AccuWeather: Weather Alerts

Weather
Rating
4.6 (1.5M)
Size
180.6 MB
Age rating
4+
Current version
20.0.4
Price
Free
Seller
AccuWeather International, Inc.
Last update
1 month ago
Version OS
15.0 or later
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User Reviews for AccuWeather: Weather Alerts

4.6 out of 5
1.5M Ratings
4 years ago, Lagrune
All the facts, easy to read and navigate
I chose the AccuWeather App after I found out that my “farmer” sister showed how well it deciphers the ever changing Rocky Mountain weather. I like the feature that allows you to see about 120 minutes ahead if there’s snowfall coming and when there might be a chance to get out of the house and run an errand. It’s been pretty precise too. The sunrise/sunset and moon phases can also be found on the main screen. The main screen is well designed and further investigation of the site is easy to navigate through. It gives you a weekly forecast and if you choose to do so, you can get a 15 day forecast. I haven’t found the longer range forecast to be as accurate though. It might be unrealistic to give a 15 day forecast in our day and age. Even with all our science and gadgets it seems too “far-out” for any prediction. Short videos are available of weather related events. If you DON’T pay the approximately $4 a month, you can’t skip the commercials. They’re pretty short though - 15 seconds- which seems long when you’re waiting for the video. You can also sign up for weather alerts. I use AccuWeather’s site almost daily.
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1 year ago, Samgoode
The Ad situation has gotten absurd.
I’ve used AccuWeather for a looong, long time. Probably since the iPhone 2. So, essentially forever. I’ve mostly enjoyed it. I wasn’t crazy when the newest design hit, and I still miss the local interaction where you used to be able to report hyper-local conditions, but they fine tuned a few things and I got over it. I never paid to remove ads, because I’m not well off (disabled), didn’t need premium, and I figured the ads probably made them more revenue than a flat fee would anyway. My infinite regrets for giving you guys my eyeball money for all that time is now deeply heartfelt. Not only are the new Ads **incredibly** intrusive and obnoxious to a degree rarely seen outside of freemium money grab “games” (full page, won’t let you “x” out for periods of time, play loud sounds even when you’re on silent etc) but you also can’t pay a flat fee to get rid of them anymore, and those of us who didn’t pay before aren’t “grandfathered” into anything except advertising. Quite a “screw-you” to those of us who’ve been with you for so long. I’m disabled… all I want is accurate info that I can see without waiting for a full-screen advertisement to ALLOW me to control my device, so I can do what’s necessary to get my plants/pets/partner safely and comfortably where they need to be when things turn. I guess that’s too big of an ask?
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3 years ago, Bill_Johnson
Mostly great!
There are tons of weather apps available. The devs description is accurate, but I will tell you my top Pros/Cons. PROS: ~ Love the radar. Gives you an option to view the past or future. ~ A slick “Minute by Minute” wheel that pinpoints precipitation for the next two hours. ~ A ton of features that don’t overwhelm you when launching the app. The basic stuff is clearly and nicely laid out and simple taps/swipes will get you to deeper details if desired. CONS: * The “location services” pin points my house right on the mark. But, the app declares the location is a nearby city instead of the one my house is in. * I have several weather apps that use location services plus my own house thermometer. AccuWeather many times states that it is 4-6 degrees cooler than all the others. * That’s it. Some may feel those are picky things, but it is enough to knock off a star IMHO. Overall, a great app. I was happy to pay the $4 to support the devs and also get rid of the ads. 😄 UPDATE: AccuWeather no longer offers a pay once to get rid of ads. It is now a monthly or yearly fee. Besides costing much more, “family sharing” means nothing now. EVERY family member must pay the on-going fee if you want to get rid of the annoying ads. In other words, my pay once fee does not get grandfathered in. 👎🏻
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5 years ago, Lillith200000
Weather
I get the MOST ACCURATE weather from this App ! Many weather channels & apps to choose from . I use to go by other sources , but most of them never told me the REAL WEATHER ,LIKE ACCUWEATHER DOES .It also gives more information about what to except on Winds ,Rain , Snow , and with Hourly , Daily or Weekly . So when it’s time for a Vacation or just going out shopping for the Day , I know exactly what to wear , and what items , like a Umbrella or Jacket for the cooler weather in the evening. I Have DELETED ALL MY OTHER WEATHER APPS with mistrusted details ! This one App tells me everything I need for any Outing .Makes my Days Happy , when I’m prepared .Went to Family Reunion, Very Nice Warm 80’s Weather , until the middle of outside Reunion. It started to pour down the rain , and chilled off quickly .I had a change of warmer clothes ,and raincoat & rainboots ,with a Umbrella in my Car .Sure made me tell everyone about Accuweather ,when they all kept asking me , how did you know to be prepared for a such a sudden change ! I felt like I was the Smartest Person Out Of the Whole Family ! Thank You Accuweather , you are my Daily Best Friend ! Shelley H .
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1 year ago, Dawn_21
Price Increase, Quality Decrease
This was a good app until the recent update. Now you can’t see beyond 12 hours out without paying for Premium PLUS, which used to be a free feature. I’m already subscribed to Premium but apparently Premium Plus is the new Premium. Disgusting. Beyond that, the aesthetic is weird now and is trying to be too similar to The Weather Channel app. Might as well just use TWC app because they don’t charge to see 24 hours of weather. I’m deleting this app and just forgoing the rest of the year I have left for Premium since it apparently doesn’t get you anything useful besides getting rid of ads. Do companies not know when they have a good thing anymore? Edited: The developers reached out to let me know how to find the 72 hour view as before, in the list view. I do appreciate that and I increased my rating accordingly. I do still think it’s wrong that they’ve paywalled some previously free features. I would be more interested in paying a monthly subscription if they added innovative features instead of asking users to pay for old, free features. Either way, I am glad my favorite features seem to be excluded from the paywall after all, so I will keep using the app as my default.
