Today when I opened my email client, I got two emails from SoftPedia and one from SoftSea. These were notifications that two of my projects were introduced in these software directories. To be specific, PerformanceTweet was published and verified on SoftPedia and SoftSea, and WeatherBar was published and verified on SoftPedia. This means that I can stick this logo to the project descriptions: This is definitely good news, since I didn’t apply for any of these and it is good to know that the work is recognized.
For my latest project, WeatherBar, I had to pick a weather API. Basically, I needed to get the weather conditions for a specific location, as well as a short forecast. The choices I had were Yahoo Weather API, WeatherBug API and Google Weather API (yes,there is no mistake here – it is a direct API call, since Google doesn’t have an official page for this API). Probably there are more services offering a public weather API out there, but these caught my attention.
I decided to enter the CodeProject “Windows @ Work” article contest. The idea behind it is creating an application that is using some of the new features Windows 7 has introduced. Since I had some experience developing software that is using the new Windows 7 features (the taskbar and associated jumplists, to be specific), I thought that it would be a good idea to participate in this contest as well.