Weather App

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Shofar, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. Shofar

    Shofar Well-Known Member
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    Any recommendations on a Weather app that really works.

    Basically I like Sense but the weather app is terrible.
    I am online - WiFi or Mobile all the time and it never shows accurately.
    I've removed it from my #1 home screen.

    Thanks in advance
     

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  2. jimeller

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    Snowstorm is a good one to try. I've been using it since day one. No complaints.

    And its free!
     
  3. patpending

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    Snowstorm +1
     
  4. jay_kay

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    I find yr.no weather the most accurate for both prediction and location.
     
  5. Shofar

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    This no longer seems to be available in android market.

    Is this only for weather in Norway???

    Thanks
     
  6. Eris Ed

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    I use 2 weather apps that both work.

    Beautiful Widgets is on my main Homescreen because I can customise the clock and weather skins. It follows my location but sometimes the location sticks when wi-fi is enabled.

    WeatherBug Elite sits on another screen, showing current weather and a 3 day forecast. I have 2 widgets installed - one for my current location and the other locked to my workplace (it's a construction project, weather dependant!).
     
  7. Phenomenological

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    The one I linked to uses the yr.no service I believe.
     
  8. bunnisher

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    Another +1 for Snowstorm. It also uses yr.no service (it does not provide Norway only weather).
     
  9. InfernalByte

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    Why waste your money on an App? The MET Office in the UK has a perfectly good website, and when you go there through your phone your automatically routed to the mobile version. FREE.

    Met Office: Weather and climate change

    This trick is also a good idea for a load of other apps too. Traffic, tides, Sunrise, THINK, BEFORE YOU BUY.
     
  10. Phenomenological

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    The app I linked to is free and gives widgets that can show a weeks weather on your home pages, that remain even if you lose your internet connection or use the internet for something else. How is a website better than that? The whole point of homescreens is to have widgets on them! Plus, it's a
     
  11. AceMathias

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    +1 for snowstorm
     
  12. InfernalByte

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    Phenomenological you contradict yourself, you advocate downloading free apps and then have a pop because I prefer to use a weather website than a paid app. When I choose an app I think its only fair to pay the Dev for his troubles. The point that I was making is; a lot of apps are mere window dressing for information that is available free on the web. Where do you think the apps get their data from?
     
  13. jay_kay

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    Seems fine to me. just searched and it was there under YR.no widget.

    Its personal choice as with everything on android. My suggestion is download a few and see which you get on with best.
     
  14. Phenomenological

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    Nope, no contradiction. I was stating the app was free so your point about the cost was null. I later made an (Unrelated) point that the cost of an app is very little in comparison. :) And yes, the whole point of said apps is the convenience of the window dressing, which is often much easier to refer to than booting up the internet! Widgets are designed purely to speed up and streamline your access to the main things you use your phone for.
     
  15. SUroot

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    I've got beautiful widgets and it works well. That said, I also have windows. Not very useful if I want to check the weather in another city though.

    Besides, I live in the UK. The weather will be about the same for the next 8 months. Or at least, slightly different flavours and shades of crap.
     
  16. Phenomenological

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    We're strange us English folk. We don't get perishingly cold temperatures or searingly hot ones, we don't get tornadoes or hurricanes, no wildfires, not much flooding, rarely get loads of snow blocking transport etc...Yet out of all the nations on this planet, we complain about the weather most. Our weather is actually pretty damn good. :p
     
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