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2 years ago, Gree--dy
Not so Accu
I’ve used this app for a long time. I really enjoyed the radar feature provided. But the daily and weekly forecast is so far from accurate, I don’t feel confident using the app anymore. I understand the concept of “predicting weather” so that isn’t the issue. The issue comes from comparing it to three other weather apps at the same time. I didn’t start this comparison immediately, but time and time again the app failed to reliably provide “accurate” forecasts. When I started comparing to other apps, I noticed a trend. The three other apps were similar in forecast, but this app was so far away from them, it brought many doubts. For example, this app stated there was a 77% chance of rain on a particular day, while the other apps were 24% and lower. Technically, a 77% chance and a 24% chance are the same thing, if one understands what “a chance” for rain means. But, I personally plan my activities based on that percentage. If it’s higher, I’ll choose indoor activities, and if it’s lower I’ll choose outer activities. The example I gave was only one of many. I give this app three stars because it isn’t a bad app and has some good features, but it also isn’t “accurate” when it comes to forecasting.
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2 years ago, Prince Zordar
It has some issues
I paid for the ad-free version, but every once in a while I start getting ads. Just now I tapped Hourly report and it gave me an ad for Chrome. Close that and now there are ads mixed in with the hourly data. I had to hit Update Now -> Restore Subscription and restart the app to make the ads go away. This happens every few weeks. A Severe Weather alert popped up, but when I tapped it to get more info, it gave me a message that it couldn’t retrieve the data I was looking for. Seriously? A thunderstorm that wasn’t supposed to happen until tomorrow (as predicted by AccuWeather) is blowing in now, but your app refuses to give me any details? Update - I’m getting ads again, only now there is no “Restore Subscription” option. I guess that’s what I get for contacting support. They removed the option so now I’m forced to see ads even though I’ve paid to remove the ads. Forget it. I’ve deleted this scam of an app and canceled my subscription. It seems to get less and less accurate as time goes on anyway. I’m tired of seeing a prediction of rain so I leave the motorcycle at home when I could’ve enjoyed a nice sunny day or worse, the app insists it’s going to be sunny and warm all day so I take the motorcycle and get rained on. I’m going to find a different app. They’re more interested in making money then providing a quality app.
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4 years ago, GaiaLady
Was a 4, now a 3
I don’t much care for your recent update. It takes too long to finish loading and updating so I can actually get current info. You took away the feature that lets you pull down on the screen for update. You changed the order of the allergens (why would you do that? I had the order memorized, now I have to read each one). You removed the phases of the moon. I do like the “today, tonight, tomorrow” feature. I’ll see how I feel about it all when I get used to it. But the last thing I needed in my life right now was more change. Update: got a notification that I got a developer response. But I don’t see any way to access it. Oh well. Might try a different weather app. Oh. To add to the above comments, I now have to scroll to see the humidity. Didn’t need to before. Nuisance. 2nd update. Finally read the developer response. I don’t know if it displays to the general reader, but my take on it was, “Our technology is more important than what you want. So we’re going to push our technology.” That’s not a quote, but my interpretation. Mr/Ms Developer, I have seen your glowing statements about how everybody just loves the new update. That’s not what I’m reading in the reviews. FYI, people really don’t like being lied to. I’m going elsewhere for my weather.
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4 years ago, BoilerG97
Hate the new layout, no portrait mode, no hour by hour graphs
Landscape mode only? So it appears this version of the iPad app only allows you to use it in landscape mode and does not support viewing data in portrait mode. I typically don’t use my iPad in landscape mode except for the odd spreadsheet and videos the rest of the time I use it in portrait mode. Especially as i am walking around the kitchen each morning trying to get ready for my day and commute to work. Trying to hold an iPad in landscape mode while also tryin to get out coffee and breakfast for the family is impossible. I wish that the app would autorotate depending on the orientation of the user or if there were a button in the settings to allow you to force the app into portrait mode. No more hour by hour graphs? - the old app allowed you to look at the hour by hour trends of the day in graphical form for temperature, realfeel and % Precipitation. Now all the graphs have been removed and replaced by text? Before at a glance with the charts I could look at the predictions and see what was likely the trend of the day and therefore provide me an easy way to choose if I should do a task that day. Now i have to sit and compare and remember each value hour by hour and try and figure out if we’re just getting a pop up shower in the afternoon or if the whole afternoon is going to be a wash for the Zoo or mowing the lawn.
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6 years ago, Pmotz
So so app
I was a regular user of Storm, but they deleted the ad-free option so I tried AccuWeather. Nope, It’s worse. The forecast, regardless of the name is no better than any other weather forecast, which is to say poor. A few observations: There is no option that I’ve found for displaying wind speed. The cloud cover is truly odd, lighter cloud cover has darker opacity and heavier cloud cover is lighter opacity, huh? That’s the opposite of what it should be. I’ve got the Premium version and it offers a 25 day forecast, well isn’t that special. The weather forecasters have trouble with tomorrows weather and they think they can forecast 25 days out? For entertainment purposes only. I get FAR too many severe weather notifications, many more than I get in Storm. Most of them are repeats, if a winter weather advisory is posted at 9:00 AM I get a notification right away, if I turn the screen off I will find another notification the next time I open it, for the same original advisory. Once is enough, thank you! Finally, the radar is pretty worthless, sometimes there’s nothing there when there should be, other times while playing the past couple of hours some of the “slices” are missing so the rain/snow is hurry jerky. When I check Storm’s radar it’s much better. Sorry, but this app is pretty sad.
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1 year ago, SwankPeRFection
Radar Defects & Ads Are Out of Control
Thanks for neutering the hourly view by forcing an upgrade to premium to see more than 6+ hours head now. You people are ridiculous! Nobody’s should be paying monthly subscriptions for a stupid weather app!!!! A slick new look for your stupid ads maybe, certainly not the app. You can’t even tell what the weather is with your app, it’s basically just ads on every page and full screen as you change screens. Should be called AccuAds instead. 👎 You’ve officially hit a new low with the ads that play sounds now! Nothing but crash after crash on iOS 16 after the app has been backgrounded for a while. Ads are ridiculous in this app. Full screen, partial screen. Close ad buttons change positions to make it harder to navigate away from them and stay on screen longer. Developer’s tactics on ad pushing shouldn’t be allowed. Now they’ve added top toolbar ads on the radar screen too. The app isn’t good enough to warrant this type of ad revenue from this company. 👎 Future radar sometimes doesn’t show at all. The times on the scroll is only past to current. Also, when it does work, future radar has missing frames and graphical glitches in the snapshots where it’s missing map data entirely in square or rectangular sections. It’s just glitchy as f*!
