RadarLove! 0.2beta is now Avail!

RadarLove is a simple Radar image engine.  it pulls all the image data from the National Weather Service RIDGE system, including most of the overlays.   Here are some screen shots (click for full size picture):

screen07     screen06

Radar2     RadarSettings

RadarView     screen02

A few pointers:

That’s it for now.  Please, if you like and use this, please consider a donation.  However small, every little bit keeps me motivated, and helps pay the web fees.  

RadarLove! .02beta
(Requires .NET Framework 3.5)

(old version) RadarLove! .01beta

This software is released under our Donationware License.  It is free to use, but donations are incouraged!  Read the full License Here.

44 Responses to “RadarLove! 0.2beta is now Avail!”

  1. sammy066 - May 12th, 2009

    Tanks

  2. michael - May 12th, 2009

    coool

  3. ajay - May 12th, 2009

    ?

  4. Mike - May 13th, 2009

    Great Thanks, but still sometimes get error when trying to Loop Radar. Is there a way to change the colors of the image date and time at the bottom, it kind of blends in alittle to much. Thanks

  5. Jeff Hickey - May 13th, 2009

    Hello.

    This would be a great program to have when out on the boat. However, when I try to run it, it tells me I don’t have the correct version of .NET Compact Framework. What version is required?

    Thanks.

    Jeff

  6. tim - May 14th, 2009

    error when trying to access settings..

  7. george - May 15th, 2009

    wonderful idea,seems excelent

  8. delawaresace - May 16th, 2009

    great app. two things,
    1. my time seems to be off by an hour(says 6:30 when it’s 7:30)
    2. my city isn’t on the map. don’t know if this is actually something you can adjust. i live in Wilmington, DE its hard to find when not labeled on the map. thanks

  9. mgudenka - May 19th, 2009

    Mike–Ya, it’s weird, works fine on an emulator, but I get some errors too from time to time when looping. I will work on it.

    Jeff–It needs .NET Framwork 3.5 in order to work. Here is a link to it: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=E3821449-3C6B-42F1-9FD9-0041345B3385&displaylang=en

    Tim– can you give me more info?

    delawareace- that is weird, the time is pulled from the NWS, so I wonder….wait, I need to look to see if I took timezones from system settings, or just put in central time. I will let you know. As far as cities go, goto http://www.weather.gov and then click down to your city. Then look at their radar and see if the town in on there. This is where I get the city info, so no I can’t add it at this time. I am looking at a goole map solution that will be much more reliable than the current provider, then all cities would show up!

  10. Michael - June 16th, 2009

    I really like Radarlove, I was just curious if it would be possible to have GPS included or possible alerts. Not necessary, just curious.

  11. Bill - June 30th, 2009

    I am having the same problen with the time being off by one hour. This is a great program.

  12. Josepj - June 30th, 2009

    Is Canadian Maps offered

  13. abdalla - July 2nd, 2009

    gooooood

  14. Bill - July 4th, 2009

    Thanks for the great application! Any chance of incorporating vis/ir satellite data in the future?

  15. wagonis - July 10th, 2009

    I installed this but I keep getting an error syaing I need to reload the radar image. When I go to settings I get booted out back to my home page. I am running this on a WinMo 6.1 HTC Titan on the MetroPCS carrier. Any idea?

  16. Gudy - July 10th, 2009

    Bill- Yes, great Idea!!

    Wagonis–I know exactly what the problem is–your running it on a titan! I too have one, and the memory on it sucks! RadarLove needs at least 15MB free to run properly. try a soft reset, close out anything that you can, then run RadarLove. Sorry for the bad news

    Others–I have gotten some responses via email, and on here about an exception error. You must install .NET Framework 3.5 for this program to work. If you are running Windows 6.1 or older, you need to install it. There is a link that I posted in the comment above.

    Thanks! Gudy

  17. wagonis - July 10th, 2009

    Gudy, thanks for clarifying that, unfortunately I usually only have about 14MB of free RAM at any given time with my SPB Shell 3.0 running. Oh well, thanks anyway, I’ll keep the cab file on the side for when I upgrade to another phone.

