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Tired of Slow and Laggy Weather radar - found Raindar

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    Tired of Slow and Laggy Weather radar - found Raindar

    My biggest complaint with the nice, fancy weather apps for tabs is that the radar features seem to suck a bit.

    Weatherbug seems to load slowly or incomplete, and sometimes not at all.

    Accuweather doesn't switch the terrain correctly from Map/Satellite and you can't set it to default to map. Also it completely locked up my Xoom while typing this post.

    Weather Channel - similar or same loading issues as Weatherbug

    Did some installing and uninstalling of several other radar apps before Raindar.

    Raindar loads radar quickly and reliably even on 3G - faster than any other options I've tried. It's one-tap-to-working-radar. I'm loading it from Beautiful Widgets Weather forecast - replaced the fancy weather apps!

    Best of all - It's FREE!


    https://market.android.com/search?q=raindar
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    nice find. Thank you!
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    i just tried it the thing does run alot smoother than weatherbug.
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    It still rains? We are in a drought right now. Heat indexes are through the roof. I feel bad for those folks being flooded right now but we need som rain. My grass crunches when you walk on it. Thanks for the link!
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    I will have check this out. I gave up on Weatherbug and the rest a long time ago.
    But for me, I had just bookmarked Wunderground main page for my area, and it's full screen radar page. It's worked really well for me so far.

    edit: I just downloaded it and noticed that it is the Wunderground radar. It's nice, but if you bookmark the page, you have access to the same options & controls as you have on the PC. Nice find though.
    Last edited by Kamau; 06-26-2011 at 09:34 AM.











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    I, like others, gave up on Weatherbug for several reasons. I tried several others also, and settled on Mycast Weather (Lite). The radar maps are quick and beautiful. The whole app seems to rock. I'll take a look at Raindar, but it will have to be something spectacular to outdo Mycast.

    UPDATE: Checked it out and it looks pretty good! I'll continue using it for a while as my primary weather radar map. One little issue I noticed; the little clock that advances with the frames is in CDT and I live in EDT. I didn't see any way to change the time zone. Other than that, I like it so far.

    UPDATE TO THE UPDATE: I shut the Xoom down and restarted, and now the clock is displaying EDT. All is well! I love computers.
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    this is a saweeet app! wish you could set it as a widget as well.

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    Cool find! I downloaded it to my droid x for now, plan on adding it to my xoom in a bit. More then once I have had weatherbug pro not even load a map when I needed it, and I have been wishing for storm tracks

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    Another one just like it, with forecast data.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...stweatherradar

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulD View Post
    Another one just like it, with forecast data.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...stweatherradar
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