Weather App with MOVING radar.

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    Can someone tell me if there is a free weather app. that gives moving radar?

    If so, does it actually show the radar on the Droid or does it simply direct you to a website?
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    I think you would need flash in order to have something like that and as of right now the Droid doesn't have it. If such an app is out there I don't know about it.
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    Strange. I had a much older phone previously that gave "moving" radar. Granted it was simply showing a serious of 3-4 images (A picture taken each hour) to simulate the movement, but I don't know why Droid can't do that, or at least simply navigate to a weather page that does it.
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    There are a couple apps on the market but they aren't very good. I'm sure improvements are to come.
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    Those 3 to 4 images are called, Looped. They show the movement of
    the echoes, the direction they are coming from and the direction they are
    headed.
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    Radar Now from the market ...:)
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    Fair enough. I went to a local television weather radar's site and tried there looping weather. I just got a grey screen, it wouldn't work.

    I'm pretty certain it's because it needs flash.

    Now there MAY be an app that will work like that. I just don't know of any.
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    'Radar Now' has moving radar with a time stamp. It's a pretty crappy IMO tho.

    The radar looks more scattered and not what I'm used to seeing on the local news.
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    I'm going to give it a try myself. Thanks!
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    I couldn't get it to even work. It just kept trying to locate, then loading data, over and over again.
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    Yeah, that's happened to me too.

    One time it said that I should turn GPS on and then reload the program.

    Other times it works with the GPS off. :wacko:
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    Radar Now! works pretty good. It uses the local NWS radar feed. Most of the NWS radars are not up to the standard of the radar on Wunderground.com, especially wunderground's WunderMap.

    I think once we get flash, the weather apps, esp. the radar may improve. I hope so, because my Treo 650 was able to get a better radar display, 5 years ago.
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    im using the app from the weather channel and it has moving radar, works fine plus with gps on the weather info follows u, i drive 50mi one way to work every day and the weather can be very different from start to finish and it will pop alerts
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    The Weather Channel allows you to overlay a map with various layers, including clouds and radar. It will animate 15-30 minute intervals for the prior couple of hours.
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    The accuweather app is cool - it has a widget that you can place on ur screen and then when tapped, it directs you to the accuweather website where you can view the radar. I use this quite a bit as I travel quite a bit with my job...
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    Some great suggestions here as I have been looking for a better weather app.
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    I happen to like IMAP weather. Takes a bit to DL, and is slow, but the presentation is terrific, and you can alter the transparancy of the radar superimposed on google maps.

    If they could, I would improve the DL times, get faster looping, and get with google to make this a radar layer they could just incorporate into the maps app.
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    I use weather bug elite, really nice
    Don't know about the free version though
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    radar now works the best for me...IMO is better than weatherbug elite
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    I have the Weather Channel app, as well as the IMAP and Radar Now. While Radar Now works, I'm disappointed that when you zoom in at all, the resolution is pretty bad. I use the Weather Channel app more.
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