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AccuWeather

3.6 out of 5 stars 417 customer reviews


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Product Description

AccuWeather is the best way to get weather forecasts on your Kindle.

With AccuWeather, you get accurate local reports of current conditions and nine days of forecasts for all global locations. To help you plan your day, AccuWeather gives you hour-by-hour forecasts for the next 8 hours.

In addition to precipitation and cloud cover, forecasts also include high and low temperatures, wind speed and direction, and wind gust speed, humidity, visibility, barometric pressure, and sunrise and sunset times. You can choose between Imperial and Metric units for display.

If you are looking for a weather app that you can rely on, AccuWeather is for you.

Product Details

  • Version: 1.0
  • Release Date: December 16, 2011
  • File Size: 522 kB
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: AccuWeather.com
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • ASIN: B006LN9X08
  • Publisher License: Read
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars 417 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #219,163 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By Ed Pegg Jr VINE VOICE on December 16, 2011
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I have a Kindle 3G, and keep it handy during storms. Normally, I'll go to a weather radar site.

This Accuweather program lets you add a location, and it shows you the current and projected weather. Temperature range, wind speed, expected rain.

How does it handle in a storm? I took a look at a radar map, and at this moment, the nastiest weather is between Nashville and Knoxville. I found a town in that area and put it in. Accuweather did list a thunderstorm, but did not mention anything special about the storm. If I was in that area, I would want to be able to "show radar map". Currently, there are no maps.

If the weather was severe, I would likely go to the weather radar sites. But for general planning purposes, this is an excellent program.

Some trivia -- This program was accidentally released July 12, 2011, for a few minutes, as B0045XSWK8. This new Dec 16 version works with much less downloading, but is driven by Wi-Fi instead of 3G. If you're away from Wi-Fi, you won't be able to check weather with this.

Recommended.
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PROS: This little application does a nice job of summarizing the current and upcoming weather conditions without having to use the Kindle browser. It's actually nicer (and faster) than using the weather application on my Android phone. +5 stars for what it does.

CONS: The major drawback is that it will not work the Kindle's 3G connection, so unless you're near a WiFi hotspot, the application is completely useless. The product description does say an active WiFi connection is required, but I mistakenly thought it would also work on 3G. My bad for reading too much into the description, and making a bad assumption. However, I think it would be beneficial if the description said this application will not work with the Kindle's 3G connection. Had I known that, I would not have purchased it. Thankfully it was only a buck, so I didn't lose much. -3 stars for not working on 3G.
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By Gangaji on December 22, 2011
It is a nice app. It goes up to 9 days ahead of time and is extremly accurate. It only works with wifi, but you can go to accuweather.com and get updates.
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A great little app! Highly recommended. A little basic, but useful and helpful. And hey, $0.99+tax. Check out the screen shots.

No, it doesn't work over 3G. HOWEVER.. It DOES work on your Kindle 3G, IF you connect over wifi. Don't listen to those people who say it won't work on your 3G Kindle! They have NO idea what they're talking about!

A large number of people have wifi now, plus fastfood joints (McD anyone?), plus some schools and campuses, plus whole municipalities in some cases.

Heading out where there will be no wifi? Update before you leave! You can load it later and review the saved data, even without any connection at all.

.... And if you still can't find a wifi access point, then just remember: What did you do before Kindle?

You can add locations by name or zip code - you're not confined to pre-defined cities. I've got 5 different locations in my list now.

9 day forecast. Though I never trust any forecast beyond 3 days, and even days 2 and 3 can be sketchy. But this isn't limited to AccuWeather - it's pretty universal.

If I could add to the program, I'd suggest:

* Maps - regional and national, showing storm coverage/areas of precipitation. I think most people would be lost with isobars and wind direction flags, though.

* The name of the location of the reporting station. AccuWeather is reading 5 degrees higher than my home thermometer right now.

* On the multi-day forecast, allow me to scroll to a day, select it, and get a text forecast.

* Percent chance of precipitation. I know it's often a crap-shoot, but it's still useful.

* Are the pressure and humidity rising or falling? A simple up or down arrow (or none) would be great.
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this works like an app. you put in the zip or city and it instantly gives you the weather.

you can save your cities so you can switch between them.

yes it is wifi but that is how i use my kindle anyway.

highly recommended!
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I got his thinking it would just be something cute to play with every once in a while and since it was only .99 cents..."what the hay?"
Turns out I love this little app. I've found it's a lot quicker to check on the weather when I'm just lying in bed at night or when I get up in the morning. It's a lot quicker to turn on my Kindle and get a snapshot of the weather than to boot up my computer. Don't get me wrong it has it's limitations but it works great at what it's supposed to do.
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After reading the other reviews stating you cannot get AccuWeather on 3G connection, I decided to try using the Kindle 3G Web Browser in the Menu section under Experimental. Go to "Menu", scroll down to and select "Experimental" then select "launch browser" (this turns on 3G). Press "Menu" button, scroll down and select "Enter URL". When browser opens, type in "accuweather.com" in the browser bar at top of page and wait for it to load. Once loaded, scroll down and enter zip code for the area weather of your choice or click on any of the other options on the web page.

This may not give you all the features of the paid version, but this method gets you a "FREE" version on your Kindle 3G.
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