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Old 08-31-2009, 01:32 PM   #101
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I notice that after a few days(not sure of the exact timeframe)it will not give me a gps update-i get to asterisks next to location. It will only work if I do a battery pull. I have tried different settings with the same results. I would then open google maps and it will get a gps position.could this be a software issue?
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Old 09-07-2009, 12:16 AM   #102
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tateu: have you considered using the US Government provided, paid for by US taxes, NOAA XML feed? This is really where most weather sites get their info anyway.

I realize it doesn't help for non-US people, but for USians it could be great.

I apologize, my post count isn't high enough to post links... add http and www to the front of the links below:

nws.noaa.gov/xml/

The above speaks SOAP, so it may be a little bit too complicated for a handheld to consume quickly.

There's also the NOAA "REST" Web service, also XML based, but AFAIK it's much simpler. It can deliver current conditions, forecasts, and weather watches & warnings. Information on this feed is located here:
weather.gov/forecasts/xml/rest.php

These are basically standard RSS/XML feeds. I don't know what you are currently consuming with BBWeather so I don't know which works better for you. I believe the SOAP stuff first is most powerful, it has the ability to give you information based on GPS coordinates as well, or I think you can feed it a zip code, etc.

Great work bringing BBWeather up to date though. Do you take donations through paypal or anything? I wouldn't be against throwing a few bucks your way as a thank-you.
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Old 09-13-2009, 05:36 PM   #103
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I notice that after a few days(not sure of the exact timeframe)it will not give me a gps update-i get to asterisks next to location. It will only work if I do a battery pull. I have tried different settings with the same results. I would then open google maps and it will get a gps position.could this be a software issue?
I am having a similar problem with my Tour. I can use google maps without any problem. But when I start up BBweather, it will upgrade once or twice, then no more (just GPS**). At that point, gps in google maps will no longer work either. I have to do a battery pull to get gps working again in any application.

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I am having a similar problem with my Tour. I can use google maps without any problem. But when I start up BBweather, it will upgrade once or twice, then no more (just GPS**). At that point, gps in google maps will no longer work either. I have to do a battery pull to get gps working again in any application.
UPDATE: Upon further review, it doesn't matter which app I start first. I can use BBweather all day with no problems. Then I use Google maps (or BB maps) and GPS will stop working. There doesn't seem to be a problem with using Google maps and BB maps together.
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Old 09-14-2009, 10:43 AM   #105
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Does the older version (0.85) not work anymore?

Will this new version work in Canada on Bell?
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Old 09-19-2009, 11:01 PM   #106
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for some reason when I try to set my location, and when I click "ok", nothing happens. It's as if the "okay" button was deactivated or something..? all the other functions work. Anyone else have this problem?
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Old 09-20-2009, 04:38 PM   #107
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Old 09-20-2009, 05:26 PM   #108
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This is an excellent application and I have tried all of the (free) weather apps.

Thanks for this.

The combo I was looking for and found it ONLY in BBWeather has:
  • changing icon on the home screen and display of conditions and temp when you roll over the icon
  • barometric pressure

It seems, in Canada, for now we have to choose between access to forecasts or GPS functionality. I can wait for GPS; I prefer forecasts (and get weather for business travel from Viigo).

The one issue is I could not find a legible colour to use for the temp superimposed on the conditions icon on the home screen. So I just turned temp off since I get it when I roll over it.
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Old 10-01-2009, 10:51 PM   #109
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Works like a charm on the Storm...
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Old 10-08-2009, 10:01 PM   #110
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For some reason my @gps location stopped working as of this morning. It throws the error: No location provided. I tried this both on the WiFi network and Edge.

All the other data locations seem to be working right now.

Suggestions?
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Old 10-09-2009, 02:19 AM   #111
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I am seeing the same thing...
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Old 10-09-2009, 02:26 AM   #112
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BBWeather relies upon external servers to retrieve it's data. That is the main reason why there are options for two Weather Servers and two GPS Servers (they convert latitude/longitude into a zip code). The GPS Server geoplugins.com has been down today. Try geonames.org.

If I ever get around to releasing a new version...the version I am running tries to be a little more helpful with error messages and...usually...tells you where in the data download chain that it failed.


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Most excellent information. Thanks. Tateu!
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Has anyone with a Tour on Verizon gotten this app to work with GPS?
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Old 10-13-2009, 07:59 PM   #115
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Has anyone with a Tour on Verizon gotten this app to work with GPS?
Absolutely! The key is to set GPS Type to Autonomous within BBWeather Options.
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Old 10-18-2009, 12:51 PM   #116
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Any chance of getting radar support and detailed forecast?
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What's a detailed forecast? Radar is very low on my list of things to do. And my time spent on the to do list is extremely minimal these days.
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detailed forecast -

Today: Rain in the morning. Clearing later on. Chance of rain 40%. Winds 30mph, etc
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detailed forecast -

Today: Rain in the morning. Clearing later on. Chance of rain 40%. Winds 30mph, etc
I believe all of that information can already be extracted from the Hourly Forecast.
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Tateu...

Can you please assist...

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