  18. Andrew - July 10th, 2009

    You need to fix the encoding settings on your web server so that it sends the CAB as the proper binary format. When I access it directly from my phone I get the binary data as a ASCII in my browser window.

    Cheers!

  19. Gudy - July 10th, 2009

    Andrew– I just tested it on Pocket IE in an emulator, works fine. You are the first to say anything about this. Also, since it is just a file sitting on the server, it just returns it however it is asked for it. In other words, I think it might be a setting in your browser. What Browser are you using btw? If you have multiple browsers, try a different one and see if you get the same results.

    Thanks

  20. mkj - July 10th, 2009

    First of all, thanks! This is a neat little app!

    I saw the same thing that Andrew did in PIE on a Fuze running winmo 6.1. I put the CAB on a server I run that serves files ending in “.cab” as application/octet-stream and it worked correctly. (If you have a mime.types file, make sure that the application/octet-stream entry includes “CAB”.)

    I noticed that if I try to set the location while RadarLove is still loading images, I often get a stack trace. This was easiest to reproduce on initial start; it seems to be harder to reproduce after having set my location and loaded all the overlays and radar data.

    This is my best attempt to type in the entire contents of the traceback:

    RadarLove.exe
    NullReferenceExecption

    at System.Drawing.Graphics.DrawImage(Image image, Int32 x, Int32 y)
    at RadarLove.Form1.MyPaint()
    at RadarLove.Form1.ShowStatus(String input)
    at RadarLove.Form1.reloadALL(Boolean FromWeb)
    at RadarLove.Form1.menuItem6_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e)
    at System.Windows.Forms.MenuItem.OnClick(EventArgs e)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Menu.ProcessMnuProc(Control ctlThis, WM wm, Int32 wParam, Int32 IParam)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Form.WnProc(WM wm, Int32 wParam, Int32 IParam)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Control._InternalWnProc(WM wm, Int32 wParam, Int32 IParam)
    at Microsoft.AGL.Forms.EVL.Yield()
    at RadarLove.Form1.ShowStatus(String input)
    at RadarLove.Form1.reloadALL(Boiolean FromWeb)
    at RadarLove.Form1.menuItem6_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e)
    at System.Windows.Forms.MenuItem.OnClick(EventArgs e)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Menu.ProcessMnuProc(Control ctlThis, WM wm, Int32 wParam, Int32 IParam)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Form.WnProc(WM wm, Int32 wParam, Int32 IParam)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Control._InternalWnProc(WM wm, Int32 wParam, Int32 IParam)
    at Microsoft.AGL.Forms.EVL.EnterMainLoop(IntPtr hwnMain)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Application.run(Form fm)
    at RadarLove.Program.Main()

    Hope that helps…

  21. mgudenka - July 10th, 2009

    thanks mkj, I wonder if the uppercase is the issue, I will look at the mime types.

    Ya, I have had that happen, if it is in the middle of a DL, it might blow up since I multithreaded it. I will what I can do.

    Thanks again

    Gudy

  22. dotheweb - July 10th, 2009

    Nice work on the program. Thanks for sharing with all!

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  25. David - July 13th, 2009

    NWS site San Juan PR would be useful too.

  26. Bassman - July 15th, 2009

    Very useful little thing!

  27. mkj - July 16th, 2009

    I’ve seen one other error that I can’t reproduce on demand; it happened once and I didn’t know early enough to capture the right information to be more specific. I got a network error (some failure to connect to the NWS servers, I assumed) and after closing that error message box, RadarLove didn’t seem to start. It wasn’t showing in the task list, but I couldn’t start it either. It stayed in that state until after I rebooted the phone. Sorry I can’t be more specific; if I see it again I’ll try to collect better information.

    Again, nice work!

  28. dennis - July 19th, 2009

    are there any non amereican radar images downloadable???

