09-26-2010 12:26 PM
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  1. azjerry's Avatar
    This version isn't any better. Right now BW says the temp is 72. After a refresh it changed to 70. Unfortunately, Weather Channel, Weather Bug, local radio and the National Weather Service are all giving temperatures in the low to mid 80s. While it did correctly change my location to Scottsdale, AZ clicking through to Accuweather shows that it really thinks I'm in Miami, AZ, 74 miles away and 1400 feet higher elevation
    08-03-2010 09:01 AM
  2. kicko's Avatar
    Mine is now getting stuck on temp updates, last night it was over 2 hours i was home and it still was reporting my work location. I have 30min updates, once i refreshed it the temp updated. It was working ok i believe on the first original update that introduced (semi)Accuweather.
    08-03-2010 09:36 AM
  3. brichter21#AC's Avatar
    Are you running a different weather app at the same time? I also have Weather Bug installed and BW will not update to the correct location/geography. As soon as I delete my Weatherbug, BW updates as promised. This is on my Samsung Moment with 2.1

    Well it STILL doesn't work. I'm 30 miles away from where I installed it and the widget hasn't updated my location nor has the temperature changed since last night.

    Edit:
    An hour or so after I posted the above and a mere 3.5 hours after I left home, the location and temperature finally updated. Wonder if it will bother to update again?
    08-03-2010 11:42 AM
  4. braj's Avatar
    I'm switching back to using Weather Bug, Retro Clock and Retro Date. This app is more trouble than it is worth, unfortunately. It seems to eat my battery for lunch.
    08-03-2010 12:18 PM
  5. azjerry's Avatar
    Are you running a different weather app at the same time? I also have Weather Bug installed and BW will not update to the correct location/geography. As soon as I delete my Weatherbug, BW updates as promised. This is on my Samsung Moment with 2.1
    While I do have Weather Channel and Weather bug installed, neither one has a widget going or any kind of notification. Neither is running according to a task killer. This is no different than before the BW change to Accuweather. I had no problems then other than the weather source (Google) going flaky. In my case the location is OK, for now, but Accuweather thinks the location is somewhere else.

    If there's a problem with having other weather apps installed, the problem is with BW. At one time I had multiple weather widgets installed while comparing them and had no problems.
    08-03-2010 12:42 PM
  6. ellisz's Avatar
    I have noticed an incredible battery drain as well. Not sure if it is BW or not but it is crazy fast. I hope the update fixes it ...
    08-03-2010 12:43 PM
  7. braj's Avatar
    I even had BW listed as running after removing the widget, killing it and a few moments later it was running again. I uninstalled it until I hear from others that it is stable. The dev needs to spend more time on stability vs. beauty.
    08-03-2010 12:53 PM
  8. kicko's Avatar
    The Clock not updating was never an issue for me but along with everyone else the temp is only updating when it feels like it, 1,2,3 hours sometimes never. I have faith that this will get resolved but its frustrating in the meantime.
    08-04-2010 09:15 AM
  9. moosc's Avatar
    My clock went a hour behind again today first time it happened since update also temp is acting up. If fancy widget wasn't so big id go use that one.
    08-04-2010 12:19 PM
  10. kicko's Avatar
    is it any real bigger then the default of BW?? I know you can chnage skins but still. What is the weather feed for FW?

    I might try that until BW gets unborked.
    08-04-2010 12:35 PM
  11. splmonster's Avatar
    What fixed all issues for me was : Uninstall BW, restart device, reinstall BW and set it up. It all worked perfectly then. Still I think this widget has some serious battery drainage.
    terminal33 likes this.
    08-04-2010 01:41 PM
  12. ellisz's Avatar
    My battery drain was much better today after the last update. I had a jorte widget that I removed as well but the phone seemed to last the normal time today.

    I use the BW Home small. Takes up less space and has all the functionality. Time and temp are working for me.
    08-04-2010 10:20 PM
  13. terminal33's Avatar
    What fixed all issues for me was : Uninstall BW, restart device, reinstall BW and set it up. It all worked perfectly then. Still I think this widget has some serious battery drainage.
    My phone had been laggy since I installed BW, but I also installed Launcher Pro at the same time so I didn't know which app was causing it. Sometimes I would have to touch an app multiple times in order for it to open. Swiping homescreens also lagged as well.

    I did what you wrote in your post and it is running fine right now. No lag. Hopefully it stays this way. Thanks!
    08-06-2010 02:58 PM
  14. kicko's Avatar
    I'm not totally convinced this widget is updating at my 30min but its seems to be working ok.

