Weather Apps for Android Tablets

Android has become a popular OS for users. There are more and more people starting to use mobile devices and tablets running Android OS everyday, opening a new future for Android app developers. Currently, the Google Play Store has thousands of apps for Android users to download and use, on both mobile phones and tablets.

Among the most popular apps, the weather apps are usually in the list for their versatility and usefulness. The weather apps often come with various features such as allowing users to see weather in other locations, current location and live weather information. Some weather apps also let users choose the sources to get updates, which is usually from The Weather Channel.

About the usefulness, weather apps often come with an option of widgets that allows users to put and customize these widgets on the home screen. This feature usually determines the popularity of the app as some people choose the apps with the best widget.

For Tablets that have larger screens than mobile phones, the widget displays not only the weather in the current area, but also predictions about the weather in the next few days. Some widgets also display the current time in different cities along with the weather. These widgets are quite useful as a weather forecast and as a decoration item to put on the home screen. Some tablets that have navigation features can take advantage of the “Location service” to determine the current location correctly without inputting manually.

As default, these apps will automatically sync with servers to fetch the latest information on weather to display on the home screen. To save the battery, users can turn off auto update feature or disable Wi-Fi. These weather apps can be found and downloaded from Google Play Store. Some of them are free to use, while some with premium features may cost a little bit. Overall, they are all worth the money spent.

Usually the new tablet comes with a pre-installed weather forecast app. To call out and put on the home screen, simply use “Add new widget” to call the widget and put it on the home screen. If you are using other apps, you can choose different types of widgets to use, such as for larger size to display more information or smaller size to display only essential information.

We personally recommend the HTC Sense widget, which displays all necessary information on the home screen, such as location, time, date, current weather and some system information that you can customize in the menu of the app. There are also other choices with more powerful features such as Weather Services and more. Be sure to check the compatibility of the tablet before downloading these apps.

These widgets not only work as a weather forecast, Android users often use weather widgets as a way to decorate their home screen. From the weather widget, they can choose to display which information they need, such as current temperature, clouds and time. They can also add more cities to display and customize the font of the widget from the menu.

5 Apps For A Cleaner Home

Gone are the days of grabbing a pencil and paper and writing your to-do list out by hand. Everything has an app now and they can be extremely useful. The benefits of adding a cleaning or productivity app to your phone allows you to make lists, add alerts and even photos (for a rewarding before and after!) So, lose the hand written list and join us as we uncover five top apps that will help increase your productivity.

1. Cleaning Checklist by Redbox Productions

This nifty little app lets you create lists for each room of the house from a selection of over 300 tasks. If you can’t find one of the options already listed you can simply create your own. The great thing about this app is that you can add alerts to remind you when a cleaning task is due. For example, if there’s a chore that needs doing weekly (perhaps dusting) you can set up a calendar of events so you won’t forget!

The best feature of this app is definitely the ability to share. You can import and export your lists between Apple iOS devices or email checklists to others – and make sure your family or flatmates are all sharing the load. With reminders like this there should no excuses about unclean rooms. You can check the progress of cleaning activity with a status progress bar which provides a percentage of total tasks for the room that are checked off and those that still need attending to.

2. Good Housekeeping @ Home by The Sumobi Network

Released by the magazine of the same name this app offers smart solutions for everything from stain removal to home decor. This app really does cover everything you need to know about cleaning your home and the handy stain removal section provides an A-Z list of every kind of stain and how to remove it. It also provides tabbed options depending on the type of surface the stain is on (fabric, upholstery or carpet).

The Home Decor Gallery contains hundreds of photos for inspiration throughout your home and the News & Tips section is filled with articles and advice on organisation and craft projects.

3. The Family Handyman DIY Tip Genius by Reader’s Digest

Another app with a magazine behind it called The Family Handyman Magazine. This app offers tips for home projects including painting, cleaning and even carpentry. Broken into five categories of Building & Remodelling, Cleaning, Lawn & Garden, Painting and Our Favourite Collections this app brings together thousands of DIY tips to help you about the home.

Make sure your project is done right the first time by following instructions from the experts that will also help save time and money.

4. Green Shine by DIRE Studio

If you’re trying to move away from chemical cleaning to a more natural alternative then this is the app for you. Green Shine offers eco-friendly cleaning techniques for 128 every day housekeeping tasks from window cleaning to stain removal. By using a few essential ingredients like salt and vinegar Green Shine shows you how to keep your home clean the natural way.

Tapping on an item from a list of tasks such as ‘neutralise odours’ or ‘clean the car’ provides a green recipe solution that will create a safer home environment for you and your family.

5. Hidden Object In The Kitchen by Funda YILMAZ

OK. So you’re on top of everything. Your home is clean and beautiful… now what? Well, why not take a seat on your lounge cleaned with natural cleaning products and play a little game. Hidden Object In The Kitchen is just that – four very messy kitchens with items scattered everywhere and you have to spot the hidden object.

Simple right? That’s the idea! Sit back and be thankful that your own kitchen is spotless and with your new organisation techniques you now have time for the simpler things in life.