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Weather Here [Android app review]


Saturday 10th of March 2012 / androidcentral.com
Your Android smartphone is your go-to device to keep current on just about everything, so it's no wonder that weather applications have become so popular. There's an abundance of weather apps on the various Android markets out there, but many of us are looking for something simple, that sits in the app drawer waiting for you to need it versus something that's more in-your-face with widgets and animations. I think I just found the one I'm looking for.Weather Here does only one thing -- display the weather for where you're located. There's nothing to set up, it just checks to grab your location (it uses Wifi and cell tower location first, keeping the GPS off unless absolutely needed) then tells you the current weather, a forecast, and a local radar map. Using NOAA/National Weather Service data, it seems fairly accurate, and the application is fast to load and doesn't bog down your phone with fluff. If you like the fluff, I can understand and Weather Here probably isn't for you. Think of it as a no-nonsense approach to show weather data on your phone, bu
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App to locate phone and remotely lock phone?


Thursday 16th of September 2010 / androidforums.com
I had a scare today where I left my phone at the gym and thought I had lost it. Whats a good app to locate the phone remotely? (preferably works with GPS AND cell tower location, because I don't have GPS on most of the time.)It would be nice to be able to remotely lock it as well... looks like there are some options available but I'm not sure which one works. The thing with the app store is that you can't sort by reviews, its hard to tell which app is good and which one doesn't work
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Anybody use Glympse?


Monday 12th of September 2011 / androidforums.com
To my surprise, Glympse isn't a popular topic on these forums based on my search results. I figured I'd start a thread to see if any users out there utilize Glympse.For a while now I've been on the hunt for a location sharing app that works half decently. I've come across several. The most note-worthy one worth mentioning aside from Glympse would probably be Google Latitude. Google Latitude, however, has raged me in several ways. It's insanely inaccurate with the cell tower triangulation. I know this isn't Google's fault because densely populated cell tower areas would yield a more inaccurate location. However, I find it (extremely) ridiculous that there isn't a feature which allows the user to run Latitude in the background with GPS. This alone was a killer for me since I wanted to utilize Latitude in an accurate manner while still using my phone.Besides that, I loved Latitude, and will probably use it in the future again if certain features ever get implemented. This brings me to Glympse. At first I wasn't too excited about the max 4 hour invitation. However, they have a +15min fea
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google maps "my location" problem


Wednesday 18th of November 2009 / androidforums.com
I have a Rogers Magic on the AT&T network here in the US. Its a 1.5 system.On my old phone, the BJ-II running WM6, in google maps I could get my not-so-accurate-location from the cell tower. It wasnt aGPS, it was just a rough guesstimate of where I was at.With this magic, is this functionality just not possible? It seems the only way to get a rough estimate of location is to use wifi of gps.The igoogle web page is able to get my location though, it knows what city Im in, and its not using wifi/gps to do this, so I dont see why google maps isnt doing the same thing.Also, I'd like to upgrade to 1.6 but I dont know in my phone is CRC1 or CRC24 or 32a or 32b.my baseband ver is 62.52S.20.18U_3.22.20.17my kernel ver is 2.6.27-dd63d1eb u70000@Android-X01my build num is 2.16.631.6 146733 CL#33776 release-keysHow can I find out my CRC number and the 32 #?Also, how do i manuall close apps? the "stop app" in "manage applications" isnt working for any of my apps
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Cell tower location app?


Saturday 18th of June 2011 / forums.androidcentral.com
I know this belongs in the App Forum but I posted it there and have not had any responses so I figured I would ask here since I know i read about one, in one of these Tblot threads. I am looking for an app that will show me which tower I am currently attached to.
posted on: Verizon HTC Thunderbolt
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App to locate lost phone


Tuesday 09th of November 2010 / androidforums.com
HiI recently lost my phone, and had an app on it that texted me the location. Unfortunately I was overseas and didn't get the phone back, but it was a good little app - but for the life of me I can't remember the name of it or find it in the market.The exact fucntionality was that when a different sim card is put in the phone, it preiodically sends you 3 texts with the location of the phone by cell tower, GPS and another (WPS I think?) format. So you get a rough location and also the phone number of the person with the phone. Handy...Anyone got an idea of what this app was called? It's not Wavesecure, Lookout (which totally failed to locate the phone or restore the backups - rubbish), Where's My Droid...As I say, done an extensive web and market search and can't find it anywhereAny help much appreciated.Cheers
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Check out my app: GasBot


Monday 10th of November 2008 / androidforums.com
Hey guys, I just published my first app to the Market called GasBot.GasBot allows you to quickly search all of the gas stations around you to find the best prices. As of right now it just uses your GPS/Cell Tower location to search, but in the near future I'm going to build out a search by address as well.Let me know what you think, and you can get more info at http://www.gasbot.net.Also please note, this is trialware. You get two weeks to try out GasBot and after that you'll have to pay for it. It's only $7/yr and compared with the money you'll save using it, I think it'll easily pay for itself. I'd appreciate people not giving me bad ratings in the market because its only a trial as I have to pay my data providers so the margins (for me) are very small. Thanks for your time and I hope you enjoy it! Also if you'd like to suggest any new features, I cruise around here quite a bit so I'll see anything in this thread or my PMs. You can also suggest features through the website.
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Android Forums - View Single Post - Support Stock weather app not showing correct location


Monday 29th of April 2013 / androidforums.com
I had this issue on my Old HoX, and on my SG3. I assume if I get a one I will also have the same issue after seeing who does the weather app. The issue is accuweather, that's who does the weather app on the all these phones. The accuweather app looks at who your ISP provider on wifiand where the signal comes from or what tower your getting cell from and in many cases this can be in a nearby city. The app has never picked up my city correctly unless I'm in a big city on any phone unless I set it manually. I tried other weather apps and almost all of them pick up my city correctly as they use GPS and not my ISP or cell tower city to determine my location.
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A-GPS vs. Google Location Services?


Saturday 18th of June 2011 / androidforums.com
Can someone (without guessing) explain the distinction? I thought that A-GPS was side information given to the GPS to help it acquire more quickly, so cell tower info and/or wifi locations. I was having trouble with my Droid X GPS acquiring at all and someone on another forum said there is some issue with Google location services messing up the GPS, so I disabled it. I expected that I wouldn't be able to update A-GPS data because of that, but I still could (in the GPS status app). So, is A-GPS something else? More importantly, can I fly across country and have my GPS still acquire in seconds without GLS enabled? Thanks.
posted on: Motorola Droid
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Define a phone's location without GPS: is there such a thing?


Sunday 20th of October 2013 / forums.androidcentral.com
I just bought a new cheap Android (v. 4.0.3) and it doesn't have GPS. So, I wonder if there's any app that will be able to substitute GPS, using cell tower information to identify the phone's location.
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