New for Swackett 6 and iOS 13: The Pittsburghese Edition

Yinzer (noun): Historically used to identify the people from the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania region who often speak with a heavy Pittsburghese accent. As Team Swackett is born and bred in Western Pennsylvania — we couldn’t wait to add a special Pittsburghese Edition so our peeps would be all like “Swackett n’at — the quirky little weather app for Yinzers”.

Available now in Swackett 6-Series Apps.

Now Playing on Swackett :: Morning and Evening Weather Updates (via Push Notification)

Swackett for iOS now features special weather updates sent to your phone in the morning and evening (via push notification).

At a glance you can now be made aware of important weather details — without unlocking your phone — or opening the Swackett app.

Up-to-date weather details for your current location are crafted into a brief update message — with full details available with a single tap via the Swackett app.


To activate these push notifications go to Settings, scroll down to the Push Notification section, and enable your desired time of delivery. Push notifications are sent in local time for your specific time zone.

Morning updates can be received during the 5:00 AM, 6:00 AM, 7:00 AM and 8:00AM hours (usually delivered at the top of the hour. Similarly, Evening updates can be received during the 5:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 7:00 PM and 8:00PM hours

 Morning and Evening Weather Updates require Swackett for iOS version 5.2.4 or greater.

Swackett is the Perfect White Label News and Weather App for Local TV Stations

  • Looking for a custom News and Weather app for your local televsion or radio station?
  • Budget tight — but you still need to compete with major competitors in your local market?
  • Want to be able to update the content of your station’s app yourself (and not be dependent on a 3rd-party content manager)?

The Swackett White Label App Is for You

Swackett can build a customized news and weather app for your local station that will differentiate you from the competition — and give you a new platform to drive ad revenue.

Swackett Connect Image Portal

Swackett is known as a visual weather app — showing imagery based on current weather conditions. Swackett’s personal image portal (Swackett Connect) makes it easy for you to update the weather-related images that appear in your white label app.

This means you can show images of your news and weather personalities dressed in rain slickers during a thunderstorm — standing in a foot of slow during a blizzard — or in shorts and sunglasses during a heatwave — automatically.

Componentized Content Blocks

Swackett apps for mobile devices have a clean and snappy interface that is specifically designed to match the look and feel of the operating system. This means your white label app will look natural on the user’s device.

Each cell in the app’s interface is a component — a self-aware block of content that can update and refresh itself independently of the screen it’s appearing on. The content that fills this cell can come from anywhere — including text and imagery from your local station’s web site. You have total control over what content appears in each component and how often it updates.

Individual components can feature your advertisers’ goods and services — can show those goods and services based on current weather conditions — giving you an intelligent new platform to drive ad sales.

Custom App Name, Icon, Colors an Content

Your white label app should and will reflect your brand. From the name of the app, the color scheme and app icon — all are customized to your specification.

Your white label app will support push notifications that you can trigger whoever you wish.

We can manage your app’s distribution in App Stores worldwide — or deliver builds to you for deployment via your own developer accounts.

Brand Partnerships from American Eagle Outfitters to 20th Century Fox

We’ve partnered with the best and the brightest. We’ve got the infrastructure to handle millions of users worldwide.

Swackett and macOS Mojave Dark Mode (explained)

In macOS Mojave in Dark Mode, dark colors are used in place of light colors throughout the user interface. In Dark Mode the menu bar at the top of your Mac is inverted — so the bar is a dark color and the the text is white. That dark theme is carried throughout the UI.

Dark Mode may not seem like a big deal, but it has many benefits including reduced eye strain, higher contrast for easier reading — and it just plain looks cool. It’s also perfectly suited to control rooms where Swackett apps run 24-hours a day.

Swackett for macOS full supports Dark Mode — and is macOS Mojave savvy — fully supporting dynamic Light- and Dark-Mode switching by the operating system.

Swackett will honor Dark Mode as set by the operating system (requires macOS 10.14 Mohave). You can override the operating system below — forcing Swackett’s user interface to appear in light or dark mode (requires PRO version of Swackett).

