app idea

Aug. 30th, 2013 06:15 pm
deird1: Aeryn holding a baby and shooting a gun, with text "working mother" (Aeryn working mother and baby)
[personal profile] deird1
I want an app for my iPad.

It will be called "Weather Watcher", and will know my location. If it's about to rain in the next five minutes, it will send me an alert, letting me know that I should get all the washing in from the line.

*has wet washing, and a certain degree of frustration*

Date: 2013-08-30 08:25 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Oh no! How dreadful!

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Date: 2013-08-30 09:06 am (UTC)
vass: A sepia-toned line-drawing of a man in naval uniform dancing a hornpipe, his crotch prominent (Default)
From: [personal profile] vass
I think that could be done. If you have any friends who already have an iOS development environment (which I do not, because it's too bloody expensive) and feel like tinkering, you should ask them.

Only I think you couldn't get a 5 minute warning, it'd have to be 10 minutes: that's how often the BOM updates its rain radar. And it wouldn't be totally accurate or reliable either. But better than nothing.

Date: 2013-08-30 09:54 am (UTC)
trouble: Sketch of Hermoine from Harry Potter with "Bookworms will rule the world (after we finish the background reading)" on it (Default)
From: [personal profile] trouble
I think you can set something like that up with a mobile phone and ittt. Here are some recipes that might have that.

Date: 2013-08-30 10:04 am (UTC)
juliet316: (Charmed: Sisterly comfort)
From: [personal profile] juliet316
*wince* Been there done that.

Worse is the 'unexpected thunderstorm that happens while the car windows are down.'

Date: 2013-09-01 02:59 pm (UTC)
frayadjacent: Buffy smirking over Giles with quarterstaff (Default)
From: [personal profile] frayadjacent
I spent way too much time yesterday thinking about this and how well it might work, particularly on the weather data side. (I don't know about mobile app development.) It would mostly depend on the quality of the weather radar, but it seems doable!


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