Top 5 best android apps weather 2012


Here in the UK I’ve been experiencing a fair amount of rain, as such, I’ve been frantically checking the weather on my phone and tablet to see if the rain is ever going to stop. To that end, Android Headlines would like to present you with the latest in our Top Ten series with Weather Applications for Android.Tablets are the perfect tools for keeping up with news–but to get the best possible experience, you need to have the best available applications. And with all of the Android tablet apps that exist, finding the highest-quality creations can take an awful lot of searching. Not to worry, though: We’ve done the hard work for you. These 10 apps are the cream of the crop when it comes to viewing news and weather content on Android tablets. And all of them are free to use. So what are you waiting for? Read on, and get ready to stay informed in style.

1. WeatherBug

WeatherBug is one of the ‘big boys’ of the Weather app scene and it certainly lives up to its hype for me. The app does a pretty good job of finding the nearest town to my location. South Normanton as seen in the screenshot below, is the village in walking distance to mine. My – tiny – village of Pinxton rarely shows up in any app so, it’s nice to see that the nearest best is taken care of. The forecast(s) in the app are laid out well and the app comes with the option to leave the current weather in your notification bar in degrees along with a more detailed description in the pulldown, a very nice feature indeed. The only really annoying thing about WeatherBug is that the ads can be obtrusive however, there is “WeatherBug Elite” for paying customers that eliminate this and give you some extras that is well worth a look.

2. GO Weather

As expected of the GO Dev Team this particular app not only sports a unique theme but a beautiful one at that. With the live imagery in the background of whatever weather you’re experiencing at the moment it certainly provides a stylish way to get the latest on the weather. The app comes with a number of configuration options and there’s even a Live Wallpaper app to go along with it if you like Live Wallpapers – incidentally, if you do you can check out our Top Ten here – that will keep this same imagery with weather info neatly displayed alongside it on your desktop all the time.

3. Thermometer
This is a unique app amongst weather apps, not only is it simple it also looks good – its pin-point accuracy can’t hurt either now can it? Thermometer can tell you the temperature to the nearest tenth of a degree, no small feat, right? Thermometer might not tell whether or not it’s going to rain in the next 2 hours but, what it does do very well is tell you realistically how cold or warm it is outside. An invaluable tool once you learn how to use it, the times when you pick the wrong jacket could leave you uncomfortably warm or freezing cold, after using Thermometer for a few weeks you soon learn what to leave at home and what not to. There’s always a paid version that removes pesky ads.

4. Android Weather

If you’re looking for a one-stop shop for your weather without bells and whistles this is the app for you. Android Weather provides accurate and up-to-date weather info using GPS – it actually found my small, small village and was spot on, no rain for now – in a very stylish simplistic method. There’s not that much to be said about Android Weather but, I don’t think that’s a problem, it’s a plus. People don’t always want fancy graphics – they want their info and that’s it. Android Weather does this without skimping on the pretty and for that, I’d recommend you give it a go. As an added bonus, the widget aspect of Android Weather is very impressive, with numerous customisations

5. Rainy Days
Need to know if it’s raining or if rain is on the way? Then you need this, without doubt this is the best way to find out if there’s rain near you. It’s a fairly simple app as well – which is always nice to see. It plugs straight into Google Maps and uses this data to pin-point your location, it then overlays a radar of rain, along with a meter for reference, near you. The app is extremely simple and there are no hiccups, it just does what you want it to do, albeit with ads but, this is by no means a dealbreaker that puts such functionality at your fingertips for nothing.

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