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    Weather Channel discontinues free XML feed

    Sorry to cross post but this may be important to some.

    If any one uses the Weather Channel XML feed for current weather and forecast, be aware that they are discontinuing that service 10/31/2011 and replacing it with a $62 monthly service.

    I got the notice today as I use it in a program that I have.

    So, it may be necessary to create new weather support for RR should anyone wish it.

    I've done a very cursory search and I believe that the NWS has a similar feed but I'm not sure. Currently I use their radar source.

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    There are other options for weather, but being that TWC is one of the largest it wouldnt surprise me if other companies followed suit. WeatherUnderground has a full api and is free http://www.wunderground.com/weather/api/
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    I've found looked at two sources so far, Weather Underground and World Weather Online and from the looks of the Google search there are others.

    Most require registration, so that would need to be part of any plug-in or it's install process.

    I haven't done any detailed research other than there are JSON and XML feeds.

    I haven't got time right now to do more than that.

    I sure hope someone builds a plug-in, but please make sure it allows for dynamic location and radar images (NWS is good for this).

    Regards,
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    Actually wunderground.com (Weather Underground) is a one stop site for weather data.

    You can get among other things geolocation data, current conditions, up to 7 day forecast, current radar, satellite images, and local web-cams.

    It is also international if I read the specs correctly.

    The response(s) are all in JSON and any images are accessed by another call to the URL(s) provided in the response.

    You must register to use the api but for incidental use ("Developer" , 50 calls/hour) it is free.

    Regards,
    Jim

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    I have been working on a new weather.dll in vb.net using the World Weather Online site. It will set the same label names as the existing weather, so no modifications of the weather skin should be needed. If there are changes, they will be minimal.
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    thank you much, for taking the time in doing this for all of us, i was doing my own using weather underground, but seeing that you guys are working on a better one, i'll wait for it, once again, thanks for taking the time in fixing this, we know how time consuming is to create an app, from zero.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWPB View Post
    I have been working on a new weather.dll in vb.net using the World Weather Online site. It will set the same label names as the existing weather, so no modifications of the weather skin should be needed. If there are changes, they will be minimal.
    I would be interested in this for FreeICE if you would care to share fella.. I am at the moment pulling basic info from google weather

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    p.s. I too have just got the email saying present service will finish on the 15th nov.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWPB View Post
    I have been working on a new weather.dll in vb.net using the World Weather Online site. It will set the same label names as the existing weather, so no modifications of the weather skin should be needed. If there are changes, they will be minimal.
    I don't know you work also on this PI. But good, because my laptop died and I no longer work on it. I got angry because all my sources were on it.
    Tthank you JohnWPB for help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWPB View Post
    I have been working on a new weather.dll in vb.net using the World Weather Online site .
    Thanks a bunch once again Professor!......... "World Weather", this looks like a good choice for keeping the weather going for RR and other Front Ends too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaken94 View Post
    I don't know you work also on this PI. But good, because my laptop died and I no longer work on it. I got angry because all my sources were on it.
    Tthank you JohnWPB for help.
    Completely Off topic alert..
    I use dropbox to code from, that way I can access my source from anyway and know if something happens it's always going to be safe. + it holds the last 30 days of changed files. So handy to drop back if something didn't work. O.. and the first 2gb are free.

    Go HERE to get dropbox :-)
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