Monday, May 28, 2012

New free weather app

A few weeks ago I was approached by a local web developer with an offer of an alternative front end to my existing weather data service. He needed a simple solution that would fit well with the website design concept for one of the clients and my existing three different versions of the weather app did not quite meet his specification. In a quid pro quo arrangement, I ended up with a new weather app to share with the rest of the world while the client gets the benefit of a tailor-made weather information widget for the newly developed site.

So, here it is - I am officially unveiling weather app v4 for your perusal.

Default setting is for Sydney but you can easily change location by adding a city code at the end the URL link. For example, for Canberra the full address is like this:

Full instructions on how to set up this weather app on your site and a list of city codes are available on free widgets page.

My free weather widgets are quite popular, generating over 1 million page views per month (250,000+ visits). Not surprisingly, also getting some attention from mobile users (almost 10,000 visits in the last 30 days).

This latest arrangement gave me an idea - maybe there would be other web developers interested in designing their own versions of weather app? Hence, I am inviting all interested parties to have a go at creating alternative weather widgets with my data. I will provide a sample code and a copy of the database tables to get you started. Only two conditions – the app has to be hosted on and it has to have a link to the site. Keep me posted if you are interested!

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