There are a lot of weather apps available on the App Store. They all offer a wide variety of features such as detailed forecasts, picture and video of local weather reports, and just about every weather metric one could think of. Bruhometer, by William Vabrinskas takes a slightly different approach to the this.
It’s an app that doesn’t take itself too seriously, hence the name and the fact that pretty much every sentence in the app has the word ‘bruh’ in it. He has a very organic inspiration for creating it, he and his brother were driving when they saw some clouds rolling in:
My motivations really stemmed from two sources. First was my brother and I were on a long trip heading to our family vacation and it was about to rain. You could see the dark clouds rolling in. I said to him: “I can feel the barometer changing, it’s going to rain pretty badly”. He knows I use the word bruh/bro a lot and he combined bruh and barometer and said “You can feel the Bruhometer changing”.
That’s when the idea hit me. We started talking about different sayings involving the word bruh to describe the weather. It just went from there. Second, I just wanted a weather app that was entertaining but also straight to the point. No need to ask anyone how the weather is because the app tells in plain English how it is.
You can also tap on the little up and down arrows to toggle between Celsius and Fahrenheit as well as tap the little calendar icon on the bottom to bring out the 5-day forecast. Better yet, there’s an easter egg if you tap anywhere eight times or more, I’ll leave this one as a surprise for anyone curios enough to check it out. He has also included a Notification Center widget which is pretty handy and just as real about the weather.
There you have it, a weather app that grew out of a simple idea and tells you the weather how it is, in plain English. It’s a breath of fresh air with all of the other serious apps we see nowadays. Simple, elegant and funny. Bruhometer is a free app available on the App Store go check it out today if you’d like a little levity in your weather.