wX (Android) / wXL23 ( iOS )

wX (Android) / wXL23 ( iOS ) 5

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wX is a free and Open Source ( GPL3 ) Android / iOS application that is geared towards storm chasers, meteorologists, and weather enthusiasts but can be used by anyone with ease.

Requirements: Android 4.1 or higher with 1GB of memory at a minimum ( recommended ). ARM 32bit based hardware ( Intel, etc has not been tested )
Access required: App needs access to Your Location, Network Communication, Systems tools ( run at start-up for alerts ).
Originally Released (3.0) Spring 2014 under the GNU GPL3 license.

Available on play store ( see URL below for screen-shots ):

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Suggestions / bug reports always welcomed.

- Current forecast, 7 day conditions, sounding data for an unlimited number of locations.
- Customizable home screen
- OpenGL based Nexrad radar interface with optional overlays for polygon warnings ( tor/tst/ffw ), Watches, MCDs, and MPDs, storm tracks, estimated hail markers, and TVS. Level 2 in the lowest tilt for base reflectivity/velocity is also available - beta feature.
- Optimized text product viewer for easy access to AFD,HWO and others from any NWS WFO.
- Vis/IR/WV/Rad mosaic viewer ( with animations ) from NWS GOES. GOES supports city and severe weather polygon overlays.
- SPC products ( such as Watches/MCDs/Convective Outlooks/Mesoanalysis/Storm reports with archived radar )
- WPC products
- Radar mosaics from NWS. NWS supports city and severe weather polygon overlays.
- Models ( NCEP, HRRR viewer, SPC SREF )
- Text to speech including an offline "PlayList" functionality. Additionally numerous weather related acronyms commonly used by the NWS are translated for optimal Android TTS experience.
- Voice recognition on main screen for access to common functions.
- NHC products
- Material Design theme including support for Android 4.2-4.4.
- Easy access to twitter state weather tags such as #okwx.
- Highly configurable including multiple color themes.

Notifications (Android only):
- Local alerts
- MCDs impacting your location
- MPDs impacting your location
- Convective outlooks for your location
- US MCD/Watches
- Convective outlooks
- US tornadoes
- NHC Atlantic and EPAC advisories

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(For wXL23 on iOS)
This app is definitely overkill for the average person, but could as well be a godsend for mobile weather enthusiasts. If the NWS itself developed an app it could very well resemble wXL23. Customizing a new home location is a little clunky (you may have to add a new location and delete the home, then add a new home location), but the utility of this app is worth it. Radar and satellite products work well, but the 4-panel radar could cause the app to crash on some older phones. And very few apps will allow you to view the SPC convective outlooks or the high seas analyses and forecasts. A word of caution though: If the closest NWS office is not the one that serves your location, the app is liable to "misplace" you based on the office location. This is an issue in Orange County and the Inland Empire in southern California, where the app will place you in Los Angeles (based off an incorrect location for the office, which appears to be set in Anaheim) despite the fact that the area is served from San Diego. For another example, Mammoth Lakes is served from Reno, but the app assigns the location to Hanford.