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AccuWeather Platinum

by AccuWeather
Rated: Guidance Suggested
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,499 customer reviews)

Price: $2.99
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 3.3.1.8
  • 3.3.1.8 For Kindle Fire and Android devices: * Introducing MinuteCast - minute-by-minute weather forecasts for the next two hours hyper-localized to your exact street address in the United States and Canada. * The Local Forecast Summary, a brief summary of what you can expect from the weather over the next 3-5 days for your location. For Fire Phone: AccuWeather has everything you need in a weather app for free, including AccuWeather MinuteCastTM, the leading minute-by-minute weather forecast that is hyper-localized to your exact street address. Accurate and local weather forecasts are available for nearly 3 million locations worldwide with current conditions, hourly forecasts for each of the next 24 hours, and daily extended forecasts for each of the next 15 days. Stay out of the storm with the severe weather alerts, weather radar, and interactive maps. With the Looking Ahead feature, you see a brief, at-a-glance summary of what you can expect in the forecast, and you can choose the amount of rich weather forecast details you want.

Product Details

  • ASIN: B0067R0APK
  • Release Date: November 14, 2011
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,499 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #386 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Ad free and everything your Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD need in a weather app!
  • Accurate and local forecasts for 2.7 million locations worldwide. Forecasts update every 15 minutes with information for the next 25 days - all in 27 different languages.
  • Radar for all of North America and Europe, and worldwide satellite overlaying interactive Google MapsTM. Snapshot view of the maps for your saved locations!
  • Data visualization through optional weather graphs.
  • Customizable My AccuWeather lifestyle forecasts for specific health concerns and outdoor activities. Categories include: Outdoor Fitness, Travel, Respiratory Health, Fishing and Game, and Do-It-Yourself
  • More information such as dew point, probability of precipitation are now available. Sunrise and sunset times are available for all forecast days in daily details !

Product Description

The all new AccuWeather Platinum is here! We listened to your feedback and created an app that’s even more information and feature rich. It has everything your Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD need in a weather app, like customizable My AccuWeather forecasts, optional weather graphs, and a new, map snapshot view. Celebrate the app’s launch with us by downloading AccuWeather Platinum at the special sale price of only $0.99 (67% discount)!

Weatherproof your day with these features and without any advertising:

• When AccuWeather forecasts snow, ice, rain, wind, or the probability of thunderstorms, you will see an orange exclamation point displayed within the location’s current and 25-day screens.
• Customizable My AccuWeather lifestyle forecasts for specific health concerns and outdoor activities. Categories include: Outdoor Fitness, Travel, Respiratory Health, Fishing and Game, and Do-It-Yourself.
• Radar for all of North America and Europe, and worldwide satellite overlaying interactive Google Maps™. Snapshot view of the maps for your saved locations is also now available!
• Data visualization through optional weather graphs.
• Current news and weather videos, with many available in both English and Spanish.
• Social media sharing so you can share your location’s current conditions, hourly, or 25-day forecasts using the social media apps you already have on your device.

You also get the accurate, local weather forecasts and the customization you expect from AccuWeather, minus the advertising:
• Accurate and local forecasts for 2.7 million locations worldwide. Forecasts update every 15 minutes with information for the next 25 days – all in 27 different languages.
• Current weather conditions update every 15 minutes with the very latest humidity and precipitation percentages, dew point, visibility, UV index, wind speed gusts and direction, times for sunrise and sunset, and RealFeel® – AccuWeather’s exclusive weather forecasting system that analyzes multiple weather factors to determine how the local temperature actually feels.
• Local weather forecast summaries that provide an overview of the next five days’ weather forecast along with a description of the most dramatic weather event expected during the five days.
• Status bar on the home screen displaying the current temperature for your current or home location.
• Ability to store an unlimited amount of locations.
• Choice between metric or imperial units, 12-hour or 24-hour time display, and portrait or landscape view.

Download AccuWeather Platinum and start experiencing the most accurate and local weather forecasts available without any advertising!

Technical Details

  • Size: 8.6MB
  • Version: 3.3.1.8
  • Developed By: AccuWeather
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Read from external storage
    • com.google.android.providers.gsf.permission.READ_GSERVICES
    • Get notified that the operating system has finished booting
    • Open network sockets
    • Write to external storage
    • Access fine (e.g., GPS) location
    • Access the vibration feature
    • Access coarse (e.g., Cell-ID, Wi-Fi) location
    • Access the list of accounts in the Accounts Service
    • Access information about networks
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
    • Allows an application to receive messages via Google Cloud Messaging
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.3
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 90 seconds

