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.




97 posts

Master Geek


# 120900 17-Jun-2013 17:59
Send private message

Is anybody else having this same issue? I get a message (and have been all day) that the server returned information the app can't process and to check for a software update. There is no update and I'd like to think what ever the problem is, it will be solved before the impending snow storm. Normally I'd be happy to just use the weather info from Google Now, (which is surprisingly accurate) except the Metservice app cost money.

Create new topic
BDFL - Memuneh
64625 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  # 838257 17-Jun-2013 18:01
One person supports this post
Send private message

The Metservice website is not working at the moment due to hardware issues, using a backup site. Perhaps the app uses an API that is simply not responding because the main site is down?






97 posts

Master Geek


  # 838260 17-Jun-2013 18:03
Send private message

That would make sense. I didn't realise the site was down.

 
 
 
 


28260 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  # 838268 17-Jun-2013 18:19
One person supports this post
Send private message

The Metservice has been down all day.

391 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 838276 17-Jun-2013 18:30
Send private message

Hardware failure apparently:

There was a hardware failure plus the back-up so we have our back-up site available in the interim http://www2.metservice.com/tv.html Thanks for your patience! ^NB


http://www.facebook.com/MetService/posts/536108279784568?comment_id=4798072&reply_comment_id=4798101&total_comments=4

4366 posts

Uber Geek


  # 838517 18-Jun-2013 09:30
Send private message

The metservice site is still out.

It is not just a hardware failure -- it is a business failure and it makes you question whether they had redundancy plans.

255 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 838543 18-Jun-2013 09:50
Send private message

Whew!
People were wondering why my app wasn't working. :-)

4074 posts

Uber Geek


  # 838556 18-Jun-2013 10:07
2 people support this post
Send private message

surfisup1000: The metservice site is still out.

It is not just a hardware failure -- it is a business failure and it makes you question whether they had redundancy plans.


They had better have a decent reason for this lengthy failure, given that two weeks ago they were banging on about how they were using "cloud computing as a backup for its Wellington data centre" 

http://www.3news.co.nz/Amazon-tech-boss-promotes-online-storage/tabid/412/articleID/299737/Default.aspx

 
 
 
 


3433 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 838566 18-Jun-2013 10:19
Send private message

All working nicely now.

4366 posts

Uber Geek


  # 838568 18-Jun-2013 10:21
Send private message

wellygary:
surfisup1000: The metservice site is still out.

It is not just a hardware failure -- it is a business failure and it makes you question whether they had redundancy plans.


They had better have a decent reason for this lengthy failure, given that two weeks ago they were banging on about how they were using "cloud computing as a backup for its Wellington data centre" 

http://www.3news.co.nz/Amazon-tech-boss-promotes-online-storage/tabid/412/articleID/299737/Default.aspx



Doh!

The lack of rain radar caught me out yesterday a bit.  Rain radar is the best , and it was amazing when they changed the update frequency from 1 hour to 7 minutes (or so). 

Now, I can plan to go for a run between rain showers. 

269 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 838571 18-Jun-2013 10:32
Send private message

MetService aren't the only people out there with weather forecasts and data for NZ...

You could always give a non-Government owned provider a try :)

4366 posts

Uber Geek


  # 838574 18-Jun-2013 10:43
Send private message

@minigopher17 : very true.

And, metservice say they had a double failure so it sounds like they were a bit unlucky.

However, I wonder if the redundancy had ever actually been tested.

Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Major Japanese retailer partners with smart New Zealand technology IMAGR
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:29


Ola pioneers one-time passcode feature to fight rideshare fraud
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:24


Spark Sport new home of NZC matches from 2020
Posted 10-Oct-2019 09:59


Meet Nola, Noel Leeming's new digital employee
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:07


Registrations for Sprout Accelerator open for 2020 season
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:02


Teletrac Navman welcomes AI tech leader Jens Meggers as new President
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:41


Vodafone makes voice of 4G (VoLTE) official
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:36


2degrees Reaches Milestone of 100,000 Broadband Customers
Posted 1-Oct-2019 09:17


Nokia 1 Plus available in New Zealand from 2nd October
Posted 30-Sep-2019 17:46


Ola integrates Apple Pay as payment method in New Zealand
Posted 25-Sep-2019 09:51


Facebook Portal to land in New Zealand
Posted 19-Sep-2019 18:35


Amazon Studios announces New Zealand as location for its upcoming series based on The Lord of the Rings
Posted 18-Sep-2019 17:24


The Warehouse chooses Elasticsearch service
Posted 18-Sep-2019 13:55


Voyager upgrades core network to 100Gbit
Posted 18-Sep-2019 13:52


Streaming service Acorn TV launches in New Zealand with selection with British shows
Posted 18-Sep-2019 08:55



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.