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Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: September 04, 2021, 09:31 PM »
I got Tray Weather, but does not compare with sWeather. The only thing in common they have is temperature in tray bar, otherwise Tray Weather's graph-like forecast is a joke, and it can't even display temperature in normal full F degrees, but always shows them with decimal points, which makes them look very strange. Also, time of the day displays in 24-hour format which is really annoying.

I have a suggestion. I understand that the creator of sWeather stopped developing it because he doesn't want to deal with API keys. Would it be possible for him to redo it in such a way so every user would have to get and enter his own API key? Then he would not need to pay for API key, and users will get their favorite weather forecast back, and if they wish, they can get free keys or paid keys.

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Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: July 21, 2021, 12:33 PM »
I mean that temperatures in my town according to Weather Bar differ with real-world ones by 5F or more, and they're always lower, according to it. It does make a difference, Weather Underground is more accurate. I noticed that before with other weather apps that are based in Europe, they always underestimate US weather :))

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Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: July 19, 2021, 09:51 PM »
WeatherBar uses OpenWeatherMap (click on Menu, bottom of page)

Looks like local temperatures there are not very accurate... the most accurate I found is Weather Underground, but it doesn't have a desktop app.

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Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: July 18, 2021, 12:37 PM »
I like my color as it is, I don't want to change it...

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Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: July 18, 2021, 04:04 AM »
Now if only they could fix the white color. They have a website where suggestions can be added, but it requires registration.

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Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: July 17, 2021, 08:55 PM »
I had been using WeatherMate for years until I discovered sWeather which is the best weather program I have ever used. When I noticed that sWeather had stopped working I came back to WeatherMate only to discover that it was no longer working either. I contacted the developer- Ravi Bhavnani, who responded that he was working on a fix. So being deprived of my two weather programs which had been for the most part reliable, I started searching for alternatives. I came upon Tray Weather, which is open source and written in C++ but not portable and without reading the description I installed it only to find out that one needed to get an API key from OpenWeatherMap. After having a look at their Privacy Policy I decided that I didn't want their key and that Tray Weather was not for me so I uninstalled it without even testing it (at first glance I saw that it was bulky, it was not portable, it was limited). After researching some other alternatives which are not even worth mentioning I concluded that for the time being there is no real good alternative to sWeather and that I would have to rely on the inconvenience of web services like wttr.in (GitHub) which at least seamingly do not abuse user privacy (if such a beast has ever existed). If sWeather adopts OpenWeatherMap API I will have to ditch it. If someone has discovered a decent alternative to sWeather I would be grateful if they share their finding. On a side note I want to mention that Yahoo is really fabulous and proverbial- it ruined, burned and destroyed all the assets it once had.

I found this tray-based weather program called Weather Bar:

https://weatherbarapp.com/

It's free and doesn't need anything else to work. The only thing I don't like about it that weather conditions there are displayed in white letters in the tray, and because of it it's almost impossible to see it in my light grey taskbar.


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Skwire Empire / Re: sWeather Stopped Working on New Year.
« on: August 25, 2019, 11:01 PM »
Thank you, I will try it.

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Skwire Empire / Re: sWeather Stopped Working on New Year.
« on: August 25, 2019, 10:46 PM »
I have Windows 7, and from to time sWeather just stops working for me - it doesn't start up with Windows, and when I try to start it manually, it simply won't open. I have to download a fresh copy from the website to make it start, and it happened to me twice already since May. What am I doing wrong?? Is it supposed to be installed in some kind of special directory? (mine installed in Program Files)

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