Meet the new Sunbeam

By Richard Jones • March 29, 2024

I'm delighted to introduce the new Sunbeam - redesigned from the ground up just in time for the spring:

  • New Design: Sunbeam has been given a complete design overhaul across both iPhone and Apple Watch, aligning with Apple's latest design trends - including an update for watchOS 10.

  • Fresh Icon: I had the pleasure of working with the legendary Matthew Skiles to design a fresh new icon for Sunbeam. The whole process was super smooth and I couldn't be happier with how it looks on my Home Screen.

  • Interactive Widgets: Widgets are a super important part of the experience for any weather app and Sunbeam is no exception. With the latest update Sunbeam's widgets are more useful than ever, taking advantage of the interactive widgets feature introduced in iOS 17 - just tap the "i" icon in the top right corner.

  • Customizable Vitamin D Targets: One feature request I've gotten a bunch of times is the ability to set a custom Vitamin D target for the day. And now with the new Sunbeam you can - just head over to the Settings screen.

  • Longer Range Forecasts: Sunbeam will now show you the forecast for any location for the next 10 days, and just long press the daily forecast for hour-by-hour detail.