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4 years ago, DCIX5
This was the best weather app before the update..
I’ve never understood why developers think update/upgrade means take something simple and make it more complicated to work with. Before the update I could click once or twice and get where I wanted to look. I get it. It is one or two scenarios at play here. 1. Someone is getting paid so they had to show they were doing something for the money, or, 2. New developers with ambitions to make it their own. I am the youngest person where I work by a decade + and it has been a point of pride when talking to the “old heads” about weather, that the app I had for weather (what this app WAS) was way better than the ones they have. Now it is just the same. I went from being “the weatherman” to having a look of shame in telling them this app isn’t good anymore. The one positive take away is on the radar the time is segmented better and has a longer time frame (why I have 2 stars instead of the 1). That and some different graphics would have been a great update. This was the best weather app in my opinion. Now it’s just the same as the rest. Way to play down to the “competition” . I hope that whoever it was that was in charge of this update is not responsible for developing any of my other apps.
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4 years ago, therben
Awesome update to a great app
I have been traveling the USA with my family of 5 in a pop-up camper for the past year or so. We are sensitive to weather changes as we try to follow it around trying not to be too hot or cold or wet or dry. For months after we left home, I tried numerous weather apps simultaneously, comparing them for accuracy and ease of use and features. Sometimes I would try to use one exclusively for a while to see how it fit my flow of searching for the next location with good weather. I found the accuweather app to fit the right balance between being simple enough to use without headache and powerful enough to find specific conditions in new location. So I have happily subscribed and been using this app for the past 7 months or so without much complaint. The new update was teased a few days ago and I’m super excited about all the new changes. Somehow it has become incrementally more intuitive and easy to use while I find myself accessing old features in new ways. Very happy with it all.
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4 years ago, eatmeloveme
What happened to Minutecast?
Really disappointed to see Minutecast change from what it was before. The ability to rotate clockwise by using my finger was very useful in timing the exact moment I could safely take my dog out (he hates rain!) It was useful in many other ways and was really the thing I loved most about this app. It seems Minutecast has transitioned to a bar graph which is not as user friendly imho. Also not clear if this bar graph is specific to my exact location now. Landscape-only view on iPad also makes this app an inconvenience to use. Overall, this update is a move in the wrong direction and will have me looking for alternatives. UPDATE Dear “Developer:” Thanks for the condescending response (awww... “change is awkward”). I’m not a moron, I figured out the new bar graph, the point is that your awkward change is not for the better. You didn’t address the iPad landscape-only issue; I suppose that’s another awkward change. Take a look at all the other overwhelmingly negative reviews after this update. Are all your loyal users just idiots like me for voicing their reactions to your awkward changes? If you really care about what you produce, don’t be so dismissive of the users who have supported you in the past. One bad review speaks 100 times louder than one good review.... and you now have an awful lot of bad reviews.
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1 week ago, Hefdelight
Great but Push Notifications Need Help
I use this app daily and for weather predictions I find it very accurate. The one annoyance I do have is, there are a lot of push notifications which is great because they will alert me to interesting stories like volcanoes erupting etc. However, when you select the push notification is just sends you to the current temperature screen for your location. From there I would have to figure out a way in the app to get to a particular story which I never do because it’s not immediately clear in the app how to accomplish this. Would love if they would fix this behavior so that when they give a push notification, the action of selecting the notification takes the user directly to the article or alert in question. If it can’t, just don’t send those types of notifications. It’s a negative user experience and lowers my opinion of and desire to use the app for anything other than current temp and radar - it’s actually more prompting me to turn off my notifications bc it is always such a let down to not be able to read more. Thanks!
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2 years ago, Admiral Boozehammer
Used to be a good app
AccuWeather used to be the powerhouse free weather app. Unfortunately, the ads have gotten out of hand. The UI is still pretty good, and the forecast are more often accurate than not, but you are bombarded with a full screen ad every time you change screens (from daily to hourly, or hourly to radar, or from the daily summary to the weekly summary). All of them come equipped with a 5-10 second timer before you can skip, the “close” or skip buttons are always tucked in the corner, and the same color as the ad. Don’t worry, If you’ve already been hit with three ads during your 3 minute browsing session, there are another three (probably the same ones you just saw) heading your way fast. If you can find a way to work around the frustration of the ads, it’s a pretty good app. If you want to do a quick peek of the weather without having to jump through hoops, or put energy into navigating, this is not for you. Even if you don’t mind the ads at first, you will grow to hate them as much as you love the accuracy. I understand money has to be made somehow, but certainly a less greasy way is possible
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3 years ago, Unomillionrob
Is Update 14.0 a Money Grab Attempt?
Been following reviews for about a month now. 95% of them dislike the update and ask for Version 13 back. Developer replies have been canned and unhelpful. I don’t need to read for the 50th time about your “persistent” toolbar. Only thing persistent is how the app fails compared to Version 13. I’m seriously wondering about the trustworthiness of Accuweather company. In 2017 there were reports that Accuweather was selling customer current location data without permission to other companies. Has this practice stopped? I hear other comments about ad placement becoming a nuisance. Is this a ploy to drive subscriptions up? Will you be releasing an “update” that returns you to the nice Version 13 but you call it Accuweather Platinum or another term other than premium so all those premium users are stuck with the inferior Version 14 unless they pay every year for a subscription? Please be honest with us. Please respond to my post — I’ll check to see if you deleted it and keep posting until we hear a reply. I would love if you prove me wrong and return to Version 13 without additional charges. Looking forward to your reply. Bill
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11 months ago, Swissyrescue
Updated: CS was great
UPDATE: Customer Service was really great. The link to restore a purchase is definitely not intuitive. There is the tiniest, minuscule link for restoring purchases located at the very bottom of the pop up you get when you click on the Premium+ button. So, my no ads purchase from years ago has been restored. I still like the app… it seems to do as well tracking the weather as the other weather app I have, which is Weather Bug. So, I plan to keep using it… for now. —————- Several years ago, I paid for no ads. Because the app keeps locking up after the last update, I uninstalled and then reinstalled. Tried to find a “restore purchase” button, but there doesn’t appear to be one. Only thing I can see is the Premium button. I’m not paying a second time for no ads. Plus, after reading recent reviews, it seems I’m not the only one having serious issues with the app. It used to be great, but is now total garbage. Two stars only because it served me well for many years prior to becoming a trash app. Guess I’ll look to replace it with a better weather app.
