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WeatherCat => WeatherCat iOS Clients => Topic started by: The Grand Poohbah on October 27, 2015, 06:11:03 pm

Title: WeatherCat for Apple TV
Post by: The Grand Poohbah on October 27, 2015, 06:11:03 pm
WeatherCat is coming to the big screen! Just heard from Apple that my 9th app, WeatherCat for Apple TV, passed review and will be in the App Store for the launch of the new Apple TV. I was thrilled to be selected by Apple to receive a pre-release Apple TV for development and thrilled again to make it into the App Store before the new Apple TV ships.

If you are a WeatherCatPad fan, then WeatherCatTV will look very familiar, but with a simplified feature set. It has 3 pre-defined layouts that you can customize by selecting the style of indicator and it's location on the screen. Here is a quick tour. These examples are much, much smaller than the big, crisp, full-size 1080p images you will see on your television.

The Settings let you select one of the three pre-defined layouts, the server, the interval and units:

(http://www.poohbah.com/public/iphone/forum/R_Settings_1_480x270.jpg)


Here is layout 2:

(http://www.poohbah.com/public/iphone/forum/G_480x270.jpg)


To edit a layout (layout 3 in this example), swipe the Apple TV Remote track pad to the Edit button and click the track pad to start editing.

(http://www.poohbah.com/public/iphone/forum/B_480x270.jpg)


The Edit button changes to Editing and the indicators are outlined. Swipe the Remote to select the indicator you want to edit. Once you have selected the indicator, you can either click once to edit its options or hold down the track pad until the indicator starts wiggling. When the indicator is wiggling, tap or swipe the track pad to move the indicator. Click to stop the wiggling. Tap the Remote Menu button to return to the layout.

(http://www.poohbah.com/public/iphone/forum/B_Editing_480x270.jpg)


If you click on a selected indicator, you can edit its options. All indicators have Show/Hide and Small/Medium/Large sizes. Most indicators have Round/Text/Digit styles. You can also select 1 of seven colors for the Text and Digit styles. Tap the Remote Menu button to return to the layout.

(http://www.poohbah.com/public/iphone/forum/B_Editing_Options_White_480x270.jpg)

Like the WeatherCat iOS apps, WeatherCatTV is localized for English, French, German, and Italian. I hope you enjoy WeatherCat on the big screen.
Title: Congratulations! (Re: WeatherCat for Apple TV)
Post by: elagache on October 27, 2015, 08:42:52 pm
Dear Grand and WeatherCat boob tube viewers, . . . .

WeatherCat is coming to the big screen! Just heard from Apple that my 9th app, WeatherCat for Apple TV, passed review and will be in the App Store for the launch of the new Apple TV.
. . .

Congratulations on the new product!  [tup]  It looks really neat! 

Alas, we have been a TiVo family for around 15 years, so we'll probably defer on the Apple TV purchase for now.  However, I'm sure there are a few "WeatherCatters" who will snap up this software.  If I recall correctly, Herb was standing in line for a new Apple TV.

Cheers, Edouard
Title: Re: WeatherCat for Apple TV
Post by: Felix on October 28, 2015, 08:55:57 am
I've been trying to decide if I should order the new Apple TV (and which size) and here I am mid-week after the official kick-off and still no decision. But should I upgrade from my present Apple TV and relocate it to an inglorious position on a less-frequently-viewed TV in the house, I'll be sure and download WeatherCatTV on the new one. Thanks for a great product, Grand.
Title: Re: WeatherCat for Apple TV
Post by: WCDev on October 31, 2015, 04:32:55 pm
Very nicely done!

I think you'll like the RCP coming in WC3.
Title: Ooh!! I like hints like this! (Re: WeatherCat for Apple TV)
Post by: elagache on October 31, 2015, 08:43:17 pm
Dear Stu and WeatherCat feature-o-holics . . . . .

I think you'll like the RCP coming in WC3.

