Over the past few weeks I have been hard at work on MenuWeather 4.0. Early this week I agreed on terms with CustomWeather for premium weather data in MenuWeather. What does this mean exactly? Well, in the past MenuWeather has relied on free (buggy) API’s for requesting its weather data. This led to slow refresh times, and unexpected changes in the ways that these free API’s report their data. Another downside of using free weather API’s is the lack of available information. Right now, MenuWeather only gives you a short daily forecast and current conditions. My deal with CustomWeather gives me access to so much more. Basically every piece of weather data that you would ever need or want in a weather application.
As for a release date for version 4.0, there isn’t one. All I can say is that it will be done before the end of the summer. 4.0 is going to be a 100% rewrite of the application. That means I’m pretty much starting from scratch. What does this mean for you? MenuWeather 4.0 will be so much faster than the presently available version. It will also be much more lightweight (i.e. less memory usage).
That’s all for now. Time to get back to writing some code!