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3 years ago, Roger J Kuputnick
Just one little thing
Great app. Accurate and simple to use… except when you send out text notices with titles like Drenching Rains Coming. When I click on it it takes me to a page with a white banner on the left that allows me to do all sorts of things like upgrade the app, or review the app like I am doing here, now. The problem I have is that the only way I have found to close this page and get back to the regular app page with the forecast is to turn off my phone and turn it back on. I mean to say that there never is anything here on this page that has anything to do with the title you sent me. Oh, I can go to Channel 13’s website, but I don’t want to go to the website. There is a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico and I want to look at the forecast. So, I am going to turn off my phone and turn it back on to get control of my phone back, again. Next time I am going to delete the app. I can get weather apps anywhere. I mean pick a TV channel. They all offer weather apps. (Or you could fix the page so a person can tell how to get off of it? Just a thought, but what do I know?)
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11 months ago, Hehyfhd
Used to be great, now not so much
Has anyone else noticed that if you sort the reviews by “most recent” instead of “most helpful”, the reviews are ALL one star and very negative? Am I the only one who’s figured out that negative reviews get purged about every two weeks? Is anyone else getting tired of seeing 4.9 stars on everything, no matter how rotten it actually is? As so many others have said, this used to be a fantastic app. Up until about a year ago, the forecasts were uncannily accurate, the futurecast radar was brilliant, and the severe weather alerts were timely and reliable. It’s completely changed though, sadly. Now the forecasts are so unreliable they seem almost randomly generated. There’s a seemingly endless stream of unnecessary alarms about dire threats way in the future which don’t materialize, and when severe weather does happen, we get no warning at all! The radar has become a slow, glitchy, low resolution shadow of what it was previously. And most annoyingly, when an urgent emergency severe weather alert gets pushed to my phone, clicking on it opens the app to a page that tells me the alert can’t be downloaded!? This app is a major disappointment and a waste of money, though it previously was superb. Please make it great again!
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1 year ago, Bill in Akron
Superior quality weather forecasts
This weather app because it combines an easy to use interface with surprisingly accurate forecasts which often pin weather events to within minutes of when they actually happen. I have been using the free version with advertising which used to have mostly innocuous ads. Now full screen ads routinely pop up, some with decidedly scammy content you don’t dare click to dismiss. The only way out is to swipe the whole app closed then reopen and hope not to see the same ad. This used to be a four star app, but the toxic ads made me reduce it to two stars. Update 29 January 2023: There are still full screen ads which pop up right when you are trying to do something which is jarring and actually tends to make one resent the advertiser, the opposite of what is intended. Most of the ads seem to be cancellable now, some only after a mandatory countdown. So the advertising situation is better and you can sped $0.99/month to get rid of the ads if you want. I’m raising my rating one star, mostly based on the good accuracy, but hampered by advertising which reduces the usability of the application.
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5 years ago, audreylynn88
Layout is Confusing
I decided to download the premium version of this app after The Weather Channel had too many video advertisements. I was just tired of the ads. This app has no ads, but it is the LEAST user-friendly app I’ve ever had. The “back arrow” buttons are the same color and size as the text, and they’re placed right next to the text, so it took me a while to figure out how to go back. And every screen, the back button looks different. Sometimes you have to swipe down to get out of a screen (for example, hourly), and sometimes you have to hit the back button. And don’t even get me started on trying to toggle the hourly “compass”-style button. As soon as you touch the circle to try to drag it, the entire data does this weird zoom thing and the sensitivity is way too high for anyone’s thumb. It’s like they adjusted the mouse speed to 100- any tiny movement and you’re 4 hours past where you wanted to go, and it doesn’t land where you want it to land. Also, the circle should be on the actual hours, not on the bar graph below. You have to move the circle on the bar graph to see the hours change on top. It’s just not a very well-designed app.
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1 month ago, Risewithin
About 90% wrong all the time
Crazy cause the app has a good UI and I like the radar but how can you have a job that’s 90% wrong alll the time? It shows rain but we get none, it doesn’t and it does. Whoever you’re getting your forecasting from just needs to find a different job. Any other job you’d be fired. Also there’s been many times where I’ll look at hourly and it’ll show rain within the hour yet when I look at radar it doesn’t show rain at the same time. So even within your own app you can’t get things right. One says different than the other. Another issue is that if you look at the daily it might say rain predicted at 70% and then switch to hourly and nowhere in there is there a 70%. It’s weird, it’s confusing. I’m sure one is average for the day and one is hourly average but it doesn’t seem consistent. Here lately even the temperature has been off. Idk what’s going on with all these weather forecasts but dang get it together. You’d think we’d be better off today than 50 years ago but everything else is getting better at waaay better rates than weather forecasting. You’d think with alllllll this data we’ve been capturing they’d have it figured out by now.
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4 years ago, Clr4tkof
Gone to NOAA APP
Had to move to the NOAA app, since all of the complaints including mine, fell on deaf ears. While the previous version of Accuweather that displayed written 10 day forecast and had the interactive circle that you could drag around to the exact minute precip would start for your location (and was amazingly accurate), were much loved and easy to read and that version was so easy to navigate, the new one is just a fail in every way. The closest I can find to what accuweather used to have is the NOAA app, so have moved on. It’s about a 4 star site. Accuweather used to be a 5-star, but the developers who thought they had to copy lesser sites, took a good format and ruined it. Now zero stars from me. If you wanted to add a little color, that would have been fine, but the set up was already the best one out there. I just don’t even get the point of the temperature bar graph thing. It’s rather stupid and so is the replacement graph on a second page for the minute by minute precip dial. Having worked with weather, radar and METAR in the aviation industry for 35 years, I find this hard to navigate, dumbed down version, a waste of my time. I want a site that gives me the maximum information in the fastest and easiest navigable format possible. Recommend everyone checkout the NOAA app.
