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April 21, 2009

Is It Raining In Your Twitterverse

by shiftyjelly

It seems that Phil has finally settled in to being married, and is coding like a mad monkey on steroids. As such we’re happy to announce the first in a long line of new things we’re going to be doing. Today we are bringing BOM Weather to Twitter, starting with each of the capital cities in Australia. We intend to post weather updates 3 times a day:

  • Morning: current temp and outlook for the day
  • Lunch Time: what to expect on your travels at lunchtime
  • Night Time: Overnight weather and forecast for the next day

We will also throw in any warnings that may have been issued by the BOM, as well as extreme weather situations. This is very much a work in progress (Phil coded it all last night!) but we intend to expand it and make it into a valuable service. We wanted to do this late last year, but have just been too busy, but we’re happy to have finally done it. Things may be a little bumpy over the next few days (because we’re kicking off the script manually) but very soon it will all be 100% automated. Best of all it’s totally free!

If you’re in a capital city, you can take advantage of this now by following one of these accounts:

pwau_adelaide, pwau_brisbane, pwau_canberra, pwau_darwin, pwau_hobart, pwau_melbourne, pwau_perth, pwau_sydney

Oh and don’t worry we haven’t forgotten about Pocket Weather AU, here are our plans for 1.4:

1.4 Plans

1.4 Plans

Comments, suggestions, feedback? Feel free to post them 🙂 (also don’t forget to follow shiftyjelly on Twitter for more frequent updates)

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