Finally a good free weather app - WeatherEye

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  1. macbookairman macrumors 6502a

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    thanks! i've been checking the weather section of the app store every couple days waiting for a good (free) one to come along! and this one looks like its pretty good.

    i'll give it a shot.
     
  2. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Not compatible with the iPod Touch 1G. I wonder why?
     
  3. ghostwriter macrumors regular

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    Good initial effort. City database seems to be limited to major cities. That's a major downside in my opinion. Interface is very nice though. Hopefully, developer will expand location database.
     
  4. skubish macrumors 68030

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    Pretty good effort but I still feel weatherbug is the best.
     
  5. JML42691 macrumors 68020

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    Same here, has anybody tried installing it on the 1G touch yet to see if it may have just been a typo on the description page? I would but I do not have my iPod on me at the moment.
     
  6. arrow201 thread starter macrumors member

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    yes, great since your in the US, but here in Canada (and the rest of the planet) we use celcius, a basic conversion this app does not supply
     
  7. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    LOL. I still use the Weather.app that every iPod has. It's good enough for me..
     
  8. macduke macrumors 604

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    MyWeather Mobile still owns...even though its $10.
     
  9. orrelse44 macrumors regular

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    My personal favorite FREE wx app is Aeroweather, but it isn't fancy bells and whistles. I'm actually a meteorologist, so having the actual METARs and TAFs to decipher for myself--I get much more out of that instead of some mock-up of what Yahoo weather thinks it is going to be.

    After that, I think wxbug is my favorite.. Have not seen the new one though.
     
  10. ob81 macrumors 65816

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    Thanks For sharing

    Thanks for linking this. I wasn't going to pay for the weather when I can just watch it on TV in the morning. I really wanted a mobile app though. This will do great.
     
  11. Randman macrumors 65816

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    Fixed™.
     
  12. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    I tried it, would not install.
     
  13. juanster macrumors 68020

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    i use the one it came with... and love it.. maybe one of those things unless i use it once i wopn't feel the need for it....
     
  14. orrelse44 macrumors regular

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    Okay, I don't see the love for this one. It couldn't even pick out my city (and I'm certainly not in timbuktu), and nothing in this app separates it from any of the others.

    Wxbug is by far better.
     
  15. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Unfortunately this one is fatally flawed. It produces all sorts of nonsensical results in the forecasts, and the wind direction is consistently 180 degrees off. I wrote them an e-mail about this ages ago, but no changes seem to be forthcoming.
     
  16. JML42691 macrumors 68020

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    Thanks for trying, I think for now I'll just stick to WeatherBug and the included weather app, heck I am not even using them all that often, so it isn't a major deal. I wonder why it can't work with the 1G touch, that just seems odd, why would there be any mic support in the app, or is there?
     
  17. spamdumpster macrumors 6502a

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    Which weather apps have icons that change? Weathereye and weatherbug? Any others?
     
  18. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    I tried WeatherBug again. They seem to have fixed the wind direction problem, but the forecasts are still nonsensical.
     
  19. jsamuelson macrumors member

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    Fizz Weather is the only one to have. Very good. Gives airport weather delays, 5 day, detailed 2 day forecasts, and if you honestly don't know where you are the GPS will get your location fixed.

    Excellent.

    They have also just released Fizz Snow for ski resort reports. The app is great but so far just makes me miserable - as none of my local resorts are open.
     
  20. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    This one looks nice, but without paying $5.99, I can't determine if it tells you where the current conditions it's reporting are actually coming from. This is one thing WeatherBug does right -- if the location you select doesn't report actual data, it tells gives you the closest place that does, and actually tells you where. This is truly basic stuff that amazingly few of these weather applications do.
     
  21. gillybean macrumors 6502a

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    I purchased MyWeather (the $9.99) one yesterday because it's the only one that offers temperature forecast graphs, and that's what I'm most interested in.
     
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  23. orrelse44 macrumors regular

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    They aren't, they are just interpreted differently than other apps because they break down one forecast into different times.

    All of these apps get their weather data from the EXACT same place. None of these apps take the National Weather Service data and change the actual METAR and TAF data to the way they prefer it. They may modify how it is displayed, but every city's forecast between the different apps is the exact same data.
     
  24. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Perhaps nonsensical is too strong a word, but they are deceptive, and here is why.

    If I choose Location A in WeatherBug, and this location is unavailable, it provides the current conditions for Location B (the nearest current conditions location), and shows me that's what it has done. So far, so good. However, if I now look at the forecasts for Location A and Location B, they both indicate that they are for Location B -- but they are different! Where are these forecasts coming from? Difficult to say -- I'd have to guess that they're derived from the NWS Zone Forecasts. But who knows? WeatherBug implies that they are both for the same place, but clearly that is not the case.

    I am a pilot as well as a weather nut, so I know about METARs and TAFs, as well as how the NWS reports and forecasts. That's why I'm so picky about this stuff. So far, nobody has gotten this quite right.
     

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