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1 year ago, DIDE2020
Reliable, too much clicking
Combining Accuweather and The Weather Channel data are the most reliable in my area. Unfortunately, I need to look for other apps that have Accuweather data source apps because this app isn’t easy to read, you need to do too much clicking to see more details. One example in hourly forecast (as well as daily forecast), you can’t click on one certain hour (or day) to see the details, then just scroll through each of the hours or days to see how conditions (wind, humidity, cloud cover, etc) evolve over a few hours. You need to click each hour individually to see the details. Also, there needs to be an hourly graph, just like the daily one. Some of the current conditions/parameters (which I don’t care for) are showed on the main window, then I need to click again and pop up another window to see more of them. At least make them customizable so I can place those I want to see in front of the others, on the main window. A bit disappointed, I’m still longing for their original app from 10 years ago which was, in my opinion, better in many ways.
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3 years ago, AudreyRose08
App is great but “RealFeel” is misleading
I do love the minutecast format (which is usually correct) and the overall look of the App. Unfortunately, for the past few weeks the RealFeel temperature has been absolutely wrong. And I mean off by more than 10-15 degrees. I first noticed it on a day when the RealFeel was expected to stay in the single digits all day, but the lowest the App ever got to that day was 16. Thinking it was just warmer than they predicted, I ignored it. But the last few days have been bitterly cold, again with single digit RealFeel predictions. Again, the past 2 morning the App has shown the RealFeel temps at around 15-17. However, THREE other weather apps currently say the RealFeel is between 3-5 degrees. That’s well over a 10 degree difference which is a HUGE difference in the winter, and very frustrating. I don’t understand how they it information is so off compared to several other Apps. We’re expected to get a few days of small showers this week, and Accuweather makes no mention of some of those snow showers. If it ends up that it does snow those days, and they’re not predicting snow like every other app, then it’s kind of pointless to keep Accuweather around.
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4 years ago, *ke
REALLY DISLIKE THE new format!!
I liked this app the way it was before (that’s why I bought it!)....But yesterday—without my choosing to update the app—it suddenly changed. The daily format now has a dark blue background with a row of vertical bars lined up side by side which for indicating daily temps. I SO do NOT like this format. I selected this app BECAUSE i liked the general format the way it was when I purchased it. To change it completely is essentially to tell folks “you must not know what you like”...we will give you something completely different after the fact. It would be like the manufacturer of a car suddenly changing your car model and color a few months after you bought it. Now I will need go back online and start looking to buy a weather app that has a format I like and then delete this app that I have already purchased. What a bummer! My suggestion to developers is to tweak the app you have created with some improvements or bug fixes as may be needed. And that you can safely assume that almost all the folks who bought your app chose it BECAUSE they liked as it was. If you want to created something completely new, start with a new app—do Not completely re-configure the old app!!
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9 months ago, LDP2011
Unable to manage specific notifications
The weather is displayed in an easy to read and aesthetically pleasing way, but ultimately it is no different than the weather channel app or others rated highly in the App Store. I downloaded this app because I was on the hunt for a weather app that had specific notification settings (ie, UV index alerts, pollen allergy alerts, storm alerts, rain alerts, etc.). I want to pick and choose which notifications I receive and don’t receive. The settings menu is limited to enabling/disabling notifications for local severe weather, government alerts, and weather news. I signed up for the premium subscription in he hopes that the settings menu would expand, but it did not and I was left with the same basic notification options. I want to be able to turn on notifications for UV index. I want to be able to turn on notifications for heavy rain. I want to be able to turn off notifications for light rain. This would be an easy adjustment to make. I would give it 5 stars if I were able to manage notifications of all the information provided.
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1 year ago, zb216140
They completely ruined the app
This was one of the best weather apps I’ve used. Overall it was very easy to read and use, and I’ve used the app for years. The past update though completely destroyed everything. If you don’t pay for premium + it’s basically pointless. I’m not going to pay money to see a 72 hour forecast; it’s literally a weather app why is there a subscription in the first place?? Despite the developers’ blatant greed (which everyone’s already complaining about), they changed the interface so now it’s more difficult to read (especially with the hourly tab). The way it was before made it easy to scroll through with the temperature in the biggest font. Now it’s some weird sideways chart with a bunch of graph lines and stuff?? I’m not a scientist - I don’t care or want to see the temperature high and lows on a graph I just want to see what the temperature is. They’ve made the temperature so small now too; it just looks so messy. I don’t even have sight problems, I can’t imagine how annoying this update has to be for older people or just people with bad eyesight in general. In conclusion, they need to go back to how it was before or they’re going to lose all their longtime users and fail to gain any new ones.
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3 years ago, jimmyh94
Each update leaves me feeling more put off than the last...
As someone who has used Accuweather for well over 10 years now, I’ve seen my fair share of updates, changes, and revisions. Some are for the better, some for the worse. The common trait here is that each iteration leaves me feeling less and less enthused about using this app. This most recent update has left me avoiding the app nearly all together. The weather wheel now doesn’t show any rain predictions, even though we have had the most rain in the past two weeks than we have had all year. The app seems to crash a lot more than usual, and the forecasts seem to go down more than they used to. Also, I’m in the majority about the newly implemented ads. I absolutely understand the need for ads, and don’t mind them when the service is good, however these new ads are intrusive, and more of a hindrance than anything. They also seem like an attempt to get more purchases, but the word is that even the paid app has the same advertisements. I’m more than willing to give you all a second chance, but if this doesn’t improve, I’ll be using another app for my weather needs.
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4 years ago, Gamer3475
Version 14 Kills This App. Terrible!
UPDATE 7/8/20 - Version 14 Well as most apps tend to do these days, they completely redesigned their app and it is now worse. I had to update my review to just one star. The complete redesign is a step backwards in my opinion. The details/current conditions area on the homepage is now below an ad and doesn’t let me change the information I want to see there. The sunset and rise times are above the current conditions area which is ridiculous, that should be at the bottom. Plus since I can’t choose which weather details I want to see in the current conditions section, the dew point is no longer there. I have to tap more details and go to a second page to see the dew point value. The minute rain cast is way to prominent at the top of the page. The reason I originally started using this app is because I could choose what weather details I wanted to see and they were placed right at the top of the app for me to see in an instant of opening the app. Now I have to scroll past an ad and tap more details before I can get the information I want. Just let us choose what sections we want and want details we want in each section and in what order we want each section to be displayed in! Major failure! I’m uninstalling!
