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I'm helping Nathan Parker expand the WeatherBug Backyard Weather network. 2012 alot of changes are being planned and Nathan wants ideas. I know my previous post didn't see much action but can we get some ideas I can share with Nathan? I'm shure many of us are are part of WeatherBugs PWS "backyard weather" network just the same as we are with Wunderground. As contributers we probably have ideas on improving the backyard network and Nathan wants ideas so imput is well appriciated.
Also I'l try to get Nathan to join WXforum so we have support from WeatherBug.
it been an waste of time with Nathan. Every couple of months he has "an new idea" and nothing ever happens. if you take time and go thru the 40 or so groups he has now you find that no one goes past the main blog page. On some of the groups no one has posted on them for over 2-3 years. I find weather bug lacks both leadership an direction and is there just to take your money. The backyard stations are just an gimmick to get people there to buy their product. So what ever ideas that are given they seem to just fall in the bit bucket or for us old timer the round file.
Nathan's always helped me. He cares. You have to know this, WeatherBug is like any major weather service, changes aren't easy or cheap. I can assure you Nathan is listening but probably want to accumulate more ideas before anything can be done. And WeatherBug isn't trying to sell you anything. You buy stations anyware. You can get free software like Cumulus or WUHU to send data to them. Membership is free. I don't know where the whole money gimmick or buy their product deal came from but I've always found them to be great. Sorry you had a bad experience but I've been happy with them.
Sounds like a set of lively discussions are in the offing ..
wxbugnathan has joined the forum and we look forward to the discourse.
My sole experience with WXbug was almost 10 years ago when I was first starting the station. At that time, there was no VirtualVP, so I could either run WeatherLink (the first software for the DavisVP+ I ran, and still run) or WXbug, since only one could have the serial port for the Davis console. At that time, I chose to use WeatherLink since it had the weather-tags functions so I could put up a website, and WXbug could show me the data, but not let me publish.
Things may have changed substantially over the years. I know with the advent of VirtualVP, I now run 6 software packages on my Davis, but I'm kinda strange that way (also helps me develop template software for weather websites).
From my standpoint, I prefer weather software with lots of weather-tags available for processing in your own webpages, and the ability to upload to a variety of data ingress sites (CWOP, WeatherUnderground, WeatherForYou, etc).
I like the weatherbug desktop, and use the mobile version frequently...I am very annoyed that I can not use it to access my backyard station data. That function has been broken for quite a while.
I would like for users to have the ability to view a map of all the stations (personal and professional) to select the one they want to have as their default. If that station is down for some reason, then it would automatically switch to the next closest station. Perhaps wxbug can just pull data from CWOP to get a larger pool of stations.
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