1. Colonels's Avatar
    So I was wondering why weatherbug was using roughly 120MB daily and it was because live wallpaper was set to update hourly and each update downloads 5 to 10 megabytes!

    I set it to 3 hour updates and set the main app to refresh weather widget every 1 hour that only takes 1MB

    Just thought I would share for those with capped data like me 5GB.
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    05-16-2013 06:28 PM
  2. decepticlone's Avatar
    We in IT consider Weatherbug to be a virus/malware. That's all I'll say 'bout that.
    05-17-2013 08:46 AM
  3. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    Just curious but what's the reason you need the weather updated so often on the home screen? Certain line of work or something? I'm just wondering because I just check the weather once in the morning and I'm good for the day LOL.
    05-17-2013 09:35 AM
  4. Almeuit's Avatar
    Just curious but what's the reason you need the weather updated so often on the home screen? Certain line of work or something? I'm just wondering because I just check the weather once in the morning and I'm good for the day LOL.
    Just personal preference. I have a widget on my lock screen that updates once an hour. I don't mind knowing the temp out but I do also have unlimited data so not to much to worry about.

    Sent from my Sprint S3 using AC forums.
    05-17-2013 09:52 AM
  5. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    Just personal preference. I have a widget on my lock screen that updates once an hour. I don't mind knowing the temp out but I do also have unlimited data so not to much to worry about.

    Sent from my Sprint S3 using AC forums.
    Yeah I was wondering if there was something more than personal preference especially considering the toll it could have on battery and data. But hey, to each it's own LOL.
    05-17-2013 10:02 AM
  6. o2bnclemson's Avatar
    We in IT consider Weatherbug to be a virus/malware. That's all I'll say 'bout that.
    I don't and won't touch Weatherbug ever since their PC app gave my PC a nasty virus that almost killed it. Installing it was fine. It was when I attempted to uninstall it that the app-Nazis unleashed their Malware stormtroopers. Ain't touching it. I stick with Weather Underground, first choice, or pretty much anything else, 2nd choice. But don't touch Weatherbug. They may have changed, but I don't want any part of any company who thought it appropriate to do something like that at any time, even though my incident was quite some time ago.
    05-17-2013 12:38 PM
  7. Colonels's Avatar
    Just curious but what's the reason you need the weather updated so often on the home screen? Certain line of work or something? I'm just wondering because I just check the weather once in the morning and I'm good for the day LOL.
    well it is nice to get weather alerts before it happens, like thunderstorms, flood warnings, lightning storm, hail etc. i believe that data isn't "pushed" to the phone but rather downloaded at the specified interval so hourly is good for that.

    the live wallpaper shows huge area several states so i guess that doesn't need hourly you can see the storm fronts already, its just cool too see what is coming your way i guess
    05-17-2013 02:28 PM
  8. steveh552's Avatar
    Mine updates hourly and I only do that from march to oct due to storm season, I like to get my watches and warnings

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk 2
    05-17-2013 02:30 PM
  9. Arizers's Avatar
    Thanks for sharing, I have got my own solution
    05-23-2013 04:16 PM

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