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6 years ago, palabrajot
Useful features, but the alerts need work
Accuweather is my primary weather app- it’s very good about serving up detailed and timely information, and the alerts are especially crucial when you live in a northern plains state like I do, where floods, tornadoes and suddenly icy roads are all things which have to be accounted for. It’s because of the alerts that I have to drop a couple of stars, though- more often than not, the push notifications which Accuweather sends me are almost useless, because it will buzz my Apple Watch or my phone with a message that I have an alert, but not include the nature of the threat. This forces me to dig out my phone, open the app and find the button with the yellow exclamation point next to it. High winds? Heavier than usual rain? An addendum to an existing flood alert? A tornado in my area? All treated the same. I get fatigued from all this vigilance, which can itself be dangerous- I’m forced to treat every pop-up like it’s a potential disaster, instead of just getting the important highlights in a watch alert which I can then either dismiss or explore in greater depth. This correction would make Accuweather so much more useable for me.
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4 years ago, redshoespope
Review after new software
After your software update I can't even figure out how to get the hourly anymore and the layout is so confusing that I think I'm going to eventually delete your app. Even write the app function is very strange because I filled it up previously and I try to hit send and it would not send and then a week went by and I wanted to write you guys and when I hit the rate function up comes the old stuff I typed so I hit send and it sent, success. But then I wanted to read it now after your new software and I hit the rate button, and again up pops the old stuff that I did last time. So I don't know what's going on with your apps but even this reading thing I'm using an iPhone and the text doesn't scroll up so I can't even see if the speak and text is working properly because you don't have it designed so that it scrolls up so I can see what I am saying even that is really weird and annoying your whole app is completely annoying you wrecked it when you had the software upgrade but even before that in northern Wisconsin you guys were never correct he said it was gonna rain and it doesn't rain your percentages are completely different than the weather channel. You better fighter software engineers and start over.
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1 year ago, Ruemando
This is what I’ve been wanting from a weather app!
I used DarkSky for, well, until they sold out to Apple. One of the main features I liked was the precipitation forecast. Not just the percentage, but how sever (basically, inches of snow expected). I also liked the hyper-local feature since where I live can vary within just a few miles. Of course, accuracy is important. I looked a every possible free app. You get what you pay for there. None had all the important features I was looking for. I decided to try AccuWeather app premium+ for a year. Immediately I love the ad-free look and feel. The winter cast is impressive. It’s what dark sky had but much better. And when I comes to Colorado driving, skiing, and outdoors activities, a good weather app is necessary. Thus far, I’m a huge fan! Edit: the app could use some help with the wind forecast. When I look at storms coming in, wind is a factor. Also, wind impacts the planning of activities. As it is, I had to go to another app to get what was offered in DarkSky. Still a fan, but dropped it to 4 stars.
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6 years ago, clenet7
“Wow AccuWeather”
My, my, am I pleasantly surprised today. I have been looking for years for an ACCURATE weather app that has animated weather conditions and finally by a chance view of an MSN sponsored ad (ads I never look at) I find AccuWeather. I’m amazed at the accuracy, appearance and ease of use of the app. It’s not overwhelming in its delivery and yet more detailed delivery is readily at your fingertips if you so choose. Can’t wait to see how accurate the rainy season of Southern California will be reported. To make this app beyond great please, please, pleeeeeeease give us the option to add weather sounds to go with your AccuWeather forecasted conditions even at a premium. A lot of us live in places where we miss the sounds of a windy day, or a rainy day, or a lightening stormy day, or the sound of ocean waves. Just imagine the comforting sounds for many people. I added other areas that have lots of weather change patterns to my AccuWeather app list just to see the different weather conditions. I am so looking forward to hearing them as well someday soon.
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6 years ago, mortemistress
Exactly what I was looking for and more
I was looking for a weather app that would not only provide ACCURATE weather throughout the day and week, but also provide an allergy forecast, since I have pretty severe allergies. This app has done both of those, and done them well. It also has a small section on the Sun and Moon, and tells you the moon phase for the night. That is extremely beneficial for me, and is a feature I did not expect to find. I just saw an ad pop up to get 10 extra days of forecasts if I sign in with my Facebook, so I’m assuming I’ll have to pay for this at some point? Can’t be sure, but even if I do, I’m going to keep the app and pay for it, because it’s wonderful. It’s extremely simple and easy to use, and nice to look at (light and dark themes are also a bonus). I used to have this app a long time ago because it used to give a migraine forecast as well, since I get migraines often (don’t see that anymore, but that’s totally fine since my migraines are often related to the weather and allergies, and the app provides forecasts for both of those), and completely forgot about it. So happy I found it again! I know it’s odd to be so excited about a weather app, but trust me, when you have horrible allergies, arthritis, asthma, eczema, and migraines (yeah and I’m only 24, can’t imagine how bad I’ll be when I’m in my 70s), an app like this actually helps a decent amount so you can prepare for things a little bit.
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2 years ago, MGD1957
Quality Has Gone A Bit
The AccuWeather app was once, the “Rolls Royce” of all weather apps a few years ago. It’s mostly stayed that way and, to be honest, I still use it frequently. But the user experience has definitely waned as more “advances” in design and capability have been given developer precedence over user functionality or even friendliness. Just because something is new, doesn’t always mean it’s better or has “evolved.” Case in point, the one area where I suspect most people use this app is in its radar feature. But even that notable feature has operationally declined as whole swaths of radar sweep detection in large geometric shapes are either missing or the result of damaged or faulty radar equipment. This has become more frequently noticeable in the Los Angeles area with ever expanding areas of missing data. The problem appears to be getting worse rather than being fixed. And there’s not even a system alert notice which could indicate to the user that data retrieval is missing due to repairs being conducted on equipment. It’s truly a shame for a once effortlessly flawless app.
