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eWeather HD with NOAA Radar, Alerts and Hurricane tracking

by Elecont
Rated: All Ages
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (922 customer reviews)

Price: $3.99
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 5.5.7
  • - Hurricane tracking
  • - Alarm clock time on clock dial and graph
  • - Weather archive for month
  • - Weather alert categories with different sounds and silent mode at night
  • - How much time remaining before the sunrise or sunset
  • - Send weather alerts by SMS
  • - Solstice, Equinox, Polar night, Polar day, Solar eclipse, Lunar eclipse
  • - Backup and restore app settings
  • - New 10-day graph modes
  • - Wind gust
  • - Click on yellow and blue points for display sunset, sunrise and day length
  • - Option for enable/disable 365 days archive
  • - Options for enable/disable menu buttons for map, radar, earthquakes and alerts
  • - Inverse rotation of the seconds hand for joke

Product Details

  • ASIN: B0058EBNAO
  • Release Date: June 27, 2011
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (922 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #647 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Hi-Def, Real-Time animated NOAA (NEXRAD) Radar and cloud satellite layer
  • Two world-renowned weather providers: Foreca and US weather provider
  • Hurricane tracking
  • Solstice, Equinox, Polar night, Polar day, Solar eclipse, Lunar eclipse
  • 126 weather alert categories

Product Description

For those who want to know everything about the weather conditions both for today and the next 10 days, the past 365 days, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, geomagnetic storms.

Annual archives of air temperature and sea for any city in the world allows you to choose the good time and place for the travel. You can compare the weather in the current year with the weather in the last year. Also you can always have your own opinion about the statements that has never was so cold, hot, wet, dry.

Features:
• Two world-renowned weather providers: Foreca and US weather provider,
• Hi-Def, Real-Time animated NOAA (NEXRAD) Radar on Google maps (USA only),
• Hurricane tracking,
• Solstice, Equinox, Polar night, Polar day, Solar eclipse, Lunar eclipse,
• Sea surface temperature on weather map, widgets, noification area,
• Barometer with headache indicator,
• Beautiful animation,
• Cloud satellite layer on map (USA, Europe, Japan and Australia),
• 130,000 locations all over the world,
• Twenty original widgets of the weather, radar, time, moon phase, barometer, geomagnetic index, and UV index (1x1, 2x1, 2x2, 1x4, 4x1, 4x2, 3x3, 4x4, 5x2, 5x5 etc),
• Widgets for lockscreen was added (only for Android 4.2)
• 126 weather alert categories.
• Radar widget on OpenStreetMap (for USA only),
• Ten day forecast,
• Ten notification indicators in the status bar: temperature, moon phase, earthquakes, alerts, barometer etc,
• Earthquakes widget on OpenStreetMap,
• Weather Alerts (Advisory, Watch, or Warning) from NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration);
• Black ice and freeze warnings,
• One-hundred latest earthquakes in the world on Google map,
• Pressure forecast graph (Foreca only),
• Moon phase, moon rise and moon set times,
• Sunrise and sunset times,
• Duration of the day,
• World map with weather alerts, weather, earthquakes and local time.
• Geomagnetic storm forecast,
• Wind speed and directionality indicators in both 10-day and hour-by-hour forecasts (except Foreca),
• 24 hour by hour forecast,
• Current weather conditions,
• Only uses 10 KBytes of internet traffic per city for each weather update,
• World clock,
• METAR from weather station (except Foreca),
• UV index,
• Visibility on the roads,
• Dew point hour by hour graph;
• Precipitation probability,
• Precipitation amount: rainfall and new snowfall amount,
• Follow by location (uses GPS or Cell Network location determination),
• Full tablet support,
• Share forecast, alerts, earthquakes by e-mail

eWeather HD:
• Has a built-in barometer. A diagram is displayed which shows the atmospheric pressure changes for the past 24 hours. A red warning display is produced when the barometer detects changes more than 0.2 inhg.
• Provides information on the last 100 earthquakes from all over the world. View the latest earthquakes in a list or on a map. Provides information regarding magnitude, time and distance. You can filter earthquakes by their magnitude and distance from your location

The most unique feature in this application is the “Weather Clock”. It provides all of the previous information in an hour-by-hour clock format and is very interactive, informative and fun to use. Check it out!

Payment is one time, no ads, no any in-app payment, free updates.

If you have ANY questions, there is an FAQ section that takes you directly to the website. If your question is specific to your customized set up, customer service is courteous, knowledgeable, willing and able to help with fast turn around time.

