Watch Out, Old Man Winter, I’m Armed with Android Apps
Jan 6, 2011 8:01 PM –
Last week thousands of travelers were stuck stranded at Northeast airports due to the blizzard. It’s the heart of wintertime, and we are all impacted by the weather. A storm in one area of the country can have a domino effect causing cancellations and delays to our business meetings and family vacations. Luckily, Android apps can help us plan ahead.
Here’s a roundup of five valuable apps that can help users stay ahead of Old Man Winter:
Check out these Android Apps, we’ve included the QR barcode to scan or Chrome to Phone/Firefox to Phone direct buy & download links from the Android Market.
1. FlightView’s Android Elite app is perfect for tracking the status of flights and checking destination weather at the same time. The Elite version comes loaded with seven-day weather forecasts for over 900 airports and destinations around the world, helping travelers stay on top of weather-related delays.
FlightView Elite FlightTracker
Real-time flight tracking from industry leaders. Track flights live & save to My Trips. View Arrivals & Departures Boards for US & Canada’s largest airports. See gates, delays & cancellations. Instant flight status change alerts. Send trip itinerary or flight status to others or calendar. View airport delay map + weather. (for Android version 2.2 and higher)
2. The AccuWeather.com app is a global GPS-based weather center with forecasts and radar.
The AccuWeather.com Application is a global GPS-based weather center. Complete with worldwide forecasts and radar, the AccuWeather.com Android application helps weatherproof your day by staying up to date on weather conditions wherever you travel.
3. The WeatherBug app provides notifications for current conditions based on location and has live weather cams.
Check current conditions, view animated Doppler radar images and get the latest local weather information and severe weather alerts for your city and thousands of locations around the world. Plus, you get extended 7-day detailed forecasts, enhanced contour weather maps, live weather station camera images…and much more!
4. iMap Weather gives actual radar loops and the ability to zoom in the map to continent, state, city and street level with 1 click.
iMap Weather provides: -looping radar -lightning strikes -current conditions -forecasts Your location and other including international. Auto map scroll on your location. *v1.0.r276 fixes radar load after settings *v1.0.r275 fixes radar loop; removes unnecessary permissions; new radar server; new ads & branding
5. Snowstorm Weather Widget provides forecasts regarding snowstorms; this is great for the winter.
Snowstorm Weather Widget
Snowstorm, weather widget. Snowstorm works as both an application and as a widget. Can display forecasts for hardcoded locations, or for your current location. Fully skinnable, and has many configuration options. Press menu in forecast view to see options/skins. Make sure “Settings > Security&location > Use wireless networks is turned on” or “Setting > locations > use wireless locations” for network locations to work. Snowstorm will otherwise not be able to detect your location, and you’ll see an error message in the report. Create an exclusion rule for Snowstorm if you are using a Task Killer