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  1. hi-tech34's Avatar
    I am trying to decide which is best, the Weather Channel or The Weather Bug? or does anyone have another choice?
    Which does not use up a lot of battery?
    08-02-2011 06:19 AM
  2. moosc's Avatar
    Weather bug elite and fancy Widgets

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
    08-02-2011 06:22 AM
  3. m3grady2's Avatar
    Fancy widget
    08-02-2011 06:25 AM
  4. gregg37's Avatar
    Aix Weather Widget.
    08-02-2011 07:59 AM
  5. bucketheadmn's Avatar
    I have been using Weather Bug Elite - got it for free from the Amazon app store awhile ago.
    08-02-2011 08:05 AM
  6. clindner's Avatar
    Weather Bug. The Weather Channel app is terrible!

    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Tapatalk
    08-02-2011 09:43 AM
  7. Ticojpunk's Avatar
    I've been having a terrible time with Android weather apps. I can't seem to get accuracy and stability at once. Weather Channel I've found is the most accurate, but that app is Android kryptonite. It crashed and locked up my phone at least once a day. Weatherbug is frequently way off in it's temp, sometimes by up to 10 degrees F off.

    Right now I use Classic Weather Notification. It's small, puts the temp in the notification bar, and has a simple weather window. No maps, satellite views or anything like that. But it's small, stable, and accurate so I keep it around. I tried GO Weather, but it was way too much and kept asking me to download animations. My Optimus V memory is quite limited so no thank you to extra add-ons.

    I wish Weather Channel would rebuild it's app (make it stable), and add the temp in the notification bar. That would be a winner for me.
    08-02-2011 09:58 AM
  8. BlackHawkA4's Avatar
    I just use the stock News and Weather app for my weather. I have Google Reader so I turned off all the news on it. When you open it it's just weather. Have the widget on a home screen. Need any more information: go to the website. I like it.
    08-02-2011 10:23 AM
  9. Vazzago's Avatar
    I use Palmary Weather. Paid app, but works really well from as far as I can tell. Just upgraded to the Nexus S 4g from my Epic 4G.

    l8r

    08-02-2011 11:54 AM
  10. Bujin#IM's Avatar
    I just use the stock News and Weather app for my weather. I have Google Reader so I turned off all the news on it. When you open it it's just weather. Have the widget on a home screen. Need any more information: go to the website. I like it.
    I like it as well. I particularly like that you can click on the temperature and get a quick graph of temperature and humidity over time, so you can very efficiently tell what the weather will be over the next 24 hours. It's very cool!

    (I've also turned off the news, although I currently use Twitter, rather than RSS, to access news.)
    08-02-2011 12:56 PM
  11. BlackHawkA4's Avatar
    I like it as well. I particularly like that you can click on the temperature and get a quick graph of temperature and humidity over time, so you can very efficiently tell what the weather will be over the next 24 hours. It's very cool!

    (I've also turned off the news, although I currently use Twitter, rather than RSS, to access news.)
    That's actually funny because that's what I was doing before I got Google Reader. Well, actually: before I got Android. I was using Twitter on my Blackberry to get all my news updates. But I liked how tweets were pushed. When I was using twitter on Android there was a 5 minute delay; which, I turned to an hour to save battery. So not being instant anymore really took away from what I liked about it. Now it's 5 minutes and you got a bunch of tweets. Before it was like hey. Got one. Check it out.

    I really enjoy Google Reader. Just wish on some feeds I didn't have to go to the website like on others (for example AC) where it all just comes up in the reader.

    And I really like that graph. Simple. Accurate, scrollable. If I need a radar or anything further I'll go to the site.
    08-02-2011 01:37 PM
  12. Thrasherx2k1's Avatar
    Everyone here obviously doesn't know about the gem of a weather app that is MYCAST WEATHER CLASSIC by Digital Cyclone Inc. It's a $3.99 paid app but only a one time charge. It is actually owned by Garmin so you know you're getting a quality app. I have been using it for a few years and I always find it to be accurate. It provides much more info than Weatherbug Elite or any other weather app I have ever owned. The only downfall is if you want the lightning strikes attachment to this app it costs an additional one time fee of $9.99. I encourage though everyone to try this app and if you don't like it within 15 min just uninstall it and no charge to you!
    08-02-2011 01:46 PM
  13. chud's Avatar
    That's actually funny because that's what I was doing before I got Google Reader. Well, actually: before I got Android. I was using Twitter on my Blackberry to get all my news updates. But I liked how tweets were pushed. When I was using twitter on Android there was a 5 minute delay; which, I turned to an hour to save battery. So not being instant anymore really took away from what I liked about it. Now it's 5 minutes and you got a bunch of tweets. Before it was like hey. Got one. Check it out.

