Weather app icon updated?

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  1. dazed macrumors 6502a

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    In IOS 6, Does the weather icon on the home screen show the correct temp now or has that not changed?
     
  2. irDigital0l Guest

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    Still 73 degree, no live icon....yet.

    Which sucks.
     
  3. dazed thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That sucks for sure. Can't believe they haven't updated this functionality. Are they worried about copying the MS live tiles?


    They seem to be putting a lot of fluff in this release.
     
  4. *Calypso*, Jun 23, 2012
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    A live icon would be nice, but I understand why they don't do it, as this would require both internet connection and location service (GPS) on the homescreen, which would drain your battery quickly and give you false information when there's no connection.

    If they do it, they should push the weather to the phone and probably work on some general technique to determine location changes without constantly using GPS, for instance activate GPS for just a second whenever the gyroscope sensor detects significant movement (walking, driving). This would also make geofencing more energy-efficient.
     
  5. Julien macrumors G3

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    On a side note: Does the Clock show the time?
     
  6. iBreatheApple macrumors 68020

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    Nope. 10:15 on the nose.
     
  7. moveteam macrumors member

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    Well.. Notification center does include a weather widget. Apple could simply update the icon whenever a user pulls the notifications tray down.

    It's not a huge deal, but could have been a nice touch.
     
  8. Julien macrumors G3

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    Seems Apple would do this before weather since it doesn't require any external info.:eek:
     
  9. iBreatheApple macrumors 68020

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    Weird, it's currently showing the right time!? Any other time of the day that I've checked it's been wrong!?
     
  10. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    I want your magical build :D
    Only 10:15 for me. Correct twice a day.
     
  11. 8a22a macrumors 6502a

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    The Celsius app does that by using a badge number for the temperature.
     
  12. Hexiii macrumors 65816

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    It doesn't show the current temperature? It does for me, or there's always 23°C in Prague. :)
     
  13. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    Funny how it shows 1115 as your timestamp...
     
  14. TwoBytes macrumors 68020

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    they should get rid of the weather app and just have the notification centre that you can click for more info.
     
  15. iBreatheApple macrumors 68020

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    Not all of us live on the East Coast. :rolleyes:
     

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  16. RotaryP7 macrumors 6502a

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    If you JB, there an app that lets you do that. It doesn't drain battery life. I didn't notice any drain issues when I was jailbroken. I had it set to update every hour.

    WeatherIcon is the app. Apple should get the idea from that app. Worked great.
     
  17. John Adams macrumors regular

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    So, then give us the CHOICE to turn that function on and off and lot us decide if we want to use the extra battery. Choice, what a concept.
     
  18. steve-p macrumors 68000

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    For the purposes of most people though, it if only updated once an hour it would be something. I use an app which does this already (Weather Live) and it shows the temperature constantly using a badge on the app icon. I don't know how often it updates, maybe every couple of hours, but it doesn't seem to impact battery life.
     
  19. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020

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    You are joking, right? :eek:
    There would be absolutely no need to reload every second the weather information. Once every few hours would be enough. And using the gps to determine the position once in a few hours will most certainly not drain anything. You could even be given the choice for the frequency of the updates.

    The same applies to the clock. A live icon would in no way drain anything.
     
  20. viewfly macrumors 65816

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    Seems to me that if you are willing for the temperature to display incorrectly for a few hours, until refreshed, you can just as easily pull down the notification bar to read the temperature!
     
  21. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020

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    You are kidding too, I hope.
    Weather information contains short time forecast, which includes temperature for different hours of the day. Updating this data every few hours, or at user preference, would not drain anything.
     
  22. viewfly macrumors 65816

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    Nothing to do with the battery!

    Just mean that having the app display the wrong temperature for a few hours seems silly. Just pull down the notification bar.

    Seems lazy
     
  23. iapplelove macrumors 68040

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    I have been using that same app,it's fantastic
     
  24. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    Isn't Florida on the east coast?
     
  25. iBreatheApple macrumors 68020

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    Not much of the Panhandle including Pensacola Beach. ;)
     

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