Weather Push Apps

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by richxps, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. richxps macrumors 65816

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    Hi, does anyone know of a good weather app that pushes alerts to the phone ?
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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  3. ctt1wbw macrumors 68000

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  4. CKohkah macrumors 6502

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    I'm hoping Weather Channel or Weather Bug start to update their apps for push....
     
  5. javaGuru macrumors 6502a

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    I have WeatherAlert and it's absolutely horrible. It never pushes any alerts to my iPhone. One day I was driving home from work and spotted a tornado in the midst of a terrible storm complete with lightning and hail and WeatherAlert absolutely never sent any alerts to my iPhone.
     
  6. GfPQqmcRKUvP macrumors 68040

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    Umbrella: You set a percentage chance of rain and when the day's chance of rain exceeds that number it notifies you at a set (user selectable) time with the forecast. It does not give you exact temperatures.
     
  7. jamesarm97 macrumors 65816

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    Same here. Worked some, but yesterday we had really bad storms and I did not get an update. I did receive my email weather alerts from a different website for the same area so I know there was an alert for the area.
     
  8. richxps thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I really hope weather channel or weather bug does something soon, even accuweather would be good. I checked all there sites and no word on updates coming.
     
  9. fishkorp macrumors 68020

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    I'm the WeatherAlert dev. Been having some issues on the server side the last week or so. The amount of clients it's checking for has become too cumbersome for the original method of checking, so I've been focusing my time on the server-side optimization piece. It's been in 24/7 test since Friday and seems to be working way more accurately and efficiently. It should hopefully be rolled out into production the next day or so. This inefficiency is the major issue with something like a tornado. Due to the way the code on the server was running, each person's area would only get checked every 30 or so minutes as the database grew larger and larger. That's unacceptable for a tornado! The new code can check and push every single person's alerts in real time. Another issue was that the app doesn't allow for things such as "Special Weather Statement" or "Hazardous Weather Outlook" or "Severe Weather Warning." It only checks for the type-specific alerts (i.e "Tornado" or "Thunderstorm"). These checks are added in the new server-side part already and will be reflected on the client in an app update. If any users do not get alerts, please send an email and I'll see if the problem is on the end of the server actually not pushing (has happened) or if it's the data source not getting the information accurately. I've helped numerous people via email with issues.

    I'm just a small, independent developer with zero weather background that put this together, so I don't have the expertise and experience like The Weather Channel or Weather Bug, so I'm learning based on feedback from the users/customers. I've already migrated to a bigger, faster server, so that part shouldn't be a problem any more. And once this new code rolls out it should be as accurate and on-time as every other app. So any issues with the app, please contact me and I'll do my best to solve the problem.

    Weather Channel offers mobile notifications, but not through their app. They charge $6.99/month for it.
     
  10. colmaclean macrumors 68000

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    That's service - someone must have enabled developer push!
     
  11. ctt1wbw macrumors 68000

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    Well, it IS called "Umbrella."
     
  12. ctt1wbw macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, thanks. I look forward to seeing the update. I haven't seen hardly any weather alerts from this app either.
     
  13. fishkorp macrumors 68020

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    Like I said, if you have issues, please email the support address and I'll look into the problems.
     
  14. macfan881 macrumors 68020

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    keep in contact with the dev he's working things out with me i mised a thunderstorm warning this weekend and he's working on the issue
     
  15. danwms macrumors member

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    UK Weather App

    Can anyone recommend a good weather application for the UK?

    It does not need to be push enabled, I just want it to use an accurate data source for the UK. I have used the weather channel and accu weather and can't help think that they have been developed for the US and so their UK weather feed does not seem to be that accurate.

    The met office and the BBC weather tend to be the most accurate for the UK but i can not seem to find an application that use these as sources.

    Any suggestions?
     
  16. angle macrumors regular

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    I just bought WeatherAlert on the basis that the developer spent the time to come here and address issues. It's a $0.99 program, so it's not breaking my bank, and the fact that the independent developer is taking the time to speak with his customer base is huge. Thanks for taking the time and enjoy the sale!

    :-D
     
  17. kicko macrumors 65816

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    I would like a weather app to push me a daily forecast as well as weather warnings in my area. That app would be very nice.

    As i take it weather alert only will push warnings.
     

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