Full Dark Mode support requires Swackett version 5.2.0 or greater.

User Testimonials

Leighsacarole (Oct 2018)

Swackatoomie: Now Supporting Siri Shortcuts

iOS 12 Siri Shortcut Support

  • New “Take It With Me” Siri Shortcut
  • Just ask Siri to “Swackettoomie” and instantly view weather-appropriate items you’ll need if going outside.
  • Works from any iPhone screen — including the Lock Screen.
  • The Siri trigger phrase is customizable.

Special Weather Information

  • Today’s High and Low temperature appear with timestamps.
  • Recommended weather-appropriate accessories are presented along with pertinent forecast details for the day — in Musselman Report format.

A Very Swackett Response to “Apped Out”

A Very Swackett Response to “Apped Out”, an Editorial Appearing in the St. John Telegram, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

”You can open the front door, check the weather and decide whether you need a sweater, a jacket or a coat, or you can spend $13.99 on Swackett — The Telegram

A delightful article! Thank you for including Swackett.  😃

We definitely get what you mean about “common sense” — or a lack thereof — in today’s world. It seems our world could benefit in numerous ways by a healthy application of common sense to the lives of so many people. That said, we respectfully submit that you’ve might have cast Swackett in an over-simplistic light.  It happens a lot, actually.

We’re so enthusiastic about Swackett we’ve prepared a response. 😉

A Very Swackett Response to “Apped Out”

Yes, you can open your front door and get a feel for the weather around you — at that moment in time.  But a useful weather forecast is SO much more.  And what a casual poke out the front door cannot tell us is what kind — or what severity — of weather is coming an hour from now. Or within 48 hours. Or over the next 7 days.

Swackett does that — and so much more — from the comfort of your bed, couch, or (humbly) the bathroom.

We each ask ourselves a series of core questions when we ponder the weather in our area.  Swackett was built to help you answer these questions — before you open the front door — and in less time that it would take to walk to the front door.  Sometimes that simple convenience feels SO nice.

These are the questions that Swackett can answer for you:

  • Will it rain later today?  Or in the next 60 minutes?
  • What will be the coldest — and the very warmest — I can expect the temperature to reach today?  (What clothing do I need to leave the house with today?  How do I dress my kid for the school bus?)
  • Will I need a coat later today — or an umbrella?
  • How windy will it be later today? (Do I need to bring in the house plants off of my porch?)
  • Which way is precipitation moving through my area?  (Swackett answers this question with animated imagery.)
  • Will it be sunny this weekend?

The list of questions goes on and on.

A Very Swackett Response to “Apped Out”, an Editorial Appearing in the St. John Telegram, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

You can’t truly answer any of these questions by opening your front door — and sometimes — you need an accurate answers. Properly dressing a child for the elements, or a pet, or ourselves — to keep those we love warm, cool, or dry — is a big responsibility. Weather is a serious subject — even though our Swackett “peeps” help to make it fun.

Yes there are a lot of apps out there — and maybe there are too many apps.  The trick — we believe — is to find the right mix of apps that give you the information you need to make your life better — in the shortest amount of time — and with the smallest amount of effort.  Find those apps you can’t live without. Love them. And when you make those apps part of your morning scroll — take note that some of their graphic elements — like our beloved Swackett peeps — are trying to bring a smile to your face.  ☺️

Thanks again for including Swackett in your story.

Our very best to you and to the St. John community,

Team Swackett

Read the Telegram’s full story — recommended by Team Swackett:

Are You Writing About a Swackett App?

Writing about Swackett?  You’re not alone! Swackett apps have been featured on CNN, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, FORTUNE, Mashable, CNBC — and even the Wall Street Journal.

We want to thank you for taking the time to write about our apps — and have provided resources such as logos and screen shots to help your story.

Below are various Swackett app logos, videos, screen shots and high resolution artwork that have been approved for media use. Click any of these images to view a high-resolution version suitable for print media.

Please let us know about your story — we will include links to it from our web sites and social media channels.