April 2012 Issue
Quick WX for Droid: Were Underwhelmed
All we want is an app that gives METARs, TAFs, NEXRAD and PIREPs both graphically and in text. Thats apparently too much to ask, at least so far.
Last month we dug into moving-map apps for the Android platform, but sometimes you just want a quick check of local weather on your phone to see if its worth a trip to the airportor if its time to push the no-go button on your plans and go have a beer. We think the bare minimum for this would be METARs and TAFsideally presented graphically on a map with text details availablelocal NEXRAD and PIREPs. Armed with this ideal, we forayed into the Android Market and came up empty handed. Thats not saying theres nothing out there. Here are our front-runners, so you dont have to gamble your five dollars on which one does what.
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