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neophyte




msg:1542228
 10:09 am on Feb 9, 2005 (gmt 0)


Hi All -

I've got a client in the Philippines who owns a resort. He wants to have a weather feed on his home page and asked if I could make this happen.

By weather feed, he wants a graphic of a sun to show up (if it's sunny), plus the current temperature to be displayed.

I've seen this kind of thing on other sites, but don't know how it works. I've done a bit of research before posting this question and I guess the technology comes under the category of an RSS feed - which makes me feel immedately out of my depth!

I did find one site that will give you conentental US weather feeds for a price, but I need one for the Olongapo Area of the PHilippines.

Can anyone guide me on this issue, and also if there are any feeds I can pull for free? Or is this kind of thing a "pay for" service?

Neophyte

 

Sanenet




msg:1542229
 10:47 am on Feb 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

weather.com allows you to put (for free) a little box on your site that displays the current weather conditions in that city. Go to "Tools for your website" and follow the instructions (it's just copy paste from their wizard).

Anything more advanced would normally be a "pay for" solution, unless you nick the images from somewhere using a daily script- ah hem!

neophyte




msg:1542230
 1:46 am on Feb 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the info Sanenet.

Went to my client with this and he said "nahhh. That says The Weather Channel on it." I said, "Yeah, but it's free". He said, "well, maybe I can pay for this kind of service. How much would it cost?"

Okay, so now he "might" want to pay for it. Anyone know of a "pay-for" weather feed. I saw that Weather Channel has this option via their Intellicast affiliate, but I'd like to get different pricing options for this guy.

Also, NOW he's interested in putting the local time on his site. Would this be a feed as well, or could this be done by some kind of php scripting.

Thanks to all in advance.

eurotrash




msg:1542231
 5:02 pm on Feb 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

There is a site called [RSSweather.com...] . They only do the US at the moment but I notice they also have GUAM and all the areas in GUAM. It is possible that they may be able to help you - definitely worth an email.

ALSO: had to edit this post cos I just noticed that I've reached my century posting. Congrats to me thankyou thankyou thankyou - eurotrash has now left the building

[edited by: werty at 11:58 pm (utc) on Feb. 10, 2005]
[edit reason] Fixed the URL [/edit]

werty




msg:1542232
 12:03 am on Feb 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

Eurotrash, it seems as though they have added the entire worlds weather to their site. Cool find.

neophyte




msg:1542233
 12:58 am on Feb 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

eurotrash -

That's perfect! thank you so very much!

Neophyte

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