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Old 07-22-2009, 01:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Undecided what FREE Weather App to use

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Hello All,
I would like to add a FREE weather App, but im undecided which to use?
I keep going back and forth to other sites and reading what other people say
the good or bads, Here is what im looking for or would like to have, a icon that shows on home screen of the current temp, cloudy, rainy or whatever it maybe? Like some where near the clock or where ever it goes? then when i click on the Applications icon it shows the main icon where i click on it. Im sure there isnt any free apps that show a radar thats animaited when i click on it?.. Anyways i hope some of you all can give me some feedback in which to use, Thankyou for reading,,

Oh i do have pocket express but never launched it yet and messed with it.

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Old 07-22-2009, 01:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Download and try them all... Delete the ones you don't like and keep the one that you do...

I will say that for $10 measly dollars, BeWeather is hands down the best! Download th trial and see if you like, if you do, it's worth the $10...

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I love BB Weather. It's written and maintained/updated by a forum member, tateu. Fast, small footprint, and FREE!

OTA (version 0.88): http://www.tateu.net/software/dl.php?f=BBWeather
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I love BB Weather. It's written and maintained/updated by a forum member, tateu. Fast, small footprint, and FREE!

OTA (version 0.88): http://www.tateu.net/software/dl.php?f=BBWeather
Thanks i will give it a try, Does it put a small icon on main window before you click Applications icon of the current weather temp,?
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Old 07-22-2009, 03:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I love BB Weather. It's written and maintained/updated by a forum member, tateu. Fast, small footprint, and FREE!

OTA (version 0.88): http://www.tateu.net/software/dl.php?f=BBWeather
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i use myweather lite...it's a great, simple app...plus it's free!!
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Thanks i will give it a try, Does it put a small icon on main window before you click Applications icon of the current weather temp,?
No, it's stand-alone and doesn't interface with the BB's home screen.
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No, it's stand-alone and doesn't interface with the BB's home screen.

I don't think that is entirely correct. It does have a home screen icon that you can set to display the current temp/conditions.
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I don't think that is entirely correct. It does have a home screen icon that you can set to display the current temp/conditions.
You're right! I know it worked like that on older versions, but I just assumed that with the switch to the new data provider this feature went away. I had unchecked (default setting) "Enable Home Screen Update". Re-checking it brings back the current temp on a blue background. Groovy baby, yeah!
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Old 07-22-2009, 04:36 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I like Weather Eye as a good all around free app, it might suit the op. I had been using it for a while until BerryWeather came out with animated radar maps that you can edit, change\add to your liking and GPS.
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Old 07-22-2009, 07:47 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I really like WeatherBug Direct. Home screen icon, animated radar, customizable alerts.
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Old 07-22-2009, 08:23 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I installed the BB Weather and I get "Error - Current Conditions Thread: Invalid PArtner Code.

How can I remedy this issue?

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I like Weather Eye as a good all around free app, it might suit the op. I had been using it for a while until BerryWeather came out with animated radar maps that you can edit, change\add to your liking and GPS.
+1. If you're in a metropolitan area, you can't beat WeatherEye as a free BB weather app. They don't have coverage for most rural areas, though.
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As far as free goes, I love BBWeather, but have been messing around with Weatherbug lately, just for the radar. The radar's not animated but it's a good view. Overall though, BBWeather hands down.

If you're willing to pay a monthly fee, the best I've seen is My-Cast:
My-Cast - Weather on your mobile phone.

I haven't used it in a while, but in addition to the usual, it's got nice animated radar, lightning strikes, and a lot more. Very nice app. It used to be $4-5 dollars total, but since Garmin took it over, it's gone to a monthly subscription.
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I have installed a ton of these programs, whether free or on trial and I always come back to BBWeather. That just seems the best in the simplest (and least annoying) interface. Go with that one and you will be happy.
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I'll agree that BBWeather is a good program and have used it before. I've been using Weather midlet (weather.midlets.eu) for a while now. The one downside to it is that it prompts you to access the website every time you open the program.
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Just downloaded BB Weather because of all of the recommendations in this thread and I am very happy.
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Just downloaded BB Weather because of all of the recommendations in this thread and I am very happy.
And BBWeather just keeps getting better and better... Tateu is now working on a GPS location for BBW... see that thread in the Aftermarket Software forum, too.
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I agree with Fonejunkie. Tateu just brought it another level
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I 3rd the nomination for Tateu's app. It works beautifully. Being a motorcycle rider, thr GPS function is too freakin' nice!!

I was using Weatherbug Direct - but it is now in the land of the deleted.


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