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MetService website and apps
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Since 2009 Pikselin has been the steward of user experience and design for New Zealand’s premiere weather website, MetService.com. During that time our design and front-end development expertise has helped MetService to become a giant in New Zealand’s web and mobile app scene.

What we’ve done (so far): Interface design, app design for iOS, Android, Windows and Windows Phone, information architecture, visual design, user research, user experience testing, Google Maps design and integration, charting and data visualisations, client-side HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript code and Android app development.

MetService.com was built to deliver a complex web of real-time data and visualisations to a broad customer base. The front-end application was developed in-house by our development team to optimise the delivery of nearly 35 different data and content feeds.

Weather maps, rain radars, forecast charts, and satellite images are easy to get to and easy to get. Interface elements such as tabs, buttons and play controls are all designed to have big, comfortable click and tap targets.

Our most recent enhancement to the site is a new social data initiative that allows individuals to connect and share their privately owned weather stations with MetService.com. For the first time users can get their local forecasts supplemented with temperatures, rainfall and wind data collected from a network of weather stations in their own neighbourhood.

Smartphone apps

Since 2012 Pikselin has been responsible for the design and user experience of all of MetService’s iPhone, Android and Windows Store apps. Each app that we have designed offers a unique experience. From the customisable wallpapers of Towns and Cities to the fluid interface of Snow Weather, each app has been designed to make a lasting impression on the user. The MetService family of apps has been downloaded hundreds of thousands of times. All of the apps have ranked at the top of their respective categories in both Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store.

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Snow Weather App

“Great product. Provides all the info I used to get from looking at several different sites.”
– App Store Review

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FMG Rural Weather App

“Easy app to understand and shows the weather for more rural towns. The background pictures also make the app =) ”
– App Store Review

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Marine Weather App

“Accurate. Plenty of great features. I can get three-day forecast, tides and rain radar quick as!”
– App Store Review

Apple app storeGoogle Play store

Our newest design work for MetService.com introduces the first major design refresh to the website in nearly three years. Pikselin’s design team have chosen a bold colour palette, clean graphics and iconic imagery to create a vibrant contemporary feel for this new section.

Our number one design goal is to make complex things easy to understand. This interactive chart allows visitors to drag across 48-hours of observation data and computer generated forecasts. Simple icons, clear typography and smart colour coding all combine to make a complicated weather story easy to read in a glance.

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