Ooh!!  I like when Stu drops hints like this!!  [bounce]

Thanks for all the hard work Stu! (http://www.canebas.org/WeatherCat/Forum_support_documents/Custom_emoticons/thanks_sign.gif)

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]
Title: Re: WeatherCat for Apple TV
Post by: xairbusdriver on October 31, 2015, 09:22:49 pm
Why are the Royal Canadian Police interested in WC3 (http://www.w3.org)!? Have they confused "Consortium" with "conspiracy"?! :o
Title: Re: WeatherCat for Apple TV
Post by: LesCimes on October 31, 2015, 10:01:50 pm
Oh my. Had decided not to purchase the new AppleTV. However, this announcement of a WC client for AppleTV is quite tempting. Hmm, Christmas isn't too far off.

By the way, what is "RCP?"
Title: Re: WeatherCat for Apple TV
Post by: WCDev on November 01, 2015, 05:42:10 pm
Aplogies, RCP is rich client protocol.
Title: Re: WeatherCat for Apple TV
Post by: xairbusdriver on November 01, 2015, 09:28:22 pm
All that means that is you should be nice to your customers! Think you've already got one that covered! [tup]
Title: Re: WeatherCat for Apple TV
Post by: Blicj11 on November 02, 2015, 06:31:43 am
Grand:

Looks great, and congratulations. I have an Apple TV 2nd Generation that constantly reboots during use. I plan to procure the new one before the end of the year. I need some time to figure out how to use AirPlay now that the optical audio out port has been removed by Apple. Looking forward to the WC Apple TV app.
Title: Re: WeatherCat for Apple TV
Post by: Bull Winkus on November 02, 2015, 07:41:37 am
I like it Grand! And, it's only the first iteration. Can't wait to try it out.

I'm dying to pull the trigger on a new Apple TV purchase, but for right now my money's stuck in traffic. Stock market is ramping up though. Payday should happen by the end of January.

I may not be able to wait that long, however. Christmas you know.

(https://media.giphy.com/media/Lv9zvDvb2JIE8/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: WeatherCat for Apple TV
Post by: The Grand Poohbah on November 02, 2015, 06:59:08 pm
Aplogies, RCP is rich client protocol.

You have got me excited (http://athena.trixology.com/Smileys/default/smiley.gif). And if it's NSPropertyListXMLFormat_v1_0, I'm thrilled (http://athena.trixology.com/Smileys/default/whoohoo.gif).

Send me your RCP specification after it's frozen and I'll get started on the upgrade (http://athena.trixology.com/Smileys/default/computer.gif).
Title: Re: WeatherCat for Apple TV
Post by: Steve on November 04, 2015, 05:13:51 pm
My Apple TV4 just arrived yesterday, and I am so impressed with it. Makes my ATV3 seem ancient (but not as ancient as the ATV1 in the garage.) Now that Plex is available, I don't even need to use my Roku anymore. Looking forward to seeing my backyard current conditions on my TV from my family room, which looks out on the backyard. :)
Title: Re: WeatherCat for Apple TV
Post by: Blicj11 on November 04, 2015, 05:19:04 pm
Welcome back Steve! Hope your trip was all you hoped it would be.
Title: Re: WeatherCat for Apple TV
Post by: Steve on November 04, 2015, 05:25:54 pm
Welcome back Steve! Hope your trip was all you hoped it would be.
Thanks, see the trip thread for just a small sample of the photos we took.

[EDIT] Oops, I see you already found them. :)
Title: Re: WeatherCat for Apple TV
Post by: Felix on November 29, 2015, 03:23:16 pm
I picked up ATV4 during the Black Friday sales (actually four days of sales through Cyber Monday it seems) and it's quite an upgrade from my old ATV2.

Couldn't get WeatherCat for Apple TV to recognize my wx station on "Local" even though it displayed data from the trixology test addresses OK. Verified that I had WeatherCat Server Client Connection enabled (I did) but still no local connection.

