RadarLove

RadarLove .01beta

Live weather radar images across the USA

Weather applications for mobile devices are getting more sophisticated all the time. RadarLove is a radar image engine that lets you keep track of what's heading your way weather-wise. View full description

PROS

  • Customizable map display
  • Zoom in/out
  • Variable loop speed

CONS

  • Only covers the USA
  • Poor transparency
  • Quite buggy

Not bad
6

Weather applications for mobile devices are getting more sophisticated all the time. RadarLove is a radar image engine that lets you keep track of what's heading your way weather-wise.

RadarLove uses your mobile Internet connection to pull data from U.S. radar sites the displays the images on your Pocket PC. These precipitation images are overlaid onto a map, with a transparency underneath, so you can see exactly where the rain is at.

To get going, you first need to select a radar station from RadarLove's settings menu. There are lots to choose from, but unfortunately they are all in the USA at the moment. Hopefully the developer will address this in future releases of the program. Once you have selected a radar you can choose which layers you want to be drawn onto the map. These include Topography, County Lines, Cities, Rivers and Highways. You can also tinker with the radar transparency and the loop speed. I felt the quality of the maps and the transparency was generally pretty poor. It's not so bad that you can't make out what you're looking at though.

In the main view in RadarLove you can move around simply by tapping and dragging the screen. You can zoom in and out of the map using the 'Zoom' option in the bottom menu. Alternatively, you can use the directional buttons on your PDA, or tap the screen to zoom. This later option is a little temperamental, however.

It's worth noting that RadarLove is still in beta stage. This means there are still a few bugs and glitches (the app crashed on me a couple of times when I was selecting a radar site). Hopefully this will get ironed out though as development on the app continues.

Despite being a bit rough around the edges, RadarLove provides a fast and accurate way to track the weather in your area.

RadarLove

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RadarLove .01beta