UkSnow on Windows Phone 7 (WP7)

UkSnow on WP7 UkSnow is a Free Windows Phone 7 WP7 application that tells you where in the UK it has snowed and how much it has snowed.  It is now available on the zune marketplace.

 

UkSnow shows you where in the UK it has snowed and how much it has snowed. It searches for the #UkSnow hashtag on twitter. Snowflakes are placed using the postcode prefix in the tweet, the size of the snow flake is shown as rating out of 10.

 

For example if someone sends a tweet containing "#UkSnow 5/10 sw1" a medium sized snowflake will appear on the Map in this application.

 

UkSnow on WP7 is inspired by the excellent UkSnow Website

 

Download UKSnowUkSnow on WP7from zune marketplace for free!

Version 1.1:

Pinch Zoom and Drag move on the map on a slightly higher resolution map
In app Review Button
Version number is displayed
Faster more responsive User Experience
Snow placement is better
Loading progress bar is displayed when twitter is being searched and the flakes are being displayed
Connection problems are handled gracefully and users are asked if they would like to try again

Version 1.0 - Initial Release

Uses the smallest possible amount of data from twitter to display the map (by using JSON)
All postcode lookup in done on the phone to increase performance and reduce bandwidth usage
A panoramic display
The snow tweets are displayed on the second page
Settings to configure the length of time snow is displayed for on the map
A refresh button to redisplay the snow

 

UkSnow Map Screen

 

UkSnow Tweets

 

UkSnow Settings

 

Download UKSnowUkSnow on WP7from zune marketplace for free!

 

If you have an idea for a new feature in WP7 UkSnow, or come accross a bug please log into my support site. For any other enquiries please contact me directly.

JonAlb's Support Site

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