Instant Live Weather w/ Radar Now!
Radar Now! fixes your location to display animated weather radar and current conditions right around you.
- Version: 2.4
- Size: 196KB
- Category: News & Weather
- Price: Free
The reason why this app is one of the best weather apps available for Android is that it does not require any user input or configuration in order to retrieve the radar display. All you need to do is open the app. It will automatically fix your location with either GPS or Network services. The current conditions displayed may be slightly delayed (up to an hour), but the radar is updated within minutes. You’ll see the radar images march across the screen, displaying the last hour’s activity in intervals of about 10 minutes.
In order to provide information at such a high rate, the graphics quality is reduced to avoid having to download large files. Even so, radar is most valuable on a larger scale where you can predict where and how long certain conditions will be.
- Focused on speed and simplicity
- Automatically fixes your location with GPS or Network location
Areas for improvement:
- Option for higher quality images (for newer phones or if on WiFi)
- Ability to span away from current location to see approaching weather
Conclusion: Exactly what a weather app should be; easy to use with quick updates.
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