WeatherBug for Kindle Fire

Recently I had a conversation with a friend of mine, who happened to own a Kindle Fire tablet.  We spoke about various available applications, and then he went on to express his frustration about how he was having a difficult time deciding on a which app was the best for getting his local weather forecast information. As a result of his expressed frustration, I in turn suggested he look into WeatherBug for the Kindle Fire. Needless to say, he was thrilled with the application.

WeatherBug app for your Kindle Fire

You may already be familiar with WeatherBug for Android, however you might be surprised to hear that you can also get WeatherBug data for your Kindle Fire tablet as well. Among the most successful non-iPad tablets on the market today, installing WeatherBug is dead simple using the Amazon app store.  And with features like these, this free weather application is a no-brainer for any Kindle Fire user.

  • NEW Real-Time Enhanced Pin-Point Forecasts for 2.6 Million Locations Worldwide – The industry’s most accurate current, extended and hourly weather forecasts for your neighborhood and beyond. With 25% more accurate forecasts for the next 24 hours (when compared to other weather apps), Know Before(TM) you head out!
  • NEW Enhanced Interactive Maps – Enjoy our enhanced maps with multiple layers such as Doppler radar, humidity, pressure, wind speed, high/low forecast, traffic, satellite imaging and more!
  • NEW Photo Section & Albums – We’ve collected magnificent photography from our users for your viewing pleasure. Now categorized into albums, finding awesome photos have never been quicker or easier! Come see what others are sharing and enjoy the scenery!
  • NEW Photo Submission & Sharing – Snap, send & share. Send us your best photos and share your moment with friends and family, plus millions of WeatherBug users. It’s your time to be semi-famous!
  • Extended 10-Day Forecast – Weather happens. Get the most accurate extended forecast and Know Before(TM) 10 days ahead.
  • Exclusive DTAs & Severe Weather Alerts – Minutes Matter. Our Dangerous Thunderstorm Alerts (DTAs) provide you 50% faster warnings to severe weather than the competition’s weather alerts. Plus, you get National Weather Service (NWS) warnings and watches to stay informed of severe weather conditions at all your current and saved locations.
  • Spark Alerts – Spark, an exclusive feature of WeatherBug, turns your smartphone into a personal lightning detector. Only WeatherBug can bring minute-by-minute, mile-by-mile Spark lightning strike alerts to you, in real-time, based on data from our total lightning detection network!
  • Live Weather Cams – View live images from over 2,000 weather cameras across the U.S. to get a better picture (pun intended) of the weather at destinations near and far.
  • Lifestyle Forecasts – Do I run outside or go to the gym? Should I cancel tomorrow’s picnic? Our new Lifestyle Forecasts identify and analyze specific weather parameters to advise you on how best to stay comfortable and have fun!

 Get the app today

Getting WeatherBug for your Kindle Fire couldn’t be easier — simply install it from the Amazon App Store! You can also get WeatherBug for your Android phone and iPhone as well.

WeatherBug For the iPhone v3.5

Earth Networks has updated WeatherBug for the iPhone was with a clean, great new look. In addition to bug fixes, feature improvements , the app also found itself with a complete visual makeover to boot.

Feature improvements

Notable feature improvements include the following:

  • Expanded user-submitted image galleries
  • Cold and Flu section
  • Lifestyle at a glance
  • 10 day forecasts
  • Support for 64bit operation
  • Easily share the app with others
  • Revamped lightning detection

Visual improvements abound

For those of you who appreciate aesthetics, you’ll definitely like the care and work that was put into the latest release of the WeatherBug app for the iPhone. The new interface offers exciting new clean lines, a clean look and provides a useful contrast that makes viewing the latest weather data easier than ever before.

The latest Spark Lightning Detection built into the menu really drives home just how smooth the new layout really is. Bundle this with the dynamic radar options and additional features, this makes this release a winner by anyone’s standards.

