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favorite TV APPS removed

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by wxguy, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. wxguy

    wxguy AllStar

    Feb 17, 2008
    I started my TV Apps to look at the radar and all I got was a 404 banner. I checked the programmer's web site yauws.com and he had a post there saying he has permanently removed his programs from Directv.

    What Happened? The radar was one of the most useful apps on the system...maybe not the most popular, but when you live in tornado alley keeping up with developing weather is vital.

    I'm sad to see him go.
  2. Xsabresx

    Xsabresx Icon

    Oct 8, 2007
    I thought it was said here that App were going the way of the DoDo
  3. Pepe Sylvia

    Pepe Sylvia Legend

    May 10, 2010
    Tvapps is the biggest POS software. Nice idea, but awful execution.
  4. loudo

    loudo Well-Known Member

    Mar 24, 2005
    Central Maine
    Our family used the Forecast and Radar App, two or three times a day, it was very handy. We miss it, and would like to see it back, or similar App.
  5. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    May 17, 2010
    Not only am I getting the 404 banner for NOAA Weather Forcast and Weather Radar my local weather app is now displaying Invalid City. Back to relying on the Bing Bar Local Weather App. :mad:
  6. TBlazer07

    TBlazer07 Large Member DBSTalk Club

    Feb 5, 2009
    With smartphones, tablets & computers always within arms reach of 99% of the population there are lots of other (faster) ways to get virtually instant weather without apps that look like they came out of my first Apple ][ (would have said TRS-80 but that was B&W). :)

    I WANT MORE CowboySooner

    Oct 3, 2006
    Northern plains
    I used the weather apps daily. I would like to see them return.
  8. sweep49

    sweep49 Legend

    Jul 15, 2008
    SW GA
    Me too on the weather apps. Rest is worthless imho, so perhaps this is the precursor to killing the whole thing.
  9. Carl Spock

    Carl Spock Superfly

    Sep 3, 2004
    I, too, miss the NOAA apps, and share with MysteryMan the invalid zip code warning on the Weather Channel app.

    I also lost all of the webcam apps I had. Some of them, like Yosemite, hadn't worked for a while but others did. Now they all are gone.

    Why do I think that the apps are either going away for good or will receive a much needed overall update? It's one or the other: no apps at all or much better apps.

    The current situation is bush league and not worthy of DirecTV's support.
  10. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    I think you're on the right track, Mr. Spock. I can tell you that I've seen some of the upcoming stuff and it's a massive improvement. I haven't seen everything, so I won't promise that anyone's personal favorite will be back better than ever, but at least I can tell you better stuff is coming.
  11. loudo

    loudo Well-Known Member

    Mar 24, 2005
    Central Maine
    I for one will be looking forward to it. I use the weather and sports apps daily.
  12. Huskie_2009

    Huskie_2009 Icon

    Jan 12, 2009
    Totally agree. I updated my Forecast App over a year ago that included new interactive features. DirecTv chose to not activate it until well over a year because they "had to update the Weather Channel App first".
    Gee, thanks DirecTv. So glad I helped you work the bugs out the new features.

    Since I saw nothing I would have to conclude that my Apps or my development are not worthy of the new stuff.
    Just posting my reply to you to prevent others from thinking that my Apps are part of this new massive improvement that you are seeing.

    Thanks but mine are not returning. At least not to the DirecTv platform. Android? I already made the radar one for myself. Forecast one is next. Don't know if I'll be putting it on the market. Maybe if there is enough interest but that is for another place/topic, not this one.

    Thank you to everyone that has used my Apps for the last few years, especially the over 283,000 users of the radar app alone. Never expected to have so many.
  13. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    Darn. I liked the radar!

    Oddity: when I started reading this thread a few minutes ago, I hit right arrow, and the apps came up. Hit weather and it came up, showed the week. Quit, reloaded for further testing. A dark vertical panel loaded, then disappeared and then the message they were unavailable. Repeated several times.

    And now they're back, five minutes later. Oh, I see now "Social TV" Now I can have my friends see what I am watching every single minute, no? NOW my life is complete....:eek2:
  14. loudo

    loudo Well-Known Member

    Mar 24, 2005
    Central Maine
    I think you are looking the other weather app, not the Yauws apps. They are still showing not available. As stated earlier, it show on the yauws.com web site, they have been taken down.
  15. BuffaloDenny

    BuffaloDenny Icon

    Mar 19, 2007
    I guess I'm the only one who liked the digital clock, though it was acting quirky lately. Any trick play button push would cause it to disappear.
  16. PK6301

    PK6301 Legend

    May 16, 2012
    Erie, PA
    As long as they do not take down my NFL "Green Bay Packer" App than life will be good..The weather app is nice also.
  17. ciurca

    ciurca Godfather

    Apr 14, 2009
    Put me down as a sports team app user.
  18. stevester23

    stevester23 Mentor

    Sep 4, 2011
    however, some of the Apps are pathetic. The NCAA Basketball Team app this past season was a joke. More often than not the games had been over 2-3 hours and the app still showed scores with 10 minutes left in the 1st half?
  19. steelerfanmike

    steelerfanmike Legend

    Jun 18, 2007
    NJ/PA border
    Kevin, Hope things work out!!!! I miss all your apps, everytime I hear Thunder in the distance, I turn to your radar app ....
    Thats if Directv can get them right.. service unavailable (5)
  20. codespy

    codespy So much for the 2017 season!! <Crying> DBSTalk Club

    Mar 29, 2006
    Put our household down as 'many times during the day' users of the NOAA weather radar and the NOAA forecast. I just got a wireless CCK for the Radar App istelf for our camper when we are there because of bad storms. The local OTA radar and my phone have terrible graphics compared to the App.

    If DirecTV has a replacement in the works, I would have liked the current ones to remain until the new ones launched.

    -Lost our Comedy Central for a while....
    -Lost my monthly HD credit....
    -Lost my favorite TV Apps....

    What's next DirecTV? :(

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