Best Weather Apps/Widgets for Android Phones

Here are some of the most popular weather widgets and apps for your Android phone.

Animated Weather

Developer’s description:
Animated Weather forecast: realistic video effects, detailed world data. Free!
Digital Clock widget 4×2 with Weather forecast application and live wallpapers. The exquisitely realistic video effects of cloudiness, rain and snow provide the vivid sensation of current or future weather conditions for more than 50000 locations over the world.

Homepage: http://www.weather-android.com/

Youtube Video of Animated Weather:

Requires: Android 1.6 or later

Android Market Link: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.mobilityflow.animatedweather.free&hl=en

Pros:
Free
Animated Weather Forecast
Nice Weather effect videos
Stylish Widgets

Cons:
Displays Ads
No Temperature Notification in the status bar

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Beautiful Widgets Lite


Market Link: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.levelup.beautifulwidgetsfree

Looks like they removed it again. Keep an eye on the above link,Β  perhaps they will bring it back

Requires: Android 1.6 or later

Pros: Looks like HTC Sense Clock, Temperature Notification in the status bar, Celsius/Metric,

Cons: No Accuweather services for the weather, widget skins not avilable in the free version

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GO Weather

Product page: http://www.goforandroid.com/GDTEn/soft.aspx?softid=16&nav=9

Developer’s Description:
GO Weather delivers the most accurate weather information from anywhere at any time. With access to the largest network of professional weather stations in the US and tens of thousands of locations around the world, GO Weather is ad-free weather application that goes all-out on the eye candy and includes dazzling high definition videos, taking your weather experience to the next-level.

Android Market Link: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.mediawoz.goweather&feature=search_result

Requires: Android 1.6 or later

Pros:
Free and No Ads
Lots of themes,widget skins to choose from
Nice Weather effect videos
Temperature Notification in the status bar

Cons:
Weather updates may be slightly inaccurate

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Weather Bug (Editor’s Choice)

Product page: http://weather.weatherbug.com/mobile/android.html

Developer’s description:
Get the latest current conditions, forecast, weather alerts, radar and more!

Access the largest network of professional weather stations in North America and thousands of locations around the world! WeatherBug brings the most accurate, reliable and timely weather information directly to your phone. Complete with Doppler radar, severe weather alerts, maps, forecasts and much more, WeatherBug is the most comprehensive weather app available.

Youtube video:

Android Market Link: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.aws.android&feature=related_apps

Requires: Android 1.5 or later

Pros:
Free
Detailed reports
Temperature Notification in the status bar
Multiple Weather Stations to choose from

Cons:
Widget is not pretty

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The Weather Channel

Developer’s Description:
The Weather Channel for Android adds new features – a new user interface, integration of iWitness Weather and international language support – while still encompassing the enhanced features of its original version, including fully customizable weather maps, animated radar maps, detailed weather conditions and forecasts, severe weather alerts, and a notification bar with the current temperature and severe weather alert indicator.

Product page: http://www.weather.com/services/android.html

Android Market Link: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.weather.Weather&feature=related_apps

Requires: Android 1.6 or later

Pros:
Free
Detailed reports
Voice search

Cons:
Displays Ads
Widget is not pretty
No Temperature Notification in the status bar

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Conclusion:

Tough choice to pick one here, all the apps are quite good. Personally I use Beautiful Widgets Lite, but it is off the market for now, so I am going to recommend WeatherBug.

Note: Do not move the apps to the SD Card, if you do the widgets won’t work. This is a limitation in Android 😦

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Some more posts about Android Apps:

Best Launcher apps for Android Phones https://ashwingeek.wordpress.com/2011/08/16/best-launcher-apps-for-android-phones/

Best free QWERTY keyboard apps for Android https://ashwingeek.wordpress.com/2011/08/14/best-free-qwerty-keyboard-apps-for-android/

Best Video Players for Android Phones https://ashwingeek.wordpress.com/2011/08/28/best-video-players-for-android-phones/

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Ashwin is addicted to Android and PC softwares, loves to write reviews, especially about freewares :)

6 Responses to Best Weather Apps/Widgets for Android Phones

  1. Samuel says:

    Great collection ash! Go weather and Animated weather looks great… Will try Go weather as it is Ad-free πŸ™‚ Thanks for this list

  2. Nikhil says:

    Nice List of Widgets Ash πŸ™‚
    Downloaded and tried Animated Weather, looks awesome πŸ™‚
    thanks and Regards.

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