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Weather by WeatherBug: Live Radar Map & Forecast

Weather by WeatherBug: Live Radar Map & Forecast

WeatherBug

The Most Accurate Weather Forecast. Alerts, Radar, Maps & News from WeatherBug

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Ratings & Reviews

4.6
2.3M+ Ratings
  1. 5
    74%
  2. 4
    19%
  3. 3
    4%
  4. 2
    1%
  5. 1
    2%
  • Oct 20, 2020

    By Joan Huggins
    I love having the latest weather forecast right at my finger tips. Everything I need plus radar. Plus it alerts you when bad weather is coming your way. That's very important to have when your not one who looks at there phone all of the time. You can still hear the little weather bug telling you a stormed is head your way. I Love this app. Helps to keep me safe.
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  • Oct 15, 2020

    By Susan Brucato
    I have other weather apps, but weatherbug is the only one I use as I am usually in 3 areas and I have no problem getting reports for each place and they are very thorough. I especially like there lightning reports because 6 months of the year I live in Florida and at the New Jersey shore. So it is always great to have a correct forecast. Thank you!
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  • My favorite weather app is screwed up Jun 28, 2019

    By TexGreenEyes
    This has been my go-to weather app for years. It gets used multiple times a day, and has never given a hint of trouble. Scratch the glowing praises now because with this last update the app crashes on start-up. I followed the developer’s advice found in a response to someone else’s recent complaint and deleted/re-downloaded the app. Bad idea. The app started up once, and then promptly stopped working again, and I lost all my settings for no good reason. Come on, guys. Don’t let such a good app cause this much frustration. The second star I’m giving is based on my hope that you’ll get this fixed ASAP. Update: Shortly after I posted my review the app started working as expected. Then this morning, just 3 days later, it’s back to crashing at startup. I do not want to uninstall/reinstall again, as I did that before you suggested it in response to my original review. It didn’t work then. I hope this usually excellent app is mended soon. Update #2: It’s been about a week since my first update, and while the app is working better, it still occasionally crashes at startup. This happens about once every other day. I don’t know if it’s related, but the problem seems to occur when I first open the app and I’m not on wifi. Anyway, I’ve updated my stars accordingly.
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  • Oct 17, 2020

    By Joy A
    Weather Bug seems more accurate than other weather applications. I like the appearance as you can see everything you need in one view without a ton of scrolling. Iespecially like the 10- day forecast for that reason. The pollen count map is very cool, especially to people with allergy or asthma issues. Would like to see a little better connectivity and map updating.
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  • Sep 27, 2020

    By Jaymz
    Used to be a great app, but they are a couple of annoying bugs. The first is the lightning tracker is still really laggy compared to the normal map/radar. The second is the background adaptive UI displays this dumb, random pic of a yellow van instead of the weather condition. This only happens at night, though. I tried reinstalling the app, but still no luck. Finally, it would be nice to have a 4x1 widget. I hate to put three stars, but will put it back to five once these problems are fixed.
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  • All weather apps seem to be inaccurate Dec 3, 2018

    By xlemnrty
    Is it me, or are others experiencing the same issues of inaccurate, not up-to-date weather no matter what app? It seems they all use the same local stations that must be very delayed in their updates to the various apps. Seriously ALWAYS off several degrees, and as for precipitation percentages, they’re so useless, I have begun to laugh at my own gullibility. A couple of mornings ago was so typical ... I wanted to take a bike ride and began looking at the forecast the prior evening showing ZERO chance of rain the next morning. Re-checked the next morning, and same ZERO % chance so I got dressed for my ride, pumped my tires, raised the garage door, when it began to rain ALL DAY. I re-checked the forecast an hour or so later, and the entire hourly forecast had changed. THE KICKER is that this same app has the audacity to provide a TEN DAY forecast 🤣🤣🤣. And almost as bad ... my gullibility to keep checking 🤔🤔🤔. Anyway, I think I’ll go back to the “stick my head out the door” method ... it’s more predictable. I get a bit of a chuckle when folks compare the presentation of info in reviews ... who cares about presentation if the data is unusable. Again ... this doesn’t seem to be a Weatherbug only issue as I have had the same experience with all four of the apps I’ve tried. It seems that the OLD-fashioned TV weather reports are more accurate the night before than the purported “real-time” weather apps.
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  • Build me up, just to break me down Jul 10, 2018

