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  # 2300757 17-Aug-2019 12:12
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freitasm:

 

First comment: that ad banner on top is HUGE and uses half othe screen on a Microsoft Surface. What a shame.

 

Huge on iOS too.

 

Like the ⭐️ Favourites bar - though you can only show 3 Favourites in the bar, you have to click on the ⭐️ Hamburger drop menu to bring up any more Favourites. They should of used the standard right facing double chevron there though.

 

The slider for the Rain radar is there but you have to click on the radar map to enlarge then the slider comes into play along with other rain maps.

 

I have actually made the BoP Radar map a ⭐️ Favourite.

 

10 day forcast is now called Extended

 

I just Bookmarked my Location: https://beta.metservice.com/towns-cities/locations/tauranga

 

Then added it to my ⭐️ Favourites bar just after the BoP Radar Map so I can return to it quickly from anywhere in the site because that Search bar is a constant.

 

Overall I am liking this new site 🌦





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  # 2300759 17-Aug-2019 12:15
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Don't like it, just type Auckland weather in google or look out window.





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  # 2300863 17-Aug-2019 13:22
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afe66: Where is the short pithy summary of weather for whole country.

 

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  # 2300894 17-Aug-2019 14:49
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Not keen on it on IOS (iPad). The main reason is that for me much of the at-a-glance information is missing.

Things such as the 5/10 day forecast, the hourly temperature and the map of the country. A lot of the information appears to have been put into vertical lists, so I found myself scrolling to look for things. Also, it is difficult to discover active areas of the UI vs non-active.

Hopefully, the will do a usability study & review on it vs the old site.




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  # 2300911 17-Aug-2019 15:47
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Forgot to mention I do use the iOS app on my iPad and iPhone.

 

OK I suppose but could be better.





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  # 2301063 17-Aug-2019 23:37
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FineWine:

 

The slider for the Rain radar is there but you have to click on the radar map to enlarge then the slider comes into play along with other rain maps.

 

 

In my opinion that is a very poor substitute for the original slider and the map animation that went with it. In this regard the beta site is way inferior to the present site. 

 

I'm  in no hurry to bookmark the beta site.





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  # 2303752 22-Aug-2019 12:35
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I'd like to see the '2 Hourly Obs and Forecast' slider be able to go back a day.  At midnight all yesterdays rainfall data gets hidden, I'd like to be able to see what we got vs the forecasts when I last checked.





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  # 2303754 22-Aug-2019 12:41
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freitasm:

 

First comment: that ad banner on top is HUGE and uses half othe screen on a Microsoft Surface. What a shame.

 

 

Yeah... way too big.  I ended up creating a Stylish theme for that part of the site alone.


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  # 2303756 22-Aug-2019 12:44
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Technofreak:

 

FineWine:

 

The slider for the Rain radar is there but you have to click on the radar map to enlarge then the slider comes into play along with other rain maps.

 

 

In my opinion that is a very poor substitute for the original slider and the map animation that went with it. In this regard the beta site is way inferior to the present site. 

 

 

I agree - the original slider was more functional.

 

Also the map is just too darn big!  It takes up more than a 1080p screen!  Having to scroll the screen for a rain radar map (and I bet others) is crazy.


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  # 2303761 22-Aug-2019 12:52
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I agree with above, the new slider and map size for the rain radar and 3/5 day forecasts is worse than the original one.

 

Preferred the original map size and slider, where you could drag the slider back and forth manually, to see the the weather flow.
Plus the slider would become sticky to the top of the screen when you scrolled down.


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  # 2303762 22-Aug-2019 12:53
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Sent them FeedBack and they replied:

 

 

Thanks for the feedback! We are keeping an eye on the Geekzone thread- one of us will jump in there when things calm down a bit. We're a pretty small team here as you can imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

Ngā mihi,

 

 

 

Stephanie

 

 

 

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  # 2318823 16-Sep-2019 21:40
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API to come too apparently...

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