    I really enjoy Google Reader. Just wish on some feeds I didn't have to go to the website like on others (for example AC) where it all just comes up in the reader.

    And I really like that graph. Simple. Accurate, scrollable. If I need a radar or anything further I'll go to the site.
    did you ever try Pulse?
    08-02-2011 01:55 PM
  14. alpinejag's Avatar
    I've been using My-Cast Weather Lite, favorite one I have found so far. I loved the layout of the Weather Channel app on webOS, the Android app just isn't as good for me.
    08-02-2011 01:58 PM
  15. BlackHawkA4's Avatar
    did you ever try Pulse?
    I have. Yes. I liked the UI. Actually a lot. I tend to stick with Google Products that are easy to sync with a check of a box under accounts.

    I'm weird like that, lol.
    08-02-2011 02:11 PM
  16. chud's Avatar
    I have. Yes. I liked the UI. Actually a lot. I tend to stick with Google Products that are easy to sync with a check of a box under accounts.

    I'm weird like that, lol.
    Does Reader offer the same functionality just not in a pretty package or are there less feed options too?
    08-02-2011 02:34 PM
  17. dump71's Avatar
    I use "Forecast Info" for current conditions, forecast, and widget. For radar I use "Raindar". Both are simple and work well.
    08-02-2011 02:46 PM
  18. Thrasherx2k1's Avatar
    I've been using My-Cast Weather Lite, favorite one I have found so far. I loved the layout of the Weather Channel app on webOS, the Android app just isn't as good for me.
    Make sure you try My Cast Weather Classic too sometime. There is a new My Cast Weather which is what Lite uses then there is Classic which is what I prefer. Classic is faster and just a better overall experience. Remember you can always charge the $3.99 to your Sprint bill : )
    08-02-2011 02:47 PM
  19. ehiggins's Avatar
    Wkyc weather. It defaults to cleveland but you can set it to work if my location. Works great all across the usa and canada. Great weather and timely alerts and its by far the best interactive radar
    08-02-2011 03:08 PM
  20. BallzDeep's Avatar
    i like whether channel .com love the widget sizes, and can set update times to save battery
    08-02-2011 03:27 PM
  21. j_grouchy's Avatar
    I have Fancy Widgets set up to open Weatherbug when I tap the forecast in the widget.
    I rarely need the weather forecast in the summer here in Atlanta. Hot, humid, occasional rainshowers, check back tomorrow for more of the same.
    08-02-2011 05:26 PM
  22. HipHopSince1980's Avatar
    I havent had any technical issues with the Weather Channel app like some others have stated in this thread. I have the widget set up on one of my homescreens.
    08-02-2011 08:08 PM
  23. Thrasherx2k1's Avatar
    I have Fancy Widgets set up to open Weatherbug when I tap the forecast in the widget.
    I rarely need the weather forecast in the summer here in Atlanta. Hot, humid, occasional rainshowers, check back tomorrow for more of the same.
    Yeah but you sure need a forecast in Spring. Freaking tornadoes all over in the south this year. Meanwhile up here near Chicago were having a record year for heat...
    08-03-2011 12:20 AM
  24. srfeiny's Avatar
    For a weather widget I use PWS time and weather widget. It uses weather underground stations and is very accurate. I have it syncing with my personal weather station it is fantastic. For radar I use Rainy days. It loads very fast and also is very accurate.
    08-03-2011 04:40 AM
  25. fretless's Avatar
    Wkyc weather. It defaults to cleveland but you can set it to work if my location. Works great all across the usa and canada. Great weather and timely alerts and its by far the best interactive radar
    KSDK weather, which I believe is the exact same app. Gannett re-brands it for most TV stations they own. I agree with everything in the above post... radar and notifications are superb, and the app is free!
    08-03-2011 11:33 AM
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