OpenWeather

Best Free Android Apps: OpenWeather – weather forecast tool

There’s a strict eligibility criteria for inclusion in this series. See the Eligibility Criteria section below.

OpenWeather is an app that offers a simple way to access the latest weather forecast from your Android device. All data is provided by One Call API. The software aggregates meteorological data from tens of thousands of weather stations, on-ground radars and satellites.

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Features include:

  • Forecast shows the weather for the next 7 days including amount of precipitation, probability of precipitation, wind speed and direction, pressure, humidity, UV index, dew point, and sunrise / sunset times.
  • Expand any day of the week and get a visual chart on temperature and detailed weather information for the day
  • Obtain forecasts for any location. The app also supports Google’s location service on launch.
  • Save up to 6 locations as favorites.
  • Attractive charts showing precipitation and temperature.
  • 60 minute precipitation chart.
  • Customize units:
    • Temperature – Celsius or Fahrenheit.
    • Wind speed – m/s, km/h, or mph.
    • Pressure – hPa or inHg.
    • Preciptation – mm or inches.
    • Distances – km or miles.
    • Time format – 24 hour or 12 hour.
  • Submit your own report if the report isn’t accurate. You can describe the conditions, temperature, wind, and specify the data source (personal feelings, own weather station or devices, local weather provide, global weather provider, or another source).

Favourite OpenWeather is a really useful app. It gives clear and detailed weather reports.

While its presentation and design is rather basic, don’t judge an app by its aesthetics (in the same way you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover). To improve the app’s usability, we’d like to see a redesign of the icons, the ability to support a landscape display, and widget support. But this app is definitely worth installing.

There are lots of other great free Android apps that meet our eligibility criteria. Read all about them.

Eligibility criteria

For an Android app to be awarded our love, it must satisfy the following criteria:
bullet-valid-icon High quality with a good set of features, stable in operation and mature software;
bullet-valid-icon No charge to use the app;
bullet-valid-icon No intrusive ads in the program;
bullet-valid-icon Open source and proprietary software can be included;
bullet-valid-icon Apps where additional functionality is available for a payment can be included where appropriate.
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5 comments

  1. I use both Linux and Android and appreciate articles on both. I’m happy you’re intending to publish more Android articles. It’s always about striking a balance.

  2. Hello,

    can you please provide the link to the source code?

    I could not find it, either on the official website nor Github.

    Kind regards
    Hans

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