The Official WeatherBug Community
Hello and welcome WeatherBug Backyard Community! Thank you for downloading and test-driving our new Limited Release WeatherBug Desktop 7.0 application.
Please use this forum to tell us the issues you've had, comments (both negative & positive) and any suggestions you have to make WeatherBug Desktop 7.0 the best desktop solution for your weather needs!
Be sure that we will read each and every comment and use them as we work to make WeatherBug Desktop 7.0 better! Thank you!
Hmmm, Desktop 7 didn't seem to work well for me. The Window appeared cut off on the right and the bottom so I could never see all of the selections on the dialogs. In fact I had to use the Windows task manager to shut down the program, so I uninstalled it within a few minutes.
I don't mind having advertising for the free version to try it, but I think this should be mentioned in advance of installation.
If you have a paid subscription, I recommend that you DO NOT INSTALL this beta version unless you want ADS BACK. Not only do you get ads again but they take up significantly more real estate than they did with the free Weatherbug 6. Unless someone can show me how to restore premium service, this will be a quick UNINSTALL.
Hey Rick, go to the text box on this homepage and see my notes. WeatherBug Plus isn't available for WeatherBug 7 yet, but it should NOT replace your existing WeatherBug Plus installation in version 6. WeatherBug 6 Plus and WeatherBug 7 can run concurrently.
Okay, thanks Nathan. I'll go back to 6 and wait for the plus version of 7. Ric
Just to let you know, you can run both at the same time, no issues. I have Plus 6 and free 7 running at once on my machine. I've got 6 when I want to see no ads, and 7 when I want to test things out. You can feel free to use both.
Huh. LOL I keep jumping the gun here. I'll consider re-installing 7. You should put all this in large print and link to it with a button that says, "AD/HD Users Click Here". :-P
Yeah, I've added that to the home page and my note and bolded some text. I can see where users would "freak out" seeing an ad-prone version if they didn't know it. Same thing happened to me when I got the initial test build. :-)
I installed the new 7 and it completely removed my Plus verison.
Is WB6 Plus still there? If not, checkout my discussion in this group about Plus 6 and it'll help you get it back.
If I were a free user and downloaded v. 7 only to find that the radar/webcam/photo part of the main window was gone only to be replaced by more ad space (almost doubling the amount of ad space on the main window), I would probably be replacing it with a different service.
I've made comments to that in my post on "General Design Feedback". I agree with you that the ad space is obtrusive in my opinion.
Installed version 7 on my laptop (which I relegate for beta type testing). From just a pure aesthetic standpoint, I'm ok with the presentation of the main GUI. Like at least one other person, I too, liked the "So Far Today" section, which revealed rainfall, wind gust, etc., statistics. I think this new version has potential. I especially like the fact that all of the legacy throwbacks to myriad version information has finally been removed from the GUI. It was so confusing before trying to ascertain the "real" version of the legacy product, as depending on where you looked, one could find 3 separate versions for the same product....
But, all things come with detractors, so let me get to those:
The above were my first observations (which took longer to write up than to observe). I'll endeavor to supply additional feedback as I get more contact time with the new application. Keep up the great work.