    By The Mr's Mrs.
    Downloaded WeatherBug app about 2 weeks ago and really liked it and then... the update. Initially, I was quite impressed and pleased with the push notification weather alerts for severe weather. I especially liked that the weather alerts would push to my phone at least 15 minutes before any of my other - even local - weather apps and that they even had a “dangerous storm warning” notification, which was correct each time I received it. The widget worked wonderfully as well and was probably my second favorite feature. Enter the update. Dun dun DUUUNNNN! It completely killed everything I enjoyed and appreciated about the app. I’ve not received a single push notification since nor has the widget been functional despite deleting the app and all its data from both my phone and AppStore account. The widget simply asks that I open the app and agree to TOU and PP, which is not even an option. You agree to the TOU upon initial launch of the app but that does not give the widget functionality. I also dislike that I am unable to remove the township that the app has deemed my home/current location and set it to the correct area as it is mistakenly locating me in another town. Sadly and disappointedly I am deleting the app permanently unless the next version, which seem to be released monthly, remedies these debilitating flaws and restores the app to its previous performance and reliability.
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  • Oct 18, 2020

    By asmacarthur
    layout of "hourly" is the worst of any weather app. & ought parallel the "10 day" layout. why? columns include TWO types of data, as in the temp degrees & "feels like." This makes the column difficult to read, less accessible. Is called "packing a field," wherein more than one type of data appears in a field. Need the same layout for "hourly" as for "10 day." Two different formats impedes & obfuscates the data.
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  • Not at all accurate May 1, 2020

    By pumblino
    They keep sending out updates but each one proves to be less accurate than before. The other day we had so much rain falling. Weatherbug was updated and said we were to have sunny skies, warm temps in the 60’s and above all a dry day. Nope, it poured for several hours, even knocked out power in a few areas. Thats enough for me to say its time to find a reliable source for weather reports. Reports say they only keep updating to refresh user’s online activities. Look it up people. Update may 1: developers asked me to send them information on where I’m located in an email form. They already know where I’m at as they keep location track on us when we are using the app or not. Then they sell your information to others about my online searches and more. I have no intentions of escalating the remarks with them so they can keep better track of me. They don't get the weather right and I’m not wasting my time with them. There are a thousand different weather services out there in which I'm sure i can find one with accurate predictions. I don't mean 10 days out, but for today and tomorrow is important for planning what it is i wish to do. They screw up my plans so many times saying nice dry sweet day and then it pours half the day. Then when they say it is high chance of rain we get nothing. Why bother?
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  • Sep 30, 2020

    By Trenton Brown
    Takes multiple minutes to load, then it loads into a notification page that has none, and if you click off that you crash and have to try the whole thing over. All I want is to see the hourly temps, not to be barraged by "Tell us what you think" or "Please take time to rate us" because why would I do any of those things for a weather app that takes 10 minutes to show me the weather.
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Reviewed by Laura S on December 11, 2017

  • Oct 20, 2020

    By Joan Huggins
    I love having the latest weather forecast right at my finger tips. Everything I need plus radar. Plus it alerts you when bad weather is coming your way. That's very important to have when your not one who looks at there phone all of the time. You can still hear the little weather bug telling you a stormed is head your way. I Love this app. Helps to keep me safe.
    more
  • Oct 15, 2020

    By Susan Brucato
    I have other weather apps, but weatherbug is the only one I use as I am usually in 3 areas and I have no problem getting reports for each place and they are very thorough. I especially like there lightning reports because 6 months of the year I live in Florida and at the New Jersey shore. So it is always great to have a correct forecast. Thank you!
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  • Best weather app i could download Dec 25, 2019

