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Wannabe Geek

# 36069 19-Jun-2009 00:18
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About NZ metMate
Retrieve the latest weather conditions and forecasts straight from the NZ MetService web site through NZ metMate. Setup the application for any urban centre found on their web site. NZ metMate also integrates the MetService rain radar. 

NZ metMate is designed to run like a native application on your home screen (just click the plus symbol on your iphone/itouch to add at the bottom of your browser).

blog site about app

Apple - Web apps - NZ metMate

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Ultimate Geek


  # 226615 19-Jun-2009 11:13
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Unfortunately it does not work.
I do like the look of the rain radar screen shot, shame I cannot see the real thing.

Since I have purchased the WeatherNZ app I will stick with it. Also more efficient on data as not loading a web page every time.  Also provides Snow reports, Surf, Tide, Marine, Moon etc

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Ultimate Geek


  # 226620 19-Jun-2009 11:20
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Aah looks like if you run it from an icon on homescreen it worked, but not in the mobile safari browser.

Although rain radar does not load

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Ultimate Geek


  # 226623 19-Jun-2009 11:22
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freitasm: Also the OP is straight out spam in my books...

Agree, but gave benefit of doubt being unaware of correct protocol to announce own apps services

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  # 226643 19-Jun-2009 12:06
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Works for me.

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Wannabe Geek

  # 226856 19-Jun-2009 20:37
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Sorry you think it's spam,

not my intention ....

just thought some other people may get some value out of the personnel project I have created .... there is no ads nor cost anyone anything,

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Wannabe Geek

  # 226858 19-Jun-2009 20:44
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The radar pictures at the moment come straight from the met services web site.

they are rather too big even for their own site .. and hence this might be your issue.

I've got a solution for this, but not yet implemented.

Also google appengine might be causing some issues ... thanks for the heads up.

Also I have a version which works using the html5 stds using cache (offline mode - like google reader), so the app would not pull any data from the internet servers except new radar pics and data, but as apple hasn't fully implemented all the html5 cache aspects, its still work in progress. Also the UIView which I believe apple use to load the web pages into instead of safari take a little longer to load than a native.

Hoping to make a composite app native / web soon when I buy a mac.

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Wannabe Geek

  # 226860 19-Jun-2009 20:47
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btw I also updated the version to have a compressed version .... so maybe the safari cache has got its knickers in a twist....

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Ultimate Geek


  # 226866 19-Jun-2009 21:40
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coomsie: btw I also updated the version to have a compressed version .... so maybe the safari cache has got its knickers in a twist....

Less likely since it was brand new activation & installation of iPhone, and had never visited this site before.

Hoping to make a composite app native / web soon when I buy a mac.

once delivered as an app I would consider it, slower to load webpage each time.

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  # 227762 23-Jun-2009 19:03
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Very happy to know about this thanks! I wouldn't have known otherwise.

Great app and my feedback has been emailed to you.

Top of my wishlist is the ability for this utility to be accessible even if I have no internet access (and for it to load the last accessed data).

Currently if I load the app and then 5 min later have no internet access, I can't start the app and view the data from 5 minutes ago.

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