for free. Yeah you may have to watch an add or two but so what if they alert you in the middle of the night when a tornado is coming.
Hey carrot weather, I want my $5 back!
This app is executed very well. It’s extremely well done; the graphics are great, and the app works perfectly.
Unfortunately, I paid $4.99 for the app and then found that most of the features I wanted require a subscription. To be fair, the App Store description does tell you what things require an in-app purchase - so it is partially my fault for not reading through the App Store details before purchase. With that said, I was still disappointed to find that most of the features I wanted required a paid subscription (referred to as a “tier”). For example, the Carrot widgets that are included with the app purchase give you no more capability than Apple’s built in weather widget. If you want a widget with a weekly outlook, it requires a tier 1 subscription. I was also surprised that weather notifications required a tier subscription.
To be clear, Carrot is not hiding what is included with the app and what requires a subscription, but you need to read through the App Store description in DETAIL, or you may be surprised. For a $4.99 app, I expected much more.
In carrots defense, I didn’t read the description, I just looked at the screenshots and then bought the app… However I am pretty disappointed in my purchase. I really like the app it’s self, but I feel a bit ripped off because of their subscription tiers. I paid $5 for this app, and I can’t even use widgets without subscribing and paying a monthly fee. This isn’t a large price tag, but it is definitely not a small one for an app.So to pay that fee, and then not be able to use most of the features, super disappointing. I would except a small singular in app purchase to enable widgets,Though I still don’t think that would be fair since I already paid five dollars for the app. But I refuse to pay a subscription every month, or even every year, just to be able to check the weather.I feel like with their tiered subscription pricing, this app should actually be free. Or all features should be included for the price. This app definitely had the potential to be a five star app…
I bought this app right at the release of iOS 14 for the widgets and it was a few bucks up-front. I thought, why not, I’m willing to support developers who are straightforward about their pricing rather than luring customers in and charging them monthly. I guess I’m the idiot here because soon after the recent update, my widget was “locked” and required an additional subscription fee. Personally I think this is a disgusting and shady marketing tactic. Will some people find the subscription to be worth it? Sure, but many others are getting screwed out of an entry fee for an app that doesn’t deliver what was promised. Pricing aside, I was underwhelmed by the supposedly quirky, fun quips that the app’s “AI” will spit out. They’re repetitive, uncreative, and regardless of the political affiliation or personality type you choose for the AI, you’ll end up disappointed. 3.5 before the price changes, 0 stars now (if that were an option).
Honestly I’m very underwhelmed. I’ve tried all kinds of weather apps free and paid and other than RadarScope I think this is one of the more expensive ones.
I do like that it is one of the first other than Apple’s weather to have a widget. If your like me that’s what you wanted widgets for, weather.
What I don’t like is at this price point you have to subscribe for an additional recurring fee to get things just about every free weather app offer, notifications. What’s the main thing we want from a weather app? Notifications so we know bad weather is coming! Why would I pay for it after paying for the app when I can get it for free.
Bottom line I was hoping for a weather app to replace all the other weather apps I use amd this isn’t it! You have to open it to see anything and I want one that tells me what’s going on without me asking.
If your looking to buy this I’d take a hard pass cause I want my $5 back.
Update: Additionally, the Apple Watch complication can be several (6+ in some cases) hours off, making it beyond useless and into the realm of possibly hazardous.
The default forecasts aren't accurate. Dark Sky's data has been getting less and less accurate over time, to the point that I simply don't trust it any more.
I switched to the alternate data source and was told that even though I'm a paying customer, I'd have to pay _more_ to use the alternate data source on my Watch -- the place I use this app 95% of the time. Balking.
Also, unless you have the voice completely turned off, it will always be a little rude, and always loudly announces things right when you open the app.
Three strikes, this app is off my phone and my subscription is canceled.
Came here because it was promoted on the App Store home page. Decided to spend $5 to see what it was all about. Disappointed.
Also, I failed to realize most of the features require a ridiculous monthly subscription. That should be more prominently displayed, instead of hidden in tiny font at the bottom, obscured by the colorful screenshots showing app functionality you don’t even get. 2020 has been full of these types of broken promises. This is just like buying a chair online and discovering it only has two legs when it arrives.
A word on the widgets: they are totally boring and look exactly like the stock iOS weather app. The snark is a nice touch though, if a bit pedestrian.
Carrot was the best iOS app to check weather on the Apple Watch. I have no use for the teenager snark this app offers so I shut that off straight away. I also have little to no use to check weather on my iPhone anymore, hence the need for a top notch weather app on my watch. I only needed Tier One and I was fine paying for that tier until the end of the world got here. That was until Tier one just went from $4.99 to $6.99. Still says $4.99 on the carrot website. Sure it’s only a $2.00 increase but I am subscribed out and I’ve had enough of subscriptions. Probably due to iOS 14 widgets which I don’t use. Carrot is not going to miss my $6.99 but I will miss carrot in my watch.
One of the main features I purchased this app for is still yet price locked behind a subscription fee. Bad model. I already gave you $5, which about average for a decent app nowadays, but to not even be able to do what I had originally set out to do? Sadness. If you are going to charge an upfront fee and a subscription fee for what you call premium features, you should be a bit more obvious than “in app purchases” available. It should be more like, “If you want Apple Watch notifications, we have subscription tiers, it’s up to you to figure out which one you need to pay for (on top of the base $5.)” I think a refund is in order.
I’m one happy meat bag (Carrot user inside joke). I’ve used Carrot for a couple years now, and it’s been great because of its weather accuracy and fun nods like snarky personalities. Carrot continues to evolve and find new ways to make its app fun. I really enjoy being able to change the look of the app with different themes. Carrot was also one of the very first apps to have iOS 14 widgets; likewise, they are one of the first apps to build on and improve initial widget features. I love Carrot and it will continue to be the weather app for me!