    By W0LF1E_B00M
    First off I want to start by saying that this app is accurate. I live in a place that gets nasty snowstorms, and its nice to know in advance when I should be prepared to shovel the driveway or get out the snow gear. The radar is really good and I enjoy watching it while I watch the storm on my covered front porch. The one thing I'm not a huge fan of is the ads, but the makers of the app beed to make money somehow so it’s understandable. But my favorite part is how you can customize the page so whatever you want to show up towards the top, will show up towards the top. I must say, i have had three other apps and with this one, the alerts are on parr with what the national weather service applies to your location. Last thing ( I promise !) Is that when an alert is issued to one of the locations i have set, it sends me a notification even if its not the location i have pulled up on the home page. So i get a LOT of weather notifications, once again, its manageable though and interesting to see what the weather is doing at the other locations! That you for taking time to read this and happy holidays!
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  • Oct 19, 2020

    By A Google user
    This app does what it is supposed to do, and does it very well. It is not complicated, nor is it too simplistic or watered down. This weather app just gives the hourly weather, as well as the daily and weekly weather. Weather Bug is so good at its job that you really start to take it for granted once you get used to using it to see the forecast. I would recommend this free app for anyone who wants a good weather app that just does what it is supposed to do as the app creator intends it to be.
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  • Better than other “top” weather apps Apr 19, 2020

    By HomemadePancakes
    I’ve been using this app for a few months and find it to be the best app for tracking air quality. I love that this app can track AQ in ANY part of the world no matter how small or unknown the town/city is. This is a distinctive feature that the other “top rated” AQ apps lack and this to me is a huge disadvantage for them. I’d been living in a very small town in Mexico recently for 4 months and unfortunately became very ill from the air quality. I discovered Weather Bug and began to track the AQ daily and take necessary precautions as this was my first time traveling to Mexico much less anywhere outside the US. The fact that no other app was able to locate where I was living was a MAJOR let down. Weather Bug is easy to use, and gives real time AQ indexes as well as any other weather alerts and things I look for in an AQ app. If the other AQ app developers decide to improve their global location capabilities then I’ll be willing to check them out. Until then I rely on Weather Bug every single day for important AQ information in ANY town or city in the world. 👌🏻
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  • My favorite weather app is screwed up Jun 28, 2019

    By TexGreenEyes
    This has been my go-to weather app for years. It gets used multiple times a day, and has never given a hint of trouble. Scratch the glowing praises now because with this last update the app crashes on start-up. I followed the developer’s advice found in a response to someone else’s recent complaint and deleted/re-downloaded the app. Bad idea. The app started up once, and then promptly stopped working again, and I lost all my settings for no good reason. Come on, guys. Don’t let such a good app cause this much frustration. The second star I’m giving is based on my hope that you’ll get this fixed ASAP. Update: Shortly after I posted my review the app started working as expected. Then this morning, just 3 days later, it’s back to crashing at startup. I do not want to uninstall/reinstall again, as I did that before you suggested it in response to my original review. It didn’t work then. I hope this usually excellent app is mended soon. Update #2: It’s been about a week since my first update, and while the app is working better, it still occasionally crashes at startup. This happens about once every other day. I don’t know if it’s related, but the problem seems to occur when I first open the app and I’m not on wifi. Anyway, I’ve updated my stars accordingly.
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  • Oct 17, 2020

    By Joy A
    Weather Bug seems more accurate than other weather applications. I like the appearance as you can see everything you need in one view without a ton of scrolling. Iespecially like the 10- day forecast for that reason. The pollen count map is very cool, especially to people with allergy or asthma issues. Would like to see a little better connectivity and map updating.
    more
  • Decent App Sep 27, 2018

    By evan.cooperman
    Weatherbug is a decent app and I can’t decide whether to give it 3 or 4 stars. I guess I’ll go with 4 because I have only 1 major complaint, though it does bother the heck out of me. I use Weatherbug for my weather most of the time, but one of the biggest complaints I have is that it does not update throughout the day. For example if the forecast is 75 degrees and sunny but it’s only 60 degrees and is raining, the app accurately displays the temperature and weather as of this moment, but the forecast doesn’t update to take the changes into account. If it’s 5:59pm and it’s 60 degrees and raining, obviously at 6:00pm it’s not going to be 75 degrees and sunny! If the app would update with new data based on unforeseen weather patterns I would be much happier with it and would probably update to 5 stars. That, and if somehow they could figure out how to forecast more accurately! I know that is a bigger and more global problem to solve, and is not limited to this app, but here in Chicago the forecast is maybe correct (or close to correct) 50% of the time. I feel like it’s gotten worse over the years, but that’s probably just because our weather has gotten more erratic and is harder to predict now than it used to be.
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  • Oct 7, 2020

