Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Amazon Fire Free App of the Day: Weather Ex plus bonus weather apps!

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


This is an attractive but minimalist weather app. The initial screen gives you the temp and a picture (a cloud, the sun, the moon, etc) of the current weather conditions there. Swipe left to right to get to the settings screen to add new cities. (It's -31 in Hibbing, MN right now, according to the app.)

Swipe right to left to see the day's hourly forecast and again to see the next seven days. It's a bit too minimalist for me, but if you want just a quick look at your local weather, this might be the app for you. I don't know if it works with the Fire Phone (Gertie?) but it might be a good one for that small screen

There are a lot of good weather apps out there--the native app that comes with the Fire is pretty good. I've added one of my favorites as an alternate app. Some other free weather apps, all four stars or above, are shown below. The last two in the row also work for the Fire TV devices.  There's a paid version of the next to last one in the row that's on sale now for $1.00 instead of $1.99, I think.

176 of 260 reviews are four stars and above.



So we have a bonus pick: 1Weather.


This is one of my favorite weather apps. It's got a pretty clean interface that at the same time provides a lot of information on the main screen. There's a sidebar menu that lets you look at the long term forecast, a graph that lets you see specifics weather stats for any part of the day, and radar. 211 of 278 reviews are four stars and above.


Compatibility of apps varies. To tell if an app works for your Fire tablet or other Android device registered to your Amazon account, click on the above link and look on the right side of the web page for the "compatible devices" link.

Have fun!

Also check out the other digital deals from Amazon, including great deals on MP3s and videos:
 

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