Best Android weather apps (2014 edition)
0. phoneArena 04 Jul 2014, 08:01 posted on
Unlike other platforms like iOS, Android, the world’s most proliferate mobile operating system, ships with no weather application on board…
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15. james004 (Posts: 471; Member since: 15 May 2013)
search Eye in Sky. pretty nice widget and provides just enough information. nothing too excessive.
2. ArtSim98 (limited) (Posts: 2738; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
I use AccuWeather. Tried Yahoo for a while, but the forecast wasn't very accurate and app was quite buggy.
6. Victor.H (Posts: 411; Member since: 27 May 2011)
Appreciate you sharing your experience. Put simply, you can't go wrong with either one of the big four: The Weather Channel, AccuWeather, WeatherBug, and Weather Underground. However, on Android, I find only WeatherBug of all four to have put the extra effort in not just providing information, but actually being well-designed. The situation is different on iOS, though, as you'll see in an upcoming article.
8. ArtSim98 (limited) (Posts: 2738; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
Yeah I agree that the AccuWeather app is not all that good looking. But I found it the best for me.
11. ahhxd717 (Posts: 317; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)
Same experience. I really liked Yahoo's app, but it's kinda buggy. Tried AccuWeather and think it's great. I usually just use HTCs weather app for just a quick look, but it uses accuweather as its source I think
3. BaffledTruffle (Posts: 109; Member since: 07 Dec 2013)
Grumpy Weather is my absolute favorite.
4. user996 (Posts: 181; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)
weather client from new ASUS ZenUI is best.
5. AfterShock (Posts: 2799; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
I used to WeatherBug elite, then it went freemium, bad move IMO to those that bought into it.
I like Yahoo weather, clean.
Currently, (as I live in Canada), I use weathercanada app.
7. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3197; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Yahoo weather FTW. Just note if you live in county or rural areas, its a hit and miss affair.
9. Awalker (Posts: 285; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)
I've started using Google Now for weather but I still have Yahoo and Accuweather installed.
12. SupermanayrB (Posts: 158; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)
Transparent Clock & Weather is great for me. Very accurate. It updated cities very accurately when I drove from GA to FL. Never had to refresh to get the current city or weather; and it looks cool. I used to use Android Weather & Clock Widget, followed by Beautiful Widgets, One Clock, Dash Clock (not very accurate) & now Transparent Clock & Weather.
13. npaladin2000 (Posts: 132; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)
I actually prefer LG's built in weather app/widgets on the OGP and G2.
14. HildyJ (Posts: 118; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
If you want pretty, these apps deliver. If you want detailed and accurate, go to NOAA's forecast.weather.gov in Chrome, plug in your location, select the page you want to start on (I use the hourly forecast), click the Chrome options, and add it to your home page.
16. roscuthiii (Posts: 1791; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
Very timely PA... Just last night I was looking for a new weather app. I'd been using Fancy Widgets weather widget (gets its info from Accu Weather so all good there), but on a tablet it's 4 by x non-resizable widget just isn't aesthetically pleasing to me.
Any of these apps (or another) have tablet-friendly weather widgets?
17. GeorgeDao123 (Posts: 58; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)
Really? My best weather app is Google Now of Google Search.
18. roscuthiii (Posts: 1791; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
Thought about using Google Now, but... It's ugly. Don't really like the white background. Don't really like the lack of a clock in the widget since I generally hide the status bar that's where my clock goes, and don't really like either having the other cards there or having unfilled space.
19. tahirk (Posts: 23; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)
Well, I've tried quite a few and the standouts were Yahoo Weather & AccuWeather, which provided most accurate results.
20. tiara6918 (Posts: 1395; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
Nothing can still beat htc's lockscreen weather animations. I wish someone could copy that
21. andynaija (Posts: 457; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)
Used to use Yahoo Weather and I really love it, but the app has been going downhill with so many bugs, so I uninstalled about a month ago.
I'll reinstall if there is an improvement.