04-25-2015 02:24 PM
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  1. Ch4dders's Avatar
    I switched to weather underground recently as well and am enjoying it immensely. WB never gave me issues but I was using WB premium.

    Posted from 64GB BN Droid Turbo
    02-06-2015 10:56 AM
  2. this_is_nascar's Avatar
    Its cool that you like it, but my point is with so many free weather apps/sources out there, no reason to throw money at one for an extra feature or two (or to just get rid of ads), IMO.
    I understand. To each his own. I'm just throwing out suggestions, based on a long time of research that I did. Good luck in whatever you choose.
    02-06-2015 04:46 PM
  3. kmf1's Avatar
    I should also say, regarding Weather Bug, that I do not have my location on, so it is not constantly looking for different weather stations during my day-to-day activities. The app doesn't even show up in my battery usage.
    02-06-2015 07:56 PM
  4. KA1OTE's Avatar
    I have been an avid user of Weatherbug Elite for years, over multiple phones. No issues with WB or WBE being battery hogs on any of said previous phones. Nor am I witnessing any major drains on my Turbo BN.

    After reading through this thread, I think the major thing to point out here is there are two WB apps: Weatherbug and Weatherbug Elite. When I switched last week from my Razr Maxx to my new Turbo BN I about died when I read that Weatherbug was no longer going to be supported/updated. It wasn't transferred over to my Turbo with all of my other GooglePlay apps.
    However, since I had it before, it was accessible in my GP settings and is now safely residing on my Turbo BN, where it belongs.

    Most of those reporting issues here are using the WB app, not the Elite (paid) version. I can only wonder what differences there are between the two. One can only guess as WB Elite is no longer available on GP, nor can you upgrade to it from the basic WB (free) app. WB (free) is the only version that will continue to receive updates/support. I, as a WBE user, did not receive a recent update which may be why my app is still running as expected.
    02-06-2015 08:27 PM
  5. doogald's Avatar
    Right, weatherbug stopped updating the old elite app two or so years ago, and pulled it from active sale on the play store. You can only install it if you bought it when it was still for sale.
    02-06-2015 08:35 PM
  6. this_is_nascar's Avatar
    I have been an avid user of Weatherbug Elite for years, over multiple phones. No issues with WB or WBE being battery hogs on any of said previous phones. Nor am I witnessing any major drains on my Turbo BN.

    After reading through this thread, I think the major thing to point out here is there are two WB apps: Weatherbug and Weatherbug Elite. When I switched last week from my Razr Maxx to my new Turbo BN I about died when I read that Weatherbug was no longer going to be supported/updated. It wasn't transferred over to my Turbo with all of my other GooglePlay apps.
    However, since I had it before, it was accessible in my GP settings and is now safely residing on my Turbo BN, where it belongs.

    Most of those reporting issues here are using the WB app, not the Elite (paid) version. I can only wonder what differences there are between the two. One can only guess as WB Elite is no longer available on GP, nor can you upgrade to it from the basic WB (free) app. WB (free) is the only version that will continue to receive updates/support. I, as a WBE user, did not receive a recent update which may be why my app is still running as expected.
    Right, weatherbug stopped updating the old elite app two or so years ago, and pulled it from active sale on the play store. You can only install it if you bought it when it was still for sale.
    Wow. I'm an owner of WBE and I didn't know that the product was done away with. I stopped running it sometime ago, but I'm really surprised. Anyone know why it's no longer being developed?
    02-07-2015 05:53 AM
  7. kmf1's Avatar
    I thought that I had lost WBE for good, but thanks to this post, I took a look in Play/My apps/All and scrolled until I found it. I reinstalled it, as I always liked the 4x1 widget and no ads. Yay!
    Also, I do not enable the My location feature, which I'm sure saves battery.
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    02-07-2015 09:05 AM
  8. doogald's Avatar
    Wow. I'm an owner of WBE and I didn't know that the product was done away with. I stopped running it sometime ago, but I'm really surprised. Anyone know why it's no longer being developed?
    See Earth Networks (WeatherBug) Quietly Kills Premium Version Of App, Plans Subscriptions For Ad-Free Experience [Update]

    By the way, here is the link to the Play Store for anybody who bought the app and wants to reinstall on a new phone, or on a phone that's been factory reset: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....android.elite
    02-07-2015 01:22 PM
  9. D._Manley's Avatar
    Great. The best weather app is now subscription only if you want to ditch the ads. Without updates, the function of the paid version is now on life support since sooner or later it will become incompatible with newer Android operating systems maybe even, Lollipop. It's a terrific app but this smacks of a sleazy way to extract more money from those who purchased the Elite version previously.
    02-07-2015 01:36 PM
  10. doogald's Avatar
    Great. The best weather app is now subscription only if you want to ditch the ads. Without updates, the function of the paid version is now on life support since sooner or later it will become incompatible with newer Android operating systems maybe even, Lollipop. It's a terrific app but this smacks of a sleazy way to extract more money from those who purchased the Elite version previously.
    I'm not sure I agree. I have no problem making sure that the developers of apps that I really get value from are fairly compensated. To say that paying $2.00 five years ago (that's when I bought WBE) entitles me to use the app forever without further payment is fine if it's not worth the cost to you - but there are apps that I'll gladly pay for every year if they continue to add value and continue being developed. The weather data and analysis provided by these apps is not free.

    That said, they sure could have communicated this decision better than they have, that's for sure.
    02-07-2015 01:42 PM
  11. this_is_nascar's Avatar
    I'm not sure I agree. I have no problem making sure that the developers of apps that I really get value from are fairly compensated. To say that paying $2.00 five years ago (that's when I bought WBE) entitles me to use the app forever without further payment is fine if it's not worth the cost to you - but there are apps that I'll gladly pay for every year if they continue to add value and continue being developed. The weather data and analysis provided by these apps is not free.

