Released: WeatherMan v0.2
I just updated WeatherMan to include many of the suggestions from mp3car.com users. I think you will find this version a little more useful, friendly and pretty.
Internet connection (either to download data to be cached, or live)
Microsoft .NET v1.1 or newer
Skin support - while basic, lets you add some custom graphics and colors.
Threading on the xml data download. Now if the program can't get xml data because of a lousy cell phone internet connection, the program will not lock up and you can still navigate and close it.
Support for any resolution - While optimized for 800x600, it works on any resolution. 1024x768 shows all 5 days of the forecast, 800x600 shows 4 days, and 640x480 has a few things cut off, but is very useable.
Extended Forecast support.
Cache the xml data from weather.com, and if the internet connection isn't found, or if you chose to not have the internet "engaged", it will use this cached data. Also, it will look at the current date, and give you the weather for the next 5 days, regardless of where in the 10 day forecast you are. For instance, if you download weather on a sunday, and don't have internet access, and open WeatherMan on wednesday, it will give you the current conditions from sunday, but will give you the extended forecast from wednesday to sunday.
A "control panel" with some status icons at the bottom. They let you know if MapMonkey is connected and if the internet connection is found.
While the data fetch is threaded, it doesn't time out and get killed. i want to do this.
Support other mapping software, Freedrive, iGuidance, etc.
Anything you suggest!
Please let me know if you try WeatherMan and if you like it or not. If i see people like it or want changes, i will be more motivated to work on them. Let me know of any problems you find so i can fix them. Let me know if you have any suggestions. Most of the changes I made for this version were user-suggested.