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  1. thecrock0984

    thecrock0984 Well-Known Member
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    Weather channel? Weather bug? What y'all think?
     

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  2. jdk33

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    Weatherbug Elite is a very nice standalone app, but for widgets I like the weather widget included with Beautiful widgets.
     
  3. Steven58

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  4. Phantom_LS2

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    I'm digging my weather widget from fancy widgets paired with ADW launcher.
     
  5. Mays24

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    Easily Weather Bug Elite. Not even close to the others.
     
  6. freddyttt

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    agreed. for radar anyway. and im a big radar guy;)
     
  7. 10splaya22

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    The weather thats included with beautiful widgets works fine for me.
     
  8. Doit2it

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    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.
     
  9. Steven58

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    I did and love it!
     
  10. Steven58

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    weather channel free has moving radar too, now, fyi :p
     
  11. gadgetmonster

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    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.
     
  12. mahers

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    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!!!!
     
  13. Garrett67

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    I just updated, niiiiiiice!
     
  14. Love the weather forecast animation on BW!
     
  15. jimbo1mcm

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    I have a 3 day forecast set and I can check the real time radar any time I want. Best app.
     
  16. labeledbass

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    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.
     
  17. lamoglinsgal

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    Another vote for WB Elite. :cool:
     
  18. c_aus

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    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.
     
  19. Got Droid

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    Weather Channel +1, moving radar works to show weather pattern up to ten minutes ago.:cool:
     
  20. Sebastian640

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    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.

    Thanks.
     

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