Went to System Prefs --> Network -->TCP/IP tab and clicked "Renew DHCP Lease." That did the trick and everything's fine now...the Local network is being recognized and station data is displayed properly.

Don't know if renewing the DHCP lease might help folks in that "Cannot Connect" thread (http://athena.trixology.com/index.php?topic=1597.0) but it might be worth a try if the upgrade to El Capitan didn't solve the problem.
Title: Re: WeatherCat for Apple TV
Post by: The Grand Poohbah on November 29, 2015, 06:38:34 pm
Quote
Don't know if renewing the DHCP lease might help folks in that "Cannot Connect" thread (http://athena.trixology.com/index.php?topic=1597.0) but it might be worth a try if the upgrade to El Capitan didn't solve the problem.
Thanks for the tip. (This forum continues to impress me with how helpful the members are.)
Title: Re: WeatherCat for Apple TV
Post by: Blicj11 on November 30, 2015, 03:11:27 pm
Nice find Felix.
Title: Re: WeatherCat for Apple TV
Post by: N8NOE on February 02, 2016, 10:29:15 am
I have Apple TV, and Don't see WC even available?..
HOW do I GET it?..
I can't be this Dumb, can I?..
Jeff-N8NOE
Title: Re: WeatherCat for Apple TV
Post by: dfw_pilot on February 02, 2016, 03:00:49 pm
I have Apple TV, and Don't see WC even available?..
HOW do I GET it?..
I can't be this Dumb, can I?..
Jeff-N8NOE

Which AppleTV do you have? You need the latest version which can run apps via tvOS.
Title: Re: WeatherCat for Apple TV
Post by: N8NOE on February 02, 2016, 08:55:35 pm
I have Apple TV, and Don't see WC even available?..
HOW do I GET it?..
I can't be this Dumb, can I?..
Jeff-N8NOE

Which AppleTV do you have? You need the latest version which can run apps via tvOS.


I Have Apple TV 4, Latest one I think 32gb Model...
I'll Check the APP-STORE thing again, but was thinking, maybe NOT in the Store here?...
I have iPad/and iPhone versions but even iTunes does not see it from my iMac..
Title: Re: WeatherCat for Apple TV
Post by: N8NOE on February 02, 2016, 08:58:41 pm
I have Apple TV, and Don't see WC even available?..
HOW do I GET it?..
I can't be this Dumb, can I?..
Jeff-N8NOE

Which AppleTV do you have? You need the latest version which can run apps via tvOS.


I Have Apple TV 4, Latest one I think 32gb Model...
I'll Check the APP-STORE thing again, but was thinking, maybe NOT in the Store here?...
I have iPad/and iPhone versions but even iTunes does not see it from my iMac..


DONE, Found it by Total Search, $1.99 .....
But I have it coming in and will poke it tonight..
NO IDEA why I could NOT see it this AM though..
THANKS and all for the help.
Jeff-N8NOE
Title: Re: WeatherCat for Apple TV
Post by: xairbusdriver on February 02, 2016, 10:22:57 pm
We were given a new model for Christmas. Haven't used it enough to explore the app "Store" on yet. I'll probably just explore Screen Sharing with my iMac so I get see my web site on a larger than iPad screen! ;)
Title: Re: WeatherCat for Apple TV
Post by: N8NOE on February 02, 2016, 10:34:28 pm
We were given a new model for Christmas. Haven't used it enough to explore the app "Store" on yet. I'll probably just explore Screen Sharing with my iMac so I get see my web site on a larger than iPad screen! ;)

Not to Sound Stupid, but I'm not even sure HOW to share a screen yet....
Waiting for a USB-C cable to come in here to side load something I'd been playing with and see if it works at all..
Never been a big TV person, but kinda nice to see some APPS run in a bigger screen.
Here, a Samsung 13" flat screen.. LOL
It's as big as I can fit on top of the Radios..
Jeff-N8NOE [cold]
Title: Screen Mirroring
Post by: dfw_pilot on February 03, 2016, 12:22:44 am
Mirror your iOS device (https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204289) to an AppleTV.

