02/13/2015, 03:53 PM
After discovering a while ago that my once-favourite weather app, aniWeather, no longer seems to work on my Pre3, I decided to look for a replacement. I installed all the free weather apps (available in the UK) from the App Catalog, only to discover that most of them did not work either.
I eventually found a couple that did work "out of the box", and another two that worked after patching.
To complete my research, I also tried the only two proper weather apps on Preware, and one available from these forums.
Having done all this research, I decided to share my results in the hope that someone might find them useful.
So, this is what I found, testing all the apps on my Pre3 with WiFi connected, Data on, GPS on:
1. aniWeather by forwebOS.com (App Catalog):
DOES NOT WORK - says "Connection not available" and loads some generic icons; cannot save locations, cannot speak to GPS.
2. The Weather Channel by The Weather Channel (App Catalog):
WORKS AFTER PATCHING - see The Weather Channel App not working?; UPDATE: The weather maps DO NOT WORK even after patching.
3. wetter.com by wetter.com AG (App Catalog)
WORKS FINE OUT OF THE BOX
4. ReWeather by Recursive (App Catalog)
DOES NOT WORK - says "Error: no connection"; website no longer exists.
5. Weather Dashboard Lite by SupreGigaMega LLC (App Catalog)
WORKS FINE OUT OF THE BOX
6. weatherIcon by abesapps.com (App Catalog)
DOES NOT WORK - does not load, keeps flashing in the middle of the screen.
7. Rainy Free by komola UG (App Catalog)
DOES NOT WORK - shows generic open brolly and the word "Rainy" in the middle of the screen (ok, I'm in Britain, so it rains a lot, but not all the time!)
8. AccuWeather by AccuWeather, Inc. (App Catalog)
WORKS AFTER PATCHING BUT HAS SOME ISSUES - see this thread [Patch] Accuweather connection fix
9. bWeather by forwebOS.com (App Catalog):
DOES NOT WORK - loads some generic icons; cannot save locations, cannot speak to GPS.
10. Weather Window Lite by Hidden World Hut (App Catalog)
DOES NOT WORK - says "Gps Error! NoError! Sucesful GPS get"; if on dashboard says "template load failed: dashboard/error.html".
11. The Weather Outside by MatBee Products (App Catalog)
DOES NOT WORK - fails to load, endless spinning circle.
12. Coming Rain by Coora (App Catalog)
WORKS OUT OF THE BOX but is very fiddly on Pre3 screen and has some issues.
13. FreeWeather by MetaViewSoft (App Catalog)
DOES NOT WORK AS INTENDED - loads the right map but no weather data
14. eWeather and News by JyriK (Preware)
DOES NOT WORK - loads clock but no weather (or news).
15. WeatherNow by Tom Munson (Preware)
DOES NOT WORK - says "Unknown error (undefined)"
16. Dash Weather+ by Choorp (from this thread http://forums.webosnation.com/webos-...h-weather.html)
WORKS FINE OUT OF THE BOX - both in full screen and as a dashboard widget.