No-Nonsense Weather 0.5.0 for WebOS (UPDATED)

I’ve just submitted my first application for Palm WebOS: No-Nonsense Weather 0.5.0. It is open-source under the GNU-GPL license.

I was somewhat disappointed with the state of weather applications for WebOS (at least the handful that I tried), and I was also pretty disappointed with the mobile web experience on the National Weather Service web site. So, using free NWS data sources, I wrote my own weather application.

Right now it gives you a five-day forecast and lists out any current warnings, watches, and advisories for locations in the United States. By default, it uses the phone’s location services to get a forecast for your current physical location. You can change this in the settings to use a particular ZIP code instead. I have a number of future features planned before I call it a ‘1.0’; you can see a list on the application’s page, along with some screen shots.

The app. has been submitted to Palm for inclusion in the App. Catalog, but that can take a while (assuming it gets approved). As soon as it’s available I’ll let you know. If you’re daring, you can download the source code today from the app. page and then package and install it using the Palm SDK.

Available now from the Palm App Catalog! Click here.

Scott Bradford has been putting his opinions on his website since 1995—before most people knew what a website was. He has been a professional web developer in the public- and private-sector for over twenty years. He is an independent constitutional conservative who believes in human rights and limited government, and a Catholic Christian whose beliefs are summarized in the Nicene Creed. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from George Mason University. He loves Pink Floyd and can play the bass guitar . . . sort-of. He’s a husband, pet lover, amateur radio operator, and classic AMC/Jeep enthusiast.