WeatherBug Programs

December 7, 2006

In order to emphasize the simplicity of creating an application that contains a couple of WeatherBug controls, I just wanted to feature this program that was submitted to me by a young student from the United Kingdom named Simon Brown. The program contains the current weather conditions at WeatherBug’s headquarters, and it does this by displaying the live camera image from the top of the building and telling us what the temperature is.

That may sound like fairly complicated stuff, but this is all of the code that was required to make the application functional:


window title

window size

weatherbug camera

weatherbug temperature


The result? See for yourself:


We want to see more weather programs, so please experiment with the commands and your creativity, submit your work to us, and let’s see what you can do!


TechWatch Radio

December 6, 2006

This Saturday, I’ll be a guest on TechWatch Radio, which is broadcast between 10-11 AM EST. Their Web site contains links to listen to the live broadcast, but they also archive their shows in MP3 format. I’m scheduled to be on to talk about Leopard and WeatherBug at around 10:30 AM EST, so if you would like to listen in, then please feel free to do so.

Sam and Jay at TechWatch Radio are great guys, and I look forward to talking to them again. My first appearance on the show took place when I was only seventeen-years-old, and you can listen to that interview here.

Update: TechWatch Radio has notified me that they will be playing a previously recorded episode this week, so my guest appearance has been rescheduled for a future episode (most likely next week’s). I’ll post more details once they become available.

12/14/06 Update: My guest appearance will take place on the 12/16/06 episode of TechWatch Radio. I’ll link to the archived audio once it’s posted.


WeatherBug youCaster

December 5, 2006

If you’re like me, then you’ve probably thought about what it would be like to be an on-air meteorologist. Well, with WeatherBug’s youCaster, you can finally experience this by creating your own weather show. As you would expect, youCaster gives you access to an assortment of WeatherBug data and images that you can display throughout your show in order to effectively educate your viewers about what’s going on with the weather.

I just created my first show, and I took the opportunity to talk about Leopard and the beautiful weather conditions that we’re experiencing in North Georgia right now. The community is actively creating content, and if you want to join in on the fun, then I’d encourage you to do the same.


New Leopard Application – Bmp to Icon Converter

December 4, 2006

From the Leopard Applications page:

Bmp to Icon Converter
Developed By: Ashley Hunter
Bmp to Icon Converter was designed to turn bmp files into Icons for your files, folders, or applications.


The David Lawrence Show

November 29, 2006

Last Wednesday, I was interviewed on The David Lawrence Show about Leopard. They called to see if I was available two and a half hours before the interview took place, so I really didn’t have much time to let everyone know that I was going to be on the show.

I had been waiting to blog about the interview until I had access to the audio from the show, but since I still don’t have it, I just thought that I’d go ahead and write a quick post to tell you what happened.

I’m scheduled to do another radio interview in December, and I’ll be sure to post all of the details once the day draws closer.


New Leopard Applications – MCP Media, UK Film Finder

November 29, 2006

From the Leopard Applications page:

MCP Media 1.0
Developed By: Matt Paige
Leopard Windows Media Player, plays all mp3. wmv. and more.

UK Film Finder v 1.0
Developed By: Ashley Hunter
UK Film Finder is a program that lists most new and upcoming cinema film releases (in the Uk). It was designed to be an easy way of finding out what is on in the cinema without having to go online.


Leopard in the Classroom

November 28, 2006

Embedded below, you’ll find a short video that I created while I was teaching one of the classes of students who enrolled in the Leopard program at Lanier Tech. As the project continues to expand, we truly hope that Leopard will be coming to a classroom near you.