Aesthetics for its own sake, for once, wins out here. Solar's $0.99 app replaces the weatherman's charts with an art gallery in your hand.
… But what if there were a weather app that was designed to make you want to spend time looking at it? Solar aims to deliver that kind of user experience with a minimalist gestural interface and gorgeous full-screen color swashes to represent temperature data.
Solar’s UI completely avoids buttons and chrome. On top of that luscious-looking blended color background, the app displays the current temperature, the name of your current city, and a clock icon representing the current time.