Last Updated: Aug 31,2010
Weather channel? Weather bug? What y'all think?
Weatherbug Elite is a very nice standalone app, but for widgets I like the weather widget included with Beautiful widgets.
Funny. I was looking at article about that. They say The Weather Channel, but showed the pluses and minuses of each.
Best Weather App for Android – Android and Me
I'm digging my weather widget from fancy widgets paired with ADW launcher.
Easily Weather Bug Elite. Not even close to the others.
agreed. for radar anyway. and im a big radar guy
The weather thats included with beautiful widgets works fine for me.
Be sure to get the update for Beautiful Widgets today! They've gone to a 5 day forecast with AccuWeather and the temp has a "RealFeel" temp too now.
I did and love it!
weather channel free has moving radar too, now, fyi
i'm using weatherbug free....i like the status bar icon w/ the temp.....is beautiful widgets better? I do prefer the animated weather radar of the weather channel ap but i just like the weatherbug ap free. I had weatherbug pro on my iphone......is there any real benefit to spending the $2 on the pro? I don't see it.
I have Beautiful Widgets, which is nice. I had The Weather Channel which wasn't bad. I absolutely LOVE the Weatherbug (free) widget. It's small, and I set it up for a transparent background. I have my wallpaper set as the Golden Gate bridge so when I have a cloud or sun in the corner, it looks freaking amazing!!!!
I just updated, niiiiiiice!
Love the weather forecast animation on BW!
I have a 3 day forecast set and I can check the real time radar any time I want. Best app.
Well I have all four on one home screen... ( WeatherBug free widget, Weather Widget, shortcut to Weather.com & shortcut to iMap ). My primary mode of transportation is a motorcycle, so I NEED to know where these storms are and which way they are heading. I always had WeatherBug on my storm 1, loved it except the moving radar - that's what I really need.
But as my fav right now on the DX I would have to say WeatherBug still, if I need to see some looped radar I'll head over to Weather.com, but it doesn't seem as accurate as Bug, iMap at a stand still has a good radar but as mentioned the loop is too fast, and the program definitly has some kinks to be worked out. SO in conclusion, instant weather I use Bugs widget and/or Weather widget, and for motion near the ocean I use Weather.com - still tinkering with iMap.
Only one app has alerts set BTW, I know some may see 4 weather apps and think my phone gets blown up with advisories but nah, only 1 set - Bug handles that.
I've yet to try beautiful widgets, I've heard so many good and unforntunatly bad things - maybe soon in the future.
Another vote for WB Elite.
My only complaint about WB Elite is that the advisories sometimes aren't for my area. I've confirmed that I do have my zip code and a local station selected in the settings and it is not set to change based on my location. Often, I will get storm advisories for Missouri and Ohio, but I'm in Indiana. Other than that, it's a great app.
Weather Channel +1, moving radar works to show weather pattern up to ten minutes ago.
I found this thread when I was searching for a better weather widget b/c I downloaded Weatherbug Elite with Locator and have been annoyed to find that on my home screen I look down and it is clear ~90 degrees outside, and it is reporting 70. Even once I tapped the widget to open the app, and the fullscreen weather displayed refreshed to show the ~90, but when it returned to the widget, the widget still read 70. However, when I did it again, the widget FINALLY! updated. It seems there are a lot of latencies on the Weatherbug Widget w/ Locator. It seems it only updates a few times a day. Also, when travelling over the weekend, it did NOT follow me. By the time I got home from a 2 hr drive, it was still in the city that was 2 hours away.
I see lots of accolades here for Weatherbug so what am I missing? Why is it performing so horribly for me? I am a big fan of the Radar Widget though. That is very cool.
Ok I just installed Accuweather. It looks really nice and picked up my location via GPS right away. I just wish it had a smaller widget like Weatherbug. I do also like the fact that Weatherbug reports what station the data is from.
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