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.