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[App] BeWeather for Android – Public Beta Launched

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    [h=2][App] BeWeather for Android – Public Beta Launched[/h]







    Welcome to the public beta of our first first Android app BeWeather for Android.

    This beta is open to anyone with an Android phone. Every build will expire after approximately 3 days, so please make sure you update regularly.

    Please make sure to post feedback and bug reports here! Make sure to leave a short post even if the app is running without problems on your phone!

    Make sure you add your phone and OS to your forum details.

    Download from
    http://m.bellshare.com/downloads/beta/p ... eather.apk

    Make sure you have allowed installation from unknown sources.

    Version 0.9.23 (Aug 18th, 04:00 CET)
    - Added 'Upload Debug Log' function in preferences
    - Renamed "Current Location" to "My Location"
    - Improved memory handling for radar map screens
    - Showing informational message when adding "My Location"
    - Fixed multiple potential FCs
    - Improved server connection handling. Potentially fixes connection problems on 3G

    Version 0.9.21 (Aug 17th, 18:30 CET)
    - Showing error popup in app if location update fails
    - Showing actual address instead of nearest weather location as name for current location
    - Downloading smaller res weather animations for non WVGA devices. Moved downloads to Amazon S3 for improved reliability. This version will re-download weather animations on all devices.
    - Showing temperature units in app
    - Opening location manager when clicking the dots on the bottom of the main screen. Locations in location manager can be clicked to open them.
    - Potential fix for out of memory exeption in radar viewer
    - Removed GET_ACCOUNTS and USE_CREDENTIALS permissions

    Version 0.9.20 (Aug 16th, 04:05 CET)
    - Greatly improved location search (i.e. searching for Buch will now list Bucharest)
    - Added crash reporting facility. Please submit a report when prompted after the app crashes.
    - Added animated progress indicator to widget "Loading" placeholder
    - Removed debug auto update intervals (2min, 5min)
    - Renamed 'English' units to 'Imperial (English)'
    - Potential fix for auto update/widget N/A problems
    - Fixed nearby stations screen not always correctly displaying/showing only blank screen
    - Fixed from/to auto update exclusion showing single digit minute setting
    - Showing only single digit hour on widget clock if set to am/pm
    - Fixed widget font color transparency not working
    - Fixed radar/satellite map not loading automatically after opening

    Version 0.9.19 (Aug 14th, 21:00 CET)
    - Added 4x3 clock widget (for tablets)
    - Added support for selecting different typeface for widget clock
    - Added preference to select dynamic map layer (map or satellite)
    - Added radar map legend to dynamic radar
    - Added indicator in dynamic maps showing location.
    - Added landscape support for nearby stations screen
    - Nearby station selection screen now showing currently selected station/location with green indicator.
    - Defaulting 4x2 widget type to clock
    - Using dark themed title bars in screens.
    - Locations now keep showing original location name even after switching to different nearby station
    - When a nearby station has been selected for current location (GPS), it will revert to whatever is the closest station after moving 5 miles
    - Removed display of device id from preferences
    - Fixed FC on CyanogenMod/Honeycomb
    - Fixed updating indicator not rotating when 'Locating'
    - Fixed potential NullPointerException
    - Potential fix for FC when switching maps

    Version 0.9.18 (Aug 13th, 02:00 CET)
    - Vastly improved nearby weather station selection screen, adding map showing stations
    - Added m/s wind speed setting
    - Showing location name instead of station name in widgets
    - Added option to hide location name in widgets
    - Fixed missing whitespace in message when sharing weather/advisory
    - Fixed custom iconset not correctly applied after changing iconset in preferences
    - Using warning sign for weather alert notifications instead of app icon
    - Fixed 'App not licensed' message

    Version 0.9.17 (Aug 12th, 05:00 CET)
    - Added support for separate wind units
    - Improved overall responsiveness, especially when switching locations and Daily/Hourly/SunMoon forecast types
    - Slightly increased height of Hourly/Daily/SunMoon selection tabs
    - Removed title bar in iconset preference screen
    - Setting initial focus to search field in locations search screen
    - Removed flip clock background in 4x2 widget. More layout adjustments might be added.
    - Fixed 12/24 hour format not being used as set in system preferences
    - Fixed font sizes shown with %%
    - Fixed FC when deleting a location from the main app screen
    - Fixed FC when stepping through maps while map is not fully loaded

    Version 0.9.16 (Aug 11th, 20:30 CET)
    - Removed weather animation resources from apk file, shrinking the whole app to less than 3 MB. It will prompt on first launch to download the video files (25 MB) and store them in external/SD memory. This will free up application memory that was wasted for the large apk.
    - Fixed FC when trying to add a widget while no locations have been added to BeWeather yet. Showing warning message.
    - Improved appearance of 4x2 widget in landscape mode
    - Fixed "Manage Locations" screen not correctly showing new location after adding a location
    - Removed whitelisting requirement. We have switched to a short expiration of every beta build instead.

    Features
    - Current conditions including "Feels like" temperature, wind, pressure, dew point, humidity.
    - Visually stunning display of weather information using high definition videos
    - 7-day forecast with high/low temperature and precipitation probability
    - 24-hour forecast with temperature, precipitation probability, wind and humidity
    - Track your location via GPS/cell
    - Instant weather advisory notifications (US only) via push technology (Android 2.2 and higher)
    - Built-in animated radar and satellite maps (US only)
    - Replace/extend the default radar maps with your preferred weather service's radar maps!
    - 6 Homescreen widgets with a total of 11 different widgets. Fully customizable
    - Get more accurate conditions by switching to a nearby weather stations for any location
    - Add custom web cams and other media links (weather radio, video, HTML etc) to any location.
    - Sunrise/Sunset times and moon phase
    - Completely customize BeWeather using iconsets, fonts and colors

    Minimum System Requirements
    Android OS 2.1 or later (2.2 for advisory push)

    Devices with issues:
    HTC Sensation (Lag)
    HTC Evo 3D (Lag)

    Devices without issues:
    HTC Desire HD
    HTC Evo 3G
    HTC Wildfire S
    Samsung Galaxy S
    Samsung Galaxy S2
    Motorola Droid 2


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