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Weather Defender comes out Friday
03-08-2009, 09:37 PM
Post: #11
Weather Defender comes out Friday
Ocala,
The quotes you posted were in fact there, however, I honestly feel that very few people could've given it a real test drive in 10 minutes. As with any software program, there is a learning curve. I don't feel that those that said they uninstalled after 10 minutes gave it a fair shake. Totally understand that everyone has their favorites and I've never tried to tell anyone anything different.

My suggestion for you, and any others out there would be to give it a real test drive. Login to the Weatherdefender forums and see what the suggestions/feedback from the other users is. Rory spent a ton of time testing this, but the one thing he couldn't do prior to the public release was to test it with hundreds of users on at one time. These issues are relatively minor and can be corrected. The goal of the software was to make it usable for people that didn't have all the hardware in place (high GB video cards, etc...). Yes, his target audience is more toward the first responder, business side, but I honestly feel this would be a great tool for chasers. Are there issues to be worked out, sure....but the list is relatively small and Rory has always worked extremely hard to eliminate the bugs that his users bring up.

I suggest doing like Rolltide suggests and just give it a try for yourself. Just please promise that you'll give it more than 10 minutes.

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03-09-2009, 12:06 PM
Post: #12
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Jamie I'll definitely give it more then 10 minutes. You can be sure about that.
It's just that $19.97 a month. That's a killer.
About those quotes, of course they were legit. I wouldn't post some BS from another site. I have nothing against Rory or WD.
Surprised you said that.*Rolleyes
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03-09-2009, 12:09 PM
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The problem with WD is that it's software powered and it should be hardware powered like GR and Stormlab

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03-09-2009, 01:15 PM
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I apologize if I offended. Wanted others to make sure that I had taken the time to check out the Stormtrack site. No offense was intended at all.

For individuals, $20/month is quite a bit, however the new version has changed it focus as Rory has posted on his website. He's going after businesses for so than individuals. It's still very useful for individuals, just a little harder to afford. For a business, $20/month or $220/year is a pretty small fee.

As for the software vs. hardware issue. I believe he went with the software route in order to not have the user have to meet a lot of hardware requirements. Sure, there's a trade off, but I think it works well.

Now that the rush over the weekend is over and the system was taxed pretty heavy, several server side changes have been implemented to speed up the layer downloads. I believe he also established an additional feed for the NWS watches/warnings in case his main feed has issues again.

Keep your eyes open for several updates/improvements in the next couple of official releases based on recent feedback.

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05-21-2009, 04:22 PM
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I am going to give this software a try this weekend. With that low spinning in the Gulf it should be a stormy weekend.
Roll you still using it?
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05-22-2009, 03:30 AM
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Once in a blue moon

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05-27-2009, 05:31 AM
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Just got an email about hurricane products being added
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06-05-2009, 11:26 AM
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$140 a year for Hurricane graphics ? LOL


It doesn't even have model data

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06-06-2009, 05:09 AM
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My 2 week trial ended. I have to say overall I'm not impressed. It does have some good features but not enough for $20 a month.
I have a pretty fast machine and this program ran slow. I agree with Roll that it should be hardware based instead of software based.
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06-07-2009, 07:38 AM
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I tried the Weather Tap free trial.
This is a pretty good program. Even though it's software based it's much faster then WD. Even has LII data.
Also only $6.95 a month.
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