Features you need in a weather app

• NEW Refreshed User Interface – We’ve made our UI sleeker and easier to navigate than ever before. Come give it a test drive!

• NEW Spark Alerts – Unique and beautiful, Spark turns your smartphone into a personal lightning detector. Get real-time, minute-by-minute, mile-by-mile lightning monitoring from the WeatherBug Total Lightning Network. Now redesigned with a live lightning map to show you lightning strikes near you and across the world!

• NEW Lifestyle Forecasts – Do I run outside or go to the gym? Should I cancel tomorrow’s picnic? Our new Lifestyle Forecasts identify and analyze specific weather parameters to advise you on how best to stay comfortable and have fun! Now get at-a-glance views on all Lifestyle Forecasts so you know what to expect!

• NEW Cold & Flu section – Stay updated on the cold and flu season! Find out where and when you’ll need to be extra careful, along with useful facts on how you can minimize your risk.

• Real-Time Pin-Point Forecasts for 2.6 Million Locations Worldwide – The industry’s most accurate current, extended and hourly weather forecasts for your neighborhood and beyond.

• Push Notifications – Get severe weather warnings and exclusive Dangerous Thunderstorm Alerts pushed directly to your mobile device! Safeguard yourself from tornados, severe thunderstorms, flash-floods and more.

• Extended 10-Day Forecast – Weather happens. Get the most accurate extended forecast and Know Before™ 10 days ahead.

• Exclusive DTAs & Severe Weather Alerts – Minutes Matter. Our Dangerous Thunderstorm Alerts (DTAs) provide you 50% faster warnings to severe weather than the competition. Plus, you get National Weather Service (NWS) warnings and watches to stay informed of severe weather conditions at all your current and saved locations.

• Enhanced Interactive Maps – Enjoy our enhanced maps with multiple layers such as Doppler radar, humidity, pressure, wind speed, high/low forecast, traffic, satellite imaging and more!

• Live Weather Cams – View live images from over 2,000 weather cameras across the U.S. to get a better picture (pun intended) of the weather at destinations near and far.

• Photo Section & Albums – We’ve collected magnificent photography from our users for your viewing pleasure. Now categorized into albums, finding awesome photos has never been quicker or easier! Come see what others are sharing and enjoy the scenery!

• Photo Submission & Sharing – Snap, send & share. Send us your best photos and share your moments with millions of WeatherBug users.

• Spotlight section – Get “News of the Day” and other breaking weather stories from the WeatherBug Meteorology team to stay up-to-date on the weather around you.

• Hurricane Center – Get the latest news on hurricanes, investigate past hurricanes and track current hurricanes as they happen!

• Customizable Home Screen – Customize your home screen with newly added background themes and rearrange your live tiles to get the info that matter the most to you at-a-glance.

• Multiple Language Support – Get forecasts and alerts for your neighborhood and the world in Spanish and Portuguese!

Where can you get WeatherBug?

You can get WeatherBug for your iPhone from iTunes or from the Apple App Store. WeatherBug also has great apps available Android and Windows Phone as well. If you happen to be an iPad user, not to worry, you’ll find a WeatherBug release for iPad users as well also available from the app store.

WeatherBug For Android – Brand New Features

As a passionate Android user, I tend to get pretty excited anytime apps that I use frequently see an update. A perfect example of this was when I found out that Earth Networks had updated the WeatherBug for Android app! On August 27th, the WeatherBug for Android app had been updated with some very cool new features.

10-Day Forecasts: While other apps provide weather data that’s up to an hour old, WeatherBug reports truly live, local conditions every 2 seconds from our very own network of 10,000 neighborhood-level, professional-grade sensors — the largest local network on the planet. Now WeatherBug provides the extended 10-day forecast — based on neighborhood-level data and fine-tuned algorithms — to help you plan for the weather ahead.

