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    zookeper3 Member This Topic's Starter

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    I just recently came over from Blackberries and first I want to say I am loving the phone. My question, I didn't find anything by searching is, will the browser not antimate. Specifically I would like the radar to antimate but it never does. Is this a limitation of the phone? Thanks.
     

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    morganpants Well-Known Member

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    I didn't understand any of this, but then again i'm borderline dyslexic.
     
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    zookeper3 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Sorry I corrected the spelling. You know how you see the weather radar loop? There is no loop it is still.
     
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    morganpants Well-Known Member

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    Are you using a app? (if so what app) Stock weather has no radar.
     
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    thenestor Well-Known Member

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    Android can't show animated GIF images, which is why you can't see animated radar in the browser. You should click the star for this issue on the Android developer site:

    Issue 3422 - android - Animated GIF not working in browser - Project Hosting on Google Code

    In the meantime, I suggest an app called "Rainy Days," which does animate the radar, and it loads it right over Google Maps. It's very cool.

    Rainy Days - Android app on AppBrain
     
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    zookeper3 Member This Topic's Starter

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    I am using stock browser. Do you mean stock browser has no animation? Stock weather has no radar doesn't make any sense to me.
     
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    Jceinc Well-Known Member

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    I agree with thenestor, rainy days is sweet!
     
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    Demache Well-Known Member

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    Android OS doesn't support animated GIF's which is what you are talking about. No Android based phone can, so its not a Eris specific problem. Someday Google may fix it, but for now, you'll have to use an app for animated radar. I personally like the Weather Channel app.

    Also, for some reason, the animated radar works fine on one of local news channel websites, but I think they use some sort of Javascript trick to get it to just sequence the images, rather than it being animated.
     
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    morganpants Well-Known Member

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    Another great app is Weatherbug it has a radar as well.
     
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    zookeper3 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thank you thenestor and Demache for the replies. Rainy days was exactly what I was looking for!
     

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