    By Nelson Avery
    I've found WeatherBug to be more accurate than AccuWeather or other weather apps. It also provides more resources and options for looking at conditions in your area and customizing what you want to see. The app can be glitchy at times; it habitually closed without warning on my older phone, but I've had fewer problems on the newer model I now have.
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  • Oct 15, 2020

    By Jane M
    Great except for the way the adds are embedded between the actual weather info on the basic location screen. Also the radar is more difficult to to locate than from the previous version. Overall I do like this weather app over others. I especially like that the weather is from the actual town I live in, not from some location over the next valley.
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  • Sep 27, 2020

    By Jaymz
    Used to be a great app, but they are a couple of annoying bugs. The first is the lightning tracker is still really laggy compared to the normal map/radar. The second is the background adaptive UI displays this dumb, random pic of a yellow van instead of the weather condition. This only happens at night, though. I tried reinstalling the app, but still no luck. Finally, it would be nice to have a 4x1 widget. I hate to put three stars, but will put it back to five once these problems are fixed.
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  • Used to be better Feb 22, 2018

    By brad34785
    When I first downloaded this app several years ago it used to load information much faster, and more consistently. Now, many years and updates later, it rarely even loads any information when i am connected to wifi. The app will open and load the temperature on the home (default) screen when connected to wifi, but I have to turn off the wifi on my iphone, ensure I am connected to my cellular network, and switch between the “now”, “hourly”, and “10 Day” tabs in order to get the app to load information. It started doing this over a year ago. Initially I thought my Wi-Fi connection at home was just poor, but it turns out that I have the same problem connected to any Wi-Fi signal. I have also had this problem with 2 separate iphones. I occasionally delete the app and redownload it just to see if the problem may be a fluke, but I always end up with the same problem. This used to be my favorite weather app, but now I am exploring other apps because of my frustration with this issue. I still love the weather bug app, and in my opinion it has the very best radar maps of any app available. I just hate having to go through so many steps in order to get this app to function the way it is intended to. Please fix this!!!!!
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  • there’s no key for the Alerts map layer :( Jun 26, 2020

    By laila jenkins
    i’ve been using weather bug for several years now and it definitely my favorite (i also have the NOAA Weather app and Dark Sky). however, i something i wish would go back to how it used to be is on the Alerts map layer. i live in the midwest so there are lots of severe thunderstorms and frequent tornado risk, so i really rely on that map layer. when i first got the app, the Alerts layer had a key for what the colors and lines meant (severe thunderstorm alert, flash flood watch, tornado watch, etc.) but for the last year or so it seems, that key disappeared and i don’t know what some of the colors mean. i can usually infer for flash flood or thunderstorm based on the radar, but that’s actually something that’s frustrating, since i don’t know what they all mean. pretty sure the key disappeared for other layers too, but those are less important to know specifically what they mean (id like to know when and where tornado watches are), and are easier to guess about. idk if that’s just an issue on my end (don’t think i changed any settings tho), or if the app actually changed, but if that was fixed or changed back to having the key, this would absolutely be 5 stars, since it’s still my favorite weather app.
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  • Oct 4, 2020

    By Michael Parcero
    Great if you just want a quick general idea of the day's weather in your area. Often not entirely accurate. I watch my local forecast if I want accuracy. What I really like is the radar map at my fingertips. Great for seeing what direction a storm is taking. Also like the lightning warnings.
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  • Missing a couple things Feb 12, 2020

