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  1. white_Shadoww's Avatar
    Strawberry Weather v1.3.36 (upcoming)

    * Now when you click the email link within the app, subject field is automatically filled with the version number, so that I can understand which version is having a problem.

    * Strawberry Theme Engine updated with bug fixes.
    07-01-2016 03:13 AM
  2. white_Shadoww's Avatar
    Strawberry Weather is running successfully. Becoming favorite of more and more people day by day. I am constantly improving it and seems the cycle will never end. 90% of the reviews I get are 5 star and a lot of praise. Some are feature suggestions and very few 4 reviews are 4 star.

    Last week WindowsCentral wrote a review of the app in an article. And SoftPedia too listed it on their website. I am very happy for the love I received!

    I have a LUMIA 520 and testing this app on it only. While I try to scale it perfectly on any phone, I don't know for real how it looks on higher resolution screen. On the PC front, it's a bit better with a laptop of 1920x1080 screen resolution. But then again, I don't know how it scales on higher resolution or lower resolution PCs.

    So, whoever here is using the app, can you please post screenshots of my app including the version number and your device? It wil help me improve it! Thanks again for all this!
    07-01-2016 03:46 AM
  3. dipayanster's Avatar
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    the forecast button is cut off and have to swipe to see it.
    lumia 640xl - v1.3.36
    07-01-2016 04:10 AM
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    the forecast button is cut off and have to swipe to see it.
    lumia 640xl - v1.3.36
    Thanks a lot, btw the people at Skymet didn't reply back to my email. I will try to contact them again! :)
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    07-01-2016 04:16 AM
  5. dipayanster's Avatar
    Thanks a lot for the follow up :)
    ibw do indian meterological dept has something that you can use?
    India Meteorological Department
    they seem to have an android app http://www.imd.gov.in/pages/android_app.php
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    07-01-2016 04:50 AM
  6. dipayanster's Avatar
    I contacted them in twitter and
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    07-01-2016 05:24 AM
  7. white_Shadoww's Avatar
    I contacted them in twitter and
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    I will contact them, but I'm afraid, I won't be able to provide with this API as it's paid service. I will contact Indian meterological department and will see if they provide an API. Thanks for doing the research.
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    07-01-2016 05:44 AM
  8. white_Shadoww's Avatar
    Strawberry Weather v 1.3.55

    * Added integration with feedback hub. If your OS supports feedback hub, you should be able to launch it right from within the app.
    * Added time format 12 hours and 24 hours for forecast time
    * Change the command bar style to minimal or compact to get more screen real estate
    * UI improvements
    07-06-2016 08:49 AM
  9. white_Shadoww's Avatar
    Strawberry Weather v1.3.81

    * Ability to make forecasts smaller!

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    * Updated live tile and lock screen weather! Now you can see the forecast right on the tile. The forecast tagged next is about 3 hours from current, later is about 6 hours and later+ is 9 hours!
    * Better forecast accuracy
    * A setting to change the bottom command bar style to minimal or compact!
    * A lot of UI improvements all over on Tablets and PCs
    * Settings screen is much less cluttered and well organized on PCs and Tablets, just like the Phone version
    * Various internal bug fixes and performance improvements!
    07-13-2016 02:31 AM
  10. RoboLam's Avatar
    This is quite nice :) well done.
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    07-13-2016 04:33 PM
  11. astondg's Avatar
    I like your app! Good work. I have two comments on features I'd like (all highly subjective)
    1. I think the idea of notifications is great but I'm only interested when weather is changing to be significantly worse. E.g. if it's cloudy now and it's going to rain in 3 hours then I'd like a notification about that BUT if it's raining now and will only be cloudy in 3 hours then I don't care. Basically 'actionable' stuff I guess, being notified only when I might have to do something (like take an umbrella). Does that make sense?
    2. Right now I have a very minimalistic start screen and it would be nice to remove the name from the tile (i.e. 'weather' at the bottom left)
    07-18-2016 12:57 AM
  12. white_Shadoww's Avatar
    I like your app! Good work. I have two comments on features I'd like (all highly subjective)
    1. I think the idea of notifications is great but I'm only interested when weather is changing to be significantly worse. E.g. if it's cloudy now and it's going to rain in 3 hours then I'd like a notification about that BUT if it's raining now and will only be cloudy in 3 hours then I don't care. Basically 'actionable' stuff I guess, being notified only when I might have to do something (like take an umbrella). Does that make sense?
    2. Right now I have a very minimalistic start screen and it would be nice to remove the name from the tile (i.e. 'weather' at the bottom left)
    Hi! Thanks for the feedback! Are you the one who mentioned this (I mean the 'weather' tag) in the store review as well?

