Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Weather applications on Pocket PC
Posted on 14-Mar-2005 21:26 by M Freitas | Tags Filed under: Blog


There are a few weather applications for Windows Mobile Pocket PC. One question remains: how accurate are they?

I'll not exactly answer this question, for that would require a long study - not only a couple of days. But I put the question here. I realised I had two weather applications (well not really - one of them is a travel helper) showing weather forecast in one of my Pocket PCs' Today screen. I noticed that most of the times I looked at them they had different forecasts - even when updated at the same time!

Just for the sake of following this up I decided to refresh both applications (157838 SPB Weather and 28186 WorldMate) at the same time and compare the results.

So, be bored with these screenshots... And notice how many times the applications actually showed the same forecast (my comments at the bottom):


Not here


Yes, close


Not here


Not here


Yes, close


Sort of close


Sort of close


Not here


Yes, close

Note that there are quite few different icons representing close ideas, but not the same. Check the 13 March 10:38am to have an idea of cloudy, sunny, overcast. I assume that WorldMate uses less icons, hence the difference. So I'll be picky only when one says "sunny" and the other shows "cloudy" or "rainy". You get the idea.

Which one is correct? Could it be that one uses a proxy service that updates less frequently than the other one? Really, the ones that bother me are 11 March 07:49am, when one says "Sunny" the other says "Rain". Then 12 March 01:25am it's the other way around. Note that temperatures are pretty close though.

I wonder if I install 129613 WeatherNow or 157740 My|weather how much more confusion I'll put in the mix. Any ideas? Or better quit using these applications altogether and just look through the window?






comments powered by Disqus


Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Kiwis to be hit with tax on online purchases
Created by Gordy7, last reply by tdgeek on 21-Nov-2017 09:49 (176 replies)
Pages... 10 11 12


Xero generated PDF's faulty ?
Created by xpd, last reply by MadEngineer on 20-Nov-2017 20:18 (15 replies)

Device choice - tablet, chromebook, other
Created by Geektastic, last reply by mdf on 21-Nov-2017 12:12 (12 replies)

Curious updates from Bigpipe
Created by robjg63, last reply by hio77 on 17-Nov-2017 19:27 (11 replies)

Where can I get Chilis?
Created by trig42, last reply by networkn on 21-Nov-2017 10:27 (19 replies)
Pages... 2


Potential heatpump issue
Created by theitman, last reply by Rickles on 19-Nov-2017 18:41 (9 replies)

Data hunt (free data game) is back!
Created by PhantomNVD, last reply by Linux on 21-Nov-2017 12:07 (69 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


HDMI over Ethernet
Created by Rickles, last reply by Rickles on 20-Nov-2017 18:49 (14 replies)