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WeatherBug has announced a new web application optimized for the iPhone and iPod touch and allows users to access streaming neighborhood-level weather conditions and video weathercasts. The application also provides international weather information, detailed views of the 7 day forecast, radar, and camera images from WeatherBug’s proprietary network of tracking stations. Additionally, the WeatherBug Web app allows users to set a variety of locations for multiple cities and scroll through current conditions, forecasts, radar and live camera images for each one. “The launch of our Web app means we have given iPhone and iPod touch users a great new way to access WeatherBug information while on the go,” said Chris Brozenick, vice president of WeatherBug mobile. “With the ability to access live, local streaming weather and videos the WeatherBug Web app is a first-of- its-kind and a breakthrough service for consumer and professional users.” The application can be accessed by visiting iphone.weatherbug.com on an iPhone or iPod touch.

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1

I’ll have to say this is good. Really good. Nice work WeatherBug.

Honestly even though I’ve Jailbroken my Touch I still rely on the WeatherBug webapp. more than I do the “built-in” weather.

Posted by crawdad62 on October 20, 2007 at 12:29 AM (CDT)

2

Isn’t WeatherBug spyware/adware (some type of ‘ware)?

Posted by Matthew on October 20, 2007 at 9:35 AM (CDT)

3

The Windows version was/is spyware, but that shouldn’t affect OS X mobile, should it?

Posted by Galley in Greenville, SC on October 20, 2007 at 11:59 AM (CDT)

4

From Wikipedia: “In 2005, Microsoft AntiSpyware, now known as Windows Defender, flagged WeatherBug as a spyware program, but this classification was removed. The free version of the program is adware, however, as it displays various advertisements to the user.”

Of course that does not apply to the iPhone version. I haven’t seen any ads on the iPhone webapp.

Overall, the WeatherBug app is great, but it doesn’t have hourly forecasts or animated radar images. AccuWeaather’s iPhone webapp has both (but WeatherBug’s interface is neater).

Posted by Muero on October 20, 2007 at 12:55 PM (CDT)

5

Kewl stuff!

Posted by [email protected] on October 20, 2007 at 2:14 PM (CDT)

6

But you can’t change the temperature to celcius, so it is difficult to use for anyone used to using celcius.

Posted by Craig on October 20, 2007 at 3:38 PM (CDT)

7

Sure you can. Just hit “settings” and select C, then “done”.

Posted by Ursine1 on October 21, 2007 at 4:48 AM (CDT)

8

I went to the http://www.iphone.weatherbug.com on my iphone and it said ‘Safari can’t open the page because it can’t find the server’.

Posted by h8crooks on October 21, 2007 at 5:40 AM (CDT)

9

Here’s a thought, try using the address that the link in the article has, rather than making one up yourself. Here’s a hint: don’t do “www.”

The original link:
http://iphone.weatherbug.com/

Your link:
http://www.iphone.weatherbug.com/

See the difference?

Posted by Cliff Hill on October 22, 2007 at 3:19 PM (CDT)

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