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Cell forecaster

All of us are sometimes drawn to the bosom of nature - to relax far from civilization, to breathe in the fresh atmosphere, to taste the tasty shashlik, to fish and to sit in the evening with friends near the warm fire, enjoying the crackling of the logs and the starry sky. In short, the romance, the fragility of which add the vagaries of nature. In the meantime, finding out about future weather misunderstandings is quite simple, for example, with the help of that blah of a mobile phone.


There are several approaches to solving this problem. The most simple-minded 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 in this case it will be more optimal to resort to support the service from We type in the browser address also get a weather report (temperature, pressure, speed and wind rate, cloudiness, precipitation and thunderstorms) for three days in advance.

The geography of the coverage of the service impressive, therefore, in order not to suffer in any way in search of his native city, it is better to add a bookmark of the following form to a WAP browser in advance:******, where in the asterisks is a five-digit code fortress (it is allowed to determine it here). For example, the index of Voronezh is equal to 34122, but Moscow - 27612.


Another more progressive approach is the Java forecaster. There are also several options.

You can use the midlet called Weather Report (10 KB), which uses information from the already mentioned server The developer of this utility is very simple: the program just displays the web-based informer of the selected city on the phone’s display. The decision is elementary, it is also impossible to know the weather forecast for several days ahead.

Another domestic J2ME development by MobiWeather from Nikolay Klimchuk known to us is available. The MobiWeather application uses METAR / TAF reports1 of the world meteorological network for its work, decodes them and forms them into a viewable form. Take a look at the program interface (screenshots are taken from the developer’s site):

The most up-to-date and reliable weather information is available to the user’s services, including information on humidity, wind force, visibility, cloudiness and precipitation. The coordinates of the order of two hundred cities were initially added to the midlet, but nothing prevents you from making your own. Naturally, the proposed product of this level can not exist in any way gratuitous and also costs eight US dollars.


1. In particular, such METAR (METeorological Aerodrome Report) code forms and TAFs (Terminal Aerodrome Forecast) are used throughout the aviation industry. You can look at similar reports of airports, for example, here.