GX5 has recently released a few impressively-looking applications for Treos – for example, DialByPhoto, a good-looking replacement for the Treo’s built-in phone app(DialByPhoto review). Their latest spawn is TreoWeather, a weather forecast tool…can it stack up?

After installing the program onto the Treo, TreoWeather needs to download additional icons wirelessly. It also asks for permission to retrieve data from Yahoo over the wireless link, and shows a quick tutorial on adding new cities:
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Adding a new city is done in the menu – you enter the name of the city, and the program then offers you a list of cities that match. I tried austrian postal codes too, but had no success:
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Per default, the program shows one city at a time in ‘mini mode’(the blurs are due to GIF compression and are not visible on the handheld):
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Tapping the ‘maximize’ toggle opens detail view, where additional information about cities is available:
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A 5day prognosis is accessible from there, too – as is the manual upgrade button:
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TreoWeather’s display can be customized like most other GX5 apps – you can add a background image and overlay of choice, choose fonts and display units:
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This review looked at version 1.0.0.0 of TreoWeather on a Palm Treo 680. The program was stable and needs about 1.2MB – however, parts of the program can be moved to the external memory card.

Overall, TreoWeather is a very nice-looking weather forecast tool for your Treo. It can fetch a forecast and display it beautifully – but it can’t autoupdate itself as of now(said to be coming soon). The update button is pretty difficult to access, and there’s no plugins for other programs either. In the end, it all comes down to personal preference. If you want a cool-looking program, get TreoWeather by all means. On the other hand, if you need plugins, get 4cast(4cast review)… . Both products cost 10$…get an evaluation version of both and decide yourself!

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Related posts:

  1. TreoWeather updated
  2. 4cast review – weather forecasts for the Palm OS
  3. KMeteo – a free weather forecast for Palm OS
  4. TreoWeather updated to include auto-updating
  5. What would you want to see in a weather app?

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