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  1. MangoGuy's Avatar
    Hi,

    Just to let you all know if you don't already Bing weather was updated today, I haven't noticed any changes as of yet

    Cheers
    geekaren likes this.
    10-09-2013 12:02 PM
  2. multo's Avatar
    You could've also just posted here: http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...tm#post2164398 as most of us check that thread for updates. Cheers
    iboypx and MangoGuy like this.
    10-09-2013 12:24 PM
  3. david90531's Avatar
    I was excited to see the update hoping they finally added wide tile and lockscreen support - 2 basic WP8 features. But so far I don't see what's improved or what's new... Guess we'll have to keep waiting.
    10-09-2013 10:40 PM
  4. Trevor Jones's Avatar
    Disappointing about the lockscreen functionality, that's the main thing I look for in a weather app (switching between Amazing Weather HD and Umbrella8 at the moment).
    Apart from that it's a great weather app, pretty much as it says on the tin - a WP version of the W8 app.
    10-10-2013 03:01 AM
  5. inteller's Avatar
    does the live tile not work for this app? It open updates the tile only if I go into the app. The Weather Channel app updates maybe 3 times a day and I was looking for something that updates more frequently.
    10-10-2013 09:08 AM
  6. Pete's Avatar
    Yes, the Bing weather app's live tile does work. Are you sure you've enabled the live tile option in the apps settings screen?
    10-10-2013 09:14 AM
  7. inteller's Avatar
    yes. it appears I have the broke *** live tile problem just like I did with WP7. Live tiles are such BS.
    10-10-2013 11:47 AM
  8. fwaits's Avatar
    Check out the comments/suggestions by Mr. Brown and myself in this thread:

    Live tiles dead

    Basically it's most likely too many background agents running. (Some apps can have agents running and you may not see them in the 'background tasks' settings screen) I'd advise opening all your apps and checking their respective settings to disable Live Tiles, and other background agent/tasks there on top of blocking unwanted apps in the background tasks settings. Also keep a count of how many apps have background tasks running. More than 15 seems to be the spot where people start having troubles. Good luck.
    10-10-2013 12:15 PM
  9. MangoGuy's Avatar
    My live tile is still working
    10-10-2013 04:52 PM
  10. fwaits's Avatar
    My live tile is still working
    My post was in response to inteller's tile issue.
    10-10-2013 05:50 PM
  11. david90531's Avatar
    does the live tile not work for this app? It open updates the tile only if I go into the app. The Weather Channel app updates maybe 3 times a day and I was looking for something that updates more frequently.
    Weather Flow updates every hr
    10-10-2013 10:13 PM
  12. MangoGuy's Avatar
    My post was in response to inteller's tile issue.
    ok, my bad
    10-11-2013 02:18 AM
  13. inteller's Avatar
    I've looked at the Live Tiles Dead thread. There isn't a solution per se except random uninstall/install of apps. This is a horrible problem Microsoft needs to fix. In WP7 someone was able to determine it was rogue apps writing bad keys to the registry which then broke it for all apps.
    10-11-2013 08:57 AM
  14. fwaits's Avatar
    I've looked at the Live Tiles Dead thread. There isn't a solution per se except random uninstall/install of apps. This is a horrible problem Microsoft needs to fix. In WP7 someone was able to determine it was rogue apps writing bad keys to the registry which then broke it for all apps.
    Oh I agree the user shouldn't have to work this hard to keep them working. The big thing for me was not really uninstalling stuff, though i did remove a few things that i realized I just wasn't using ever, but rather opening each app I have and disabling tiles, agents, and such inside each app that wasn't needed. Some of those apps are taking up a "background agent" slot so to speak, and may or may not show up in the background tasks list to block. In essense you have more tasks running than might be apparent in that background tasks list. Once I did this, all my tiles went back to normal regular updating frequency. Then it's a simple task to keep it managed by doing the same to any new apps you might install (unless of course you want to use a tile or such for said app). Anyway, if it didn't help you out sorry, I wish I could tell you more. Hopefully 8.1 addresses this making it more robust and reliable without the user having to "guess" why they don't work, or better yet, eliminate the problem entirely so the user has to do nothing and they just all work. Rumor says they are fixing the agent/task system greatly so I have hope.
    10-11-2013 10:29 AM
  15. vk1971's Avatar
    Can you advise how to enable lockscreen support in Bing Weather?
    It proposed to enable it right after first launch of the app and I've chosen "no", I thought I could find it later somewhere in the settings but now I can't
    10-17-2013 03:46 PM
  16. Kavu2's Avatar
    Can you advise how to enable lockscreen support in Bing Weather?
    It proposed to enable it right after first launch of the app and I've chosen "no", I thought I could find it later somewhere in the settings but now I can't
    From the Bing Weather app itself, hit the ellipses '...' button, then...
    Settings|Options|'Lock Screen Settings'
    This process takes you to the same page as accessed directly from the main wp8 Setting app/tile...
    where in both venues of access you simply tap the 'Background' setting and select 'Bing Weather' from the Lock Screen choices in the list.

