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Cellular weather forecaster

All of us are sometimes drawn to the bosom of nature - to rest far away from civilization, to breathe fresh atmosphere, to taste lavish shish kebab, to fish also to sit in the evening with friends near a warm fire, enjoying the crackling of logs also with the starry sky. In a word, romanticism, the fragility of which adds to the vagaries of nature. And meanwhile, it's quite easy to find out about the future weather misunderstandings, to the sample, with the help of that blah blah of the mobile phone.


There are several approaches to the solution of this problem. The most ingenious one is to use the services of the WAP protocol. as you know, all mobile operators on their WAP-portals provide information about weather conditions, but it will be more optimal in this case to resort to service from We type in the browser address also get a summary of the weather (temperature, pressure, speed, wind speed, cloudiness, precipitation and thunderstorms) for three days ahead.

Geography coverage of the service is impressive, therefore, in order not to suffer in search of a native city, it is better to bookmark a bookmark in the WAP-browser in the following way:*****.wml, where under asterisk there is a five-digit code fortress (it is allowed to determine here). For example, the Voronezh index is 34122, but Moscow - 27612.


One more, more progressive approach is the Java weather forecaster. There are also several options.

You can use a midlet called Weather Report (10 kb), which uses information from the already mentioned server The developer of this utility has acted quite simply: the program just displays the web-informer of the selected city on the phone's display. The solution is elementary, it is also impossible to know the weather forecast for several days ahead.

Another domestic J2ME-development MobiWeather is available from the known Nikolai Klimchuk. The MobiWeather application uses for its work METAR / TAF-reports1 of the world meteorological network, decodes them also forms in a view-adapted form. Look at the interface of the program (screenshots are taken from the developer's site):

At the user's service the most timely and reliable information about the weather is available, including information on humidity, wind force, visibility, cloudiness and precipitation. In the midlet initially coordinates of the order of two hundred cities are added, but nothing prevents from making their own. Naturally, the proposed product of this level can not exist in any way free, and there are eight US dollars.


1. In particular, similar METAR (METeorological Aerodrome Report) code forms also TAF (Terminal Aerodrome Forecast) are used throughout the aviation industry. You can look at similar airport reports, for example, here.