    By QuestForAwesome
    WeatherBug does everything well, especially getting you your notifications, except one thing: notifying and informing you about special weather statements. These are kind of like miscellaneous statements the weather offices put out that contain information they think you need to know, but don’t qualify as a watch or a warning. They’re valuable, but WeatherBug doesn’t notify me when one is issued and they don’t show up anywhere in the app at all. For example, we have a special weather statement informing us that there’s a hard frost coming our way for the first time this season, but WeatherBug seems oblivious. I have to find out things like this from other sources, and I’m really surprised WeatherBug doesn’t include it. I’m writing this review just to ask if you would please fix this, give alerts for all weather notifications, and show them on the map. It would easily be a 5-star app otherwise. The only other thing I’d like to see is an option for the 10-day forecast to be displayed as a continuous graph, with lines through the days going up/down for various things like rain chances, temperature, wind, etc.
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  • All weather apps seem to be inaccurate Dec 3, 2018

    By xlemnrty
    Is it me, or are others experiencing the same issues of inaccurate, not up-to-date weather no matter what app? It seems they all use the same local stations that must be very delayed in their updates to the various apps. Seriously ALWAYS off several degrees, and as for precipitation percentages, they’re so useless, I have begun to laugh at my own gullibility. A couple of mornings ago was so typical ... I wanted to take a bike ride and began looking at the forecast the prior evening showing ZERO chance of rain the next morning. Re-checked the next morning, and same ZERO % chance so I got dressed for my ride, pumped my tires, raised the garage door, when it began to rain ALL DAY. I re-checked the forecast an hour or so later, and the entire hourly forecast had changed. THE KICKER is that this same app has the audacity to provide a TEN DAY forecast 🤣🤣🤣. And almost as bad ... my gullibility to keep checking 🤔🤔🤔. Anyway, I think I’ll go back to the “stick my head out the door” method ... it’s more predictable. I get a bit of a chuckle when folks compare the presentation of info in reviews ... who cares about presentation if the data is unusable. Again ... this doesn’t seem to be a Weatherbug only issue as I have had the same experience with all four of the apps I’ve tried. It seems that the OLD-fashioned TV weather reports are more accurate the night before than the purported “real-time” weather apps.
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  • Oct 18, 2020

    By asmacarthur
    layout of "hourly" is the worst of any weather app. & ought parallel the "10 day" layout. why? columns include TWO types of data, as in the temp degrees & "feels like." This makes the column difficult to read, less accessible. Is called "packing a field," wherein more than one type of data appears in a field. Need the same layout for "hourly" as for "10 day." Two different formats impedes & obfuscates the data.
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  • Oct 5, 2020

    By Jamie Garner
    This is normally my go-to weather app, however I may need to rethink this practice. The temperature for Palm City have been wildly incorrect (we haven't been anywhere near 35° since Jan 2020) for 4 days. Currently, the temp is off by 20 degrees. Fortunately, the radar seems accurate and I greatly appreciate that during this weekend of flooding rains.
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  • Oct 12, 2020

    By Shane Leslie
    I want to rate this higher, but it seems that I can no longer receive notifications or edit any sound settings. The FAQ is useless and seems to be written for an older version as the menu options it describes simple don't exist. They seemed to have removed basic functionality from the app. If something doesn't change soon, I'm deleting the app and canceling my subscription.
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  • Deeply wounded me 🥺 Aug 26, 2020

    By littlesnowcub
    This app caused my astraphobia. Now, I was generally afraid of storms already but one day, my good friend used weather bug to check for lightning when we were in the middle of a thunderstorm in the garage once. I asked about whether bug she said it was a great app! So I decided to download it. That was a horrible decision! I’m sorry to the creators of a bug but this app is way too extreme for children!! severe storm watch, life-threatening thunderstorm warning mediately seek shelter life-threatening Lightning and storms. And when I get the more than half the time it’s not evening for where I live!!And it doesn’t update through the day! It was The only resource I trusted. That was a bad decision. you guys don’t update to the day you lie about lightning strikes, and your warnings are way too dramatic and scary!!!!! 😣 This app should be 17+! it scared me so bad!!! Reason I gave this 2 stars is because for a while I loved it and thought I could trust it. But instead it developed my Astraphobia. even though I am getting treatment for it, still I’m always going to have a permanent fear of storms. Thanks to weather bug! (I’m sorry guys weather bug did not cause my astraphobia but it was a ginormous contributing factor)
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  • Build me up, just to break me down Jul 10, 2018

