You users who are familiar with BBWeather, know you have to configure it with a 8 character city code before it loads weather for a specific city. The problem is that this requires someone to look it up on the Internet using a separate search. This needs to be simplified so that all you have to do is enter a city name and it will automatically determine the code for the city (via automatic execution of a search over HTTP).
BBWeather source code is easily available (see this post
) as it is open source.
I'd like one of you developers (who's looking for an easy exercise to sharpen BlackBerry development skills) to add an automatic "area code" search into BBWeather, so I can just type in the city name instead of trying to remember 8-character codes such as CAXX0351. It may be as simple as sending a regular HTML search query http://www.weather.com/search/enhanced?where=<cityname>
and then parsing the resulting HTML screen for the 8-digit code. There may be multiple search results, so if that happens, just pop up a BlackBerry screen giving a choice of matching search results.
Once you do that, post your compile here and it can be submitted straight back to SourceForge (where BBWeather comes from) so that others can benefit from your improvement to BBWeather!
Please note, I am not the developer of BBWeather, so can't answer specific questions about BBWeather. I'd do it myself, but I'm paid to do BlackBerry development in my main working hours and don't have the time for independent development anymore after hours. However my contribution of a QuickNote text editor and QuickCompose open-source BlackBerry applications helped me get my name around too (good resume material). So make that change to BBWeather, and contribute it, and you may have a bit of BBForums fame that helps you, because this is such a popular free weather-forecast utility for BlackBerry!