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#1 Sartoris

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 04:29

WeatherScout 0.2.1.0 Released!

After using WeatherAlert for many years, I have decided to step into the Weather Application scene with my own program.
I am using weather data from http://www.wunderground.com, avoiding the limitations that weather.com puts on its API.
The wunderground API also has a few neat things such as personal weather station data.

WeatherScout is written in C# (.NET Client Framework 3.5). download framework

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Oct 26th, 2008 -- WeatherScout 0.2.1.0 -- Alpha 3: Download Here
Sep 25th, 2008 -- ClimateWatcher 0.2.0.0 -- Alpha 2: Download Here
Sep 19th, 2008 -- ClimateWatcher 0.1.0.1 -- Alpha 1
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I am not much for words, so here are some screenshots:

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Yes, it does look like WeatherAlert. WeatherAlert is the only good weather program I could find to base the UI off of (kudos to darkmark327). This is only a early alpha version, so I will be tweaking the interface.


#2 hyb

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 13:39

I love it, very simple layout and pleasing to the eye. I'd like to give it a try.

#3 OP Sartoris

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 16:36

I love it, very simple layout and pleasing to the eye. I'd like to give it a try.


Thanks. I will try to get a usable (few crashes as possible) version uploaded within a week.

#4 OP Sartoris

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Posted 19 September 2008 - 03:27

I have three names I was thinking of: WeatherSource, WeatherAgent, or WeatherScout. Which seems the best?

#5 nunjabusiness

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Posted 19 September 2008 - 03:34

I have three names I was thinking of: WeatherSource, WeatherAgent, or WeatherScout. Which seems the best?


Seems to me WeatherAgent is more descriptive.
If you want catchy, how about "Weather Or Not?"


I am up for beta-testing, BTW.

#6 skelly831

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Posted 19 September 2008 - 06:39

Looks great! I'd like to try it out once it's ready :)

How about the name ClimateWatchr, to continue the localhostr uploadr naming convention... just a thought.

#7 OP Sartoris

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Posted 19 September 2008 - 14:53

Looks great! I'd like to try it out once it's ready :)

How about the name ClimateWatchr, to continue the localhostr uploadr naming convention... just a thought.


I thought of using Weathr. But I am not a huge fan of Web 2.0 naming conventions.
I am working on the updater for the program right now. Once updates work, I will probably release a test version.

#8 +Ghost96

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Posted 19 September 2008 - 14:59

Looks very nice! Great work!

I really would like to see further development on it. We have plenty of people at school districts that always grab some free weather app, like weatherbug and they are just awful. We actually kill those process all the time so people can't run that trash.

I never found anything that I've liked, so I use the My-Cast app on my AT&T Tilt phone. It's just awesome and gives me everything that I need. But something for the desktop would be cool, especially if I don't want to check out my phone or I have bad reception, etc.

Nice use of the famfamfam icons (I love those) as well. Keep it up! :)

#9 u2_storm

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Posted 19 September 2008 - 15:02

Oh I really want this!, I guess it working in the UK as well right?

#10 OP Sartoris

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Posted 19 September 2008 - 16:05

Oh I really want this!, I guess it working in the UK as well right?


Maybe. :p

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Although, radar does NOT work outside US it seems.

#11 JRosenfeld

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Posted 19 September 2008 - 17:32

Looking at the list of stations in wunderground.com, it has fewer in UK than the source used by weather alert. It does not have the 3 locations I use with weather alert

#12 Minifig

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Posted 19 September 2008 - 17:36

I'd be willing to give this a try too. :)

#13 OP Sartoris

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Posted 19 September 2008 - 17:41

Looking at the list of stations in wunderground.com, it has fewer in UK than the source used by weather alert. It does not have the 3 locations I use with weather alert


I am planning on using multiple sources sometime in the future. (wunderground, noaa, weather.com, yahoo)
This would most likely be in the form of plugins.

#14 Sikh

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Posted 19 September 2008 - 17:46

Nice program. Ill be in for using it when you release it.

Oo btw, offtopic, but what skin is that?

I mean it looks like your using a custom XP skin, and I like the way it looks, can you tell me the name?

#15 Rudy

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Posted 19 September 2008 - 17:55

looks great but weather is one of those things i'd rather use a widget than a full app for