Wednesday, July 25, 2012

App of the Month

I have no new fun apps.  Actually, I've been thinning out the ones I truly don't use but thought I'd give a try.

I'm nerdy enough that I arrange my apps by category:  news. music. games.  photo programs. social media. travel.

Travel includes not just hotel apps (Hilton, Marriott), airlines or food (Trip Advisor, and Urban Spoon), but weather.  Weather is very important to me when I'm on the road.

The standard Apple weather thing sucks. It tells you nothing.

Weatherbug is ok. It worked better on a PC or laptop then it does on the phone.

A neighbor and her husband were going on and on about WeatherUnderground so I thought I'd give it a try.

It works. It's nothing outstanding and not a whole lot different that Weatherbug. They have the push notifications for alerts and such. They each can break weather down by hour - which is good.  They both have maps, but Underground might have it over the Bug.

WU will have maps of temp, precipitation or wind (that's wind and temps in that above image).

It's not a "fun" app, but then they can't all be Lightsabers and AutoTune programs, can they?


Birdie said...

I like the WeatherChannel app. It allows you to edit the layers made visible on the map—I usually have cloud cover and precip on mine. I have bookmarked family locations so I can see what their weather is like too.

Ur-spo said...

I wonder how many apps there are?
what are the most popular?
Do you know?