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  1. Phoenix777

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    Need a good, accurate weather app with a nice interface and widget for home screen.
    Tried 1Weather - not accurate at all, and widget never refreshes unless I launch the app.
    Tried AccuWeather - ugly widgets.
    Tried Weather Underground - ugly widgets.
    Tried a few others (don't remember the names now) - no animated radar.

    I need a good weather app with a nice widget for the center of my home screen...something accurate...and something with animated radar when I open the app.

    Hope you guys can recommend a few...

    P.S. And preferably free.
     

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    Weatherbug?

    I don't know that I'd actually call this a recommendation, but it's my go-to weather app and it's okay.
     
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    Installed. And uninstalled. Widgets font is sooo tiny...widgets are ugly. No offense. lol Still liked your post though. :)
     
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    Can you give us an example of what you consider to be a non-ugly widget? These things are very individual.

    (I don't personally use any weather apps with a "radar" feature, so there's nothing I can recommend from my own experience which meets your requirements).
     
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    I absolutely LOVE 1Weather's widgets. They are highly customizable and many different sizes. Love those! To me, those are non-ugly widgets. However, I don't care for the app itself. If it was more accurate, I would love it.
     
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    I use Weather Bug Elite. I never use widgets. I find the Now, Hourly, and 10 day to be very useful as is the radar in the winter months.

    ... Thom
     
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    1Weather works great for me. Did you grant it all permissions? I spent a while trying different apps. I had the same wish list as you. Too bad it won't work for you.
     
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    I use HD Widgets linked to Weather Underground...
    Screenshot_20160829-181954.png
     
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    HD Widgets and Weatherunderground here as well. For a quick check of radar I use Raindar.
     
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    No it doesn't...
     
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    Thanks! I'll check it out.
    EDIT: I was reading the reviews and people are saying they got tricked into a paid subscription? Not sure what's up with that...

    When I install an app from the Play Store, I have never seen an option to grant all permissions or not. It's either you grant all permissions and install the app by clicking "install/accept"...or you don't grant permissions and click "cancel" and therefore you can't install the app.

    I did something similar. After spending a LOT of time installing/uninstalling weather apps and widgets, I went with BeWeather for my home screen widget but there is an option to link it to any app on your device, so I set it up so that when I click on the weather icon on the widget it launches AccuWeather, which I LOVE as an app (the most accurate and thorough weather app I've ever experienced - but widgets are ugly lol). So I guess I'm all set now! Thanks SO MUCH for all your replies, guys! I'll still check out those apps you all recommended. :thumbsupdroid:
     
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    Permissions depend on the version of Android. Plus when I open the app it asks if I will give permission to use data.
     
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    Good deal. I have a neighbor a half block away with a weather station in his backyard tied into Weather Underground so updates are immediate.
     
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    I live in south Florida and have to walk 2 miles each way to work so lighting alerts are important to me. Weatherbug is very good but it fights with Mapmywalk over GPS.
     
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    I tried WeatherBug...uninstalled it. I didn't like the widgets at all. I'm picky. lol
     
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    Did you investigate all the built-in displays? I never found widgets in any weather app that were better.

    ... Thom
     
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    Yes, when I installed WeatherBug I checked out all their widgets. Didn't like any of them.
     
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    IIRC you and I run a version of Weatherbug (Elite???) that is no longer available. The newer weatherbug app is quite a bit different.
     
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    I noticed that with MM you can select the permissions you allow for any app, even after it is installed.
     
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    I would think it would affect how the app performs if you took away the permissions needed.
     
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    I have them both installed. I detest the ads in the free version. I prefer the UI in Elite.

    The radar, hourly, 10-day screens contain mostly the same information and in some cases exactly the same information.

    The free version has some added displays that I find irrelevant.

    ... Thom
     
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    Go weather forecast and widgets
     
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