App Compitabailty

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ganja24, Aug 14, 2017.

  1. ganja24, Aug 14, 2017
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2017

    ganja24 macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2009

    Is there any way to run old apps on MacOS Sierra? I download previous purchase from the Mac AppStore, The developer no longer is supporting the app. I am getting this message when I open.

    "In order to use “The Weather Network”, you need to update to the latest version.
    The version of WeatherEye installed on this Mac is not compatible with macOS Sierra. Download the latest version from the App Store." 2017-08-14_03-31-01.png 2017-08-14_03-31-41.png
  2. canuckRus macrumors 6502a


    May 18, 2014
    Take a VPN for a test drive?
  3. ganja24 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2009
    VPN? Sorry I didn't understand. Can you explain how this app will run. Thanks
  4. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Aug 5, 2001
    I also fail to see what a VPN would do in this case.

    But you are out of luck; either downgrade your OS, or, which is most likely the best solution, find another and more modern app to replace it. Chances are the app will also not get data sometime in the future, since the developers have abandoned it.
  5. neeklamy macrumors newbie

    Jul 6, 2012
    If you’re really wanting forecasts from the Weather Network then you could use the equally abandoned, but still working, Dashboard widget.

    Unfortunately you won’t find the widget on their Weather Apps page (but they have the BlackBerry app…), it can be found here, WeatherEye - CNET Download (or on Tucows). As always, run any potentially suspicious downloads through VirusTotal, this already has been scanned: WeatherEye2_1_1.wdgt analysis: 0/57.

    I can confirm it still works.


    The developer still has the related Weather Network applications for iOS, Pelmorex Media Inc. - iTunes Preview, so maybe it’s worth asking them?


    canuckRus suggested using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to get around territorial blocking as he thought that the Weather Network/WeatherEye was just unavailable in Canada.
  6. canuckRus macrumors 6502a


    May 18, 2014

    VPNs make your location anonymous & you can make it appear from wherever you choose. Don't know how or why you got the message as Weather Network & Weather Eye are not listed as being available with Sierra.
    Weather Network is available & works on IOS in Canada however.
  7. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68030

    Aug 28, 2012
    Between the coasts
    I don't see how VPN would help. This is an app, not a web page.

    The icon indicates the app is not compatible with Sierra (icon is overlaid with the circle-plus-diagonal-line, which indicates incompatibility). That has nothing to do with your location.

    The Weather Network web site currently has links for mobile and tablet apps, TV apps, and a Windows 8 app - no Mac app. Considering that even the Windows app hasn't been updated since Windows 8, I'd say The Weather Network decided creating apps for desktop operating systems wasn't worthwhile.

    The situation is essentially the same with The Weather Channel here in the US. Mobile apps are available. There's an app for Windows Phone that will also run on Windows 10 desktop. Nothing for Mac.

    My interpretation is that these companies want you to view the web site if you have a PC/Mac, so they can show you more ads. A compact, little window in the corner of your screen doesn't suit their commercial interests.
  8. ganja24 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2009
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    With all the help here I am happy even though the app is not supported on MacOs Sierra but the dashboard widget is working, I was able to get the dashboard widget to stick on the Desktop page, but I have a issue when I launch Safari or Mail the widget overlays on top instead of hiding. Is there any option so the widget won't overlap?

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