I’ve released the project I created to parse station details from aviationweather.gov to github. The library is written in C# .NET version 4.5.2. It should be easy to port it over to an earlier version of .NET or even .NET Core if needed. Feel free to take a look and make some pull requests if you have bug fixes or new features. Any new feature must have Unit tests defined to validate functionality. As I make updates I’ll post them to the github site for anyone to use.
Release 2.4.6 was pushed out a week ago that fixed an issue with Android releases 4.2.2 – 4.4.1 where the app would launch but adding stations didn’t function.
Version 2.3.0 of Weather Pilot for Android has been released. This update adds viewing of the previous six hours of METAR data for a station to the main view. Click on METAR History under the station weather box to see the history. To get back to the main view that shows both the latest METAR and TAF click on Current. An additional menu was also added that will serve as the application menu for things like Settings in the future. For now it provides a link to the About page for the application that lets users know the current version of the application they are running and how to contact me with support questions.
Android users of Weather Pilot experienced an issue last week where METAR and TAF data was not showing in the app. The issue has since been resolved with a new version of the app getting released. Version 2.0.1 of the app is currently active in the Play Store and should fix the issue. Since this version of the app was a complete rewrite not all features are the same in this latest release. Currently a link to the map view of the weather station is not available but will be made available in an upcoming release. One new feature is the ability to save favorite stations for quick retrieval in the Add Station window.
I am sorry for any inconvenience the recent outage may have caused. With this latest release I have plans to add new features to make the app even more functional to pilots, meteorologists, and weather enthusiasts alike.
I am aware of the issue with Weather Pilot not retrieving METAR and TAF data. Will be working on a fix for the problem this weekend. Sorry for any problems this may be causing you.
If you haven’t received a notification from BlackBerry World take a look now because Weather Pilot 10 for BlackBerry has been updated to version 220.127.116.11.
Change log for version 18.104.22.168
– Added ability to launch Location Settings page when finding stations nearby but Location service is disabled
– Fixed bug where location wouldn’t be retrieved after service was enabled
– Updated advertising service
– Simplified the tutorial by removing the Close button and leaving only the Dismiss button
Hope you were able to go ad free over the last two weeks as the sale has officially ended.
For the next two weeks the in app purchase to go ad free in Weather Pilot has been reduced by 50%! Get it before the price goes back up.
Just wanted to let everyone know that Weather Pilot is still alive and well. Had another addition to the family this spring so my free time has been extremely limited but am now getting back into the swing of things. My focus is bringing the Android version of Weather Pilot up to the same feature level as BlackBerry 10. No timeline yet but I’m working on it! Thank you all for the support!
With the announcement today from BlackBerry about OS 10 being actively worked on for the foreseeable future I will be continuing to update Weather Pilot 10 for BlackBerry. Additionally, I will be focusing more of my time on Android Weather Pilot since it hasn’t had a major update in over two years. Once the Android version is updated to include the latest features that are available on BlackBerry the two will be maintained in sync.
I appreciate your continued support and great feedback. As always if you come across any issues let me know so I can address them. Otherwise, I hope you continue to find that Weather Pilot meets your needs for TAF and METAR data.