[30-12-08] iWeather v0.3 QVGA / VGA

FoneBone

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Sep 11, 2007
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Berlin
Hi,

this is the first release of my first own app for a pocketpc. It's completely written in VC# and should work on all devices up from WM5 with QVGA and VGA screen. I'm a totaly noob in writing or coding apps, but maybe you like it.

The app uses the weather feed from yahoo (or weather.com). When you run iWeather, you need to connect to the internet. Same for the Settings.exe.

How to:
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1. Run iWeather
2. press "i"-button on the lower right corner to open Settings
3. enter your LocationID
4. wait until the city name appears (IMPORTANT!)
5. press Done-Button
IMPORTANT! It is nessessary to be online at the first use!


Things to do:
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- adding more than one location
- maybe integrating settings into iWeather
- maybe different language support
- ...

v0.3
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- VGA support
- signal bug removed
- battery-bug (finally) removed
- main icon shows now current weather icon
- pressing "i"-button opens the settings
- pressing main icon updates the weather
- removing minor bug in settings.exe

v0.2
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- Battery-Bug removed
- Settings will work without pushing "Enter", just wait until validating has finished and press "Done"
- iWeather now caches the last update, so you don't have to stay online the whole time
- refresh iWeather by tapping on the signal-strength in the upper left corner
- still no VGA support, sorry

v0.1
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- first release
- only one city-weather is possible
- search in Settings.exe only writes the LocationID (e.g. USNY0996) and the displayed unit into the city.xml (you can find your LocationID at http://weather.yahoo.com )
- Settings.exe gives as validation the city-name to the entered LocationID.
- it's not possible to start settings from iWeather
- iWeather will automaticaly start, after pushing "done"-button in Settings.
- background-image and icons will change after sunset or sunrise of the selected location
- both apps can be closed by pushing the battery on the upper right corner

Download at Touch-Innovation

If you like it:
 

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jbh00jh

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Oct 7, 2007
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Columbia, SC
iWeather.exe

Put in the data six times and all I get
ia an error message that says:
iWeather.exe
File not found Exception
The system cannot find the file
specified.
at iWeather.MainForm..ctor()
at iWeather.Program.Main()

My location is Columbia,SC 29210
I put in USSC0065
 

FoneBone

Senior Member
Sep 11, 2007
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Berlin
Put in the data six times and all I get
ia an error message that says:
iWeather.exe
File not found Exception
The system cannot find the file
specified.
at iWeather.MainForm..ctor()
at iWeather.Program.Main()

My location is Columbia,SC 29210
I put in USSC0065
You have to stay online while iWeather is loading.
 

oscarbum

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Jun 14, 2008
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Miami, FL
I got the same error message. What I did was I typed in the weather code and hit return on the keyboard. It found the city and works perfect. And I mean, PERFECT! I can't believe this is a 0.1. Outside of more cities, I don't think you can improve much on this. Thank you, thank you.
 

bluemetalaxe

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okay thank you for this application, i know its first version but just some thoughts and feedback from me:
1. settings is confusing (dont`know what button to press and to press return after writing in the citycode), but after trying different times it works.
2. while testing, i realised its a online weather app, but here is the Problem, although i have a 3G net and phone, my phone must build up a internet connection first and then download the data. So i tested it an it needs 9 till 16 (!) seconds to see the forecast. With active sync 10 Seconds. So this is the major Problem because this lasts too long. I think timebased downloading in background would be better in this case.
3. Batterysymbol for closing is too small for my fat fingers, maybe you can enlarge the sensitive area around the battery.
 
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Dasa 1234

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Sep 4, 2008
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Is their any chance of swapping Cities ie having more than one that you can flick to or just select, Loving it though well done can't wait for the next instalment Keep up the good work;)
 

bosox15

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Apr 9, 2008
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Really good job, especially with an initial release. Any chance of seeing a detailed forcast when clicking on a day. This is more important for me than multiple cities. Awesome job even if it's not possible.
 

custardo01

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Jul 17, 2007
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London
Hi - Polaris WM6.1 latest official rom.

Got the attached error though I thought I had the latest version .NET.
Also think there is a conflict between device settings and iWeather settings as cannot open device settings any more even after deleting iWeather and soft reset.

Please help.

Thanks

EDIT: Can't completely delete iWeather there are some files I can't trace somewhere.
 

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