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Hot Air Balloons

Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 2:46 pm
by par
Dear YoWindow friends,
we have come up with an idea of launching hot air balloons over YoWindow landscapes.
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Download new YoWindow to enjoy the balloons!

The launch of a balloon is a rare event.
It happens once in 20 minutes in average.

Don't want to wait?
Press Ctrl-B to launch a new balloon.
Make sure the wind is strong enough
Balloons are not launched when the wind speed is less than 2 m/s (2.23 mph)

A little surprise: Type "fiesta" on the keyboard, wait 5 - 20 seconds and see what happens.

If you don't want the balloon to fly away - drag it back with your mouse :)
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Balloons are not launched under severe weather conditions when
-it's raining or it is snowing
-temperature is less than -15 degrees Celsius
-wind speed more than 15 m/s or less than 2 m/s

As usual, balloons are already available for your website or blog in YoWindow weather widget

Development discussion

As usual, we will be happy to read your comments here.
Yura and Pasha.

Re: Hot Air Balloons

Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 2:42 pm
by greenmanharper
This is a great addition!! I have always loved Hot Air Ballons (took a ride once in one), and this new creation hits the mark.
Hats off to the work on this one...a keeper for sure.
Thanks for the creation. :Yahoo!:

Re: Hot Air Balloons

Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:30 pm
by portaleazzurro
Great news!

I downloaded the latest version of YoWindow ...

it works!


Re: Hot Air Balloons

Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:41 pm
by par
:) Thank you, friends!

Re: Hot Air Balloons

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:28 am
by TheDoctor1225
I felt this was appropriate for my first post - this is, easily, one of the neatest programs I have ever used. Being a spotter for SKYWARN, I keep track of the weather during the day. YoWindow lets me do it in a way that is fun as well as functional.

The balloons are a GREAT touch, as is "amelie"! I often find myself watching it when I'm doing other work just to try and spot something in the background.

PLEASE keep up the great work! :Bravo:

Re: Hot Air Balloons

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:00 pm
by mark2010
Hi Pasha and Yura:
Excellent job! As usually I tell somthing about that, strctly proposal. Please. though at least 2 bigger balloons flying nearer to viewer. :wink: Thanks in advance

Re: Hot Air Balloons

Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:22 pm
by dutchriver
Very nice work,the Balloons are looking great.Love YoWindow! :beer:

Re: Hot Air Balloons

Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:29 am
by yo2ldk
thank you, Great job ! :beer:

Re: Hot Air Balloons

Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:30 am
by par
Dear Jeremy (Doctor), sorry for the delay.
Your post is the music for our ears, thank you :)

Marek, we will increase balloons size a little in the upcoming builds,
but it is too much complicated to make them big and to fly on the foreground.

Thanks, guys!

Re: Hot Air Balloons

Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 10:04 pm
by Sacto2010
Is the lighthouse widget, shown on this page, going to become one of the landscapes?