Amazing Weather Facts

Amazing Weather Facts

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Did you know that...
- February 1865 is the only month recorded in history not to have a full moon
- The lowest temperature ever recorded was -89.2ºC. It was recorded on 10 January 1982 in Antarctica
- 60% of the earth's fresh water is frozen in the polar ice caps
- Australians call hurricanes, willy-willies

With "Amazing Weather Facts" learn every day new fascinating, strange, funny and interesting facts and trivia about weather.

Features:
* Hundreds of amazing facts and trivia about weather
* Receive daily facts in the notification bar
* Very fast and simple to use
* Works offline, even in "airplane mode". Access all facts anytime, anywhere, no internet connection required!
* Search any term and find all facts about it
* Bookmark your favorite facts for quick future reference
* Read random facts
* Share your favorite facts by Email, Twitter, etc.
* Listen to the facts using Android's built-in Text-to-speech synthesizer
* Works in both portrait and landscape mode for easier reading

FAQ:

Q: How can I share a fact from the list?
A: Just press for 2 or 3 seconds over the fact, a menu with the available sharing options will appear

Q: How can I change the speech speed?
A: The speed of the speech is controlled by the TTS engine installed with Android. It can be set up by going to:
Settings --> Voice input & output settings --> Text to speech settings --> speech rate

Q: I don't like the voice. How can I improve it?
A: The default text-to-speech engine installed with Android is Pico TTS, it’s pretty simple and sometimes may sound a bit electronic. You can always install alternatives like eSpeak, SVox or IVONA from Android Market.

Q: How can I change the speech accent?
A: Just go to Menu --> Settings and select the language. Currently, 2 accents are available:
* English (US)
* English (GB)

About the permissions:

We know you may be worried about the permissions required by the application so here is the explanation of why they are needed:

To load the ads used to support the development of the application, these permissions are required:
- Full Internet access
- View network state

About the speech synthesizer:
The text-to-speech (TTS) technology may not be available in some devices. To check if your phone is able of speech synthesis: Menu -> Settings -> Voice input & output -> Text-to-speech settings.
If not installed, your device may ask you to install the TTS engine. An internet connection may be required. We recommend installing it before traveling as roaming data tariffs may be very expensive.

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Recently changed in this version

- Renewed interface
- Use left and right swipe gestures to navigate through the facts
- Now you can go back and forth when reading the facts
- Improved performance
- The speech synthesizer is no longer required to run the app
- Save your favorite facts in the SD card, export them to any text editor or send them by email.
- Bug fixes


Comments and ratings for Amazing Weather Facts
  • (58 stars)

    by Dylan Richards on 26/12/2013

    Skood

  • (58 stars)

    by Wendy Rowe on 07/08/2013

    Same problem as previous contributor. Foreign text to speech choices keeps coming up.

  • (58 stars)

    by Alfredo Pichardo on 02/05/2013

    FOR THOSE WANTING TO LEARN IT'S A PERFECT APP.

  • (58 stars)

    by Nate Thomasson on 13/04/2013

    Every time I get a daily weather fact, or just open it, this thing keeps taking me into my phone's "Google text to speech" download options for foreign language packs. No idea why it's doing that, it's not like I'm going to be downloading a bunch of foreign languages. Fix it so it stops doing this, it's very annoying.