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James Spann 24/7 app review: follow the blog and the Facebook and Twitter feeds of ABC 33/40 very own Chief Meteorologist James Spann



Far from being your standard run-of-the-mill weather forecasting app, this great development provides a unique insight into the Facebook and Twitter feeds and the blog of a real-life meteorologist so that you can really begin to understand what lies behind the weather.

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This is almost certainly one of the most comprehensive and innovate weather forecasting apps that I’ve come across.

Many apps within the Weather genre contain blog content and social networking feeds from their given service providers; however, where this one really differs is in the sheer amount of quality, dedicated content that is provided.

James Spann 24/7


Much More Than a Boring Weather App!

When you first start using James Spann 24/7 it will use your device’s integrated GPS in order to determine your current location so that it can immediately begin providing you with weather information for your specific area.

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Once you’ve got your location sorted out, you’ll be presented with James’ most recent blog post. The most current one I can see is from less than 24 hours ago, so he certainly appears to be a very active blogger at the moment.

If you’re more interested in simply getting some basic weather reports then I’d recommend checking out the Current Radar or Future Radar sections. Although these don’t provide text-based forecasts, you will be able to see the progression of various weather fronts as they move across your region.


Delivering Quantity and Quality

One section I’m particularly fond of is entitled “Do You Have a Plan?” In here, James lays out some excellent guidelines that you can follow to ensure the safety of your family in the event of an emergency, particularly if severe weather conditions are involved.

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You’ll be pleased to know that you can also share this and other content with your friends and family online via Facebook, Twitter, email, and text message. This is a great way of making sure all of your loved ones know how to take care of themselves if the worst should happen.


James Spann 24/7


Pros and Cons


  • Read the blog and the Facebook and Twitter feeds of ABC 33/40 very own Chief Meteorologist James Spann
  • View detailed radar map imagery for your local area with the use of your device’s built-in GPS
  • Fantastic “Do You Have a Plan?” section details how to protect your family in emergency situations
  • Share content with others online via Facebook, Twitter, email, and text message



  • There is nothing negative to say about this app


Final Words

James Spann 24/7 is definitely a weather app that ought to be taken very seriously.

I’d really like to commend the developer for bringing something fresh and somewhat original to an otherwise tired and repetitious category of apps.


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Mark is an opinionated writer who loves to review apps. In 2012, he started reviewing Apple apps on a regular basis and wonders how he survived up to that point without these apps.