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Recast Brings Powerful Weather and Widgets to Android
Android users have a lot of options when it comes to weather. The big two, namely the Weather Channel official app and Weatherbug, usually give users what they need. Both apps even have tablet-friendly versions, albeit with mixed reviews. While these two apps are definitely the most popular in the weather app world, there is a new contender looking to make its way into the weather app market. Called Recast, the application provides all the features users enjoy from the others, along with a few fun features the others don’t have.
XDA Forum Member mstroud, one of the members of the Recast team, posted a launch page on XDA for users to check out their new app. Currently, it’s in beta testing, so they’re asking for help from the community to help find bugs so they can squash them before official release. The app itself is quite nice. There is a streamlined interface that displays all the info a user could possibly want, and it’s easy to read and use.
The big draw, however, is in its distribution and customization. Rather than coming in the form of a main app and a less highly-regarded tablet or Google TV app, Recast comes in a single version that is compatible with Android phones, Android tablets, and even Google TV. It’s all compatible with everything, and that’s a big plus for users who have multiple Android devices. Additionally, the Recast team has put some focus into customization—users can choose their weather icons and have a large variety of widgets to select from. In fact, the widgets are even resizable for those running Android 3.1 Honeycomb or newer. The only con? While the app is available world wide, for now the only supported language is English.
For anyone wanting to give the beta a try, hit up the original thread for a full feature list, download link, screen shots, and more.
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