11
Jul
wundermap

If there's one belief I have when it comes to mobile devices, it's that you can never have too many weather applications. I'm not sure where that obsession comes from, but I periodically have to remind myself to clear out the ones I no longer look at.

Given my love for good weather apps, I can't help but grab all the latest ones as soon as they hit the Play Store (if they look good, of course), and when I hear the name Wunderground, I immediately know it's going to be one worth keeping. The latest offering from the minds behind Weather Underground is WunderMap, a map/radar-centric weather application designed exclusively for tablets.

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Whereas most weather applications focus on your local statistics and forecast, WunderMap's primary interface is – you guessed it – the radar. It highlights your location, but also gives you a broader look across the country, allowing you to see weather conditions and temperatures as they change around you. Of course, no good weather app is complete without a detailed look at what's going on in your location, so WunderMap offers quick access to that info with a simple pull from the upper forecast box.

It also offers several layer options, including weather stations, radar, satellite, hurricane, severe weather, active fires, fire risk, and webcams. That should basically cover everything you could want or need to see at a glance.

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Overall, WunderMap is a fantastic app to have installed if you're into checking weather often. Or even if you're not, really. It's just a good app if you like looking at weather. It's free in the Play Store, but if you want to get rid of the ads you'll have to shell out $2 per year to do so.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Bluewall

    Why the top bar isn't flat but has a terrible gradient and shadow :(

    But i'll give it a try !

    • Andy Stetson

      iOS port maybe? That's my guess. Time to add this to my 7 other wx apps!

  • http://benignthoughts.com/ Louis C.

    Wunderground is the best website for weather, but their apps have always been lacking, to me.

    • Matthew Merrick

      I use the gorgeous HD Widgets app to check my weather using WU

  • Alex Knutson-Smisek

    I have a similar obsession with installing weather apps, but I think mine mainly stems from that fact that I'm never able to find a really good one.

  • foghelmut

    not compatible with my Galaxy Nexus???

    • Justin Proctor

      It's not compatible with my HTC One either. The requirements just say 4.0 and up. Not really sure what's wrong.

      • Taylor

        "WunderMap, a map/radar-centric weather application designed exclusively for tablets."

        It's for tablets only.

        • Matthew Merrick

          Well that's stupid

          • Taylor

            I agree. I have yet to find a weather radar app that doesn't look and perform like shit.

          • Der Meister

            I would recommend AccuWeather...

  • seancaldwell

    Looks great. I also use Raindar for fast local radar over google maps image, 1Weather, and Eye in the Sky. What are some other ones you love?

  • John Smith

    For tablets only... that's pointless