    Then tap the 'Open App' button to initiate the lock screen. Close page and then shut down phone and re-open and the Bing Weather should show up on the Lock Screen.
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    10-17-2013 06:45 PM
  17. vk1971's Avatar
    @Kavu2
    Thank you so much. Worked just fine.
    I have another question if you don't mind.
    BW shows night temperature as a current weather condition while it's already 10.30 am here.
    I mean the tab TODAY shows temp 7c and it's night's temp.
    Also there is quite a difference between temperature shown on lockscreen 5c and supposedly current temperature 7c, which in fact is not current but night temp.
    Is there anything I can do about it?
    10-18-2013 01:38 AM
  18. Kavu2's Avatar
    @vk1971
    I think that's just a syncing issue (delay) with the Bing app, where Bing might just be a bit behind from time to time. I did notice as well on my app a difference between current real time temp and the start page and the whole day/night thing. However there is a manual 'refresh' to force the app (and hopefully the Live Tile) to refresh and be in sync. I did it and everything synced up again nicely.
    So within the Bing app, tap '...' and tap 'refresh' and see if that syncs things up for you. It might just be a delay in the app syncing to the Live Tile. It would seem that with the app retrieving various weather info from various sources and trying to sync everything up with the app and with the Live Tile...it's a tedious process and perhaps syncing gets delayed(?) from time to time. Just a guess here...
    So give 'refresh' a try

    Edit... just noticed you mentioned the sync issue with the Lockscreen as well...likely the same issue as mentioned above...plus the syncing rate may be different with the Lockscreen I don't know.
    vk1971 likes this.
    10-18-2013 08:45 AM
  19. vk1971's Avatar
    OK, to sum up. I have 3 temperatures - one on live tile, 10c (which simply is night temperature and not current); second in app itself, 9c; and third in HOURLY section, 14c.
    The app is too messy for me
    10-18-2013 01:12 PM
  20. Trevor Jones's Avatar
    I hope in the next update they include a "last updated" date/time on the live tile, as there's no setting for when it should get a push update it's hard to know when the app/tile was last updated.
    10-21-2013 06:15 AM
  21. erasure25's Avatar
    Is there a way to have the Bing Weather Live Tile update based on your current location? It only seems to update based on the city that you pinned the tile. I have the launch location set to current location and permissions on for location services and live tiles.
    10-28-2013 01:59 PM
  22. waqqas31's Avatar
    [rant]

    I still hate Bing Weather for the following reasons:

    1. Killed all my live tiles just like it's predecessor (and it took one week after uninstalling it for my phone to "settle down" and start updating tiles properly again--just like last time)
    2. Live Tiles don't report the "Feels Like" temperature. It's not always dry and still, so this statistic is important when dressing for the outdoors.
    3. After killing all my other live tiles, Bing Weather's OWN live tile stops updating. Rubbish!

    [/rant]

    For the above reasons, I'm sticking with Accuweather. At least it does what it's supposed to!
    10-28-2013 02:13 PM
  23. hcrick's Avatar
    Is there a way to have the Bing Weather Live Tile update based on your current location? It only seems to update based on the city that you pinned the tile. I have the launch location set to current location and permissions on for location services and live tiles.
    It does update based on current location for me. Perhaps you pinned a location to your start screen and not the main app itself. Did you originally pin from within the app (ie. after opening the app)? Try removing the tile from your start, swipe to your list of apps, long press Bing Weather and select pin to start.
    10-28-2013 04:04 PM
  24. Pedpole's Avatar
    Ever since I updated this app my it will not show current location and the live tile doesn't update. I have to open the app to get it to update. Another issue is when the app is set to use current location it gives me weather for the nearest ski resort instead of my location. I haven't found a way to eliminate the ski resorts from showing up. I have tried unpinning and repinning to the start menu, uninstall and reinstall and nothing seems to get it to work like it did before the update. I really liked the app before the update, but now I have to look for a new weather app that will update the live tile and use current location. It is frustrating when I really am a big fan of the windows phone.
    10-29-2013 08:58 AM
  25. erasure25's Avatar
    It does update based on current location for me. Perhaps you pinned a location to your start screen and not the main app itself. Did you originally pin from within the app (ie. after opening the app)? Try removing the tile from your start, swipe to your list of apps, long press Bing Weather and select pin to start.
    Hmm, yes, I believe I must have pinned a location rather than the app itself. I'll try the app and see what happens when I return home today! Thanks!!
    10-29-2013 11:47 AM
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