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  1. #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by bgunckel View Post
    I'm just not a big proponent of all this "Weatherbug leaks memory" stuff. Maybe there is an issue with it on certain hybrids, but it was not an issue for me on .75. And it was never an issue for me on .114 v3.

    I've just reinstalled .114 v3.5, and I'm having serious memory issues. This OS, for me, just doesn't seem to retain or reclaim, free application memory very well at all. This is the 2nd time I've installed v3.5, and it's been the same each time.

    So, I don't think it's Weatherberry that's the issue. It's got to be something about the OS itself.
    As you know mileage varies from phone to phone. I had it set to not auto-detect, GPS was off with no other 3rd party apps and it drained my memory. When I deleted it memory stayed constant. With BerryWeather I have it set to check every 15 minutes and my memory is very stable.



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    Quote Originally Posted by bgunckel View Post
    BTW, I've tried BerryWeather, Weathereye, etc., and they all consume application memory in a similar manner. I heard all the stories about how much better BerryWeather was, and how it didn't leak memory like WeatherBerry, so I tried it and found it no different. The amount of additional free app memory was negligible, at best.
    Good to hear, but for me I found this not to be true. Berryweather does not drain my memory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gatewayad View Post
    It's hard for me to figure out what my drop is other than i use the majority of the apps i have daily along with getting 30+ e-mails and 10+ calls... pic attaching so forth. But as long as it's staying no lower than the mid teens i'm good for now.... that is till i want more apps
    I see you listed Viigo, that program is a known memory leak. You will probably see a 2X jump in memory if you deleted it. But you are right, as long you're phone doesn't drop below 10mb's you should be fine.



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    im running berrywheater on both my bold and my storm and none of them have a mem leak because of that application
    i've also used wheater eye and no problems neither. my guess is deppending on the settings

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlevy73 View Post
    As you know mileage varies from phone to phone. I had it set to not auto-detect, GPS was off with no other 3rd party apps and it drained my memory. When I deleted it memory stayed constant. With BerryWeather I have it set to check every 15 minutes and my memory is very stable.
    I had the same experience as you did. It must be different phones. I like weatherBerry and I did not want to pay $9 for an app but in the end I chose to pay the money for BerryWeather and my memory has been more constant.



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    In addition to being a memory hog, weatherbug also is terrible on your battery life. Suggest using something else like weatherberry.

    Course, weather apps are all fairly battery intensive due to the constant checking for temp, so i just have a bookmark to my city on weather.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul.Hansen View Post
    In addition to being a memory hog, weatherbug also is terrible on your battery life. Suggest using something else like weatherberry.

    Course, weather apps are all fairly battery intensive due to the constant checking for temp, so i just have a bookmark to my city on weather.com
    Weather.com always works great. Nothing like the real thing and no battery or memory drain!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlevy73 View Post
    Weather.com always works great. Nothing like the real thing and no battery or memory drain!
    And people wonder how I only get 2-3% battery drain/hour under moderate/heavy use (very little voice though)

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