New Hurricane Center: Know Before™ and be prepared for the peak of the Atlantic hurricane season. Track the latest storms, watch animated satellite views, and check the radar within the app’s Hurricane Center. Investigate past hurricanes or read related stories to help you prepare for what’s ahead. With one click, tablet users can also read news updates from the WeatherBug Meteorology Team.

Spanish Language Support: ¿Hablas español? Sí? Well, WeatherBug does now too. Users can select Spanish as the default language for current and extended forecasts! Plus, you can customize your app’s look from a deeper array of backgrounds that include beach and rain drop designs.

Now let me break down:

First of all, the new 10 day forecasts are a welcome addition. Knowing what the weather is shaping up to look like well into the following week has done wonders for me planning out my time outdoors.

Despite the fact that I don’t personally live in a hurricane affected location, I have family who are often in the “hurricane zone” when a new threat arises. So even if those family members don’t have access to an Android phone, I do, and can keep them up to date on the latest even when I’m on the go. The new feature known as t he Hurricane Center provides me with mobile access to real time events happening in areas directly affected by any hurricane threats going on at the time.

And finally, there’s the new language support for those who speak Spanish. I think this is a great feature, since English may not be the first language for all WeatherBug users.

Download WeatherBug for Android

If you’re interested in testing out these new features, I recommend heading on over to Google Play and installing/updating your copy of WeatherBug for Android today. If you already have the application installed, then all you need to do is update the software with Google Play.

WeatherBug for Android Named Best Weather App Ever

If you use Android, chances are you’re using a weather application to keep track of the latest weather events taking place in your immediate area. And out of all of the weather apps for Android that are available, it’s the WeatherBug Android app who recently won Best Weather App Ever. The award is offered by 148Apps and Steel Media Network in order to celebrate fantastic mobile applications, considered best in their class.

For those of you who haven’t yet tried out WeatherBug or WeatherBug Elite for Android, allow me to share some of the reasons why I believe you’re missing out.

Local weather vs Airport only weather – The WeatherBug weather station network is massive and far more inclusive than the typical NOAA weather stations by themselves. The WeatherBug network takes advantage of both what NOAA has to offer, in conjunction with using a school based network of professional grade weather stations. For example in my area, the NOAA weather data comes from the airport, which is about 13 miles away.

WeatherBug AndroidUsing the WeatherBug network, I can select my nearest weather station with is either the NOAA station or the station located 3 miles away at a local middle school. In a county with varied weather conditions, hyper-local is vastly more accurate.

The Features not found elsewhere - WeatherBug offers extras like live weather alerts and real-time lightning detection/warnings which help to put WeatherBug ahead of the class. These features, bundled with daily pollen data, live cams and a daily WeatherBug video forecast make this app the best in the business.

The user interface is fantastic – WeatherBug’s latest release for Android has raised the bar for other weather apps to follow. To be blunt, there’s simply no contest in overall flow in navigating the app. Immediate, hourly, or 7 day forecasts are available at the touch of the screen.

Interactive maps matter – One of the most sought after features offered by WeatherBug is the interactive maps. Whether it’s zooming into a specific location or adding various radar overlays to see what the weather is actually doing at any given time, WeatherBug offers solid functionality in this space.

If you’d like to grab a copy of WeatherBug for your Android device, there are two options from which to choose from. The first is the ad-support free app and the second, is the paid (ad-free) elite version.

WeatherBug Android Gets A Brand New Look

Today I’m thrilled to report that WeatherBug for Android and WeatherBug Elite for Android users will find there is a brand new update available for their phones. Even better than that, this update isn’t merely a few bug fixes or a couple of new features — it’s a complete facelift over the old application as you once knew it. This release of WeatherBug for Android is faster, easier to navigate and the new layout is really quite exiting to use!

A brand new UI

Once you’ve updated your WeatherBug or WeatherBug Elite application the Google Play Store, you’ll notice how everything is completely different looking. Gone is the old design, we now have a crisp and clean user interface allows for a customizable experience. Customization options such as arranging the order of the tiles at the bottom of the screen down to selecting a background of your choosing. It’s clear right away that many hours of thought and care went into this latest release as it’s simply stunning to look at and use.