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    I thought it looked pretty bland at the bottom of the tile without 'weather' (especially the medium tile). Also every other app has its name at the bottom left corner. 'Strawberry Weather' name doesn't fit in the medium tile, and that was the reason I put 'Weather' in there.

    My plan was to put location name in there but I don't know how to change it. Because working on tiles is difficult than working on the app itself. I wanted to have a double faced flipping tile but I;m unable to create it! Also there are not a lot of articles and documentation about it and I'm pretty new to programming. It's something I'm struggling with!

    If you wish, shall I publish an update with the name 'weather' removed?

    The idea behind those notifications was to let the user know when it's going to stop raining. So that he can plan what to do next! I guess I'll need to give a setting to adjust toast notifications!
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    07-18-2016 01:59 AM
  13. astondg's Avatar
    Thanks for replying. I was only offering some suggestions that would be nice for me, so I wouldn't make any changes based just on that. But maybe you could get some feedback on this from other users?

    I see your point about the tile looking a little bland, but I have a very minimalist home screen so I think I'm a special case. It annoys me that I Cortana has its name too :)
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    I hadn't considered the notifications for people planning what to do next. Maybe you could have a setting for the notifications, 'all' or 'bad weather' or something like that?
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    07-18-2016 06:43 AM
  14. white_Shadoww's Avatar
    Thanks for replying. I was only offering some suggestions that would be nice for me, so I wouldn't make any changes based just on that. But maybe you could get some feedback on this from other users?

    I see your point about the tile looking a little bland, but I have a very minimalist home screen so I think I'm a special case. It annoys me that I Cortana has its name too :)
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    I hadn't considered the notifications for people planning what to do next. Maybe you could have a setting for the notifications, 'all' or 'bad weather' or something like that?
    Well yes.. on your start screen, the tag weather ruins the look. Can you bear with it for a day or two and I should have an update ready with the said settings? I'll give an option for 'all' weather alerts or just 'bad conditions', and also an option to show location name on tile or disable the name 'weather'. It will require for me to learn new adaptive tiles, test various scenarios and then implement. It will take a day or two.
    07-18-2016 09:14 AM
  15. white_Shadoww's Avatar
    Thanks for replying. I was only offering some suggestions that would be nice for me, so I wouldn't make any changes based just on that. But maybe you could get some feedback on this from other users?

    I see your point about the tile looking a little bland, but I have a very minimalist home screen so I think I'm a special case. It annoys me that I Cortana has its name too :)
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    I hadn't considered the notifications for people planning what to do next. Maybe you could have a setting for the notifications, 'all' or 'bad weather' or something like that?
    Well yes.. on your Start screen, the tag weather ruins the look. Can you bear with it for a day or two and I should have an update ready with the said settings?

    I'll give an option for 'all' weather alerts or just 'bad conditions' under notification settings, and also an option to show location name on tile or disable the name 'weather'. It will require for me to learn new adaptive tiles, test various scenarios and then implement. It will take a day or two.

    BTW, very good looking Start screen!
    07-18-2016 09:15 AM
  16. white_Shadoww's Avatar
    Thanks for replying. I was only offering some suggestions that would be nice for me, so I wouldn't make any changes based just on that. But maybe you could get some feedback on this from other users?

    I see your point about the tile looking a little bland, but I have a very minimalist home screen so I think I'm a special case. It annoys me that I Cortana has its name too :)
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    I hadn't considered the notifications for people planning what to do next. Maybe you could have a setting for the notifications, 'all' or 'bad weather' or something like that?
    I have published an update. Now the tile doesn't show 'Weather' but the location name. You can disable it too if you want it blank so that it will suit the start screen of yours.

