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Old July 23rd, 2012, 09:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I love the screen on the N7. It's 4x the size of my Droid phone screen. What's your favorite weather app with high res radars? I'd like something that uses this large screen well. Thanks!

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Old July 23rd, 2012, 11:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Palmary Weather and Rainy Days.
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Old July 24th, 2012, 01:50 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I like Weatherbug, personally.
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Weather Channel. Also, RadarScope is a MUST.
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Over the past few days, I've tried RadarNow, WeatherBug, WeatherChannel, Accuweather, and Weather Underground and found the WeatherBug radar to be the best. I have noticed a problem with it loading the first time I install WeatherBug, and the App crashes when I exit out, but after that it's fine.

Just like the way the Radar looks. RadarNow isn't bad either for a pure radar app.
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Weatherbug Elite is the first app I purchased back in 2010 and is still the weather app I rely on.
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I like 1Weather but it doesn't work on tablets =(
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Weatherbug Elite is the first app I purchased back in 2010 and is still the weather app I rely on.
Same here first one I paid for. Its a great app and I particularly like the severe weather alerts.
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Old July 24th, 2012, 12:05 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Same here first one I paid for. Its a great app and I particularly like the severe weather alerts.
I wish you could customize the level you get alerted for. I had to turn them off. Like Warnings only and not advisories. The NWS in Taunton, MA (the regional office for my area) here likes to issue all kinds advisories. Extreme cold advisory in February in New England, um yeah, its flippin' cold.
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Wow. No consensus. Looks like I'm off to try some weather apps. :-)

I like the intellicast website, but they don't seem to have an app.
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I think weatherbug is a decent standard. I am all the info and easy to navigate.
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Wow. No consensus. Looks like I'm off to try some weather apps. :-)

I like the intellicast website, but they don't seem to have an app.
actually, there is a concensus. It seems to be weighted in favor of weatherbug.
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actually, there is a concensus. It seems to be weighted in favor of weatherbug.
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I use WeatherBug Elite. Very comprehensive.

I agree that it'd be nice to be able to choose the weather notifications that you get - I don't care about a severe thunderstorm alert, but I'd like a tornado warning. But it's not too bad and I like the rest of the app.
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As a request

I use:
Raindar (free, shows storm tracks, and info on the storm, echo tops, hail size and probability etc)

Weatherbug elite for general forecast (like 2 bucks or something)

Weather geek pro for models (which I am still learning), I forgot what it cost

Quick weather NWS / Weather bug / weather underground. For fronts and such (free)

Sundroid (paid) not weather related, but its in my folder for sunset sunrises, moon, planetary data and so on) I think this was 2 bucks

Pykl3 radar for level 3 data. The only think I don't like about the program is the lack of storm tracks (unless I am missing something) But it will give you all kinds of radar options, tilts, velocities. Also has more features like SPC charts (mesoscale discussions). This is level 3 data, which is not smooth like say the weather bug app, though smoothing can be turned on, I believe, but lowers resolution and will hide things like gate to gate shear / couplets / debris balls (I think). Warning icons and so on. 10 bucks.

Oh, and a hugely importent piece of software called, TWITTER. Its not a weather app per se, but has been really helpful
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Oh, a note on weather bug, the "share" option seems to be broken in Bugless 4.1.1 as it will fail to capture the screenshot. Just FYI.
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I use Weatherbug Elite because I already got it when it was Amazon App Store's free app of the day, so its already "paid for".

On my phone, I also use the widget, but it doesn't look as good on the Nexus 7 (unless there's a way to resize it, but I didn't look into it).
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eWeather, first app I ever bought.

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I have a backyard weather station and publish to Weatherbug and Weather Underground. Weatherbug Elite is a good all around weather app but has a couple of drawbacks for a weather geek like me. You can't select backyard weather stations as your location and I've found that the weather radar is overstated, i.e. it shows rain when there is none. Weather Underground has an app but it's not that good. Weather Underground's web site is where I generally go because I can see the data from my station with graphs and real time stats for wind, temp, etc. For mobile radar, the best I've found is Weather Underground. If you go to your location and then select the iPhone version of the site (I know) and then click the button to view full screen Wundermap, you get a nice high def weather radar that can be animated. Here's the link for the current radar in Atlanta: Interactive Weather Touch Map Double tapping zooms in. I've set a bookmark on my home screen to my personal site but you can pick a site near your home that will have the most accurate data for your exact location.
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im not picky i use the google now weather tile only use for it thou ive seen :P
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eWeather, first app I ever bought.
That is probably the most complete and beautiful weather app I've seen. How is it on battery life? There was another pretty app (don't remember the name) which used to beat the hell out of my battery so I've kept it simple with Beautiful Widgets or HD Widgets (depending on my mood).

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I love my new Nexus 7 but unless you constantly have access to WiFi the weather app doesn't update and seems pointless. The same goes for Google Now. I live in Pittsburgh, PA and we don't have all-day free wifi in the city. I do have HD Widgets with the clock and weather on my home screen, but it hasn't updated since last night at home. The same holds true for Google Now. I can't use it at all during the day unless I go into Starbucks or another place that has free wifi. It just seems kind of pointless to have these on the tablet. My phone does have WiFi Hotspot on it but my carrier will throttle the data. It's nice to play with when I have internet access though. The clock and weather look nice though. Is there an APP that just gives you choices of different clocks?
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eWeather, first app I ever bought.
I just bought this last night, and after being a long time WeatherBug user, I think I just found my new weather app. This seems to be superior in every way to WeatherBug.

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For me weather is a simple matter - Google Now "What's the weather like?" I love the fact it actually tells me what it is!!!!
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How is it on battery life?
I don't notice any effect on my battery, but I don't use the home screen widgets. I just have it set up for my status bar. The temp, weather alerts and Earthquakes over 6.0. I wish you could tap the geomagnetic storm section and have it take you to the Space Weather Prediction Center. I keep planning to request it in the dev's forum and never get around to it.
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Darxen is my favorite for simple radar. Otherwise, I use a link to my local forecast page on Wunderground.
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I personally use windows.

Want to know what the weather is like, turn round, open windows and stick my head out
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BeWeather. Uses the Weather Underground network of stations, but is a far more elegant presentation.
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