Update To WeatherBug For The iPhone

Assuming you are running iOS 3.1 or later on your iPhone, then you may have noticed the available update to both the free and premium WeatherBug application for the iPhone. Why would you want to bother updating your WeatherBug app? Same reason you’d want to keep any of your apps updated: bug fixes, cool new features and often times improved performance on the iPhone itself.

Do I need an iPhone 4 to update WeatherBug?

No, as long as you have used iTunes to update your iPhone 3G, 3GS (or own the iPhone 4) you are likely running the latest version of the iOS available. So most of you are likely already half way there. From there, just update your iPhone apps.

WeatherBug 1.4 Free Edition

So what are some of the changes and improvements you can expect from the version 1.4 of Weatherbug Free Edition for the iPhone?

• Enabled overlays animation – including Doppler radar and IR satellite.

• Added support for IOS4.

• Optimized the map code to increase display speed and animation playback.

• Added Worldwide Satellite, Heat Index, Wind Chill, Dew Point and Canadian Radar overlays.

• Fixed the bug that caused the condition icons not to scroll properly.

• Fixed the bug with the range indicator that caused the map to zoom all the way in.

• Stability improvements and bug fixes.

WeatherBug 1.3 Elite Edition

Here are a list of changes for version 1.3 of WeatherBug Elite.

• Added support for IOS4.

• Optimized the map code to increase display speed and animation playback.

• Added Worldwide Satellite, Heat Index, Wind Chill, Dew Point and Canadian Radar overlays.

• Fixed the bug that caused the condition icons not to scroll properly.

• Fixed the bug with the range indicator that caused the map to zoom all the way in.

• Stability improvements and bug fixes.

Troubleshooting common issues, what to check first

In providing support for WeatherBug users via Twitter, the one constant I have found is this. Most issues are caused either because the phone needs to be restarted or experience with flaky network coverage in a given area. Not with every instance mind you, but the app crashing is almost always due to memory overload and the iPhone needing a reboot. WeatherBug is not loading a map properly, check your network and then restart your iPhone.

If after doing this you find you’re still having issues, contact me at the Twitter link above. Chances are, merely switching off of 3G to EDGE or other minor troubleshooting checks can fix the problem you might be having. For most users though, things should work great when you have decent data coverage and you remember to restart your iPhone every night before bed.

Remember, after heavy iPhone usage, restart the iPhone if issues are experience. Taking this step will solve most problems with iPhone apps.

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