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Thread: Widget Weather
10-13-2013, 11:53 AM #1581
Hey Marty.. You still doin' some of your 'milk route' run out in the 'sticks' of Canada? I'd like you to try my new Ultimate Location City iWidget set to its Weather Underground mode for main city name.. Still draw extraLocCity and County from Yahoo via WW.. That place you traveled a couple of months ago - that had no city in WW... based on the lat/long coordinates in that weatherwidget.xml you sent me WeatherUnderground detected as a place called Port Severn in Tay Township. So I'd like you to give 'er a test run on your next trip. For that trip I'll leave MY WeatherUndergound API key in the widget.
Others watching I'm about to release my Ultimate City iWidget for WW with Yahoo/WeatherUnderground or Google as the city engine. You'll need to get your own free API Ticket from WeatherUnderground if you want that funtion to work - and the place to enter your API Key is in the iWidget options.
Comin out shortly..
I'll PM you Marty.
Don't be a stranger, bro!
I know more creativity will jump off again here - when the iOS7 jailbreak is released.. From October to January - this place gets to be a ghost town while so many are stock on their new phones..
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10-13-2013, 11:59 AM #1582
Check out some of my widgets here: Share Thread
Some helpful UniAW posts
Have city AND neighborhood - Accuweather / Have city AND neighborhood - Yahoo/6.3 Beta version sunset time fix / Random Weather walls (Accuweather)/6.3 Beta version pressure mod/fix / Heat Index code for yahoo/Fix any Yahoo widget yourself (after their forecast change)
10-14-2013, 04:16 AM #1583
Thanks Krima, NewD, Gunny.....will test that method and see later this week while I'm changing suburbs.....Does this mean that myLocation widgets and WW widgets can run well side by side?....I'm really hesitant when it comes to trying new tweaks, too many unknowns! And myLocation widgets have been awesome for me personally.
10-14-2013, 06:13 AM #1584
10-14-2013, 07:20 AM #1585
Me too, Ferlop. They run perfectly side by side.Here to help if I can. If I can't I know someone who can!
10-14-2013, 08:13 AM #1586
10-14-2013, 11:52 AM #1587NEW realease: "NEWD ULTIMATE LOCATION iWidget(WW)"-3 locations serivces to choose from
Actually several have been asking for this and here is the unveiling of my NEWEST location tracking iWidget.. To borrow a little 'swagger' from our favorite HOMIE - CHEVYMUSCLECAR I've renamed it the NEWD ULTIMATE LOCATION iWIDGET(WW).. because it really sucks every possible inference of location out of the widgetweatherxml PLUS - NEW FEATURE - three different weather services to pull from for Main City..
1) YAHOO (native to WidgetWeather)
2) GOOGLE (free - no API needed)
3) WEATHER UNDERGROUND (most accurate for main city - but needs a free API you can get from their site)
My Location iWidget has options for fonts and colors and justification alignment and launches stock with 3 lines of data: Main City, Alternate City (in US this is your Township in the burbs, The words "the Borough" or "in Town" if you're in the center of a large town, or this reports the section of a large city.. Like QUEENS in New York or MANAYUNK in Philly - all auto inferred with my code). And on Line 3 you get the County. All switchable on and off depending what you want.
If you get an API key for Weather Underground - you'll see where to place it in the Main.js file so you don't have to type it in everytime you use the Options for the iWidget. Thought that was better and easier.
So enjoy this.. I'll get some more pics up later today..
Newd Ultimate LocationiWid(WW)
Thanks always to Drifter for the original idea of Independent Elements iWidgets
Then to Dacal who helps us ALL when we get stuck in our coding..
And to Durben and King for this great engine called Widget Weather and all their help and support.
Last edited by NewdestinyX; 10-14-2013 at 02:06 PM.Here to help if I can. If I can't I know someone who can!
10-14-2013, 12:00 PM #1588
10-14-2013, 01:17 PM #1589
10-14-2013, 01:21 PM #1590
So I had just packaged it for release -not minutes before you asked about it.. Thanks for being my 'straight man' for the big release.. LOL!!!
I know 'exactly' what it will do for US and CANADIAN folks - but it will be interesting to hear from people in Europe and Asia to see how it works for them..
Last edited by NewdestinyX; 10-14-2013 at 01:23 PM.Here to help if I can. If I can't I know someone who can!
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10-14-2013, 01:56 PM #1591
Decided to bring this back. More of a novelty lock for most than one that will stay on screen but a few people have asked for it and so far I've got it running with no lag on my 5
Still some work to do. Bunch of images I need to make, some more animation adjustments and a few other things. Images are gonna be a while making but shouldn't be too much longer for those interested.
Might also put the hourly forecast in if I can figure out a decent cartoon like animation idea. Have one but it won't really fit on a iPhone 4/S. I'll see
And Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian peeps!
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10-14-2013, 03:47 PM #1592
Nice Lockscreen, Durben.....and nice iwidget here, too.....I discovered this theme very late, unfortunately, so it's new to me, Lol......I need to somehow incorporate this cool new NewD location iwidget, but no ideas so far.
10-14-2013, 05:05 PM #1593
The NewD Ultimate looks good on the bottom right there - but you don't need it twice. Is your idea to be able to see THE COLONY, LEWISVILLE (Township, probably) and DENTON COUNTY all in the upper section?Here to help if I can. If I can't I know someone who can!
10-14-2013, 05:28 PM #1594
No, I had it there to see if it gave me any ideas....as you know, I'm not good with code, but what you describe would be the next logical step....would be great to just add a few lines of code to any WW widget to get this city info.....
And now you got me wondering what the hell is the difference between a city and township, will get back to you on that one, after I google
Last edited by ferlop15; 10-14-2013 at 05:40 PM.
10-14-2013, 06:23 PM #1595
Then a 'County' is the next larger political division made of of several 'townships'. A State is the next largest.
This applies to America and Canada. The information provided by <extraLocCity> in the xml file tells us one of two things:
1) a township (in rural areas) - this will be a different name than main city
2) the same name as the main city (indicating you're in the center of a town/borough, small city or large city
Then when you're in a large city - the <extraLocNeighborhood> field in the xml will have the name of that 'section' of the city.. In all other smaller political units the <extraLocNeighborhood> field will say 'null'.
That's the way the xml breaks down (when Yahoo isn't messing with their feeds) for 90% of the info it gives for US and Canada. I am still testing for Europe and Asia.
Certain large states, like where you are, in Texas, have some other political designations for much larger areas. I've found Texas places to be harder to predict with Yahoo's naming. Like Lewisville looks to be its own city - as is Denton... And The Colony is in the center of all of them. So I'm not sure WHAT "The Colony" is.. A city? A municipality? I'd love for you to send me your widgetweather.xml file that gave you that read out..
Last edited by NewdestinyX; 10-14-2013 at 06:32 PM.Here to help if I can. If I can't I know someone who can!
10-14-2013, 06:35 PM #1596
Funny, most townships in the Midwest reside inside one city. Sometimes it is part of 2 adjacent cities, but considered much smaller than the city that they reside in. Typically the city provides all municipal services for the township for a fee usually equal to whatever taxes are collected for that township.
But that's just out here in the Midwest.
10-14-2013, 06:58 PM #1597
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10-14-2013, 07:11 PM #1598
Never even heard of a township until now. I'll stick with calling it just a City. Life is complicated enough as it is without adding a town within a town or whatever it is.
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10-14-2013, 07:30 PM #1599
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