From releases 2.3 (Lite) and 2.5 (Pro) on we added a subscription model mainly for features which generate recurring operational costs for us. Each subscription starts with a trial period.
Previously purchased unlock features (e.g., Alerts) are not affected and will still work with or without subscription.
To keep it simple, there’s only one subscription (called Plus Package) type which simply varies in time periods (1 month, 2 months, 12 months). The subscription is valid in both AeroWeather Lite and Pro. For example, you can also use the subscription features in the Pro version even if you purchased the subscription in the Lite version (and vice versa). Cross app subscription support is only available if iCloud (with the same Apple ID) is enabled.
In Lite and Pro the subscription will enable:
- Dedicated METAR/TAF data source option (* see also note below). Due to occasional service issues with public data services (which are usually not caused by AeroWeather) we offer now access to METAR/TAF from a certified ANSP (MeteoSwiss) through dedicated and redundant servers.
- Alert notification offer the possibility to define multiple alerts for each station with the following criteria: flight rule (US NOAA), wind speed, temperature, pressure, present weather, visibility, and ceiling (BKN and OVC).
- Meteograms show more forecast data based on MOS (Model Output Statistics). Data shown includes temperature, dew point, wind speed and direction, clouds coverage, visibility, and flightrules. Meteograms are available for approx. 3200 stations
In Lite an active subscription additionally includes:
- Removal of ad banner
- Widget option which includes the today widget and possibility to display up to 12 hours of latest METARs (raw format only)