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Offline Oilswell

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Best Weather Underground Android app version
« on: December 24, 2019, 12:10:12 PM »
Hey all, apologies if this has already been discussed but are there any previous versions of this app when it would accurately and refresh as expected? There's a whole bunch of earlier versions here: https://www.apkmirror.com/?post_type=app_release&searchtype=apk&s=weather+underground

I'm just getting tired of waiting for a functional version to come along and inquiring your experiences with these options.

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Re: Best Weather Underground Android app version
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2019, 05:51:37 PM »
Hated all the 6.x.x versions, so I deleted them and re-installed 5.10.1, which seems to work fine for me.  [tup]
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Re: Best Weather Underground Android app version
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2019, 06:37:03 PM »
Thanks Jimi,

Am I correct in assuming that's the latest non beta version? 5.10.1 is the version I have been on for a while also however I still seem to have issues with temperatures not being updated or refreshing as they should. Unless I force a refresh,sometimes lags by an entire day even though I've configured it to refresh upon unlock.

Maybe I'll have to continue downgrading till I find something more stable it do you think the problem might be server side regardless of app version?

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Re: Best Weather Underground Android app version
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2019, 07:13:28 PM »
That's correct, July 2019, last one before v6.  Now you've mentioned it, I've been checking mine and it seems to be doing the same i. e. Not updating unless I force it. It may well be a WU problem., think I'll jump bacm a couple of versions and see what happens.
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Re: Best Weather Underground Android app version
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2019, 07:49:01 PM »
Tried the last 2 versions of 5.9.6 but they won't run, freeze on start up (2013 Nexus7 tablet) now running 5.10.0, which seems to be working ok. I've configured it to update every 30 minutes and I'll see how it goes.
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Re: Best Weather Underground Android app version
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2019, 07:52:49 PM »
I skipped right to 5.9.6 configured to refresh upon screen unlock. Only time will tell but so far it seems to be updating. Crossing fingers...

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Re: Best Weather Underground Android app version
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2019, 01:59:08 PM »
So I've tried 5.10.1, then 5.9.6 worth no luck. I'm currently in 5.9.3 and since last night it seems to be refreshing upon screen unlock. I'll update in a day or two to inform if it's continuing to work as expected.

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Re: Best Weather Underground Android app version
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2020, 04:48:09 PM »
I can't get any old version to work now. Anyone else seeing the same?

If they have finally killed off the old apps are there any good alternatives out there?

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Re: Best Weather Underground Android app version
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2020, 05:00:45 PM »
An option I'd like to mention is to use the WS View app. Yes, this is an app by Fine Offset for management of their consoles but it works for anyone even without a weather station. The default action when first opening up the WS View app is to take you to the configured WU station ID. There you can see the live data with automatic refresh, and you can also see the last day of graphs.

If you have a Davis station doesn't matter...just give it your WU ID.
If you don't have a station at all also doesn't matter...enter in any WU ID....enter in as many WU IDs as you want as it will let you monitor multiple WU stations.

There is no forecasting in this app. It is only for live and recent data. It isn't perfect but it is an option and that is something. A good tool to keep in the mix of various apps.

Some screenshots of scrolling down on the WS View app:
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Re: Best Weather Underground Android app version
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2020, 05:23:47 PM »
I have my website for live data. I'm looking for forecasting and a good widget.

Looks like 5.10.1 started working again for me.
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Re: Best Weather Underground Android app version
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2020, 12:31:27 AM »
5.10.1  stopped working for me yesterday, hopefully it will start again  :-(
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Re: Best Weather Underground Android app version
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2020, 09:42:32 AM »
5.0.5 still works for me as an app.
The widget has not updated since 1/1/20 though :(

I'm trying v6 on another phone - but it's full of ads and the "sign in to remove ads" seems to be missing?
That's sh**e as I paid for that - or is it just hidden?

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Re: Best Weather Underground Android app version
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2020, 11:33:43 AM »
So I've been on 5.9.3 for a week now and it hasn't missed a beat regarding staying updated.

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Re: Best Weather Underground Android app version
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2020, 11:38:19 AM »
Does the widget still work?

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Re: Best Weather Underground Android app version
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2020, 11:46:10 AM »
Does the widget still work?
Yes it's been working well for me with no issues.

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Re: Best Weather Underground Android app version
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2020, 12:13:52 PM »
Rats. App is ok, widget says "unable to update".

Thanks anyway!

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Re: Best Weather Underground Android app version
« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2020, 06:27:52 PM »
It's all very strange, on my tablet (2013 Nexus 7, running android 4.4.4) I am running 5.10.1 and both the app and widget are operating correctly. On my phone (galaxy S4 running android 5.0.1) I have exactly the same version of the app (same apk used to install the app on both devices) and  neither the app or the widget will update!  :?
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Re: Best Weather Underground Android app version
« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2020, 10:16:14 AM »
That's weird.
Today my widget suddenly started to work again... It's as if they are messing around with something.

I've had no reply from WU yet as to why the new app doesn't allow you to log in for ad free use....

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Re: Best Weather Underground Android app version
« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2020, 02:57:36 PM »
Update
My phone app and widget started working this morning, been fine since. Tablet is still OK.
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Re: Best Weather Underground Android app version
« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2020, 09:23:30 AM »
I have a browser link on my phones desktop for WU. It's better then the app.
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Re: Best Weather Underground Android app version
« Reply #20 on: January 04, 2020, 10:58:11 AM »
Thought I would try the app again.
Still shows ads.
Still will not show my home location via GPS.
Delete.
Will try again when the next version comes out. :roll:

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Re: Best Weather Underground Android app version
« Reply #21 on: January 04, 2020, 12:33:34 PM »
The beta app is getting better... notifications update 100% of the time...

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Re: Best Weather Underground Android app version
« Reply #22 on: January 05, 2020, 05:30:31 AM »
Hey all, apologies if this has already been discussed but are there any previous versions of this app when it would accurately and refresh as expected?
The snarky response would be "any version that isn't 6.x".  I know the 5's weren't so good, but they seem like models of good design and coding compared to the horror that is the 6.x series.  I still can't believe that someone actually did 6.x on purpose, I mean, someone deliberately made it like this?

Having said that, perhaps a better thread would be "Weather apps that suck less than the recent WU ones".  OK, that's a very large selection, so perhaps "Weather apps that work like WU used to".  Since WU seems to be going backwards, getting worse and worse with each new release, suggestions for anything that isn't WU but works like the WU app used to would be useful.

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Re: Best Weather Underground Android app version
« Reply #23 on: January 05, 2020, 05:38:59 AM »
An option I'd like to mention is to use the WS View app.
+1 on WS View, thanks for the pointer @galfert.  For others wanting to try it, grab "WS View" from the Play store, Menu -> Manage Wunderground, add your station ID and you're done. 

This is also a great replacement for Meteoino, which hasn't worked with any new Android versions.

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Re: Best Weather Underground Android app version
« Reply #24 on: January 05, 2020, 11:22:52 AM »
An option I'd like to mention is to use the WS View app.
+1 on WS View, thanks for the pointer @galfert.  For others wanting to try it, grab "WS View" from the Play store, Menu -> Manage Wunderground, add your station ID and you're done. 

This is also a great replacement for Meteoino, which hasn't worked with any new Android versions.
I like the graphics on that app and it updates every 18 seconds. I just wish there was a GPS option that would change the station accordingly.