Pro Weather Alert comes with an app widget. This provides you
with a convenient way to control important functionality of the app,
without having to go into it.
To add the widget to your home screen:
- Press the home button to return to your phone's home screen.
- In a clear area (not an icon), tap and hold for 2
seconds. A menu will appear.
- Choose Widgets to add a widget to your home screen.
- Scroll down the list and tap Pro Weather Alert. That's
all it takes!
You can mute all sounds or vibrate that alert notifications would
normally cause. This is perfect for places such as church or
class where even a vibrate setting might cause distraction.
The alert will still appear in the status bar.
The icon appears as a tornado on a triangle, and has two settings,
which you toggle between everytime you tap the icon.
Note that this control only affects new alerts coming in...it will
not silence any currently notifying alerts. Also note that
while the Notification Mute is enabled (Gray triangle), the text
"(sounds disabled)" will appear in the alert notification text in
the status bar, as a reminder.
- Notification On (Red
Triangle): The sound, light, and vibrate settings you
setup in your preferences will be used for notification.
- Notification Muted (Gray
Triangle): No sound, light, or vibrate will occur for
any alert notification. The alert will still appear in the
status bar, however.
(Simple Weather Alert does not allow for location
tracking, and so does not have this widget)
You can toggle location tracking on and off. This is useful for when
you are no longer travelling, and wish to conserve battery.
This widget only controls if the tracking is on or off. To
setup tracking, go to the Locations List,
and tap Menu, then Location Tracking Control.
The icon appears as a map, and has two settings, which you toggle
between everytime you tap the icon.
- Tracking On (Ring of Yellow
Triangles) - Location tracking is enabled, and
locations will be added and removed from your locations list as
you travel. You will then receive alerts for all areas
around you, according to your settings in the Location Tracking
- Tracking Off (Map Only, No
Triangles) - Location tracking is disabled. You
will only receive alerts for locations currently in your list.