  29. Bill Berry - July 20th, 2009

    I’m an ex-weather forecaster with the Air Force. All weather radar sites including Puerto Rico, Guam, Guantanamo Bay, Virgin Islands are available via http://www.weather.gov. When everybody looks at the ICAOs (city codes) don’t be alarmed with they make no sense to you, for example FFC or KFFC is Atlanta. Unless you’re from the area you’re not going to know that FFC means Peachtree City-Falcon Field unless you’re a pilot or work on an airfield/airport. All weather data originates from the National Weather Service, not the Weather Channel, Weather Underground, Accu-Weather, etc. Their service is not to be underestimated, they provide an excellent service and the means to disseminate weather data to everybody. The National Weather Service not these organizations are directly responsible for issuing weather watches & warnings. These providers simply disseminate those watches & warnings. In addition to the NWS, NOAA – NWS “parent”, US Air Force & Navy are responsible for the government data. There are numerouso other sources which include television stations, private meteorological services, universities and radar builders.

  30. mgudenka - July 21st, 2009

    Bill- Fantastic writeup! The amount of data that comes out of the NWS is unreal. The ICAOs are confusing to most, and I am working on a system to enter in a zip code (and possibly use GPS) to make it easier for people to pick the radar station they want.

    Thanks again for the writeup, I hope it clears some things up for people.

    Gudy

  31. John - August 4th, 2009

    Would love to see a version for BJII!

  32. John - September 5th, 2009

    Wish it worked for Blackjack II! :-(

  33. Wayne Orwig - October 12th, 2009

    Is this project still alive?
    This is almost exactly what I’m needing, but it falls just short, so I continue to use my old weather software.

    What I am looking for is something that will read the GPS and update the radar map automatically. Maybe every 15 minute to 1/2 hour. Then I can use it on my motorcycle and not need to look for an update button or anything like that. I run my PDA off of external power, so letting it run is not an issue, but poking buttons it.

    Adding a simple timer would take this from just another radar display, to being the answer to what I’m looking for.

    Of course, if automatic updates are already in there, I can’t find then.

    Plus, a zoom in/out button on the screen would be a plus also.

    Thanks.

  34. Gudy - October 13th, 2009

    Wayne–Yes, this project is still alive. Feedback on the new version has been little to none, thanks for the feedback. I can add an update timer w/gps in the next release. It will be a while, I need to get some other projects updated before coming back to this one, but great suggestions.

    Gudy

  35. Jeff - October 24th, 2009

    How do you load and run the .xml file in the cab???

  36. Gudy - October 26th, 2009

    The cab file is an installation cab, you should not be opening the cab at all. Windows Mobile 6 is required for this program to fully function.

    Thanks

    Gudy

  37. David - December 7th, 2009

    Great program, but I cannot get the Menu/Settings/View options to work. I live in an area with a number of rivers and with the display of rivers turned on it is hard to distinguish between the blue of the rivers and the blue of the radar. Unchecking the box at Menu/Setting/View then clicking “OK” causes the graphics to be recreated, but the view option change is ignored. I always get Topography, etc. enabled. No matter what I deselect, everything is displayed and upon visiting the Menu/Settings/View page everything is selected. It is like the change is never saved.

  38. Tom - January 8th, 2010

    Gudy,
    Thanks for a great App. Tried GPS Enabled Weather Radar but could never get it to work. This started first time and went directly to zip entered. Will give more feedback later.

    Tom

  39. Will - June 12th, 2010

    Great App! I also tried using GPS Enabled Weather Radar and it would not work. I installed RadarLove and it works perfect and is fast enough for me :)

  40. Mica Halberg - December 21st, 2010

    I don’t always agree with your posts, but this was dead on, way to go!

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  42. trevor - July 21st, 2013

    Any support for this or is it dead?

  43. Gudy - October 17th, 2013

    dead. will only work on really old windows PDAs. IF you want the source, I will release it.

  44. win mo fan - April 8th, 2017

    Is the source available for this? We still use windows pda’s for survey work and would love to keep this alive and running on our devices.

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