“Greetings, meatbag.” Carrot Weather, the snarky weather app that delivers daily forecasts, has launched a ChatGPT-based chatbot that delivers even more sass. The feature is rolling out worldwide on iOS devices today.
There’s a lot you can do with the Carrot AI other than just talk about the weather and get offended. Users can also play text-based games, collaborate on story ideas, and more. The feature has a limit of five messages that users get for free. After that you need to buy more through Carrot’s Tip Jar.
Carrot developer Brian Mueller explained to AapkaDost that you can even change the bot’s personality, making it sound helpful, sarcastic, crazy, drunk, or annoyed, for example. Other personality modes include gentle, funny, repulsive, bored, gangster, cowboy, pirate and more.
There’s even a mode that Carrot calls “Fake News,” which turned out to be really hilarious when we tested it. Check out the response we got when we asked “Are birds real?”
The new ChatGPT-based chatbot is part of Carrot Weather’s new version 5.10, which includes updates for Premium ($19.99/year) and Premium Ultra ($39.99/year) members such as additional high-quality radar maps in Australia, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and almost every European country, as well as expanding government-issued weather warnings to more countries and territories such as Canada, Israel and Europe.
In addition, Carrot Weather introduced more push notifications. For example, Premium Ultra members in Europe, Central America and the Caribbean now receive lightning alerts, alerting them to nearby lightning strikes.
There are also new NEXRAD (Next Generation Weather Radar) level 3 radar station products such as Storm Total Accumulation to track severe weather in the United States. The features are only available to Premium Ultra subscribers. NEXRAD is a network of 160 high-resolution radars operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Weather Service.