The Weather Channel Offering Free Ad Supported App
Results 1 to 16 of 16

Thread: The Weather Channel Offering Free Ad Supported App

  1. #1
    sunkast Guest

    The Weather Channel Offering Free Ad Supported App


    The Weather Channel already has a premium weather application, if you wanted to cough up $3.99 to get it. Today TWC has announced a new free ad supported app for BlackBerry.

    It features:

    • Interactive radar maps
    • Current conditions
    • Hourly conditions
    • 36-hour and 10-day forecasts
    • Severe weather alerts


    One of the neat things is the ability to share severe weather alerts, current conditions and forecasts with friends and contacts via email or text message directly from the application. Very useful for alerting your friends of upcoming weather conditions. The ads are not too big or placed oddly on the screen. If you want don't want ads, you can still get the premium version from BlackBerry App World.


    Last edited by sunkast; 10-13-2009 at 03:22 PM.




  2. #2
    Seanren78's Avatar
    Seanren78 is offline BlackBerryOS Master Follow Seanren78 On Twitter
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Hermosa Beach, CA
    PIN
    Ask Me
    Device
    9550
    OS
    Personalized Hybrid
    Posts
    2,179
    Liked
    0 times
    This is a nice bit of news for us weather followers. Thanks sun for the post!
    Driphter.com Co-Owner

  3. #3
    Storm5150's Avatar
    Storm5150 is offline BlackBerryOS Gifted Follow Storm5150 On Twitter
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Boynton Beach,FL
    Device
    Storm 9550
    OS
    .713 based Hybrid
    Posts
    446
    Liked
    0 times
    Holy memory HOG 2.3mb mfg:
    When in doubt, pull the battery out!

  4. #4
    cmorty72's Avatar
    cmorty72 is offline BlackBerryOS Inspired Follow cmorty72 On Twitter
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    In a dirty dust bowl in the SW
    PIN
    CH your money maker!!!
    Device
    Storm 9530/Soon to be Droid owner
    OS
    Something 5.0 that has been shrunk! :P
    Posts
    176
    Liked
    0 times
    Quote Originally Posted by Storm5150 View Post
    Holy memory HOG 2.3mb mfg:
    Ouch!!:Eyecrazy:

    Anyone know if this puppy is 5.0 home page friendly?

  5. #5
    jlevy73's Avatar
    jlevy73 is offline BlackBerryOS Einstein
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Device
    9630/9550/9530/
    Posts
    8,538
    Liked
    6 times
    Quote Originally Posted by cmorty72 View Post
    Ouch!!:Eyecrazy:

    Anyone know if this puppy is 5.0 home page friendly?
    It doesn't have a homescreen icon, not that I can ascertain. But I must say after downloading it, this is a nice app.

  6. #6
    quiet1 is offline BlackBerryOS Gifted
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    NY
    PIN
    up
    Device
    Storm 9550
    OS
    Stock 5.0.0.320
    Posts
    330
    Liked
    0 times
    I really like this. Sure it's not a lazy man type of weather app where it displays the weather on the home screen, but it sure gives a lot of detail and very simple to use/read. I like it a lot. Thanks Sun
    A hybrid junkie...due to the one and only... crackman!!

  7. #7
    Bert336's Avatar
    Bert336 is offline BlackBerryOS Inspired
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Device
    Storm/Tour
    OS
    5.0.0.328
    Posts
    117
    Liked
    0 times
    I'ts a sweet app, too bad it does not supports home screen icon, but then again weatherbug didnt either with OS .238
    I just uninstalled weatherbug and i am keeping TWC app =]

  8. #8
    manofice's Avatar
    manofice is offline BlackBerryOS Addict
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Charlotte
    Device
    Bold 9930
    OS
    7.0.0.353
    Posts
    701
    Liked
    3 times
    downloading now, sounds nice. Currently I just use the mobile site for weather underground, i'll give this a shot
    Running BB 9930 7.0.0.353
    BlackBerry Certified Support Specialist (v5.0)

  9. #9
    jlevy73's Avatar
    jlevy73 is offline BlackBerryOS Einstein
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Device
    9630/9550/9530/
    Posts
    8,538
    Liked
    6 times
    Quote Originally Posted by manofice View Post
    downloading now, sounds nice. Currently I just use the mobile site for weather underground, i'll give this a shot
    I think you'll dig it.

