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Multiple Metar and Taf easier than ever

We’ve just uploaded a new improvement based on user suggestions.

Some of you had said that you needed a low bandwidth mode to get METAR and TAF reports.
Also, some had asked to be able to get METARs and TAFs for multiple airports on a single shot.

Our initial design was thought in two ways:

  1. Pilots need to know what the weather will be at the destination
    Meteo·Mobile lists the destination weather reports and those for the nearby airports.
  2. Pilots want to know what the weather is like en-route (surface level)
    Meteo·Mobile has the Metar en-route form which will get you all the METARs or TAFs for the route you design

Some pilots, though, just want to know what the weather is like at multiple airports but don’t neet to know what the enroute METARs look like. This would be the case if you’re choosing where you’ll get the 100$ burger today, based on destination weather, for instance.

Also, some users had complained that they were getting too much traffic for their handhelds.

For all of you, we have just deployed a new form to get just that: multiple METAR and TAF reports, period. This is the lowest bandwidth possible weather report.

Give it t try at the new multiple airport metar form

Google maps from blackberry

I’ve recently updated the software in my blackberry and found out that they’ve implemented an improvement long wished for.

Now, when you click on a kml link, google maps for mobile opens showing the information contained in that kml file.

What this means to Meteo·Mobile users is that they no longer need to copy the kml link, open google maps, paste the link and wait.
Now, just clicking on the kml link will take care of all of that, automatically opening the google maps application.

Thus, I’ve updated the link and called it ‘mobile map’ instead of ‘kml’

I have not had the chance to check if this behavior is analogous in iPhone or other sort of handhelds, so feedback will be appreciated.