    Let me know if you like this update.

    I'll work on the notification settings tomorrow.
    07-18-2016 04:29 PM
  17. astondg's Avatar
    I have published an update. Now the tile doesn't show 'Weather' but the location name. You can disable it too if you want it blank so that it will suit the start screen of yours.

    Let me know if you like this update.

    I'll work on the notification settings tomorrow.
    Thanks! You're working fast. I'm in no rush though so take your time with the notifications. I'm a dev too and I know how long these things can take to build, it's not always as simple as it appears. I'm also fighting with live tiles to get them to do what I want. Like you say the documentation isn't always complete, I think because UWP is so new.
    07-18-2016 05:41 PM
  18. white_Shadoww's Avatar
    Thanks! You're working fast. I'm in no rush though so take your time with the notifications. I'm a dev too and I know how long these things can take to build, it's not always as simple as it appears. I'm also fighting with live tiles to get them to do what I want. Like you say the documentation isn't always complete, I think because UWP is so new.
    Hey! You are a dev! Cool! Can you tell me the publisher name so that I can check your apps?

    How did you like the new live tile? Any suggestions?
    07-18-2016 11:47 PM
  19. astondg's Avatar
    Hey! You are a dev! Cool! Can you tell me the publisher name so that I can check your apps?

    How did you like the new live tile? Any suggestions?
    The new tile is great, thanks! Looks good on my home screen.

    Aston Software is the publisher.
    07-19-2016 05:34 AM
  20. white_Shadoww's Avatar
    The new tile is great, thanks! Looks good on my home screen.

    Aston Software is the publisher.
    Hi. Literal moments is a cool app! Nice work!

    Btw I've published an update that allows text wrapping on the medium tile to make better use of space. It would look better on your Start screen now.
    07-19-2016 04:38 PM
  21. jerreldulay's Avatar
    Yeah that looks great! I'll grab it
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    07-20-2016 12:09 AM
  22. white_Shadoww's Avatar
    Strawberry Weather v1.4.12

    * The live tile now shows city name instead of 'Weather' tag and is more beautiful now.

    * New large tile for PCs and Tablets.

    * Customizable live tiles - Choose whether to show current details like wind and humidity or next hour forecast along with current condition and temperature on live tiles.

    * Customizable lock screen status - Just like live tiles, choose whether to display accompanying message to the current condition ex. "You need an umbrella" or just show wind and humidity on the lock screen.

    * Smart notifications - Notifications are less annoying now, thanks to 'Smart Notifications'. With smart notifications turned on, you will get a notification if it's going to rain next. We won't show any notification unless precipitation increases or decreases or rain stops fully. So you won't get annoying notifications.
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    07-28-2016 05:50 AM
  23. jmerrey's Avatar
    One suggestion on the Win 10 (non-mobile) version: have the forecast replace the recent places section, or possibly a toggle to chose one or the other as the default view. I think a forecast view would be more important on a computer (that doesn't move too much) as opposed to the recent places view.

    Great work btw, it has become my default weather app:)
    07-28-2016 10:15 AM
  24. white_Shadoww's Avatar
    One suggestion on the Win 10 (non-mobile) version: have the forecast replace the recent places section, or possibly a toggle to chose one or the other as the default view. I think a forecast view would be more important on a computer (that doesn't move too much) as opposed to the recent places view.

    Great work btw, it has become my default weather app:)
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    How about this? I'm working on this right now!
    07-28-2016 10:20 AM
  25. white_Shadoww's Avatar
    When Strawberry Weather launched first, it didn't have the forecast functionality at all, because I didn't even know how to split up the forecast day-wise. This is why the current UI! :p

    I'm working on an internal build, where I'm experimenting the option to launch forecast directly. I'm just testing it thoroughly, finding bugs that break current functionality. One bug can ruin the reputation real bad. But you will have that option very soon. Thanks that you took the time to give the feedback and it's good to know that this is your default app now! A lot of surprises ahead!
    07-28-2016 10:27 AM
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