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  1. Cwey55's Avatar
    What the title says. Wanna change up my home page with a good weather app that has a good looking widget, or even multiple different widget styles. Been using the stock weather app since I got my G4 and I don't mind the actual in app UI, but the stock widget choices are less than ideal...

    Show me what you've got

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-23-2015 08:15 PM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    1 Weather. But I don't use the widget. I use Dashclock, and use 1 weather's input.
    Stephen Guzman1 likes this.
    08-23-2015 08:22 PM
  3. iresq's Avatar
    Transparent clock and weather.

    G4
    08-23-2015 08:30 PM
  4. psf57's Avatar
    I use 1 weather. I do use the widget. Can set the background on the widget. Of all the weather apps I tried, this one is the best.
    08-23-2015 08:40 PM
  5. andreirad's Avatar
    I use the Weather XL. Pretty good with a lot of features.

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    08-23-2015 09:13 PM
  6. psf57's Avatar
    1Weather widget. They have different sizes. Then you would tap on widget it opens up app and get a lot of info on typical weather.
    Attached Thumbnails What weather app are you using?-screenshot_2015-08-23-21-41-00.jpg  
    08-23-2015 09:13 PM
  7. RedOctobyr's Avatar
    1Weather. You can also resize their widget, or at least the one shown in post #6. I stretched it to fill the width of the screen, but kept the same height.

    I'll have to look into Dashclock, I don't know what that is.
    08-23-2015 09:21 PM
  8. jhilker's Avatar
    I've used 1Weather, Weatherbug, and Wunderground, but lately I'm trying out Yahoo Weather. A recent update has it looking pretty nice. Here's one of the widgets:
    What weather app are you using?-uploadfromtaptalk1440383464352.jpg

    And here's what the app itself looks like. It's nice that they use Flicker photos from your location as the background, if available.
    What weather app are you using?-uploadfromtaptalk1440383591548.jpg

    I do wish they had animated radar, but I'll probably keep another weather app to give me that.
    Stephen Guzman1 likes this.
    08-23-2015 09:34 PM
  9. ManiacJoe's Avatar
    I use "Weather Underground" app (wunderground.com).
    I do not use their widget.
    Grey_girl likes this.
    08-23-2015 10:10 PM
  10. Mikey47's Avatar
    I used to be a huge WeatherBug fan...until their last major UI update. Now the phone app does not rotate into landscape. Pluss they now have a LOT of wasted space on their main screen.

    I really like 1Weather but have the same problem - it only works in portrait mode, no landscape. 😢
    08-23-2015 10:35 PM
  11. Kr0m's Avatar
    - Currently using Chronus weather widget on home screen, which can show weather from a couple different sources (currently pulling from Yahoo).
    - You can link Chronus weather widget to a different app to open when tapped, which I have linked to 'Canada Weather' app which shows data from environment Canada (its own widget is too basic).
    - also giving 'Weather Timeline' app a go, plenty of options to choose from, multiple weather sources, plenty of data to show within the app itself (just not sure I like the app's layout yet)


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    08-24-2015 05:13 AM
  12. RocketFoot's Avatar
    I've been using this weather app because I like the large clock widget...

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....weather&hl=en
    Attached Thumbnails What weather app are you using?-quickmemo-_2015-08-24-07-06-14.jpg  
    08-24-2015 06:07 AM
  13. Cwey55's Avatar
    I downloaded 1Weather, so far I like it definitely a step up from the stock one. I like finally being able to adjust the transparency of the widget so it isn't blocking half my wallpaper.

    I do wish there was a larger clock on the widget though. The tiny notification bar one can be a struggle early in the morning haha.

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    08-24-2015 06:34 AM
  14. Tbill4's Avatar
    I use and like 1Weather very much; it's the most accurate of all the weather apps I have tried. But I use the widget from Transparent Clock & Weather.
    08-24-2015 07:56 AM
  15. greydarrah's Avatar
    I use Beautiful Widgets. I like it because you can set other apps to launch by touching various spots on the widget. I've got mine set to launch my alarm clock app if I touch the time, WeatherBug Elite if I touch the picture of the weather and my radar app if I touch the temperature of the weather.
    troshs likes this.
    08-24-2015 09:42 AM
  16. psf57's Avatar
    I downloaded 1Weather, so far I like it definitely a step up from the stock one. I like finally being able to adjust the transparency of the widget so it isn't blocking half my wallpaper.

    I do wish there was a larger clock on the widget though. The tiny notification bar one can be a struggle early in the morning haha.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    You can actually make the background of widget totally transparent. Also they do have ones with clocks on. Go into all your widgets and you should see them in the very beginning. To change the background of widget you have now, go into 1weather, go to settings, widget, the town and change settings there
    Cwey55 likes this.
    08-24-2015 09:51 AM
  17. tardus's Avatar
    I use Beautiful Widgets. I like it because you can set other apps to launch by touching various spots on the widget. I've got mine set to launch my alarm clock app if I touch the time, WeatherBug Elite if I touch the picture of the weather and my radar app if I touch the temperature of the weather.
    I use BW for years, and in addition Google News & Weather. It has the best layout of any weather app I've seen. Timeline and tabs for temp, precipitation, wind, and humidity.
    08-24-2015 10:09 AM
  18. Inbar1987's Avatar
    The transparent effect is useful- nice one
    08-25-2015 03:53 AM
  19. ansextra's Avatar
    Another 1 Weather widget user here... Former Beautiful Widgets user but I like this more.
    08-25-2015 10:32 AM
  20. sswitzer's Avatar
    Can I just pipe in and say to all those that are unhappy with battery life on their g4... widgets like these are a battery killer.
    08-25-2015 12:16 PM
  21. psf57's Avatar
    Can I just pipe in and say to all those that are unhappy with battery life on their g4... widgets like these are a battery killer.
    Have always used 1Weather and widget and do not have a problem at all with battery life. BUT, Mine does not update for 3 hours, unless I manually do it. My battery life is great.
    08-25-2015 12:32 PM
  22. Mikey47's Avatar
    Have always used 1Weather and widget and do not have a problem at all with battery life. BUT, Mine does not update for 3 hours, unless I manually do it. My battery life is great.
    Mine too. 1Weather doesn't even show up on the list when looking at battery stats. According to GSam, since I came off my charger 6 hours ago it's used 0.1% of my battery and CPU usage is a whopping 15 seconds (my refresh is set to hourly) :
    Attached Thumbnails What weather app are you using?-1440525048938.jpg  
    08-25-2015 12:51 PM
  23. sswitzer's Avatar
    Have always used 1Weather and widget and do not have a problem at all with battery life. BUT, Mine does not update for 3 hours, unless I manually do it. My battery life is great.
    Yes, it depends on the frequency of the synchs.
    08-25-2015 02:49 PM
  24. Mikey47's Avatar
    Yes, it depends on the frequency of the synchs.
    Just for grins and giggles I just set mine to every 15 minutes (the highest you can go). I'll report back tomorrow at the end if the day to see what the usage is.
    08-25-2015 02:54 PM
  25. sswitzer's Avatar
    Just for grins and giggles I just set mine to every 15 minutes (the highest you can go). I'll report back tomorrow at the end if the day to see what the usage is.
    I pointed out the battery thing because there are lots of people irate and/or careful about battery, and quite often people have a whole bunch of widgets... not just one.

    If you are aware of synch frequencies, it shouldn't be a problem.

    When you have 4 or 5 widgets (news... quite often multiple news widgets, email, weather) and they're synching and looking for location... one way to improve battery is to nuke those suckers.
    Mikey47 and Kr0m like this.
    08-25-2015 03:02 PM
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