    @erminal33 are you running a live wallpaper? those will always lag to some degree vs. static images
    08-06-2010 03:27 PM
  15. terminal33's Avatar
    I'm not totally convinced this widget is updating at my 30min but its seems to be working ok.

    @erminal33 are you running a live wallpaper? those will always lag to some degree vs. static images
    Yes I am running one of those live fish aquarium wallpapers. Maybe I'll disable it and see if there's a difference.
    08-06-2010 03:31 PM
  16. nox's Avatar
    What are your guys' update intervals?
    GPS on/off? Geolocation? Etc...
    08-06-2010 03:56 PM
  17. FD2's Avatar
    Working prefectly well here. If your time or weather are not updating, you are using a task killer. Lose the TK.
    08-06-2010 04:10 PM
  18. Dural's Avatar
    Working prefectly well here. If your time or weather are not updating, you are using a task killer. Lose the TK.
    Working perfectly for me, and I'm using ATK.
    08-06-2010 04:22 PM
  19. azjerry's Avatar
    It's working better for me but still not well. Geolocation is on, GPS is off and 30 minute update time.

    BW location seems a bit better lately but...
    BW's idea of my location seems to be somewhere in the county, I suspect the airport where the official NWS station is. This seems to be an Accuweather problem as well. Enter 85023 and Accuweather gives me 85001.

    The Weather Channel OTOH has no problem narrowing my location down to a zip code yielding a more accurate temperature for where I am.

    The other problem is that BW is definitely not updating every 30 minutes as set. Just now there was a 10 degree difference between BW and Accuweather. Forcing a BW refresh and they now agree.

    I do have ATK installed but it is not actively running unless I specifically start it.
    08-06-2010 04:45 PM
  20. cmw6300's Avatar
    What fixed all issues for me was : Uninstall BW, restart device, reinstall BW and set it up. It all worked perfectly then. Still I think this widget has some serious battery drainage.
    I can confirm this fix worked for me. I uninstalled the app, powered the phone off and took the battery out for <1 minute, then reinstalled the app. The clock is now synced with the status bar clock and I actually get my location to show up on the widget whereas yesterday it sat at 0 degrees and the clock was way off.
    08-07-2010 09:21 AM
  21. kicko's Avatar
    New update has added refresh on unlock, so you can save the battery and only get updates when you need them. Awesome!
    08-10-2010 09:08 AM
  22. rpfarrah's Avatar
    New update has added refresh on unlock, so you can save the battery and only get updates when you need them. Awesome!
    I like that, too. Nice touch.
    08-10-2010 11:55 AM
  23. TechNut79's Avatar
    I'm not so worried about the temperature being off a few degrees. If it's hot out, it's hot out. The time matches, so that's good. What is really urking me is the fact that the Geolocation feature is not working. I live in an area where there are many small towns and cities around me and it seems to find all of them and where I am, but it keeps cycling through them at random. If I'm where I live it should say that town, if I go to the next town, it should reflect that. The developer said I'm experiencing the limitations of geolocation. I guess I just need to send an email to Google about a refund and then look for something else that maybe will do what it's supposed to do.
    08-10-2010 07:39 PM
  24. vicw926a4's Avatar
    I'm not so worried about the temperature being off a few degrees. If it's hot out, it's hot out. The time matches, so that's good. What is really urking me is the fact that the Geolocation feature is not working. I live in an area where there are many small towns and cities around me and it seems to find all of them and where I am, but it keeps cycling through them at random. If I'm where I live it should say that town, if I go to the next town, it should reflect that. The developer said I'm experiencing the limitations of geolocation. I guess I just need to send an email to Google about a refund and then look for something else that maybe will do what it's supposed to do.
    Short of enabling GPS, I don't know what more the widget could do to solve your problem. It isn't causing the variety of nearby cell towers that are being seen as your current location at any given moment. I have a similar situation, in fact when I'm on Wi-Fi access, it shows me at a location about 70 miles away. I've elected to just use my local town, unless I travel significantly away from the area. The weather isn't significantly different anywhere nearby me anyway. Good luck finding a solution.
    08-10-2010 07:59 PM
  25. TechNut79's Avatar
    I doubt a solution can be found as the developer told me himself that it's a limitation of geolocation. Guess I'm stuck right now. Have to just find a new clock/weather widget.

    *Now that I say this it will change, but I've had my current location showing for the past couple hours with no change. I'm crossing my fingers.*
    08-10-2010 08:11 PM
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