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The Grand Poohbah

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About the iOS App
« on: April 09, 2012, 09:17:45 PM »
The iOS App communicates with the WeatherCat host software to display real-time weather data on your iOS device. It can communicate with a host on your local area network or with a remote host over the Internet.

The App uses a single table-based view to display the basic weather data from the host. You can edit which rows you want to see and the order of the rows. The host is polled every 5 seconds. The Local host is the default. Change to the Internet host in the Settings. The default Internet host is a test site set up for WeatherCat testing. You can edit the URL to query a different host. You can also change the units in the settings.

You can find the WeatherCat App at: itunes.com/app/poohbahindustries

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Works great on an iPhone 4!! (Re: About the iOS App)
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2012, 10:23:14 PM »
Dear Grand Poohbah and WeatherCat fans,  [cat]

Thank you!!

Just downloaded it and installed it on my iPhone 4 and it immediately found WeatherCat on our local area network (iPhone connects via Wi-Fi when in the house.)  Looks great works fine.  Really nifty!!  [bounce]

Thanks again for this nifty "kitten"!!  [cat]

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

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Re: About the iOS App
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2012, 11:11:59 PM »
 [woohoo]

Installed on my iPhone 4 with iOS 5.1 and works well: it found the server on the LAN immediately and current data also popped up straight away.
I then changed units to Celcius, kph, etc. and started changing the order of the values, while also hiding a few variables I do not need.
While doing this, the App crashed. I restarted and had to redo the ordering bit. All worked fine this time.

I then tried to enter my URL and connect to the host over the internet. What are the requirements for this (on the server side)?

First impression is that this is a very nice App. Straightforward but provides the info I'm looking for (with frequent polling).

Many thanks!

Jos

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Re: About the iOS App
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2012, 11:20:56 PM »
 [cheer]Very nice download on iPhone 4 with 5.1 found weather station instantly can't wait to check out beyond local network . Well done!

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Re: About the iOS App
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2012, 11:28:46 PM »
Noticed that on scrolling the screen the external humidity bar seems to move to its value. The other bars do not and remain fixed. Humidity moves as soon as it appears from under the grey field with date

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Re: About the iOS App
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2012, 12:07:40 AM »
Just tested the app on the new iPad, the app looks a bit too small on it as there is huge amounts of screen real-estate available.

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Re: About the iOS App
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2012, 01:12:25 AM »
Great App,

One small niggle. I have the settings set to show the Current conditions but all that shows up in the app is  (Current Conditions)  Am I missing something here?

Version: 1.0 (120402)

Tony

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Re: About the iOS App
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2012, 02:42:55 AM »
i am also having this same issue with the current condition.

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Re: About the iOS App
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2012, 02:44:51 AM »
to get it working over the internet you will need to Port Forward TCP 49250 to 49254 to your servers LAN IP and then enter your WAN IP into the iOS client.

[woohoo]

Installed on my iPhone 4 with iOS 5.1 and works well: it found the server on the LAN immediately and current data also popped up straight away.
I then changed units to Celcius, kph, etc. and started changing the order of the values, while also hiding a few variables I do not need.
While doing this, the App crashed. I restarted and had to redo the ordering bit. All worked fine this time.

I then tried to enter my URL and connect to the host over the internet. What are the requirements for this (on the server side)?

First impression is that this is a very nice App. Straightforward but provides the info I'm looking for (with frequent polling).

Many thanks!

Jos

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Re: About the iOS App
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2012, 03:29:53 PM »
Installed without a hitch, very nice.  Works great, edited the order of the instruments, hid the ones I didn't need and it still worked.  Noticed how well it works in real time too, very nice.  Would love a gauges option, but that's just me.  I like this app very much the way it is.  I'm putting in on all the iPod Touches in the house now.

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Re: About the iOS App
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2012, 06:15:59 PM »
I had to wait until I got to my daughter's studio to be able to download this app. WOW, well worth the wait. Installed without a problem, connected without a problem, and works amazingly well, connecting to my home network in under ten seconds. Well done! Now just got to work out the internet bit and get the data whilst I am on the move.

Best wishes

Mike

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Re: About the iOS App
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2012, 06:35:33 PM »
Excellent, many thanks for all the hard work, I've got it working on my home network, eventually I'll understand what I have to do to get it working on the internet. 

 cheers

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Re: About the iOS App
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2012, 07:09:04 PM »
Excellent, many thanks for all the hard work, I've got it working on my home network, eventually I'll understand what I have to do to get it working on the internet. 

 cheers

 JC

For me, either.
Thanks alot!
Reinhard


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The first 24 hours
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2012, 11:20:28 PM »
It warms The Grand Poohbah's heart to see your enthusiasm for the App. Thank you.

Callie, the cat in the WeatherCat App, thanks you too.

An App's first 24 hours in the Apple App Store is always interesting, especially a free one. The WeatherCat App was downloaded 41 times from 11 countries. The US had the most downloads (24) with Saudi Arabia coming in second (4).

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Current Conditions
« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2012, 11:30:24 PM »
You are not missing a thing. The "Current Conditions" element is sent from the server as a blank field. It's there in the App as a placeholder for some future time when the server sends some content. That's why it's hidden by default for now.
Great App,

One small niggle. I have the settings set to show the Current conditions but all that shows up in the app is  (Current Conditions)  Am I missing something here?

Version: 1.0 (120402)

Tony