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Weather (Privacy Friendly)

Lets you watch the weather for cities and locations you are interested in.
Privacy Friendly Weather lets you watch the weather for cities and locations you are interested in. The app has been developed by the research group SECUSO at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. More info can be found on https://secuso.org/pfa

The weather includes current weather as well as a hourly and daily forecasts. The weather data includes details such as temperature, a short description of the current weather condition and humidity, wind and rain. A dark theme as well as 4 different home screen widgets are availble with current day or future day informations.
Furthermore, Privacy Friendly Weather provides a radius search. This makes it possible to find the locations around a given location which have the best weather conditions at the moment. The search space can be set by the user.
The unit of temperatures can be set to Celsius or Fahrenheit and the unit of distances to kilometres or miles. Multiple wind units are available also.

All weather data is retrieved from the OpenWeatherMap by using their API (http://openweathermap.com/api) which provides a free service.

1. Minimum permissions
Privacy Friendly Weather requires only the minimum amount of permissions, the INTERNET permission which is necessary to make HTTP requests to remote servers for retrieving weather data. The two other permissions for binding services and keeping the phone awake are needed for background data handling.

2. Radius Search
Find the locations around a given location which have the best weather conditions at the moment.

3. No advertisement
Other free apps display advertisement which might result in privacy violations, shorten the device's battery life or use mobile data.

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Versions

Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version 3.0.3 (15) suggested Added on 2021-12-16

    This version requires Android 4.2 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.

    Download APK 13 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 3.0.2 (14) - Added on 2021-06-11

    This version requires Android 4.2 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.

    Download APK 13 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 3.0.1 (13) - Added on 2021-05-25

    This version requires Android 4.2 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.

    Download APK 13 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log