Technical Details

  • Size: 9.6MB
  • Version: 5.5.7
  • Developed By: Elecont
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Read from external storage
    • 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 information about networks
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 1.6
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 90 seconds

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
169 of 188 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Elecont's Weather vs. AccuWeather September 8, 2011
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One of the apps I installed on my Xoom on 'day one' was AccuWeather. It was the best I could find at the time and, of course, it was free. AccuWeather comes with everything we learned to expect in a browser applet: there is the weather bug and it expands to a lot of detail: current weather, hourly forecast, 15 days forecast, multiple locations, maps with radar overlays, moon phases, alerts, weather trivia and so forth. Well... AccuWeather seems to be on its way out, to be replaced by Elecont's Weather app.

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ACCUWEATHER vs. ELECONT's

NAME (AccuWeather)
Elecont must find a name for their app. Can't have something named "Weather, US Radar, Alerts, Quakes". It's true, this is what the app does but... seriously, think of a name.

CONTENT (tie)
They both provide the customary current/hourly/10-15 days foreasts, maps with radar overlays and weather alerts. AccuWeather has video forecasts and a 'lifestyles' section but Elecont adds 'earthquakes' and is not pushing commercials.

THE BUG (Elecont)
AccuWeather's one-size-fits-all bug looks better but Elecont's wins by offering highly customizable widgets in just about any size from 1x1 up to 4x4. You can pick the type of info to be displayed, the type of bug, including Elecont's rather unique weather clock display, colors, transparency, even the frequency of updates.

RELIABILITY (AccuWeather)
AccuWeather was 'always there' as far as I can tell. This may be a fluke but one of Elecont's 2 alternative sources for weather information, Intellicast, was not available during my first day of using the app.
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96 of 106 people found the following review helpful
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I waited until I got my new Nexus 7 tablet to get this app because I thought it would look better than any of the other weather apps I was using. I was right! Several features set it apart. It also does not require unreasonable permissions to use.

I look for three things in my weather app: accurate detailed weather information, good graphics that function well, and apps that respect my privacy by requiring only the permissions they need to operate.

So that you can understand why I prefer eWeather HD, here are comparisons to the three other weather apps I was using:

ACCUWEATHER PLATINUM -
Accuracy: Data and forecast are accurate enough to be useful most days. 10 day forecast provides detailed information about each day. Lifestyle information is mostly frivolous.
Appearance: Clear but very basic presentation of information. The radar imaging is okay, but the map won't zoom and is very basic (on my son's Kindle - I can't get a version from Amazon that is compatible with the Nexus 7, so I can't say how it looks on that.) No adjustable font size.
Privacy: When I realized just how many permissions it requires, I deleted this app from my phone. It does not need to send SMS and email messages, make phone calls, and modify my calendar without my input. The rest of the permissions are needed.

BEWEATHER AND WIDGETS PRO:
Accuracy: Information and forecast are usually pretty close, but when I got up this morning it insisted it was 96 degrees out. I switched to another reporting station and it was 71. Much better. No details besides hi/low, humidity and sky conditions on the 10 day forecasts. I need to know about wind in advance. Supports multiple locations.
Appearance: The data screen is clear and pretty and largely empty.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent since latest update December 27, 2012
By Chuck1
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I liked this app from when I first bought it some months ago. It works extremely well on the Kindle Fire HD 7. The latest update to version 4.6.4 (today for me) allows you to put just about anything on the radar map or remove it at a tap. What is really nice are the various alerts/and warnings that show up by area, just a tap on it and you can see what kind of alert it is and tap again if you want to read the entire item. Personally I think its a very fair priced app for all that it does. Everything works.
Also a web/site and forum for questions.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Weather App For $.99! July 22, 2013
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I am a weather nerd. I have a weather station by my bed, and by my chair in the living room. Before the Weather Channel became the Anything But Weather Channel, it was my default TV station. I have 3 other weather apps at the front of my carousel on my Kindle. When this one came up on sale last week, I decided to actually pay real money for it based on the reviews. (I am also a financial nerd).

Several reviewers noted it took them 20 minutes or so to figure out the app, which by my standards, is pretty good. I took about 25 minutes because there really is a lot of information stuffed into this app! Others have gone into great detail about the weather tools found within so I don't think it is necessary to do it again. However, it is nice to have every detail I want in one place now. And I mean every single detail!

I particularly love the map, which not only tells you the time information contained in it was put on the map (if you scroll the map down or over or up depending on where you live and the direction your storms, etc., generally come from, the time is stamped over the area the information they got to put on the map - awesome!!), but is automatically moving about 5 seconds after it loads. I like the amount of information and how it is set up. If a storm is approaching (as one is currently in my area), there is a separate bar just for the air pressure which I need because of a particular chronic illness I suffer which is very affected by changes in air pressure, which extends 24 hour into the future.

What I also really like is that it has an earthquake map!! The map has all earthquakes from all over the world placed with a yellow dot which is sized by the earthquakes intensity.
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Just got the app and still learning how to navigate through it but it eating my battery up. I've turned off active radar etc and all but most critical alerts. Nothing on map but name , temp and wind. Turned brightness down and added time between updates. Is there anything else I can do to slow... Read More
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