  10. #10
    horseshoe's Avatar
    horseshoe is offline BlackBerryOS Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Device
    storm 9530
    Posts
    62
    Liked
    0 times
    Quote Originally Posted by manofice View Post
    downloading now, sounds nice. Currently I just use the mobile site for weather underground, i'll give this a shot
    What do you like most about underground app? Is it much different than the full view?

  11. #11
    d_1000's Avatar
    d_1000 is offline BlackBerryOS Gifted
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Chicago 'Burbs †
    PIN
    ch me
    Device
    Storm
    OS
    Willyboy 95xx v2.3
    Posts
    322
    Liked
    0 times

    Smile

    I have a storm and it says to animate the radar to select A, but there is not a keyboard option on the menu. Anyone found a work around?

    In addition, anyone know anything about the paid version? Is it just ad free?


    I am a weather nut, I must confess!! I am one of the fools who looks outside or goes outside when the tornado sirens go off!

  12. #12
    sunkast Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by d_1000 View Post
    I have a storm and it says to animate the radar to select A, but there is not a keyboard option on the menu. Anyone found a work around?

    In addition, anyone know anything about the paid version? Is it just ad free?


    I am a weather nut, I must confess!! I am one of the fools who looks outside or goes outside when the tornado sirens go off!
    Try disabling compatibility mode, or the opposite of whatever it's currently set to.

    I believe the only difference is that the premium version is ad free.

  13. #13
    DavidB is offline BlackBerryOS Noobie
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Virginia, USA
    Device
    Bold 9930
    OS
    7.1
    Posts
    3
    Liked
    0 times
    From my experiences:
    1) no home screen icon info
    2) on my Storm, it doesn't REALLY support touch, and doesn't switch into landscape ever. it acts like it's in compatibility mode but it's not.
    3) on my Tour, it didn't prompt me for enabling GPS location like it did on my Storm. Forces me to type in a location.

    all in all, WeatherBug beats this app HANDS DOWN (and it's free too).

  14. #14
    glockguy's Avatar
    glockguy is offline BlackBerryOS Gifted
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Calgary, Canada
    Device
    Bold 9700
    OS
    5.0.0.415
    Posts
    347
    Liked
    1 times
    Quote Originally Posted by DavidB View Post

    all in all, WeatherBug beats this app HANDS DOWN (and it's free too).
    +1

    I can't get the radar feature to work on my Tour either......


    I hit A, but no so much radar'ing...lol

  15. #15
    rajones19 is offline BlackBerryOS Friend Follow rajones19 On Twitter
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Device
    8630
    Posts
    33
    Liked
    0 times
    Can't get this app to run at ALL on my Tour (4.7.1.53). Two errors upon attempted load: "Error starting TWC: Error loading module 'TWC' OutOfMemoryError." Next try gets me "Error starting TWC: Module 'TWC-1' has verification errors." I'm pretty sure with 95 megs of memory free, there should be enough. Yes, I tried a battery pull. This app lasted a whopping 12 minutes on my device,including the two battery pulls - one to try and make it run, and another required to delete it.

  16. #16
    sunkast Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by rajones19 View Post
    Can't get this app to run at ALL on my Tour (4.7.1.53). Two errors upon attempted load: "Error starting TWC: Error loading module 'TWC' OutOfMemoryError." Next try gets me "Error starting TWC: Module 'TWC-1' has verification errors." I'm pretty sure with 95 megs of memory free, there should be enough. Yes, I tried a battery pull. This app lasted a whopping 12 minutes on my device,including the two battery pulls - one to try and make it run, and another required to delete it.
    What OS are you running?

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •