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AccuWeather Platinum

by AccuWeather
Platform: Android Rated: Guidance Suggested
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,144 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 (1,144 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #641 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
Local Customizable Accuweather, Anywhere--Ad Free!
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Get all the weather information you need in one convenient stop
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.

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(TM). 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.

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Access multiple interactive maps
Forecasts for Millions of Locations, Worldwide

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(R)--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
55 of 63 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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301 of 365 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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213 of 258 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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379 of 472 people found the following review helpful
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As far as weather goes, it is not great but not bad... However, what bugs me is that the PLATINUM (paid) version is a lesser version than the free one!!! Platinum=2.0.1.0, free=2.1.2. And from what I saw, the free one is less buggy and has a few additional features that the paid one does not!

BOO to Accuweather for giving paying customers a less feature-rich product than free users! I can only therefore rate it a 2. Fix this, Accuweather, and I will re-evaluate.
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58 of 70 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not what I thought I was buying February 1, 2013
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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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48 of 60 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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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars New inaccurate weather December 30, 2012
Verified Purchase
Update: Just received the new update and the app is somewhat better. Better
interface, multiple maps and columnized categories.

Now to the major problems:

1. Current weather for my location is terrible. Weather bug much better.
2. When trying to access daily, "accuweather not responding" comes up.
3. New columns do not align properly.
4. Animated maps are jerky and need a longer time sequence.
5. App is now so slow to load that it displays error messages.

At least the annoying "for sale" is finally gone.
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20 of 24 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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent weather app.
This is by far the best weather app out there. You can set up multiple cities and swap them at the tap of the screen. Swiping changes between forecast periods. Read more
Published 12 hours ago by Alexander Thomas Espinosa
4.0 out of 5 stars Great!
Lack sport suggestions
Published 14 hours ago by Yeni Patricia Cruz Toro
2.0 out of 5 stars Not a great weather app!
Actually to be fair theirs not that many good weather apps out their at all! A goldmine for any good developer. I thought AccuWeather might be different but I was wrong! Read more
Published 22 hours ago by netartifacts
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love it. Still usingnit. Daily.
Published 1 day ago by Dremere
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love the detail
Published 1 day ago by C. Engberg
1.0 out of 5 stars The FREE Version integrates with Google/Android, THIS PAY VERSION does...
Not a good fit for a tablet, and considerably more generic than the FREE version.
Very disappointed, after being sold as a big upgrade, a total waste of money. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars limited control
I didn't like the inability to turn off the graphs like one was able to do with the free version.
Published 3 days ago by Robert J. Meyer
5.0 out of 5 stars love it
Coolest weather app I've ever had, I swear that I'm a real customer .and not some corporate sell out douche bag. Seriously get the app and try it, what do you have to lose
Published 4 days ago by Joe
4.0 out of 5 stars Works great
Only wish it didn't need to activate my GPS each time I use it.
Published 5 days ago by Sandra Farmer
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good
This app almost has too much information. Everything it has is useful, but I wish I could turn features on and off myself.
Published 6 days ago by E on Westfield
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