When the first wireless Palm OS handhelds(Vii series et al) appeared, services that provided you with weather information began to flourish. Today, I look at 4cast by ShSh software – this program is interesting, as it can work without wireless connectivity on the handheld!
Data is taken from the Yahoo web site. 4cast can update itself wirelessly(for example, via GSM, Bluetooth or WLAN); instaling a conduit on your Windows machine(the PC obviously needs access to the internet) also lets you update the weather information at every hotsync.
The responsive and friendly developer informed us that 4cast can be used as “data plugin” for various applications like ZLauncher, DateBK and 2day. However, we didn’t have any such app handy and thus didn’t test this.
Overall, it is difficult to say anything bad about 4cast – the no-frills program does its job well. The program costs 10$ on PalmGear(and currently is on sale for 8$) – if you want to know the weather and don’t want to surf with your web browser, this is a great and affordable way to go!