    That said, they sure could have communicated this decision better than they have, that's for sure.
    Being a paid user of both Weather Bug Elite and eWeatherHD, I'll take the latter any day of the week. I know I sound like a broken record and you'd swear I had some affiliation with the company/developer, but I don't. I just a happy camper that found the best weather application for Android, in my opinion, with support that's 2nd to none. Tell me what other apps you have that consistently get back to you in hours, those couple times you may have an issue. It's not many, that's for damn sure.

    OK, I'm done . I promise this will be my last public service announcement for eWeatherHD..................................... in this thread.
    KA1OTE likes this.
    02-07-2015 02:43 PM
  12. KA1OTE's Avatar
    Being a paid user of both Weather Bug Elite and eWeatherHD, I'll take the latter any day of the week. I know I sound like a broken record and you'd swear I had some affiliation with the company/developer, but I don't. I just a happy camper that found the best weather application for Android, in my opinion, with support that's 2nd to none. Tell me what other apps you have that consistently get back to you in hours, those couple times you may have an issue. It's not many, that's for damn sure.

    OK, I'm done . I promise this will be my last public service announcement for eWeatherHD..................................... in this thread.
    Your opinion (and public announcements, lol) is appreciated. I know that I pushed WB Elite just as much when it was an actively supported app. It is a serious matter of 'to each their own' when it comes to any apps, weather ones included. Since WB Elite is no longer supported (and I couldn't stand the free WB version), I will be looking into eWeather HD to see if it is something that will work for my needs. So, thank you for your insight on it.
    this_is_nascar likes this.
    02-07-2015 03:25 PM
  13. doninvt's Avatar
    I've also had WB recently start using a lot of battery, like 20% of the total. On another charge cycle it might not even show on the list of apps by energy used. Maybe ît depends which ads are running?
    02-17-2015 04:14 AM
  14. MA2GA28's Avatar
    Possibly. I'm relatively pleased with Weather Underground (aside from the absurd amount of time it takes to load motion on the radar). So, not sure I have any need to go back to WB.
    02-17-2015 11:01 AM
  15. doninvt's Avatar
    This just started happening to me recently, and it is intermittent... clearing cache *may* fix it for a couple of days.

    Big thing: It ONLY happens on my Moto X running Android 4.4.2. Never on my Moto E (4.4.4) or Nexus 7 (5.0.2). On the latter devices, battery usage is generally at or off the bottom of the list (<1%)

    On the Moto X it is set to background update only every 2 hours, and has no active widget.
    02-21-2015 11:45 AM
  16. rstarr59's Avatar
    I'm having the battery drain issue with Weatherbug also. I've been running it for years without any issues but recently there are some days that I notice rapid battery drain and when I check the battery monitor, WB is consuming 45%. The odd things are that it isn't every day and my wife and I both have Galaxy S4's and she isn't experiencing the problem. I love the app but if WB doesn't fix the issue, I will have to uninstall it.
    02-22-2015 09:57 PM
  17. kmf1's Avatar
    I am using WB Elite with my Turbo. I have the 4x1 widget always going and temp in the notifications bar as well. The background refresh rate is 30 minutes. I do not have my location on. The battery consumption doesn't even show up in my battery usage.
    Is there an in-app subscription option in the free weather bug app?
    02-22-2015 10:25 PM
  18. kmf1's Avatar
    Weather Bug Elite has a good 4x1 widget that I have not seen in the free version. Maybe it will be an option with the in-app subscription?
    Also, WB is important to me because it has the only weather station in town. The next closest weather station is 20 miles away. So it really is the only option for me unless I want to settle for guesstimate information.
    02-22-2015 10:38 PM
  19. doninvt's Avatar
    Since, in my case, this is fairly new and only on 1 of 3 devices, hopefully it is some bad mix of the current version of WB and Android 4.4.2 and updating either will fix it.. Until then I'm tired of force-stopping on days when it misbehaves so have removed it.
    02-22-2015 10:58 PM
  20. maxman1's Avatar
    I am using WB Elite with my Turbo. I have the 4x1 widget always going and temp in the notifications bar as well. The background refresh rate is 30 minutes. I do not have my location on. The battery consumption doesn't even show up in my battery usage.
    Is there an in-app subscription option in the free weather bug app?
    Same here WB Elite runs flawlessly & efficiently. I can't believe they discontinued it - if the current form factor is not improved, they are done.
    kmf1 likes this.
    02-22-2015 11:03 PM
  21. moorek's Avatar
    It started happening to me on my HTC One M8 with 5.0. Not sure what triggered it but the drain was very noticeable and I wasn't getting an accurate forecast. Once I uninstalled it, battery life was normal again. I gave it a couple days and installed it again and it quickly started draining again. I moved on to the AccuWeather app. It's not bad and it doesn't suck.....the battery. :-)
    04-22-2015 12:09 PM
  22. MA2GA28's Avatar
    I am still using Weather Underground, and I'm still very happy with it. WB lost me as a customer with their patronizing emails and lack of action to correct the app.
    04-25-2015 11:52 AM
  23. maxman1's Avatar
    It started happening to me on my HTC One M8 with 5.0. Not sure what triggered it but the drain was very noticeable and I wasn't getting an accurate forecast. Once I uninstalled it, battery life was normal again. I gave it a couple days and installed it again and it quickly started draining again. I moved on to the AccuWeather app. It's not bad and it doesn't suck.....the battery. :-)
    Lots of folks saying the same thing. The problem is with the current version, I've seen no issues with the (now discontinued) Elite version. I'm going to run it as long as I can and if/when a new Android version makes it no longer compatible I'll probably switch to an alternative.
    04-25-2015 02:24 PM
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