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Old 08-22-2008, 04:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I did some searching, trying to find a nice weather app that works great and is free. I figured it'd be cool to get a thread going about what weather apps are out there for us BB users, and discuss the pros/cons of each one.

Personally, I have used the revised BBweather and it was nice until it started working about 40% of the time. No errors, just doesn't do anything when I choose "update" or "forecast"...just sits there and does nothing, and when this happens I am no longer to hit the menu key to bring up that little menu...have to do a battery pull to fix it. Needless to say, I removed the app because it wasn't worth the headaches it was giving me.

I was going to try out the weatherbug software but apparently it costs money.

What else is out there? Please list as much info as possible about the app.
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Old 08-22-2008, 05:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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weathereye is free

There are a few others, search weather in this Aftermarket section.
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I use the mobile app from The Weather Channel. It serves the purpose for me. I don't know what your needs are. You can see current, hourly and 10 day weather and you can also see the current radar map. Just type weather.com in your mobile browser and you should be prompted to install the app.

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I use the mobile app from The Weather Channel. It serves the purpose for me. I don't know what your needs are. You can see current, hourly and 10 day weather and you can also see the current radar map. Just type weather.com in your mobile browser and you should be prompted to install the app.

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When I go to weather.com on my BB, it just takes me to their mobile site. I don't see anything about installing an app...

Johnny - I have used BB push weather for a while. It's OK and works well, but only gives you a 5-day forecast as far as I can tell. If you want to play around with it, go here on your BB browser: BlackBerry HELP!
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Please post info and working links when you refer an app.

I'll give that BB push weather a try.

As far as my needs go...I'd like something that works like BBweather does...but more reliable and better fitting to my pearl's screen resolution.
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I tried the BB push options...neither one could find my location, even though I followed those directions.
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I actually like WeatherBug Ditect, free and very customizeable plus it updates and checks for updates/warnings very frequently.
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Doesn't the weatherbug app cost money? I visited the web link in the apps sticky and it said free trial. I'm looking for a good program that is free.

I downloaded weathereye and it's actually pretty cool apart from not being able to find my town. I have to use a city that is about 30 miles away and around this area...weather can be very specific. If they fixed this issue, this app would blow bbweather out of the water.
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Here is the main page for WeatherBug Direct:
WeatherBug Direct for BlackBerry live local weather plus live temperature and local forecasts direct to your BlackBerry

Access this link from your Blackberry
WeatherBug Direct For Blackberry

WeatherBug Cost money, but WeatherBug Direct is free and I have been using for over 6 months now.
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Old 08-23-2008, 06:46 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Please post info and working links when you refer an app.

I'll give that BB push weather a try.

As far as my needs go...I'd like something that works like BBweather does...but more reliable and better fitting to my pearl's screen resolution.
Well, I wanted to post a link; but weather.com does not make it easy. I have this app for a while now and I forgot how I had installed it. They want to send an SMS to your mobile number if you want the app. On your PC, go to weather.com and click on the "Mobile" link or type this in your browser, Wireless Internet. You should get a form to enter your phone number and a verification image. When you submit it, your should get a SMS with a link. At least that's how I remember getting the app.

A warning though; this app does not run in the background and checks the weather. So, no automatic severe weather warnings etc. It remembers your zip and you can quickly check the current weather conditions whenever you want, that's all. Weatherbug Direct looks interesting in this regard, so I'm going to try it...
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WeatherbugDirect didn't work for me(wasn't showing anything on the icon), and after I set my city...whenever I clicked the WeatherBug icon(big red spot), it would take me to a web page instead of a program. It got deleted after that. No web apps.

WeatherEye would be beyond awesome if they offered a metric/standard global setting, and if you could check weather for all zip codes instead of just larger cities.

BBWeather is was very picky when my reception was 1X. It also likes to do nothing at all when I click on Update or Forecast...and doesn't let me re-open that little menu again for several hours, or until I do a battery pull.

The regular WeatherBug app is a trial version, with a monthly fee afterwards if I'm correct. I haven't tried this one, mainly because I don't want to increase my phone bill.

I'm about to try the Weather Channel app posted above, and will update once I get it installed.
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How long did you leave weatherbug direct there? Usually it gives the red dot when it hasn't gotten the information yet. I've only seen the red dot 2-3 times and forcing it to update the weather data has gotten rid of it. If it did work you can have 1 icon with the temp and another icon with the current forecast, but if you do click on the icon it does take you to a web page were you can see the 5 day forecast, animated radar, etc, etc.
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Old 08-24-2008, 04:36 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Here is the main page for WeatherBug Direct:
WeatherBug Direct for BlackBerry live local weather plus live temperature and local forecasts direct to your BlackBerry

Access this link from your Blackberry
WeatherBug Direct For Blackberry

WeatherBug Cost money, but WeatherBug Direct is free and I have been using for over 6 months now.
Nice program. A bit of a battery hog but highly accurate. Thank you.
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I decided to go back to using bbweather. So far after the upgrade to OS 4.5 and a fresh install of bbweather...it's been working a bit better. I'll keep it around until a better app comes out.
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It is not an application but I most often hit my bookmark that I have set up with Weather Underground for my zip code. The site is m.wund.com. The radar imaging is a nice touch allowing a choice of animating. If you just zoom in, you can add storm tracks that show which direction those midwest summer storms are moving.
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Thumbs up for the WeatherBug direct. It is not only nice to have the temp reading right on the home screen, it is cool to get sever weather alerts automatically. I have been using the app for couple of days now and I like it a lot. Thanks for the app, SteveO86.
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Wetaherbug direct here also
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Just downloaded weather bug direct, but it dosent seem to be working, all it shows on my home screen is a red dot? how do you get rid of this?
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Did you run the setup wizard? If so you can manually update weather information in Options - Weatherbug direct. If that don't work you can try a battery pull, that only happened to me once or twice in the 8 months I've been using this application.
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When I go to the download site on my 8310 v4.5 I don't see the download link. What gives?
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