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Re: Radar

Post by dc1jr » Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:25 am

hi Mahav,
hi Pasha,

I 100% agree to you.

We should not forget our vision ..... and YoWindow should be not to scientific and not to complex.

dear friends lets have a nice weekend

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Re: Radar

Post by Mallorca » Sun Oct 24, 2010 6:24 pm

dc1jr wrote:hi Mahav,
hi Pasha,
I 100% agree to you.
We should not forget our vision ..... and YoWindow should be not to scientific and not to complex.
Hi Uli,
if you think this way, so I don't understand your reply:
http://yowindow.com/forum/viewtopic.php ... 1970#p6620

The suggestions are a very good way for Pavel & Yury to make things better ... but in the last time (it's only my personal kind of view) this topic is a kind of "brain storming"!
For me it seems, it is no longer a pool of good ideas, it goes into the direction of a content for forgotten possibilities!
People forgot what Yowindow basicly is (as Mahav wrote) and what it could be in the feature. You know our "Eierlegendewollmilchsau" (a pig, giving eggs, milk and wool) ... It is a german synonym for a thing which can everything!

Be shure, I'm truely not against additional features, but not of the price of a fully overcrowded software on my computer!
Werner

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Re: Radar

Post by alien1 » Mon Oct 25, 2010 12:10 am

Be shure, I'm truely not against additional features, but not of the price of a fully overcrowded software on my computer!
How is a radar image overcrowding your computer? At any rate, we would have to open the browser or another software in order to get radar which adds to resources anyway. (We're not on Windows 95, ME anymore).

There's no time bar, inspector or forecast panel when you look out your own window so what is one more widget?

The problem would be where to get a good radar i.e. snow, rain, ice since NWS does not provide this.

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Re: Radar

Post by par » Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:36 pm

Can you help us to find a FREE source of radar images?
Get YoWindow weather app for your phone or tablet.

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Re: Radar

Post by hermanz » Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:55 pm

Hi folks ;)

I have already a landscape to place the radar.
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Re: Radar

Post by countryroads » Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:28 pm

Herman's instrument panel really shows how cluttered YoWindow could be with Radar in it. :D

I do not like the idea of cluttering up YoWindow. But when I look out MyWindow and see clouds that could be a storm brewing and if you have ever injured a muscle and that muscle starts feeling like bad weather is on the way, I look at the radar.

I would only like my suggestion on the desktop when it is in the small size. At the top control bar where you have Program, Location, Landscape, and Help would you be able to have a selection of Radar? When you click on it, instead of Radar in YoWindow, have a radar screen alongside of YoWindow. You would also need a way of closing the radar window when not needed.

You do not want it inside of YoWindow as it then begins to look like Herman's instrument panel. :D

Keep YoWindow Beautiful :!:

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Re: Radar

Post by alien1 » Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:13 am

par wrote:Can you help us to find a FREE source of radar images?
I don't know what sites are free but here is a list of them to start with:

http://www.wunderground.com/
http://www.intellicast.com/
http://weather.unisys.com/
http://www.weather.com/
http://www.hamweather.com/
http://www.accuweather.com/
http://www.wxc.com/

Here's a link to many weather site links:
http://www.weathermania.net/wxsites.htm

When I find more original sites I will add them.
Also, if all else fails you could just use:
http://radar.weather.gov/ridge/Conus/northeast_loop.php

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Re: Radar

Post by Mallorca » Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:17 am

alien1 wrote:
Be shure, I'm truely not against additional features, but not of the price of a fully overcrowded software on my computer!
How is a radar image overcrowding your computer? At any rate, we would have to open the browser or another software in order to get radar which adds to resources anyway. (We're not on Windows 95, ME anymore).

There's no time bar, inspector or forecast panel when you look out your own window so what is one more widget?

The problem would be where to get a good radar i.e. snow, rain, ice since NWS does not provide this.
Hi alien, if you like to quote my post, so please read it more carefull. I did not wrote "overcrowded computer" ... I wrote "overcrowded software"!
Moreover, I have written not especially about the subject radar, but in general about the danger of the overcrowding of software.
And as I wrote in my post, in my mind "it goes into the direction of a content for forgotten possibilities!"

What will be the difference to the thousand of weather report/forecast sites when we coming closer and closer to this?
"Enjoy weather like never before ..." This claim, was the reason for me to decide me for Yowindow and to engage.
Werner

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Re: Radar

Post by alien1 » Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:54 pm

@Mallorca
You are right and I stand corrected, however one small radar image is not going to overcrowd the software. I think it should be made an optional feature so everybody benefits. I really think this one feature would at least make a weather software more complete.

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Re: Radar

Post by countryroads » Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:22 pm

I thought that I would track down some radar that could be used along with YoWindow and see what would happen. I have created 3 htmls on my web domain so you can see how they would perform.

The first one http://hikingweather.net23.net/YoWindow ... dar_4.html has four different versions of the same radar. They are all gifs - 2 of them are the last radar captured and the other 2 are an hours worth of radar captured every 10 minutes. For my other 2 htmls, I am using the first 2 gifs as Ohio has been in a state wide storm that is headed for Pennsylvania. On a calm day, the first one is sufficient.

On a calm day, http://hikingweather.net23.net/YoWindow ... Radar.html is perfect. It is the last captured Radar of the area. Only problem, it needs to loop every 10 minutes to pick up the next radar. :)

On a stormy day, http://hikingweather.net23.net/YoWindow ... nmate.html would be perfect. It is an hours worth of captured Radar so that you can see the trend. Only problem is the gif slows down once YoWindow loads. Be patient, the gif is running and you will start to see the time change very slowly. :(

I hope this demonstration will help out this discussion. ;)

Marty

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