New Android - Brand New Look Three of the first things you’ll notice differ from the previous Android version of WeatherBug are the following:

  1. Tiles – The new dynamic tiles at the bottom of the home page give you instant access to your most commonly used WeatherBug features.
  2. In-app navigation – Access all of your WeatherBug features and settings without ever needing to leave your home screen.
  3. Semi-transparent overlay – Because not all backgrounds are created equal, WeatherBug for Android provides you with the option of select a background that you prefer.

Brand new features for a brand new app

Now it’s important to realize this is just the tip of the iceberg. In addition to the above visual changes, important new features have also been added as you’ll see from feature list and video below.

NEW! Slide-side navigation – Get all your forecasts, conditions and alerts with our new one-touch navigation right from the home screen!

NEW! Spark Alerts – Spark, an exclusive WeatherBug feature, turns your smartphone into a personal lightning detector. Only WeatherBug can bring minute-by-minute, mile-by-mile lightning strike alerts to you, in real-time, based on data from the WeatherBug total lightning detection network!

•Push notifications – For severe weather alerts in the US.

NEW! Photos Section – We’ve collected magnificent photography from our users for your viewing pleasure. Come see what others are sharing and enjoy the scenery!

NEW! Enhanced Pinpoint Hourly Forecasts for Domestic and International Locations – 25% more accurate forecasts for the next 24 hours when compared to other forecasts! Know Before™ you head out!

NEW! Current Conditions Icon – We now update the icons more frequently with a higher resolution model, so you get the most accurate depictions of conditions. That’s especially critical when weather conditions are quickly changing.

NEW! Home Screen Customization – Customize your home screen with new background themes and rearrange your live tiles to get the info that matter the most to you at-a-glance.

•Pin-Point Visual Forecasts – The industry’s most accurate current, extended and hourly weather forecasts for your community in an easy to read, at-a-glance format. Only our network updates this information in real-time.

•Exclusive DTAs & Severe Weather Alerts – Minutes Matter. Our Dangerous Thunderstorm Alerts (DTAs) provide you 50% faster warnings to severe weather than the competition’s weather alerts. Plus, you get National Weather Service (NWS) warnings and watches to stay informed of severe weather conditions at all your current and saved locations.

•Enhanced Interactive Maps – Press and hold anywhere on the map and drop a pin to view current conditions from our exclusive network of weather stations. Enjoy multiple map layers such as Doppler radar, humidity, pressure, wind speed, high/low forecast, traffic, satellite imaging and more!

•Lifestyle Forecasts – Can I take my family to the beach? Should I cancel tomorrow’s picnic? Our new Lifestyle Forecasts identify and analyze specific weather parameters to advise you on how best to stay comfortable and have fun!

•Live Weather Cams – View live images from over 2,000 weather cameras across the U.S. to get a better picture (pun intended) of the weather at destinations near and far.

•Social Sharing – Knowledge is power, so share current conditions, forecasts, live cam images and severe weather alerts with your social network to empower your friends and family with meaningful weather information so they can make the right decisions.

•My Location – Automatically updates your weather information based on the closest weather station to you in your neighborhood through GPS.

The Features I love

For myself personally, the two biggest new features that stood out to me were the slide-slide navigation and the new Spark Alert notifications. In addition to that, I was equally happy with enhanced forecast information being provided. Greater accuracy is always awesome, especially where I live!

Features carried over from the previous release were still offered and in my opinion, only made better with the new user interface. Maps, Live cams, and Severe Weather Alerts are at the top of that list.

Where to get WeatherBug for Android

You’ll find two options for WeatherBug on your Android smart phone. The first is the WeatherBug free app, which is ad supported and the second app is the full-featured WeatherBug Elite app. Both of these titles are available for instant download from the Google Play Store.