This weather app is not affiliated with NOAA or the National Weather Service. Products supplied by NOAA are in the public domain and use of such products by this application complies with the NOAA / NWS Terms of Service.
This app provides forecasts, animated radar, hourly forecasts and current conditions, all in an intuitive and easy-to-use interface. Just the information you need, delivered accurately, quickly, and for your exact location.
★ “A pragmatic approach to showing weather data on your phone, but well done and beautiful” – Android Central
This app uses the NOAA point forecast from your GPS position to get the most localized weather available. Point forecasts are ideal for rock climbing, hiking, skiing, or any outdoor activity where the weather in a nearby town is not accurate enough.
GPS on the phone will provide the most accurate location, but is usually not necessary. Nearby cell phone towers and Wi-Fi networks can also provide this information and will be checked first to save time and battery. You can also enter a location manually.
To provide highly localized forecasts, this app uses point forecasts from the National Weather Service (NOAA / NWS) and therefore is only available in the United States.
If there is severe weather, it will show at the top of the forecast. This app does NOT currently support severe weather alerts or notifications. NOAA provides this service directly through mobile phone operators. You can read more about the service at https://www.weather.gov/wrn/wea.
There are also several different sized widgets available that can be placed on your home screen to provide basic weather information, without needing to open the app.
Discussion of the forecast is available through the menu button.
This app requires your location to provide you with the most accurate weather. This is fundamental for the functioning of the application. You can always add manual locations if you prefer.
Authorization: Photos / Media / Files
This permission is required by Google Maps so that it can cache the map tiles for faster loading. Looks like the app is doing something with your photos or media, but it isn’t. Authorization means that the app is allowed to access your files (which include photos and media), but does not mean that they are actually accessible. It’s a subtle but important distinction. Contact me if you have any further questions about this.
Here are the unsimplified permissions listed in the Android manifesto:
android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION “(access to location listed above)
android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE “(check network connection)
and android.permission.INTERNET “(download the weather forecast)
android.permission.VIBRATE “(for old radar zoom comments)
android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE “(this is Photos / Media / Files listed above)
com.google.android.providers.gsf.permission.READ_GSERVICES “(required by google maps)