Weather Bug - Strange problem!

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  1. gerryex

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    Hi ALL,

    I like a weather widget on my main desktop and settled on the Weather Bug for Honeycomb. It was working quite nicely and showed via the widget 3 locations of my choice and tapping it opened the full app with more detailed info for each location.

    Today it started acting funny and ultimatly caused a Force Close. I uninstalled and re-installed several times and still got FCs. I then left it uninstalled and started looking for another but nothing seemed as good.

    Now, much later in the day I decided to give it one more chance and re-installed it and its working just fine!!! I'm wondering if their server went down or had some other trouble. I also use the Weather Bug for Win 7 and sometimes it does strange things also but does not crash.

    Does anyone else have Weather Bug and if so did you notice anything strange with it?

    Thanks,
    Gerry
     
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    I switched to AccuWeather because of all the weird things Weather Bug was doing. It also has a widget that can have multiple locations.

    Give it a try... it's free!

    Bob
     
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    well weatherbug for honeycomb is still in beta I believe, so these little quirks are to be expected until they get everything worked out. It has fc a few times on me but all in all its been pretty solid.
     
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    Hi Bob,

    I looked it up in the market place but there were several user reviews that were very negative so I didn't bother with it.


    Hi lord_voldemort,

    Yes, I know its a beta but I still think there was a problem at its server and the program's beta-ness prevented it from behaving well when server side problems show up. As I mentioned, I use W-bug for my desktop PC and I've seen it act strange also, but it just doesn't crash!

    Thanks,
    Gerry
     
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    Use AccuWeather on the phone
    Use Digital Atmosphere on my laptop. Serious weather software -also used in the US by some stormchasers.
    Also Have Earthquake Alert, and Disaster Alert installed.
    Have my own lightning detector and also a Kestrel portable weather station.- all used to monitor the situation when on drag strips to help with the set up of a friends car.
     
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    Forcecloses every time I turn on from cold boot or after hibernating. Damn weather widget, die!

    Any ideas on the weather widget?


    Sent from my A500 using Android Tablet Forum
     
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    Try un-installing and the re-installing. It took me several times but now it seems to be behaving itself. I still think its a server side problem but bugs in the app make it behave badly when it can't get the data it wants.

    Gerry
     

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