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  1. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    I'm a long time BeWeather user and it is still my favorite and go to weather app. I have been testing this Beta version and have now purchased BeWeather 3. Couple of things I would love to see added.

    1) Apple Watch complications (I understand a subscription will be required and I am ok with that)
    2) Ability to select an alternate weather data source (i.e. AccuWeather, Weather Channel, etc.). Again I understand a subscription may be required and I am ok with this as well)
    The watch complication... Yeh maybe someday but don't hold your breath for anything else. I deleted the app and moved on to the Apple native weather app and acuweather so that is that.
    Last edited by Spencerdl; 04-01-2019 at 07:54 PM.
    04-01-2019 01:08 PM
  2. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    I'm a long time BeWeather user and it is still my favorite and go to weather app. I have been testing this Beta version and have now purchased BeWeather 3. Couple of things I would love to see added.

    1) Apple Watch complications (I understand a subscription will be required and I am ok with that)
    2) Ability to select an alternate weather data source (i.e. AccuWeather, Weather Channel, etc.). Again I understand a subscription may be required and I am ok with this as well)
    I just wanted to take a minute to welcome you to iMore. It's great to have you here.
    04-01-2019 01:09 PM
  3. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    I'm not particularly happy with Dark Sky as the weather data source. It doesn't update as well as all my other weather apps, or is just not as accurate. I have 5 weather apps that say 71°, where BeWeather 3 says 69°. Sometimes it's accurate, but many times not.
    According to a study:

    AccuWeather’s predictions were best for temperature averages and highs, probability of precipitation and wind speed. The Weather Channel and Weather Underground came top for low temperature predictions. Dark Sky came last in all these categories
    So are you saying that you DO NOT like the new Beweather v3? It also cost to buy it when previous versions we already purchased should eliminate the new one even if it is a new version and does not work as advertised. I agree with you on your assessment of the app.
    04-01-2019 01:17 PM
  4. moyjoy's Avatar
    Developers ALWAYS have options!! If they want to instead of choosing the most unreliable service in DarkSky and I am not the only one that feels this way. Others just don't want to post what they really think!!
    Yes... however your wish was for things to be left alone.

    I do not like Dark Sky, but weather underground stopped recognizing weather stations in Brooklyn. I welcomed any change that at least got the app working regularly for me again so I didn’t have to guesstimate the weather in my neighborhood off of downtown Manhattan weather which is way off because I’m inland and that’s on the water.

    I’m sticking with BeWeather though because it’s been consistent for my needs after the switch. (And no, my needs aren’t pretty icons.)

    I also have no problem giving the developer 99 cents. I work in music and have a soft heart for those who have to unexpectedly change up their creations because of something completely out of their control.

    There’s what I really think.
    04-01-2019 05:55 PM
  5. bdtrader's Avatar
    I'm a long time BeWeather user and it is still my favorite and go to weather app. I have been testing this Beta version and have now purchased BeWeather 3. Couple of things I would love to see added.

    1) Apple Watch complications (I understand a subscription will be required and I am ok with that)
    2) Ability to select an alternate weather data source (i.e. AccuWeather, Weather Channel, etc.). Again I understand a subscription may be required and I am ok with this as well)
    I like this suggestion. I am sure there are costs for data from some/all of these weather sources. In addition, to your list I would add for subscription:

    - More map and better map layers like lightning, combined satellite/visible clouds,
    - Precipitation and lightning alerts

    I think an additional, optional subscription service would be good for those of us that want more more info or an alternate weather data source (Carrot Weather and some other weather apps do this.

    And this would also provide additional revenue to @pfluger and the team so they can continue to support beweather long term.
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    04-01-2019 06:03 PM
  6. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    Yes... however your wish was for things to be left alone.

    I do not like Dark Sky, but weather underground stopped recognizing weather stations in Brooklyn. I welcomed any change that at least got the app working regularly for me again so I didn’t have to guesstimate the weather in my neighborhood off of downtown Manhattan weather which is way off because I’m inland and that’s on the water.

    I’m sticking with BeWeather though because it’s been consistent for my needs after the switch. (And no, my needs aren’t pretty icons.)

    I also have no problem giving the developer 99 cents. I work in music and have a soft heart for those who have to unexpectedly change up their creations because of something completely out of their control.

    There’s what I really think.
    You make a good argument for YOUR situation, However I have known the dev for 15 years and beta tested for him. I don't have to be as critical for a weather app when there are so many.... It is called choice. Good luck!
    04-01-2019 06:45 PM
  7. moyjoy's Avatar
    You make a good argument for YOUR situation, However I have known the dev for 15 years and beta tested for him. I don't have to be as critical for a weather app when there are so many.... It is called choice. Good luck!
    All good... I’ve already chosen to stick with BeWeather. Good luck to you!! I hope you find what works for you.
    Annie_8plus likes this.
    04-02-2019 06:03 AM
  8. kwdunn's Avatar
    Yes it would be nice to have a high definition radar with the features you mention. That way I could get rid of the separate radar app I use
    04-02-2019 07:49 AM
  9. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    All good... I’ve already chosen to stick with BeWeather. Good luck to you!! I hope you find what works for you.
    I am as well. I really like the app. Granted, I do not have years of experience with the developer, yet I understand that he's working very hard to get it up and running. I did grow frustrated with BW2 when it ceased to function properly and actually deleted it. When I learned that the Developer was working on BW3, I was very excited and have been watching this thread since it started.

