Rain is a force of nature that we can do nothing about, and yet can completely change our day. From not having work, to canceling that trip to a theme park, rain has a large affect on what we do. With where technology is, you would think we would have ways to help the rain not do so much, but alas this is not the case. Until that day comes, we have weather apps that can help. This app in particular can help alert you to rain without you requesting the information.
Rain Alarm looks to notify you of any precipitation coming your way, whether it be rain, snow, or hail. Most weather apps we use “forecast”, or attempt to predict what the weather will be. However, the accuracy of these forecasts aren’t exactly reliable. Rain Alarm uses real-time data to give you alerts as to when it will rain rather than forecasts. Not only does this mean you can trust the notification, but you can check the weather map in the app to see it for yourself.
Rain Alarm focuses on one thing, and seems to do it really well. It has 4.2 stars (out of 18,883 ratings), and over a million downloads. The app below is the free version, but there is a paid version as well that removes ads, allows for more customization, and even gives Android Wear notifications.
If you’d rather have an app that will alert you of rain, and also give more function with weather altogether, than perhaps Arcus Weather will better suit you. Arcus Weather not only alerts you of rain, but also is more modern looking with Material Design guidelines. Also, the free version comes with Android Wear support, and provides all sorts of weather information from forecast.io and its API.
The only reason this is not the main one mentioned is because it it has far less downloads (and therefore ratings). However, it still has 4.2 stars (with 3,756 ratings) and over 100,000 downloads.
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