Wind Dummy

Wind Dummy


Perfect for all wind sports including flying, paragliding, hang-gliding and kiteboarding. WindDummy displays the current wind speed and wind direction at any of 30,000 weather stations worldwide.

***IMPORTANT*** This is a widget and will not show up in your app drawer so please do not down-vote before following these instructions: After installing, you must place one or more instances on your home screen or other screen. On older Android devices, long-press the location where you want it, and then from the pop-up that appears, navigate to the bottom of the widget list and click on Wind Dummy. On newer devices, look under the "widget" tab at the top of your apps list.

Once placed on a screen, you can configure each widget separately to display data for any of over 17,000 weather stations in the Weather Underground network. To find your best stations, zoom into the global map here: http://www.wunderground.com/wundermap/then tap a WindDummy widget, enter the station ID, click OK and you should be good to go!

WARNING: The author does not guarantee the accuracy of the data presented by this software or the utility of the software for any purpose. The software may contain bugs or other problems. Don't use this tool for hazardous activities. Use at your own risk.

Recent changes:
3.3
Now allows installation on your lock screen.

3.1
* Fixed small bug when receiving bad data.
* Minor threading model improvement.
* Changed pop-up controls background to black for better text contrast.

3.0
* Major internal overhaul of threading model.
* Added user control of the data polling rate.
* Minor visual improvements of the home screen widgets.
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Free
57
2.9
User ratings
120
Installs
10,000+
Concerns
0
File size
136 kb
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About Wind Dummy
Perfect for all wind sports including flying, paragliding, hang-gliding and kiteboarding. WindDummy displays the current wind speed and wind direction at any of 30,000 weather stations worldwide.

***IMPORTANT*** This is a widget and will not show up in your app drawer so please do not down-vote before following these instructions: After installing, you must place one or more instances on your home screen or other screen. On older Android devices, long-press the location where you want it, and then from the pop-up that appears, navigate to the bottom of the widget list and click on Wind Dummy. On newer devices, look under the "widget" tab at the top of your apps list.

Once placed on a screen, you can configure each widget separately to display data for any of over 17,000 weather stations in the Weather Underground network. To find your best stations, zoom into the global map here: http://www.wunderground.com/wundermap/then tap a WindDummy widget, enter the station ID, click OK and you should be good to go!

WARNING: The author does not guarantee the accuracy of the data presented by this software or the utility of the software for any purpose. The software may contain bugs or other problems. Don't use this tool for hazardous activities. Use at your own risk.

Recent changes:
3.3
Now allows installation on your lock screen.

3.1
* Fixed small bug when receiving bad data.
* Minor threading model improvement.
* Changed pop-up controls background to black for better text contrast.

3.0
* Major internal overhaul of threading model.
* Added user control of the data polling rate.
* Minor visual improvements of the home screen widgets.

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A Google User
Mar 9, 2014
Genuine Perfect for my flight preparations
A Google User
Nov 20, 2013
Works Better Now But... Widget is too small (not enough height) to display anything but name of station (takes up 2 lines of text). The more important information which is wind speed/direction is chopped off at bottom of widget.
A Google User
Oct 24, 2013
Very Poor No option to change units and widget it too small to read. No option or dropdown to choose nearest weather station. Un installed! The review graph says it all. More bad reviews than good.
A Google User
Aug 30, 2013
Very Poor No option to change units and widget it too small to read. No option or dropdown to choose nearest weather station. Un installed! The review graph says it all. More bad reviews than good.
A Google User
Apr 7, 2013
Works great Works great. To the dumb people its a WIDGET. Not an app.