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No-Nonsense Weather 0.5.0 for WebOS (UPDATED)

Posted May 31, 2010, 10:27 p.m.

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.

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Scott Bradford has been building web sites and using them to say what he thinks since 1995, which tended to get him in trouble with power-tripping assistant principals at the time. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from George Mason University, but has spent most of his career (so far) working on public- and private-sector web sites. He is not a member of any political party, and brands himself an ‘independent constitutional conservative.’ In addition to holding down a day job and blogging about challenging subjects like politics, religion, and technology, Scott is also a devout Catholic, gun-owner, bike rider, and music lover with a wife, two cats, and a dog.