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1 year ago, AllTheNamesAreAlreadyTaken!
RealFeel illegible in hourly list view
Like many of your other Premium subscribers, I’m quite disappointed by the recent update that adds a horizontal hourly graph view and sets it as the default although accessing most of its features now requires a Premium+ subscription. I’d love to be able to set the list view (vertical scrolling), which is still included in my Premium subscription, as the default to avoid the extra click every time I enter the app. More importantly, I’d encourage you to take a look at the W3C accessibility guidelines and reconsider your choice of font size for the RealFeel temp in the list view, which to my eyes (at 40-ish years old) is now illegible. I’ve considered AccuWeather to be a 5-star app for years and used it exclusively, in large part thanks to the RealFeel feature which I can no longer physically see due to the recent UI change. Like others, I do consider constant pushes for upgrades to be ads, so while I don’t care about missing out on the Premium+ features, I would like the option for the ad-free experience I’ve paid for by only showing me the free list view.
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3 years ago, Abbeyjewel
Dangerously Inaccurate
This last weekend, Denver had the worst air quality in the world. But if you only looked at this app, you would not know it. It stated that the Denver metro area was around 40 AQI (Fair air quality), and not higher. However, every other data source, including the government air quality website, said our air quality was in the 180s (Unhealthy). (Including news reports!!) This is drastically different than 40 AQI and could harm those who are sensitive populations and should not go out in bad air quality. It is also harmful for those who are not sensitive, and can cause real harm in short periods of time. I did send them feedback about this, but instead of taking responsibility for this inaccuracy, they merely stated it was the fault of the place they get their data from for air quality. This is a terrible excuse. Get your data elsewhere. You’re supposed to be “accu” weather. Take some responsibility and show you have integrity! Because of this, I do not trust accuweather for weather data anymore. I will be uninstalling and telling others about the dangerous misinformation they allow on their website. It’s a pity, as I’ve been using accuweather to get my weather data for years now.
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4 years ago, SStott79
July 2020 update is terrible
My app updated automatically last week. I did not like the new look, but I can get used to it. The look, the layout, the new buttons to get to each aspect are just not good. I especially do not like the new look for the “Daily” tab. The absolute worst part, and this will most likely be a reason for me delete the app and do with something different is the Apple Watch component. I have Accuweather on the face of my watch. I used to be able to tap on the current temp and it gave the high for the day. Now it just tells me the current temp (and current real feel) and the chance of precipitation for the next hour. I used to get that information along with the high for the day before. The update took away half of the available information that was available on the Apple Watch. Another thing, and I don’t know if this is a “me” thing, an Apple issue, or Accuweather issue, but Accuweather says there is an update available in the App Store. I have logged in four times and updated and it still says to update. I log in just fine. The app loads, the little circle fills up, and everything else and then it still says Update. That is a minor issue to me because it could just be me or it could be Apple.
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4 years ago, oscarsage
Bad upgrade
I downloaded this app about a week ago. I loved it. It was clear, most of the information was on one page, and you could see a long-term detailed forecast by using a sliding bar. In the daily forecast you could see over a week at a time and the summary was included of what the day’s weather would be, i.e. “slight chance of afternoon thunderstorms”. I like this so much more than other weather apps that just have an icon for thunderstorm and not tell you that it was only a slight chance in the afternoon. Well, I woke up today and my app was completely different. I did not choose to upgrade to a new version. The new version is much more like other weather apps. More icons to select, no list of detailed information unless you click three or four times to get to it, no sliding bar, and much more searching around for me to find the information I could just see before. I contacted customer service and the answer was that once you have updated to the new app (which I never did) there was nothing to do except use the new app. And that many people like the new app a lot better—and they’re trying to design something that’s better for people. Not so impressive. Deleting this app and looking for a new Weather app.
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2 years ago, Tjsean
New UI/UX is garbage
Update 8.1.22: I had gone back to this app for some reason. Now it’s even worse they’ve moved key weather alerts to the premium plus package. The pop-ups are insane and more intrusive than ever. The widget now only shows current conditions. I prefer the forecast highs and lows. The hourly wheel is confusing and flashy, but not really helpful. The almanac data is no longer in an intuitive spot and requires hunting for each time even several weeks after the change. No forecasted wind or humidity just current conditions. This feels like they watered down the info to a third grade level. I want back the data that makes a forecast whole. I’ll hold on to see if they at least bring back a forecast option for the widget, it’s useless now. Further insult is that this app is now non-functional in all but the best internet connections. With two bars of LTE it would not load anything. I used to rely on the app for 24 hour plus forecasting in remote low service areas. It used to function reliably in those environments with even just one bar of LTE, no longer. I don’t see this app lasting for me. Another victim of needless polishing what’s already shiny and valuing form over function.
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4 years ago, Mon*E
The Problem with developers...
...is that you mess with the wrong aspects of a product all in the name of “improvement”. This update is an #EPICFAIL! 2nd time I am writing this—wrote one yesterday and it’s not showing up. I am disgusted— you ruined an amazingly efficient UX and visually appealing app to replace it with a monochromatic, clunky ad-riddled version that looks like 1985. For what??? Even more insulting are your canned patronizing responses to the loyal users who have come to rely on this app. Let me help you. Based on your copy/pasted robotic answers: 1) no, we are NOT resistant to change, we LOVE innovation, but your update is terrible—you have to accept this. 2) we will NOT get used to it/learn to love it—I already DELETED mine and hope EVERYONE else DELETES THEIRS so you can understand the severity of your error 3) you have NOT made it easier for us to use and we DID not ask for these changes as you so state. Why do you have SO many negative reviews if most users asked for these changes? Not buying it. Had you actually consulted us to find out which features were essential or asked users to test it, I am sure we would not be where we are. I’d like a clear non-canned response —I am formally requesting an update BACK to the previous version. Thanks.