    By The Mr's Mrs.
    Downloaded WeatherBug app about 2 weeks ago and really liked it and then... the update. Initially, I was quite impressed and pleased with the push notification weather alerts for severe weather. I especially liked that the weather alerts would push to my phone at least 15 minutes before any of my other - even local - weather apps and that they even had a “dangerous storm warning” notification, which was correct each time I received it. The widget worked wonderfully as well and was probably my second favorite feature. Enter the update. Dun dun DUUUNNNN! It completely killed everything I enjoyed and appreciated about the app. I’ve not received a single push notification since nor has the widget been functional despite deleting the app and all its data from both my phone and AppStore account. The widget simply asks that I open the app and agree to TOU and PP, which is not even an option. You agree to the TOU upon initial launch of the app but that does not give the widget functionality. I also dislike that I am unable to remove the township that the app has deemed my home/current location and set it to the correct area as it is mistakenly locating me in another town. Sadly and disappointedly I am deleting the app permanently unless the next version, which seem to be released monthly, remedies these debilitating flaws and restores the app to its previous performance and reliability.
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  • Not at all accurate May 1, 2020

    By pumblino
    They keep sending out updates but each one proves to be less accurate than before. The other day we had so much rain falling. Weatherbug was updated and said we were to have sunny skies, warm temps in the 60’s and above all a dry day. Nope, it poured for several hours, even knocked out power in a few areas. Thats enough for me to say its time to find a reliable source for weather reports. Reports say they only keep updating to refresh user’s online activities. Look it up people. Update may 1: developers asked me to send them information on where I’m located in an email form. They already know where I’m at as they keep location track on us when we are using the app or not. Then they sell your information to others about my online searches and more. I have no intentions of escalating the remarks with them so they can keep better track of me. They don't get the weather right and I’m not wasting my time with them. There are a thousand different weather services out there in which I'm sure i can find one with accurate predictions. I don't mean 10 days out, but for today and tomorrow is important for planning what it is i wish to do. They screw up my plans so many times saying nice dry sweet day and then it pours half the day. Then when they say it is high chance of rain we get nothing. Why bother?
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  • Sep 30, 2020

    By Trenton Brown
    Takes multiple minutes to load, then it loads into a notification page that has none, and if you click off that you crash and have to try the whole thing over. All I want is to see the hourly temps, not to be barraged by "Tell us what you think" or "Please take time to rate us" because why would I do any of those things for a weather app that takes 10 minutes to show me the weather.
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  • I deleted this app the second I read their privacy policy and TOA. One star is too generous. Nov 19, 2019

    By mutmadison
    READ THE PRIVACY POLICY AND TOA. It’s lengthy, I know, it’s intentional to dissuade people from reading and understanding it. It’s worth the 5-7 minutes of your life, I promise. Apparently, it’s too much to ask for a simple weather app in 2019 without subjecting yourself to risks known and unknown; all completely out of your control and all so a company can make a profit at the literal expense of its consumers who are the real product. If you have zero concerns with being tracked 24/7 and your precise location being shared; don’t care about your information being monetized and sold to third party sellers whose intentions you know nothing about; unfazed by the strong possibility of your information being leaked and misused; apathetic to your information being sold numerous times a day; or disinterested in the extensive and intrusive methods used in this economic model then, by all means, disregard this review and enjoy your weather app. Personally, I’ll be checking the weather manually from a browser since the weather app industry has proven themselves to be untrustworthy and not at all concerned with consumers (you know, actual human beings) or their privacy. All of this just so people can sell you crap. This truly is the darkest timeline. All I wanted to do is check the weather...
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  • Oct 1, 2020

    By John Rock
    I don't know why I installed this app again the last time I did I was experiencing the same problem. It keeps freezing up and then it's the slowest app I've ever seen. I really like this app because it has the best weather features but I can't handle it frequently freezing and being slow. Maybe I'll get it back if you can fix the bugs. Time to call Terminix Terminator
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