Built For BlackBerry Weather Apps
I am always looking for a more complete, more accurate weather app. I also don’t like Android ports. Not saying they are bad, I just prefer apps built for BlackBerry on my BlackBerry Z10.
I have been a huge fan of BeWeather for years. I like the different icon sets you can use in it. Especially for legacy devices. I noticed way back that for my area BeWeather isn’t as accurate as I would like. BeWeather is a beautiful app on my BlackBerry Z10, I just want more.
last night as I was watching a storm come in on the local television news, I opened BeWeather to see what it said the temperature was and to check the map. The map is awesome but the temperature was off, which I have noticed before but it mostly didn’t bother me but this got me to thinking about other weather apps and a post in CrackBerry about Accuweather.Here is the post – Why I’m now using AccuWeather for BlackBerry 10 and why you should too | CrackBerry.com http://m.crackberry.com/accuweather-blackberry-10. I went on a search in BlackBerry World for weather apps, those built for BlackBerry. I downloaded 4 built for BlackBerry weather apps, Accuweather, The Weather Channel, y Weather and Weather. All these are free. I already had BeWeather Pro installed. Find it here – Check out BeWeather 10 Pro in BlackBerry World! You can find it at http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/20355003
I’ve already went over BeWeather so here are some screen shots of it.
Next up is Accuweather. I think this weather app will be my main weather app now. It’s seems more accurate and has more information like UV, lifestyles and nice maps. It is ad supported. I would prefer a paid version but the ads aren’t that bad. Just my personal preference. Forgot to mention that BeWeather has push notifications for weather alerts that show up in HUB. Accuweather does this too. Find it here – Check out AccuWeather in BlackBerry World! You can find it at http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/20143
Clicking on a lifestyle to get the information opens the browser. The main weather page is animated. Same for BeWeather. Also you can add locations in both.
Next Built for BlackBerry weather app I tried is The Weather Channel. This app has a nice current weather home page. It isn’t animated. This app is ad supported. I liked the app for the most part but last night we were in a flood warning and it never came up with an alert. The map needs to be zoomed out after opening or it just looks like a blob. Animated map when you hit the play button. Same with Accuweather, have to hit the play button. BeWeather is automatically animated. Not as many details of the weather on The Weather Channel app. You can find it here – Check out The Weather Channel in BlackBerry World! You can find it at http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/3624
See my screen shots. Oh! You can add other locations.
Next is Weather app. This is another free built for BlackBerry weather app ad supported but to get to the maps you will need to pay for an upgrade. I didn’t so I can’t report on the maps. I didn’t like the main current home page. You can add other locations too. I didn’t spend much time with this one. You can find it here – Check out Weather in BlackBerry World! You can find it at http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/2035619
Next I tried yWeather. Pretty basic app. UI is Ok but nothing fancy. It does have some weather details but to basic for me. No push alerts. No warnings at all. The maps take forever to load and I’m on WiFi at this time and last night. No radar in maps but it does have different types of maps and it’s of the whole US. This app is also free and built for BlackBerry. You can find it here – Check out yWeather – Weather Forecast for BlackBerry 10 in BlackBerry World! You can find it at http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/25540900
As it stands right now. I’m going to use Accuweather as my main weather app and BeWeather as my second choice. Thank you for reading my opinions. Pick the weather app that suits your needs.