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4 years ago, DinosEatMan
No need to change
I’ve (sorta) gotten over the fact that app creators feel the need to completely change app interfaces that don’t need changing for who knows what reason. I was annoyed with this new interface when I first saw it, but I tried working with it. My initial complaint was that its now laggy. Nothing scrolls smoothly. I used The Weather Channel app for years, but switched over to this one about a year ago because TWC was having more lag than was worth dealing with and it was a breath of fresh air being able to check my weather without the app acting up. After some more use I’ve found other problems with this. The lovely hourly rain chart is gone, which I used all the time. The front screen now doesn’t show all that the weather is doing and the dial around the temperature isn’t as intuitive. It’s harder to see wind speed. And why change the widget? I used that all the time to quickly see daily high and low, and now high and low aren’t on there?? Many people loved this app because it was unlike all the other ones (especially weather channel). I’ve now deleted this and I’m searching for one that has the features I regularly use, features this one used to have that it no longer does.
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1 year ago, RandomnamevCf8dgd3o
Could be a 5/5 but
First of all they seem to be simplifying whatever source data they use to the point where it’s flat out wrong. Multiple times I’ve glanced at the conditions that said “NO rain in the next hour” only for it to change 10 minutes later to “rain FOR the next hour”. If there’s a chance of precipitation in the area currently, why tell me there’s no rain coming with such inappropriate confidence? Would it kill them to say “probably” or “maybe”? I spend a lot of time outdoors and these nuances matter. Second the throwback full screen ads that if you accidentally touch it they open god knows what sketchy sites are a safety hazard and feel like something from another era. I might have considered upgrading, I do it with other apps where I feel like the developer deserves it, but I don’t want to reward this kind of strategy. Who knows what kind of malware I might get by accident some day. So instead I use other means to avoid the ads, sorry not sorry. Otherwise it’s a really attractive looking app and super easy to use when the ads aren’t being super sleazy, it has so much potential it’s a shame.
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3 years ago, wulfeman
Hourly Forecast Bug & Current UI ruin, otherwise great app.
The most recent updates have included a bug with the hourly forecast. (ie, it is currently Wednesday, but when I select Hourly Forecast, it starts with Friday! I can not find any way to get today’s hourly forecast) Another annoying feature, which I mentioned in a previous review of the “Version 4” app, is the change in detailed daily view information. In the previous version of the app, I could review anticipated rainfall for the next several days, by going into the daily Forecast detailed view, then scroll from Day to night outlook, from one day to the next, by repeated swipes. Now, I can only view a single day at a time. The app requires you to close the detailed view, switch days, then re-select the detailed view for that day. This is extremely frustrating, when I am trying to anticipate the total impact of a large, multi-day storm wave. I don’t understand why they can’t simply permit continuous scrolling, while listing the Day, at the top of the listing. The current interface LOOKS nice, but it is far less user friendly than the old one.
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1 year ago, SeekerJones
InAccuWeather is Worthless
I paid for the Premium version two decades ago, for good reason then, but not now. I would NEVER pay a monthly subscription fee for the garbage this app has become. The app has officially reached the END OF ITS LIFE as a dependable go to for weather information in your pocket! Ever since app development was outsourced to a small firm in India some 6+ years ago, AccuWeather has steadily declined to where it is today. And, with only one exception, the Radar, everything else about the app has been on a steady decline with regards to reliability. An interface redesigned for least common denominator so they can limit their efforts on the UX/UI development between phone and tablet, and unfortunately, that’s why the phone version total crap requiring too much effort on the part of the user to find weather data that used to be right up front on main screen all available with a simple scroll. The irony of just how “INACCURATE” AccuWeather has become is a bit hilarious as it could easily change its name to InAccuWeather, pun intended. Both current weather conditions and the forecasted weather conditions are typically not close to being correct, at least not in North America.
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2 years ago, lovey dovey
Paid Subscription Shows Ads Anyway - Bad Customer Service
Note to developers: I left a 1 star review - not 5. Stop it. To avoid ads, I enrolled in the premium program and am a paid subscriber (don’t judge me🥴). Even though I paid to not receive ads, there they are! I have interacted with multiple customer service reps (Emilie especially) and instead of attempting to troubleshoot appropriately, they give a non helpful response by saying that I can request a refund from the App Store. I’ve given them screenshots of the messages I receive when attempting to restore my subscription and it’s the same, robotic response. They even said that they would route my screenshots to their ‘Digital Media Team’ for investigation. When I asked them whether they will communicate to me their outcome, they stopped responding!! So the result is, they take your paid subscription money and show the ads anyway!! I do NOT recommend spending money to be rid of ads on this app. It’s unethical because even when you cancel your membership and try to refresh the app thru uninstall/ reinstall - instead of it recognizing you are already a member, it prompts you to pay another membership fee. Unethical.
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4 years ago, CBB413
Horrible Update July 2020
This weather app used to be my favorite after downloading pretty much every weather app in the top 20. The old version had a clean, easy to read interface, super accurate forecasts. Sadly, nothing good lasts forever. Absolutely despise the latest update (July 2020). There is a new “Casper” logo on the load screen so I assume they bought Accuweather and ruined it. (Why on earth is a mattress company buying a weather app???) The new layout of information makes it MUCH harder to get all the info I want at a quick glance, and really isn’t that the point of a weather app? I used to be able to open the app and immediately see what I needed, now it takes multiple taps to different pages to find what I want. Also aesthetically, I can’t fathom why they chose to make it all blue with very thin white font that doesn’t stand out at all against the background. No customization options. And they added unnecessary sections like the dreaded “top stories” section and allergy info that is completely useless to me and just crowds my home page, with no customization option to remove it like some apps have. Really irritated I now have to delete this after upgrading to premium. Don’t fix what ain’t broke Casper.
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2 years ago, sikofusernamz
Alert settings need worked on
Love this app for the most part but I wish I could turn off some types of notifications. I like to know the weather alerts in more than just my area but I am constantly disturbed at any time of the night with one particular one that is not relevant to my interest. I do not need to know about every rip current I am alerted at least 3 times per week in the early hours of the morning about this particular event. I understand the importance to some. I would still like to know about important weather events because those do pertain to me and my family. However rip currents are not relevant to me or my family and I’m tired of getting woken up at 2am for them. I don’t want to silence notifications in case of an actual emergency situation. For all of the adds I sit though and the money made from paid customers you would hope some goes into improving the app. Allowing us to unselect certain types of events would make this app so much better.
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