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Wunderground needs a good Windows Phone app developer, help them out

Wunderground

Windows Phone has a ton of stellar weather apps in the Store. Both official apps and third-party apps are available for users to download and never get caught outside without an umbrella. We are still missing one fairly major commercial weather service - Weather Underground. That could change with a little community help.

Head to the Wunderground website and you'll find a user request to get a Windows Phone 8 app. It was posted last month, but finally received an official reply today. Here's the response from Weather Underground:

"Thank you for your feedback. We're continuing to try to find resources and expertise to build an app for Windows Phone."

The rest is up to you. Are you a passionate developer who wants to work with Weather Underground to bring an app to Windows Phone? Or do you know any stellar devs out there who might be interested in helping make this happen? Head to the Weather Underground help page for a Windows Phone 8 app and leave a comment there with your interest. We're bound to find someone who will mesh will with Wunderground.

Source: Help Wunderground Via: Reddit

Thanks for the tip Maxcrazy!

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korhoden says:

There's already a dev group named 6Wunderkinder

PipoDj says:

He is implying that 6Studios will take the call and make the weather app... Aka he wants Rudy Huyn to do it

korhoden says:

I'm implying that if Rudy does it, he would prefer not to get sued again the way Beats sued him over 6Studios.

He was my first choice too.

fongzunester says:

My vote is for Rudy also! W.underground is my go to weather app on Android. Would like to see same on WP

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Yousef Kawmi says:

would he do it for free ? i would say it will be fulled with ads

Kadcidxa says:

Cool, they listened to my feedback. I always mentioned Windows 8 and WP when they wanted feedback.

Zuka_WPC says:

Come on, WP! I love how the WP community is so tight knit and cooperative, all working toward a common goal. The OS was built on suggestions and functionality by Windows users, and I love seeing everyone work together make a better OS and experience. Sentiment aside, its great to have been a WP hipster, and watching how far it has come has made it that much more worthwhile, and the community is something iOS users will never experience.

mayblast says:

Dude, it's a fucking phone. If you take it as a lifestyle or religion or such sort, you are clearly doing something seriously wrong as a human being.

fwaits says:

Amazing Weather HD is all Weather Underground data based, maybe that dev should look into making it into the official one... =)

JPDVM2014 says:

I was thinking the same thing.

jfreiman says:

You make a lot of sense. Why re-invent the wheel, so to speak.

Someone hold my beer and pop tart, I'll do it.

IceDree says:

"Watch This"

Joe920 says:

6underground

c'mon, what do I win?

euichii says:

The internet

I thought that WeatherFlow and Amazing Weather HD both used Weather Underground for their data... I'm sure many others do too. So, in other words, what would be the differentiator here?

IceDree says:

"Official" ... Kinda like AccuaWeather & WeatherBug :)

My point is... with so many GREAT, high quality apps, perhaps Weather Underground should be evaluating one of them to be promoted as their official app. :)

wuiyang says:

they want to build their very own app, because of different programmer will code different way, they need to make it simple and easy to read for their own company

QilleRz says:

Yeah true. It's the word "official" ;)

jdawgnoonan says:

Wunderground needs an official app. Their official app on Android and iOS are amazing. Other than high res graphics, Amazing Weather is inferior to the official app. I cannot speak for WeatherFlow. No third party app will compare unless they can manage to implement the Wundermap. I actually have not seen a weather app on WP that has decent mapping ability. Not Bing and not Amazing Weather HD. Weather Channel and AccuWeather both have no option to remove ads and so I do not want them.

IceDree says:

Glad to see they are actually taking the time & reaching out instead of using a lame excuse.
Good luck to them & the developer\s :D

barry.weston says:

Hold my beer... I got this...

rheuser says:

I did one for Windows Mobile.

aschettler says:

Amazing Weather is powered Weather Underground

neonspark says:

most apps are WU powered so why say this? just buy the app from one of the existing devs out there. there is no reason to start from scratch.

Joe1004 says:

The official WU apps on iOS and Android are quite good and very detailed - similar to the new WU website. Their Wundermap is very cool - and I believe one of the weaknesses on all of the WP weather apps is how radar is deployed. None of them are excellent. Many are useful. Just my $.02

Devmer11 says:

My radar is good

Camaroon says:

Exactly, My Radar is the best for radar on the platform.  Obviously it's a separate app but I'll look in my weather app of the month (4castr, Amazing Weather, etc.) then supplement the radar info with this app if I need to. 

Anguis says:

Great points! I judge weather apps based on their radar offerings - so far, none I have tried have been as good as WU's and WeatherBug's offerings on iOS. The Bing Weather app ends up being good enough, in comparison to other WP weather apps. I'd really welcome (and pay for) a nice WU app with great radar options.

Yup! All the WP weather apps fall short on the radar, would like to see storm tracks, and the like! At the very least!

jdawgnoonan says:

Yeah, typically the radar on WP comes in the form of videos which is pretty lame.

jdawgnoonan says:

I could not agree more. Amazing weather is a cool app, but the official Wunderground app is better if you want very detailed information. The radar functionality on every WP app that I have tried is not impressive. The Wundermap on the official app is amazing.

misfitpierce says:

If Rudy built it, it would be the best hands down.

Nah, i'll have to launch my competition anyway. Sorry, Wunderground. I could do this and scrap Atmosphere, but then i'd go broke paying for your API access (haha)

 

AskaLangly says:

Amazing Weather USES WEATHER UNDERGROUND. But yes, get RUDY in this.

Arsenic17 says:

Almost every windows phone third party weather app used wunderground data. Their data is by far the lowest quality and I don't want it on my phone. Despite how amazing some of the apps are, I use Bing weather for purely nws data (faa sites mostly). Anyone can great a weather station and connect to the wundergrlund network. The is no quality control. The temp showing up on your phone could be some retard neighbor of yours who installed the sensor in his refrigerator. Wunderground needs to go under already.

Wunderground needs to go under already.

Considering that Wunderground's parent company is the Weather Channel (with lots of $$$), I don't think that's going to happen anytime soon... 

argnebr says:

I get that - and I have the NOAA data page bookmarked on my phone so I don't even need an app. But the reading is taken at the airport. I live in Nebraska - our weather is very strange....sometimes the airport that is less than 10 miles from me gets less than an inch of rain but my house will get more than 2. Fortunately, during June - I think if a temp sensor was in someone's fridge and told me that it was 40 degrees instead of 90 - I'm smart enough to know its wrong. I wont be leaving the house in a turtleneck.

argnebr says:

Be Weather uses wunderground's data and it works great.