NOAA Radar App is back online.
It has come to my attention today that the DirecTv NOAA Radar App has been down for a few days and was most likely showing the last status message for the radars.
I have located the issue and have since corrected it. The web server that the app runs on had a configuration change that prevented the app from retrieving remote images.
Thank you to those that alerted me of this issue and feel free to contact me if you have any issues and questions.
Last year I was part of a beta group of DirecTv App developers to test a new feature. This feature was pseudo buttons, or hotspots as DirecTv calls them.
I enhanced my NOAA forecast app to include new hot spots to jump to different forecast types and weather alerts. See http://www.yauws.com/directv-tv-app/directv-tv-app-noaa-weather-forecast-ver-2-0
This App was placed on the Beta test server at DirecTv last year and, as far as I know, passed all tests.
And it has not been moved to the production server since.
When I asked them why it continues to be only on the test server, I was told that they have a contractual agreement with The Weather Channel and can not publish my App until the Weather Channel App gets an upgrade.
And we still wait ….
Maybe sometime in 2012 you might see my new version.
Title: Weather Forecast from NOAA v2 (This version is still pending DirecTv approval.)
Description: Shows your local forecast. Three different types of forecast views can be chosen via pseudo buttons.
*images displayed here do not match exactly. First one taken before Alert button was added.
Refresh Rate: 10 minutes