Mirror your Mac's screen (https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201343) to an AppleTV.

dfw
Title: Re: WeatherCat for Apple TV
Post by: xairbusdriver on February 03, 2016, 02:46:52 am
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Never been a big TV person
Reverse the digits on your 13" screen and you'll be within a couple of inches of ours! We have a combo ventless fireplace/TV cabinet built into a corner of the "den". In the master bedroom is a 20+ year old furniture that holds the TV and the "stereo" gear that no longer functions. Also in there is at least one DVD player (I have no idea if it still functions!). Never had a "blu-ray" thingy.

Since my WC runs on a mini and my actual desktop is already crowded enough, I just access it via Screen Sharing" when I need to 'make contact' with the app. Ii's also handy when my wife asks me what she should do in some app on her MBP. I just look at her screen on mine and even move the cursor, if needed. ;)

I'll take a look at those links, Toby. But, after all, "It's a Mac, there is no step 2!"
Title: Re: WeatherCat for Apple TV
Post by: N8NOE on February 03, 2016, 12:05:59 pm
Older Pic, but about the same....
Title: Re: WeatherCat for Apple TV
Post by: Blicj11 on February 03, 2016, 02:04:08 pm
Nice man cave, Jeff.
Title: Re: WeatherCat for Apple TV
Post by: wurzelmac on December 16, 2018, 07:19:18 pm
Ok, I do not want to open a new thread for this request:

How about adding "pages" to this app? So to make more data visible on TV ... such as the webcam pic?  ::)
Title: Re: WeatherCat for Apple TV
Post by: The Grand Poohbah on December 16, 2018, 08:20:07 pm
Ok, I do not want to open a new thread for this request:

How about adding "pages" to this app? So to make more data visible on TV ... such as the webcam pic?  ::)

I'll add it to the WeatherCat for Apple TV wish list.

In the meantime, can you send me a URL for the webcam pic in case I have a moment to research the idea?
Title: Re: WeatherCat for Apple TV
Post by: wurzelmac on December 17, 2018, 05:43:13 pm
Yes, indeed:

Webcam West (https://wetter.unterwurzacher.at/webcam.jpg) - Webcam Ost (https://wetter.unterwurzacher.at/webcam_ost.jpg) - Joha Nord (https://www.johannis-huette.at/webcam/webcam.jpg) - Joha Sued (https://www.johannis-huette.at/webcam/webcam_sued.jpg)

Just pick the one you want  (or maybe all four  ;D ) - or as an idea, give the user the possibility to put in the URL of the cam she/he wants to use.

By the way, thanks for looking at my post, Grand. Much appreciated!
Cheers,
Title: Re: WeatherCat for Apple TV
Post by: wurzelmac on January 03, 2019, 08:59:39 am
Hello Grand,
just found a not so nice bug in the App: The wind gauges end at 50 km/h although both the wind gust and the wind speed is much higher, see attached screenshot. Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: WeatherCat for Apple TV
Post by: The Grand Poohbah on January 03, 2019, 06:50:04 pm
Hello Grand,
just found a not so nice bug in the App: The wind gauges end at 50 km/h although both the wind gust and the wind speed is much higher, see attached screenshot. Thanks in advance.

Got it. Thanks for reporting that.
Title: Re: WeatherCat for Apple TV
Post by: wurzelmac on September 30, 2019, 01:50:50 pm
Is there a chance that this app will get an update? Or is it dead?  :-[
Title: Re: WeatherCat for Apple TV
Post by: wurzelmac on December 02, 2019, 06:58:02 am
 :'(
Title: Re: WeatherCat for Apple TV
Post by: The Grand Poohbah on December 09, 2019, 08:57:37 pm
:'(
:'(