Searching: Best Android Weather Radar Widget

With all the new progress being made with android customization you might think that a simple radar widget would be an easy find but this is just not the case.

I’m basically trying to combine an aesthetically pleasing assortment of widgets to create a weather home screen that’s always running to get weather information at a glance.

The ideal Android weather radar widget:

  • Re-sizable
  • Animated
  • Auto-update the radar loop
  • Options to change how often the radar updates
  • Options to adjust the opacity of the radar overlay
  • Options to simplify the design of the map (turn of streets, borders, cities, weather warnings etc.)
  • Option to remove the map and display only a current location icon with radar overlay (scale key for reference would be needed)

What’s out there:¬†

 

 

 

eWeather HD

Pros:

  • Largest Widget available
  • Size variations
  • Has some options for visual customization¬†
Cons:

  • Poor quality image
  • No option to animate
  • No map options

 

 

 

Weather Bug Elite

Pros:

  • Button to refresh radar image
Cons:

  • Poor quality image
  • No option to animate
  • No map options
  • No option to change background

If you find another one leave a link in the comments and I’ll add it to the list.

3 Comments

  1. cgk
    November 20, 2013 at 4:40 pm ·

    NWService Tennessee Radar…..both are ok neither are ideal.

  2. Stella
    June 29, 2014 at 11:44 pm ·

    MyCast has the BEST widgets on the market. Once you load the app, the widgets become available. Best $1.99 I’ve spent on an app. I’ve tried them all, NOAA, Weather Bug, Accuweather, Eye in the Sky, Yahoo, etc. You get the idea.
    Pros: Very accurate, loads quickly, customizable, not a battery hog.
    Cons: Every now and then (not very often by any stretch), it will ‘freeze’ up. Before the last update, freezing was an issue. I reported the problem to MyCast and they actually EMAILED back within a day with troubleshooting advice which fixed the problem. Other then that I can’t say much else on the down side.

  3. Greg
    November 25, 2015 at 10:03 am ·

    Weather radar widget I’ve been looking for a long time and this is the best I’ve found.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tregware.radar&hl=en

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