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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

New version 3.7 released!

So the new version 3.7 of cliMate Animated Weather Widget was released on Monday 29th.

What's new?

First fixed a problem with the fonts on the forecast part of the widget, this only occurred when using Next 3D Launcher, due to a bug in that launcher. I finally developed a work around, and the fonts are perfect now.
 
Then there were a few issues when using the Weather Only setting, the idea here being that no text at all is shown. There were two problems, the Refreshing icon was still showing, and the there was a grey background in the forecast area showing for some weather conditions, as it was expecting to use that to make the forecast details show up better. As there is no need for either of those during Weather Only, they are now hidden.
 
The Font on the wind speed units was not scaling correctly to the screen size, that is now fixed.

Then I improved the 
Rain Shower and and Snow Shower forecast thumbnails, made the falling rain and snow bigger and easier to see, and the sun and clouds more clear.

And finally, there is a brand new Town House theme. This is actually based on the view from my parent's house in England. It features the usual weather conditions, birds and plane in the background, but in the foreground we have an Audi driving up the driveway, cars driving past on the High Street in the distance, and the flag of your current country waving from the top of the tower behind the trees. The cars have headlights at night. Finally, there is a little solar powered flower toy that moves its leaves based on the amount of sunlight available.

This theme was a labour of love and originally just going to be for my parents and nieces, but I decided to share it with everyone as its a lot of fun!


 
 
So now started work on something completely different, a pirate theme!
 
This simulates the view from a porthole on a pirate ship. The whole view outside the window moves and rotates as if the ship is moving in the sea, looks super realistic. There will be islands and ships moving past, seagulls, maybe dolphins or sharks or a whale, and inside the cabin will be lots of piratical stuff, like chests of gold, treasure maps and cutlasses. The below is a sneak peak of a proof of concept to see how the movement worked. Will start in earnest on that next week.

17 comments:

  1. What about the hour broadcast of the day? You said you would add this on next release

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  2. What about the hour broadcast of the day? You said you would add this on next release

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    1. I tried to do the morning/afternoon/evening/night forecast but it didn't work well, so I have abandoned that idea. Concentrating on new themes instead.

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  3. Love the Town House theme...but the sun is out at 10.25 pm at night. It goes dark for a couple of hours at 8pm....then that's it. Is this a bug???

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  4. Hi Chris, I will double check, perhaps something has gone wrong with the mapping of the time of day to the correct scene. Do you happen to remember which weather condition it was showing at the time?

    Is it working correctly for the other themes?

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  5. Chris, I found the problem, it was going wrong for the raining and rain shower scenes; the night scene was being shown for the sunset time, and the sunset scene was being shown for the night time, exactly as you found. Sorry about that, a new version is being released as I write this.

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    1. Thank you very much for the update. Keep up the good work. Love all the new themes. Looking forward to the finished pirate theme too.

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  6. I want in on the climate theme was very nice to be so good and Chinese art full color landscape would have received in the first

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  7. Hi would it be possible to have multiple locations, say 3. That could easily be scrolled or selected.
    I work in different locations and would be nice to just select the town im in for that day / week rather than keep replacing the one fixed location in settings. Ive seen someone elses weather app do this and would be a great feature for climate. Thanks

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    1. Hi there, you can already do this.
      Just add another instance of the widget to your home screen, with a different location.
      Then in the main app, you can swipe between the different location.

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  10. You guys should have like a weather notification bar also and weather alerts to. And like weather maps to.

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  12. You should have a severe weather icon or severe weather notification on the 4x2 weather widget and severe weather alerts to. And a severe weather notification on the notification bar to for severe weather to and severe weather alerts to.

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  13. Make this app similar to the accuweather app

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