When comparing Weather Underground vs Weather Timeline, the Slant community recommends Weather Timeline for most people. In the question“What are the best weather apps for Android?” Weather Timeline is ranked 2nd while Weather Underground is ranked 4th. 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 Detailed hourly and daily weather charts
Weather Underground is packed with useful information and its charts are some of the best. Access to temperature, precipitation, and wind changes all on one chart make it easy to make predictions on when the storm will hit or the best times to be outside.
Pro Partially crowd sourced data
One of Weather Underground's biggest differentiating factors is the option to contribute to the weather forecast. Weather Underground offers both "sky reports" and "hazard reports" as methods for crowd reporting. Sky report allows users to report on the accuracy on the current weather forecast in their current location with either a check for correct or x for incorrect. This addition can help improve the accuracy of the weather forecasts with real eyes in the skys to check their accuracy. Hazard report allows users to report flooding, power outages, road debris, high surf, slippery roads, white out, and roads unplowed to warn other users in the area.
Pro Banner advertisements are minimal
Like most other weather applications, Weather Underground includes banner advertisements but in this application they don't feel as intrusive. Weather Underground included them at the top of the screen, out of the way of accidental touches, and they are smaller than the normal banner advertisement. If you decide to remove the advertisements, it is $1.99 a year.
Pro Can register your own weather stations to work with it
Wunderground supports crowdfunded weather data so you can setup and read the weather from your house.
Pro Allows comparison to previous days' temperatures
Pro Variety of map options
Weather Underground offers a very large selection of map options including: radar, temperature, precipitation, crowd reports, IR sat., wind, US fronts, visible sat., regional temp, severe weather, hurricane, active fires, fire risk, and storm tracks. Weather Underground also provides the weather station name and location if you touch each balloon of information on the map. The amount of options can be overwhelming but it is a useful tool if your interested in using it.
Pro Radar Map Widget
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 Forecast.io, Weather underground, YR.no and OpenWeatherMap.
Pro Great notifications
Notifications are highly customizable, and have separate folders and unfolded layouts that show the right information at the right place.
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 Excellent widgets
A large number of widgets are available, and each of them are customizable down to the details.
Pro Android Wear support
Con No push notifications for weather alerts
Weather Underground offers absolutely no push notifications; that means that even if there is a tornado in your area Weather Underground will not alert you until you open the app. Weather Underground only offers optional ongoing status bar notification for temperature and conditions.
Con Somewhat overwhelming design
Weather Underground pushes an overwhelming amount of information at the user at first glance. Sometimes it is difficult to find exactly what you want on the go. Other applications such as Yahoo Weather are much easier to read. But the advantage to this is the wealth of raw information available.
Con No Android Wear 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.