In today’s Fresh Apps selection, we kick things off with crowd-sourced weather offering, Ourcast which offers short-term forecasts for your immediate vicinity so you can plan activities with aplomb. We’ve also got Viggle, an app that’s already a success on iOS and offers you rewards and gifts simply for watching and interacting with various TV shows. Finally, Klip Video Sharing offers a simple and effective way to share video directly from your device with friends (or strangers) everywhere. And if you missed ’em, Google released a whole slew of updates to its various apps and services yesterday.
Ourcast is a fresh new take on weather apps that offers real-time forecasts right down to the minute over a two-hour period at any location in the continental U.S. These accurate, hyper-local forecasts can help you plan outdoor activities with confidence.
Ourcast’s forecasts are based on statistical modeling that uses real-time radar data and weather station readings provided by 20,000 volunteers across the U.S. When Ourcast users check-in with their real-time weather reports, these results are displayed immediately within the Ourcast app.
Get rewards and gifts simply for watching TV shows. Sounds too good to be true? Well, that’s what Viggle does in a nutshell, and with 625,000 registered users after just four or five months on iOS, expect that number to increase dramatically now the app is on Android.
Check-in to your favorite TV shows with Viggle and you’ll get real rewards from brands like Best Buy, Burger King, Fandango, Old Navy and more. Viggle can automatically identify the show you’re watching, too. There are even real-time interactive questions, polls and voting related to what’s happening on-screen so the app can be fun as well as productive.
Klip Video Sharing (Free)
After discovering quite a lot of success on iOS, Klip has finally found its way over to Android devices. Performing a similar function to services like Viddy or Socialcam it’s a video-sharing app which offers plenty of social discovery features.
Klips are short videos that are fun to preview and quick to watch. You can capture and store videos of any length on your Android device and enjoy unlimited uploads for free. It’s easy to share videos on Klip or on your favorite social network, and rather like Instagram, the emphasis is on finding new people to follow or being followed by other users who enjoy your creations.