Weather Display and RSS Feeds

I’ve been using RSS feeds for a few sites and wondered if anything similar is available for Weather Display?

Something along the lines of a feed which would scroll the current conditions in an rss viewer.

Steve

Steve,
These aren’t XML feeds but Weather Display has the client viewer, SVG viewer, and the newest Weather Display live that all read a feed called clientraw.txt.

actually, you could, possible, since WD does have the ablity to make xml feeds, create an RSS feed… I have never hand made one, so I don’t know what goes into one, but I think, that as a forum, we might be able to do something :lol:

maybe just by using a custom file?
i.e wxlocal2.html, and use the ability to set the remote file name to a .xml extension with the cutomise internet and file creation facility…should be doable

ok here is my feeble attempt at making an RSS 2.0 feed, without any weather data [code:1]<?xml version="1.0"?>

Current Conditions at station Current Conditions at station http://home.columbus.rr.com/boxen/current.htm data from time conditions http://home.columbus.rr.com/boxen/current.htm [/code:1] of course the data from time and conditions would be replaced with the tags......

good stuff
hey, you guys could help me out
wanting to get a weather data feed into IP voice over phone system:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/ps556/products_administration_guide_chapter09186a0080182207.html

looks doable, but need some help/input!

good stuff hey, you guys could help me out wanting to get a weather data feed into IP voice over phone system: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/ps556/products_administration_guide_chapter09186a0080182207.html

looks doable, but need some help/input!


I guess, i don’t quite understand what exactly it is… :? :?

Hi Vergil 83 ,

I was the one that asked Brian to look at the Cisco IP phone information.
My company is building it’s own broadband network ( We are actually a electricity utility ) most of the coverage is done via wireless network .
About a year ago the CEO gave me a demonstration using the IP phone and brought up realtime weather information from a town ( in the USA ) .
This can be sold as a service to whoever ( using the IP phones )
If we could get this working on the IP phones we could supply our weather information ( me and windy and a few others ) for all our local towns .
I think he was blown away by WDL because he sent me a link to some other sites using it . When I sent him my link for WDL ( local conditions ) and told him , i’ve had this going along time ago ( one of the first actually ) .
We got talking and I mentioned ( be cool to send the conditions to the new IP Phones ).
If we can get this going , maybe we can get some payment or donation from the company ( to help further development cost etc… )
any thoughts ???

Rocketman ( Vinay )

so it uses xml format… are there any examples we can view (being a script kitty is SO much easier :lol: )

I think you’ll need the Cisco IP Phone Services Software Developer’s Kit or here’s a book that may help http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1587050609/102-7745781-0966547?v=glance&vi=reviews

I was the one that asked Brian to look at the Cisco IP phone information.

I wonder if it will be worth doing this. I don’t know if VOIP has evolved differently in other parts of the world than in ‘corporate UK’, so my comments may not be valid, but here goes anyway…

  1. Dedicated IP phones are horribly expensive in the UK. We use them on one of our newer sites and whilst I wasn’t involved in the project, I’m sure I was told they cost around

Cisco is really pushing it and claims to have over 3,000,000 installed and be replacing 6,000 regular business phones per day. Boeing just signed up with them to expand their ip phone network from 5,000 in the US to 180,000 worldwide. Of course, whether they want those folks to spend their time looking at the weather on their phone is unknown :slight_smile:

I think that stressing ‘business phones’ is the giveaway. There are probably 10 times the number of analogue consumer phones just in the UK than Cisco have installed VOIP phones worldwide. I’m sure the busines market is lucrative, but the comsumer market will be a very different battle ground needing more than just a beige phone with loads of buttons to call a couple of dozen extensions.

Our Cisco account manager suggested we looked at VOIP when we were talking about the design for our (now 50% complete) LAN upgrade. We said “We’re not interested because it seems expensive”. She didn’t push the subject which is very odd behaviour for a sales person!

we use Skype to talk to our developers 30 miles away and our agents in other places around the world. We have Headsets from Ebuyer (less than