When comparing WAVE calendar vs Weather Timeline, the Slant community recommends Weather Timeline for most people. In the question“What are the best Material Design apps?” Weather Timeline is ranked 10th while WAVE calendar is ranked 35th. The most important reason people chose Weather Timeline is:
Once loaded the first thing the weather app does is present the user with temperature and conditions of saved places. If more information is needed, clicking on one of the places will give information about rain, sunset times, wind and give an overview of the upcoming week with possibility to go even deeper and get more information about each day hour by hour. All information is presented in a logical, straightforward manner with a Material Design inspired look.
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Pro Integrates with Google Maps for directions
If a location to an event is added, the app will show a map and allow pulling up Google Maps for directions.
Pro Built-in task manager that can integrates with Google Tasks
Wave allows creating local and Google Tasks to-do items that can be synced across devices and color-coded.
Pro Has day and week, month, list and 2 agenda views
The app has day, week, week-agenda, month, month-agenda and list views.
Day, 3-day and week views split up the days horizontally and hours vertically.
Week agenda splits the screen in 6 equal parts - 5 parts for work days, sixth for weekend. Double-tapping a day will open a list of events for that day. From here swiping left and right allows moving between days.
Month view splits the screen in half with one half displaying a typical month view with color-coded dots next to dates to show which days have events and the other a list of events for the selected day.
Month agenda view lays out all days in a grid and displays all event for the day.
The list view is actually the closest to a typical agenda view despite the name. The difference here is that there are two modes of showing that information - default and detailed. The default mode displays date, time, event name and location (if available) and the detailed mode displays extra information such as what calendar is the event part of, who's attending, notes, etc.
Pro Integrates with Wave Scheduler for event planning
Another app on offer from the publisher is WAVE Scheduler, which integrates into WAVE Calendar for easy event planning.
Pro Available in 10 languages
Available in English, Dutch, Spanish, Swedish, Italian, Portuguese, German, Chinese, and Russian.
Pro Color-coding for events and calendars
The app will color-code different calendars in different colors as well as allow selecting a different color for each event.
Pro Includes a store for purchasing various public calendars
The app has a store for sports, stock exchange, holiday, religion and other calendars.
Pro Simple, elegant, unique UI
Once loaded the first thing the weather app does is present the user with temperature and conditions of saved places. If more information is needed, clicking on one of the places will give information about rain, sunset times, wind and give an overview of the upcoming week with possibility to go even deeper and get more information about each day hour by hour.
All information is presented in a logical, straightforward manner with a Material Design inspired look.
Pro Choice of data sources
Offers choice of weather information sources between Weather underground (recommended), Dark Sky, YR.no, OpenWeatherMap, World Weather Online and SMHI (Sweden).
Pro Great notifications
Notifications are highly customizable, and have separate folders and unfolded layouts that show the right information at the right place.
Pro Excellent widgets
A large number of widgets are available, and each of them are customizable down to the details.
Pro Weather alerts
Sends a daily notification at a set time about a general forecast or to remind you to take your umbrella (if needed).
Pro Allows checking weather years in advance
A feature called Time Machine allows checking weather forecast years into the future.
Pro Persistent notifications
The weather is always at the bottom of the notifications stack, making it easy to glance at the weather.
Pro Android Wear support
Con Some basic features require signing up
Paid features include the ability to add attachments and travel time to events and see local weather in calendar.
Con Inconsistent design
There's different branding in different places (Still has e-cal branding in some places). Sometimes looking at an event requires tapping twice while most of the time it's once, a horizontal list of items looks differently based on the views it's accessed through, etc.
Con No natural language input support
Con Need to find the data provider that suits your location
In a perfect world, all providers would provide the same level of accuracy. But in actuality, one service will have better predictions than others for your region.