    I am not a developer and have no idea of all that is involved in getting something like this up and running, but it seems like it takes a lot. So I can afford to be patient.
    04-02-2019 08:40 AM
  10. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    So are you saying that you DO NOT like the new Beweather v3? It also cost to buy it when previous versions we already purchased should eliminate the new one even if it is a new version and does not work as advertised. I agree with you on your assessment of the app.
    On the price point, I think BeWeather 2 was $2.99. He's offering BeWeather 3 for 99¢ for a limited time. That would be a total investment in BeWeather of $3.98. That's not unreasonable, when you look at other paid weather apps. Some, like Carrot, charge a monthly subscription fee.
    04-02-2019 10:19 AM
  11. bdtrader's Avatar
    @pfluger in the current beta the gps my location is not updating very quickly when changing locations. I was driving thru different locations. The widget updates to the current location very quickly. When I tap on the widget the 'my location' stays on the prior location for minutes and it not updating or updating with a large time delay. I did update it by pulling down on the location menu. Again the widget location updates very quickly.
    04-02-2019 11:25 AM
  12. CletusWaldman's Avatar
    I changed my mind @pfluger and no longer want the code which I just PM'd for. I think considering the updates and improvements I'd rather just purchase and contribute. I just did so in fact and posted a review. iClet, Cletus Waldman — this is the right thing to do. Merci beaucoup!
    04-03-2019 12:35 PM
  13. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I just gifted the app to someone. Now I feel better about using the code.
    04-03-2019 03:43 PM
  14. CletusWaldman's Avatar
    How does one reply to a PM? I have never used it before— - I sent a PM and got a reply, by after a good time search for a reply, I could not find how to??
    04-03-2019 05:47 PM
  15. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    How does one reply to a PM? I have never used it before— - I sent a PM and got a reply, by after a good time search for a reply, I could not find how to??
    I've only done PMs on TapaTalk. Never tried online.
    04-03-2019 06:06 PM
  16. pfluger's Avatar
    @pfluger in the current beta the gps my location is not updating very quickly when changing locations. I was driving thru different locations. The widget updates to the current location very quickly. When I tap on the widget the 'my location' stays on the prior location for minutes and it not updating or updating with a large time delay. I did update it by pulling down on the location menu. Again the widget location updates very quickly.
    There is a rate limit in how often BeWeather updates each location. This is normally no a problem as the forecast data for a location doesn't change too frequently.

    That rate limit should be reset on your GPS location whenever you move to make sure you get the new location's data right away. Definitely a bug.
    04-04-2019 03:05 AM
  17. Chirleski's Avatar
    Are you kidding me? It's now $3.99 in the App Store. I already paid $2.99 for this app and I can't use it. Total rip off! I will not pay another $3.99 for an app that I already paid for. I would like a refund of my $2.99 for the app I can't use anymore but I'm sure that won't happen.

    Who cares about pretty icon sets if the forecasts and data are wrong.

    I will shut up now. Bye all!
    04-05-2019 07:25 AM
  18. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Are you kidding me? It's now $3.99 in the App Store. I already paid $2.99 for this app and I can't use it. Total rip off! I will not pay another $3.99 for an app that I already paid for. I would like a refund of my $2.99 for the app I can't use anymore but I'm sure that won't happen.

    Who cares about pretty icon sets if the forecasts and data are wrong.

    I will shut up now. Bye all!
    Thanks for sharing your opinion.
    04-05-2019 11:45 AM
  19. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Are you kidding me? It's now $3.99 in the App Store. I already paid $2.99 for this app and I can't use it. Total rip off! I will not pay another $3.99 for an app that I already paid for. I would like a refund of my $2.99 for the app I can't use anymore but I'm sure that won't happen.

    Who cares about pretty icon sets if the forecasts and data are wrong.

    I will shut up now. Bye all!
    He offered it for about a week for 99¢. Personally, I think it should have remained 99¢ longer, so people who paid $2.99 could have had more time to discover it. He mentioned it here on this thread on March 28. My forecasts and data are as good as my other weather apps. They all differ some here and there.
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    04-05-2019 12:26 PM
  20. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    He offered it for about a week for 99¢. Personally, I think it should have remained 99¢ longer, so people who paid $2.99 could have had more time to discover it. He mentioned it here on this thread on March 28. My forecasts and data are as good as my other weather apps. They all differ some here and there.
    I agree with you. I was happy to pay the 99¢. But since I had paid for BW2, I would have felt a bit reluctant to pay the $2.99, specially since they are still fixing all the issues.
    Spencerdl likes this.
    04-05-2019 01:30 PM
  21. pr1nce's Avatar
    I go all the way back to Berryweather during my BlackBerry days. Then I paid for BeWeather 2. I wish he had kept the app priced at 99 cents for longer. I don’t want to pay $3.99 for it again. Just my opinion.
    Spencerdl and Elizabeth2 like this.
    04-05-2019 01:58 PM
  22. bdtrader's Avatar
    @pfluger, I think you could improve the description in the App Store for BW3. For example, I am guessing a lot of users don't know that you can tap on the 24 hour or 7 day temps and change the weather value to wind, pressure, etc.? Same with the new data field for the detailed forecast. This is one of my favorite features that you added and I use the 24 hour to check wind speed/direction all the time before going out to bike, run, etc.

    Maybe add a video showing many of the customization features (old and new)?
    moyjoy likes this.
    04-06-2019 10:28 AM
  23. reddirtranch's Avatar
    We might tweak the use of the delete buttons but there will be no weather data coming back to the sidebar at this time.
    Well, I'm out then. That was the one feature that separated BeWeather from the rest. I kept reinstalling the betas but going back to 3.0.23 so I can see temps at a glance. It was good while it lasted.
    TurboTiger and Spencerdl like this.
    04-06-2019 10:32 AM
  24. McGyver98N's Avatar
    Got another statement


    04-07-2019 07:21 AM
  25. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    04-07-2019 09:48 AM
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