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What are the Buzzards' recommendations on the best mobile flow apps out there for Androids and I-Phones?

Suggestions and pros and cons?

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The one I use is called river flows. It lists all usga and ahps gauges by state and allows you to search and save your favorites...and its free!
 

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I use the Aw site. Nothing on there now. Eddyflower had the best one with hourly updates but it is now kaput.
The downside to Aw is it won't update as muck as eddyflower did
 

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As it turns out, I'm in the market for a new phone. One of my requirements is that riverflows is available on whatever platform I choose. It is available now for Android, iPhone and Windows phone.
 

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I am looking on my iphone and do not see the "river flows" app there is one called "ColoradoRiverFlows" for .99. It appears the the river flows app is not availalble for i phone
 

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The river flows app isn't great for front range colorado - it only has usgs guages and is missing many of the CO dwr gauges that are really helpful.

I found that a bookmark on the AW site in the Google Chrome app works better for me.
 

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riverbrain.com

I have an app for android "River Brain Flows" (Apple rejected the IOS version). The sites new look and feel works good for mobile and tablet viewing on any platform.

River brain has USGS, CDEC, CDWR, some CANWO and AHPS where it can make the match. All gauges updated every 15 minutes. Any river listed on the site is available on the mobile platform (as well as any future river info added will automatically start showing up), favorites, info, etc.

As far as pros and cons you guys can make the call on that.

Dan
 

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Have a look at River Guide for your I-Phone. Don't remember if there was any $ involved, but at best i'm thinking $.99. Also not sure if there is an Android option.
 

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River guide was 5 or 6 bucks when I bought it. It is all but useless for front range gage selections. I sent in feedback and never even got a response.

It may work well for other areas, but the gages selected for Colorado are bogus.
 

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River Brain is my go to after eddy flower bit the dust. I have heard that eddy flower will be back soon, and look forward to it (fingers Crossed). Till then brain works great on my phone. "I don't do apple"
 

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Bump - any other suggestions or pros and cons?
 

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At risk of being a broken record, I really like Riverbrain. It may depend on the size and resolution of your device, but I actually find it easiest to just use a bookmark to my customized flows page via the web browser and orient the phone into landscape mode. Their app works well too if you're on an Android device.

My preference for Riverbrain is: (a) it's the ultimate in customization (it's wiki style so if something's not right or missing you just change or add it), (b) you can correlate actual run information to the gauges. Most flow apps seem to just provide you with the gauge information and leave it to you to memorize what a good level is and what run it corresponds to. I like that a quick glance of my custom list can give me a color coded visual of what runs are in. Clicking on the run gives me more detailed information. Things like the Lyon's October hole I've plugged in links to the 3 gauges (that I can never remember) that you need to get the actual flow.

The more people that use it and contribute the better it gets. That's my motivation for the wordy response.
 

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riverbrain.com gages are currently a day or two behind. It also doesn't flag gages which are down.

dreamflows.com gives a clean look on a PC. Having three days of readings gives trends and alerts to gage problems.

riverbrain.com

I have an app for android "River Brain Flows" (Apple rejected the IOS version). The sites new look and feel works good for mobile and tablet viewing on any platform.

River brain has USGS, CDEC, CDWR, some CANWO and AHPS where it can make the match. All gauges updated every 15 minutes. Any river listed on the site is available on the mobile platform (as well as any future river info added will automatically start showing up), favorites, info, etc.

As far as pros and cons you guys can make the call on that.

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riverbrain.com gages are currently a day or two behind. It also doesn't flag gages which are down.

dreamflows.com gives a clean look on a PC. Having three days of readings gives trends and alerts to gage problems.
Are you using the riverbrain app? I looked at the web based version this morning and everything seemed up to date other than the gauges that are not reporting.

If you experience any issues email riverbrain. Dan responds quickly and fixes problems in a timely manor.

My go to site for sure!
 
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