WMD-Weather 2 based on OpenWeatherMap.org

posted Nov 4, 2013, 8:00 AM by WMD-Soft Services   [ updated Nov 4, 2013, 12:06 PM ]

A beta version of WMD-Weather 2, a weather application with weather and weather & clock widgets, is free to download and install on Android phone and tablet devices (tested on 4.x devices). This application uses OpenWeatherMap.org to get the weather data.
Please remember this is a beta version and may not run well on your device or may have issues. But if it runs on your device, this might just become your favorite weather application. If you like it, please drop a mail in our mailbox (wmd.soft@gmail.com) to encourage further development.
Multiple locations can be added, optionally based on your current location. The first location will always change to where you are. Refres settings are highly customizable.

Here's a quick run through most of the screens.

Main screens
Main screen. Tapping an icon goes to the day details, sliding the location name takes you to the next location, sliding the forecast days below gives you up to 14 days of forecast.
Temperature for the full forecast periods with high and lows.
Precipitation (rain or snow) forecast for the full forecast period.
Wind forecast.
Weather maps with multiple toggles (temperature, precipitation, clouds, pressure, snow).

Day details screens
Basic weather information and 3-hourly forecasts.
3-hourly temp forecast charts
3-hourly precipitation forecast chart.
3-hourly wind forecast chart.

Note: the 3-hourly details are available for the next 5 days. After this, the temperature forecast is available for morning, evening and night.

Add multiple locations.
Sliding menu for quick access to locations, settings, ...
Customizable background; select any picture you want. The weather icons can be changed as well via downloadable packs.
Another background example.
And another one...


Multiple widgets (1x1, 2x1, 4x1, 4x2) are available. Widgets are customizable (clock font, background and weather icons).
Widget chooser with an example of the widget.
Multiple clock digits can be downloaded and applied.
Widget backgrounds.

WMD-Weather & Clock and WMD-Weather Lite unpublished

posted Aug 30, 2013, 3:43 AM by WMD-Soft Services

For personal reasons the development of these apps will not be continued, and the apps have therefore been unpublished from Google Play. They are no longer available.
Installed versions are not affected by this and will continu to work as before. No more updates will be made available.

For over a year a new version is being developed, based on the OpenWeatherMap.org data. It has a full new UI, and examples and info was posted here from time to time. Untill now, this version was available only as a closed beta. The app will not be a finished version soon, but is freely downloadable via this link for anyone interested. For now, it has only been tested on Android versions 4 and above. So, there may be issues with the app and/or widgets on lower versions. When a new version is available, it will be announced in the app. Feedback and bug reports are still welcome, but please don't expect immediate corrections or modifications.

I would like to thank all beta testers, translators and others who contributed to the app and kept me going until I had to face the facts: Kids growing up, work, other interests, ... is all becoming too much to be able to get the wanted progress and quality with the app. And competition is getting harder (recently, some new weather apps became available and successful existing apps got updated), more and more Android device types and version become available requiring even more time and effort to develop, ...
I'll try and get corrections and a new version out from time to time, but here too, no promises.


posted Jul 20, 2013, 8:23 AM by WMD-Soft Services

WMD-Weather now has a Google+ Community.

WMD-Weather 2

posted Jul 20, 2013, 8:15 AM by WMD-Soft Services   [ updated Jul 20, 2013, 8:19 AM ]

It's been a (long) while since news was posted here or a new version was released. This doesn't mean development has halted. On the contrary, a fully new version is still in development. Here are some of the main features:

  • use of OpenWeatherMap.org as weather provider
  • 14-day forecasts
  • Charts for temperatures, precipitation, wind
  • Weather maps with temperatures, precipitation, clouds, pressure and/or snow
  • A fully new design user interface with:
    • swiping between locations
    • current temperature and conditions
    • swiping from conditions to chart and weather maps
    • utility icons to quickly access charts or maps
    • forecasts for the next 14 days (depending on the screen size 4 or more days are displayed and you can swipe through for the other days
    • 3-hourly forecast details for the next 5 days, basic information for the days after (temperatures, rain, snow, wind, ...)
    • sliding menu
    • suited for tablets (still in development)
  • The widgets from the previous version with slide modifications and some new variations
The Lite version will have a more limited feature set...

Best wishes for 2013!

posted Dec 29, 2012, 1:07 AM by WMD-Soft Services

New weather provider

posted Dec 29, 2012, 1:02 AM by WMD-Soft Services

The app is currently being completely rewritten. Just about every line of code is changed or modified. And the new version will use OpenWeatherMap.org to get its weather data. Some of the current features (uv-index, pollen and air quality) will no longer be available, but new features are added to show 3-hourly forecasts for temperatures, rain and snow. And OpenWeatherMap.org provides some great weather maps.
Also, new views to the main app are added: a list view for forecasts for a city, and a city list with local time and weather.

WMD-Weather ICS & tablets

posted Oct 28, 2012, 12:58 AM by WMD-Soft Services

Here 's an update of the latest version (still in development) of the app. The ICS action bar is implemented and the app's look on tablets is getting the final touches. There's still a lot of testing and bug fixing to do, and some of the widgets still need to be reimplemented to be able to (re)size better on different devices. Android is great, but all the different versions around, different types of devices with different screen resolutions and densities make it pretty hard for developers...
Feel free to drop a feedback via mail: wmd.soft @ gmail.com (without the spaces).

Here are some screenshots of the app on tablet:


PS: the app background is season dependent.

And this is the current phone version:


PS: in case you're wondering about the circular battery indicator: CyangenMod 10...

Reimplemenation of the widgets

posted Aug 11, 2012, 12:58 AM by WMD-Soft Services

It's been a while since I posted news here. This doesn't mean nothing is going on, allthough progress is rather slow. The widgets are being reimplemented, mainly to have them fit better on more devices, including tablets. There is a new default clock font and new default icons. Here's an example of the new In Style widget, which now resizes on a tablet (below, resized to 5x2):


Intermediate release coming up

posted Jun 9, 2012, 10:45 AM by WMD-Soft Services

The rework has been halted for a while to extend the current version with some extra features. The Advanced and In Style widgets will be available in a 5x2 version (e.g. for the Galaxy Note), and these widgets in (in 4x2 and 5x2) will get some extra features (optional short text in addition to the forecast icon, text only weather info, alarm info on the In Style widget).
In addition some minor bugs are being fixed.
Once released, the rework will continue, with (finally) support for tablets in mind and more new widget functionalities.

New digits

posted Apr 28, 2012, 2:11 AM by WMD-Soft Services

It's been a while, but now there are two new clock digit styles: Times and Handstyle.

In the mean time, the app is largely being rewritten. This will take some time...

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