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
312 of 378 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars excessive permissions April 17, 2012
By Drew
Verified Purchase
The only reason a weather app would need this many permissions is if they were selling your personal info to advertisers to further their profit from an already paid app. Shameless money-grab. Read the privacy statement.
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222 of 270 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars All those permissions? March 19, 2012
why the heck with this program, a weather application, need just about every android permission there is? especially if they don't even explain them to you, why would anybody in their right mind buy this app?
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68 of 80 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Too many permissions. March 19, 2012
A weather app does NOT need to see or write to my calendar, nor does it need to make phone calls without going through dialer so I can't stop it or know about it. DO NOT BUY!
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60 of 72 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not what I thought I was buying February 1, 2013
Verified Purchase
I already owned the free version on my Kindle HD and have had it on my android phone for a year. I find it very accurate and quite informative. However, in Amazon's recent sale - I purchased this "Premium" app thinking I was getting more content. To me, the promotion implies that there will be the extra screens such as "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs", "The Tuscan Sun" and "The Perfect Storm" - I stupidly thought these were going to be part of the premium app and could be configured in some way, which is the only reason I bought it. Wrong again - this appears to just be an Amazon way of promoting it. While I am extremely happy with my Fire HD, I think this is a bit of false advertising on Amazon's part.

Apparently the only difference between this app and the free one is - wait for it... NOTHING! The only thing I've gotten for my .99 was a red banner across my sunshine proclaiming "Sale!" on my app icon. Whoopee! Don't bother - stick with the free one. I've already dumped it and reinstalled the free one.

ETA: Okay- the only thing different is that there are ads (completely out of the way) on the free one. They don't inhibit your viewing and you can hardly hit them by accident.

I've contacted Accuweather customer service per Amazon's advice (they didn't refund me but I didn't beg) but I won't necessarily hold my breath waiting for their answer.
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50 of 62 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Nags me to rate it. June 26, 2012
By KanMan
Verified Purchase
I paid for this app, but it still has a nag screen that pops up asking me to rate it. Well, here you go. One star. You have my money and if I had wanted to rate your app I would have done it myself, without you nagging me to do so.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not Impressed February 8, 2013
Verified Purchase
Ok, I bought this on sale, but I think it was a waste of a dollar. Very little difference from the free version. I had hoped that it would at least autorotate to the screen orientation, but that did not happen. Not too thrilled with the paid version. For those that are looking, stick with the free one, the upgrade is NOT worth it.
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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Old version was MUCH better!! March 21, 2013
By julu
Verified Purchase
Updated version is too busy and font is too small. I loved the calendar screen in the old version that showed large colorful icons for each day. New version should at least have the option to customize the screen and hide unwanted sections like news and video... wish I could revert to the old version. It used to be my favorite weather app. Now I no longer think I'll use it.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Radar map does not display on my phone March 21, 2013
By TisDone
Verified Purchase
Though the new version of the app with a UI (User Interface) redesign looks wonderful, there is an issue with the radar on my phone (Samsung Galaxy S2 running Cyanogenmod 10.1). On my phone, the radar image/map never loads, it just says grey. On my Kindle Fire (Original) the map comes up right away as it should. Fix this flaw, and then it will be a five star app.

I find the new UI easy to navigate, and appreciate the clarity of how the information is presented. Though I have previously used WeatherBug on my phone, I plan on switching to AccuWeather once the radar glitch described above is resolved. I've tried clearing data and re-installing the app on my phone, but it is still not working.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice features
I like the rain by the minute features
Published 18 hours ago by Patrick J. Walsh
2.0 out of 5 stars Lots features but buggy
Retrieving weather info is slow. It also frequently stops.
Published 18 hours ago by Benny
4.0 out of 5 stars Same as free version without ads.
This is the same as free version without the ads. I was hoping for watch/warning alert boxes with the paid app version, but there are none. Read more
Published 20 hours ago by TejasKat
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent
Tells me everything I need to know and easy to use
Published 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars weather app
I changed from a regular kindle fire to kindle hdx, and I don't like how the graphics and visual display changed for the accuweather plus. Read more
Published 5 days ago by Nia L. Clark
5.0 out of 5 stars Great App.
I moved here from Oklahoma and have really missed the quality weather watches....this is a really good weather app. I feel truly informed and prepared in severe weather.
Published 5 days ago by Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Pert near, but not plumb.
The minute cast is useless. Other than that, good info.
Published 7 days ago by Ken Huge
5.0 out of 5 stars ms
Excellent and accurate. Help us so much with our gardening plans.
I don't go out without checking it first.
Love the way you get information eve r y hour.
Published 12 days ago by Alba Judith Bonilla
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great weather app.
Published 13 days ago by nora
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love it!!
Published 15 days ago by Rbess
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