Weather Updated in menu

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dagomike, Jul 5, 2007.

  1. dagomike macrumors 65816

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    My weather icon doesn't update. If it works with the calendar, why not the weather? It's going to February, -10 degrees and snowing, and I'm going to see sunny and 73? That doesn't seem right...
     
  2. ZBoater macrumors G3

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  3. badtzmaru macrumors 6502

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    yeah i always thought it was odd the icon doesnt change...
     
  4. itsallinurhead macrumors 6502

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    Does anyone else have the problem with their weather failing to update the first time?
     
  5. Roy Hobbs macrumors 68000

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    Do you really want your phone updating the weather icon each and everytime you go to the Home Screen??

    Seems like that would be a drain on the battery to update the weather widget to get the temp just to update the icon.

    The system date for the Calendar icon is another story
     
  6. dagomike thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It updates the mail count without opening mail. No reason it can't do the same for weather once an hour.
     
  7. oogje macrumors regular

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    I hope it doesn't update the mail count without me doing it manually as I have it set. Or that would mean I'm downloading over the EDGE network here in the Netherlands at $.02/KB every time I click the home button when I'm not connected to WiFi.
     
  8. switchy macrumors member

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    To the mail/netherlands guy: It's an option you can set, for mail polling.

    To all of the rest of the people:

    This is an excellent feature. Well. Would be. For those that don't want any of these dynamic features for whatever reason, why not just include an option to shut them off?

    For all novelty, it should ALWAYS display sunny for people in Philedelphia
     
  9. dagomike thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It certainly does. I have it set to check my mail every 15 minutes. It will even chirp at me for new mail if I want it to. Note that the iPhone plans have unlimited bandwidth and there is a setting to turn it off.
     
  10. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000

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    All that has to do is notify that there is mail in your mailbox through push which uses VERY little battery.

    Calender is all done local.

    Temp would have to log in pull your data and update. That would drain battery. It would be a nice option but think the cost of the battery would be too much.
     
  11. switchy macrumors member

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    Or. You could just use the last forecast you received. Say you updated your forecast 3 days ago. If you didn't update it again today, it would show what it knew today was going to be like, 3 days ago.

    Basically, it would go off of whatever data it had, until you manually updated.
     
  12. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000

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    That would be fine but then again would be pointless after a few hours unless you go back into the app to update.
     
  13. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    Seems to me the best plan would be to have the icon autoupdate once early every morning with the day's forecast. That way you could wake up and know roughly what the forecast is. Then if you checked the weather widget later that day, it would update. If not, it would stay with the daily update.
     
  14. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000

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    Maybe numbers with Highs and Lows for the day. Weather icon with the days forecast.

    Realtime given through the app.
     
  15. dagomike thread starter macrumors 65816

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    There's no push. It's going out and downloading the mail. I'm always reading email in my inbox when I don't have Edge or Wifi access.
     
  16. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000

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    Odd. Maybe I need to pay more attention but was pretty sure I have been prompted to download more of the message. Have to do some testing.
     
  17. dagomike thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well, I'm using IMAP and have since verified it. In the bathroom at work, I get no service at all. I hadn't touched the phone at all, and brought it up in there. I had a few new email and could open every one, even though I had no network access for anything else. POP might be different. Just my point is that I think there is considerable periodical traffic going out already, so why not weather too...
     
  18. DiamondMac macrumors 68040

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    Without any doubt, YES

    Would even love a radar :D :apple: :apple: :apple:
     
  19. skubish macrumors 68030

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    It certainly is unless you change the settings.
     
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  21. dagomike thread starter macrumors 65816

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    and it doesn't need to check every time you hot the home button .
    could just go timed like mail. I sat every hour would be cool.
     
  22. dadsp33k macrumors regular

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    i'm guessing you want the clock icon to be accurate too? lol
     
  23. cjandnw macrumors 6502

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    I've been drinkin...
    Should the safari icon show the last webpage...and the photos icon show your favorite pinkynail...oh...oh and the calculator could say boobs if you hold the iphone upside down
     
  24. dadsp33k macrumors regular

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    maybe the youtube icon could continually play that barbie girl vid.
     
  25. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    I LOL'd. :D

    58008 FTW!
     

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