Monday, July 1, 2013

Kindle Fire Free App of the Day: Weather Rabbit

Today's Free App of the Day is Weather Rabbit
Originally $1.99


This is a combination weather map and virtual pet. Why, you might ask? Don't ask. Although it might be a good app for kids to use to check what they should wear to school. It is kind of cute, but there's not much interaction with the virtual pet bunny, other than trying to make sure it is in the right clothes for the weather. It's a simple but sufficient weather app. The temp and current conditions are in the upper left hand corner.

 In the lower left hand corner, you can tap and see the forecast and either the ten day forecast or the hourly forecast. You can set your local location or have the app do it for you, and you can add other locations. Weather alerts are shown with a yellow exclamation point. The virtual pet part allows you to buy new clothing for your bunny. You are given 100 coins to start. Not sure how you earn more coins, though there is a countdown clock to the next reward.

 You can customize the display with units to use (C/F, mph or km/h) and what data to display in the current conditions. The bunny will do various little moves when you tap on him, but that and dressing him seems to the the extent of the interaction. I'd like to be able to name him, customize the gender, and more interaction either with the bunny or the scenery. It is cute, though.

8 of 21 reviews are four stars and above.

So we have a bonus pick: AccuWeather.


For those who prefer the weather straight up, I've added a bonus app. This is probably my favorite of the weather apps I've tried--somewhere between a whole lot of information and the simplicity of the info in Weather Rabbit. You can also find more top-rated free weather apps here.

4806 of 5632 reviews are four stars and above.

These apps are compatible with the original Fire and with my Fire HD 8.9" 4G. To tell if an app works for your Fire HD or other Android device registered to your Amazon account, click on the above link and look on the right side of the web page.  Amazon will tell you if it will work with your registered device.

Have fun!

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