Weather Channel MAX

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by ozzyman500, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. ozzyman500 macrumors 65816

    Feb 4, 2009
    Is paying $3.99 over the free version worth it? Currently it's the only free app on my phone and considering purchasing this to get rid of the ads, because I can't stand them. Has anyone else made the switch and think it's worth it?
  2. iFerd macrumors 6502a

    Jul 20, 2007
    I did right after the paid version came out, and I haven't regretted it. Whether it's worth the price to get rid of the ads, only you can decide. But I use this every day, and I'm happy for the clean presentation. I have some other applications that I only use occasionally, and I've stuck with the ad supported versions of those when there is a choice.
  3. ozzyman500 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Feb 4, 2009
    How is the live radar? I use the free version multiple times a day that's why I'm thinking about spending the few bucks.
  4. MotionxxUSxx macrumors 6502

    Jul 1, 2007
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    I actually think it sucks. They added future radar in the paid version which is useless and causes the whole animation to be longer. It takes longer to get back to the real radar returns. The future radar doesn't seemto be reliable at all. You will watch a storm that is on your doorstep and than the futurecast takes over and the storm just disappears.
  5. m3coolpix macrumors 6502a


    Dec 24, 2007
    I've been looking for a good weather app also.

    I'd get the Weather Channel Max if you could turn off the future radar. Future radar seems to be a common complaint, both from it's accuracy and slowing the app down. If they'd allow it to be turned off, I'd probably buy this as I've not found anything better (yet).

    I have Weatherbug lite, and it's OK. The videos and cameras are not that big of a interest to me. Pay version is interesting, but the developer seems be slow with updating (no updates since v1.0). If that changes.....maybe.

    Right now, however, it's hard to beat the iPhone (Safari formatted) version of (free). All the pertinent information IMHO. I just have a bookmark folder with several cities that I'm interested in.
  6. FearlessFreep macrumors 6502a

    Jul 15, 2008
    Northern Virginia, USA
    I've noticed this in the future maps on the TWC website, which are the same as the ones in the iPhone app. It doesn't seem to handle storms very well. There can be a significant line of storms coming and the the future radar kicks in and they are non-existent or scattered.
    The thing about the Max version that stinks is that the future radar is loaded with the past radar all at once. So you can't customize to say give me the past up to the current (like in the free app), and then press a button to see the future. It's all together, so you have to wait for the future crap to load too.
  7. kelpi macrumors regular


    Sep 14, 2008
    I still have the 1.0.1 version, which displays the non-obtrusive ads. I just hope I don't accidently update it when I'm drunk or something.

    But I've thought about purchasing the "max" just to get rid of the App store Badge, it drives me nuts.
  8. kas23 macrumors 603


    Oct 28, 2007
    For me, that would be worth it. Most of the time those badges drive me nuts. It's sort of like having a kitchen sink full of dirty dishes.
  9. Prospekt macrumors regular

    Jul 5, 2009
    I got the Max version. I didn't like the advertisements, so I could spare the $4. Plus the black interface looks nicer than the free version, IMO.
  10. Smrtphoneaddict macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2009
    The Max version is very good. Has a great look and no ads. What would put this app over the top is push notifications for when bad weather is on it's way. I hope they are working on that.
  11. emailYasmin macrumors member


    Jul 9, 2009
    New York City
    I am using the Paid version. Its not bad. WeatherBug elite is only 0.99c though.
  12. Randman macrumors 65816


    Jul 28, 2008
    Jacksonville, Fla
    Weather Channel is horribly inaccurate when it comes to temps. I use Fizz Weather and it matches with NWS.
  13. ctt1wbw macrumors 68000


    Jan 17, 2008
    Seaford VA
  14. MaxPower49 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 11, 2008
  15. TroyBoy30 macrumors 68020


    Jun 9, 2009
    Atlanta GA

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