The laboratory site Overclockers.ru weather continues to consider applications for android-devices. Indeed, thanks to them we can plan your day, dress according to the weather conditions and do not go to the unnecessary umbrella for days.
We look at the weather hits among applications – the official program meteoservisa AccuWeather and insanely beautiful YoWindow. And in the end we have traditionally sum up the results of meteoservisam for the Android OS.
Recall that the previous review (I would even say, mega review) was hot. It was tested as many as four applications. First, we evaluated the program
As the test equipment used tablet Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (CM 12.1 on the basis of OC Android 5.1, the runtime ART, processor TI OMAP 4430 2 x 1200 MHz videosoprotsessor PowerVR 540 384 MHz, 1 GB RAM ) and smartphone Xiaomi Redmi Note (Miui V7 at OC Android 4.4.2, the runtime Dalvik, processor MediaTek MT6592, an 8 x 1700 MHz, videosoprotsessor Mali-450 MP4 700MHz, 2GB RAM).
What’s most important to you in a weather app? Personally, I focuses on all the elements, but suggest our users in the comments, the main thing in this kind of programs – is accurate. And AccuWeather app provides the most accurate information about the state of the weather.
The benefits of application AccuWeather:
- The ability to share information on social networks using data on your device applications for social networks;
- The status bar that displays the current temperature of the air at that point where you are;
- The ability to store data simultaneously in several localities;
- Customizable color themes;
- Ability to choose between metric and English (non-metric) system of measures, as well as between a twelve and twenty-four hour time formats.
When you first start AccuWeather need to select your city from the list, or use their own coordinates using GPS.
The main screen application is executed in a very laconic style – it is a small image showing the weather situation, and further there is a list of data from the UV index and ending with the wind. Naturally, the most important information – temperature – select a large font.
Well, at the very bottom of the screen, as you may have noticed, there is a banner ad. No advertising will not do – we all understand that, but there is a lot of it and it is everywhere.
If this information is not detailed enough, we do swipe to the left and in front of us hourly forecast for the next day. Additionally there is a graphic chart that can display information about temperature and precipitation.
The next tab, and you can go at it, take another swipe, displays a brief forecast for two weeks. If you need detailed information on a particular day, the only one pressing you can get answers to all questions.
We’ve stayed a couple of tabs – or rather, “Maps”, “Video” and “News”. The last two tabs provide no value to the Russian-speaking users and residents of Russia, as all the news and all the information is focused on the people of Europe and America. Yet the AccuWeather service overseas.
On the “maps” graphically displays weather condition in the near future.
Of course, android-weather version of the application contains the AccuWeather widget. Quantitatively, there are four things, but two of them can be scaled and change its shape depending on the size.
The obvious disadvantage is the lack of AccuWeather offline. It seems that today is open the app, watching the weather, but no Internet and the program is not working.
And the law of meanness is not asleep as soon as we want to clarify the weather, and then the light is shut off, and block the SIM-card, and Wi-Fi at hand would be.
In the settings you can change AccuWeather units, and include notification of the change of weather.
The program plan is not satisfactory to the application. The only thing – AccuWeather consume more than 100 MB of RAM, and if you leave one widget, the memory consumption is at the level of 50-60 MB. For this service a lot.
AccuWeather – quite a good weather app. Externally, the program draws only chetverochku as graphic elements at least, and the effects of non-existent. But there are widgets – no claims to them. And the weather forecast is available immediately for 14 days, and its accuracy is very high. But this application is voracious, and the free version includes advertising banners.
By the way, in addition to the classic version of the application provided special AccuWeather for devices by Sony, and more specifically of the tablet Tablet S and smart hours SmartWarch. And there is a special version of the app for all smart TV based on Google TV.
|Developer|| AccuWeather.com. |
|Cost|| version with advertising – free. |
Without advertising – $ 2.99.
|Requirements||For OC Android 4.0 and later.|