[App] NOAA Weather Unofficial
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NOAA Weather Unofficial app provides forecasts, animated radar, hourly forecast, and current conditions, all in an intuitive and easy to use interface. Just the information you need, provided accurately, quickly, and for your exact location.
This app uses NOAA point forecasts from your GPS location to get the most localized weather available. Point forecasts are great for climbing, hiking, skiing, or any outdoor activity where weather from a nearby city isn’t accurate enough.
GPS on the phone will provide the most accurate location, but usually isn’t needed. Nearby cell towers and Wi-Fi networks can also provide this information, and will be checked first to save time and battery. You can also enter a location manually.
To provided highly localized forecasting, this app uses point forecasts from the National Weather Service (NOAA/NWS), and is therefore only available in the US.
If there is severe weather you will see a red warning icon in the corner of the current conditions icon. You can press this icon for more details. This app currently does NOT support severe weather alerts or notifications. NOAA is providing this service directly through cell carriers. You can read more about the service at http://www.noaa.gov/features/03_protecting/wireless_emergency_alerts.html.
There are also several differently sized widgets available which can be placed on your homescreen to provide some basic weather information, without the need to open the app.
Forecast discussion is available through the menu button.
This app requires your location to provide you with the most accurate weather. This is fundamental to how the app works. You can still add manual locations as well if you prefer.
This permission is required by Google Maps so that it can cache map tiles for faster loading. It sounds like the app is doing something with your photos or media, but it is not. The permission means that the app has permission to access your files (which includes photos and media), but does not mean they are actually being accessed. It is a subtle but important distinction. Contact me if you have further questions about this.
These are the non-simplified permissions as listed in the Android manifest:
android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION” (location access listed above)
android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE” (check for network connection)
android.permission.INTERNET” (download weather)
android.permission.VIBRATE” (for zoom feedback on old radar)
android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE” (this is Photos/Media/Files listed above)
com.google.android.providers.gsf.permission.READ_GSERVICES” (required by google maps)
FAQ (Frequently asked questions):
Please contact me at email@example.com if you have any further questions or problems.
This is the ad supported free version of NOAA Weather. You are also limited to 3 saved locations. Upgrade to remove ads and this restriction.
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Beta Channel (for newest features)
NOAA Weather Unofficial user reviews :
I’m Very, Very Impressed 10/1/2015 I feel this is the Best Weather App, Ever! (10/2014 I searched weather apps & read lots & lots of user comments before downloading this app. I tried this out maybe 30 minutes & came away Super Impressed to write my review! Note: prior I used 3 other Bloated apps that turned into Blah apps! I’m glad they turned blah because I was able to search further & found the Best! This App
App works great! Ads are not troublesome in the least, radar image is accurate and updated every 10 minutes or so. Forecasts are straight out of the NOAA database. I like this app better than any other I have seen. Highly recommended!
Great with a few exceptions Best weather app for the U.S. Also, probably the most accurate. Because it is powered by NOAA it will not work outside of the U.S. The ads are annoying but not terrible.
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