Paragon Software Group,
which develops software for mobile devices and PCs, has released its
Handy Weather application for Java-based mobiles. The program enables
mobile users to access wireless weather forecasts from anywhere in the
world on their mobile device, subject to network connection and carrier
capabilities. Wireless Internet compatibility is the only requirement
needed for users to get real-time weather information.
can be set to automatically update weather forecasts every two, four,
eight, 12 or 24 hours, or at a time preset by the user. Each city
forecast is a 2.5Kb download, and there are 40,000 preset cities
worldwide. Features include Celsius and Fahrenheit options for high and
low day temperature; a temperature graph for up to seven consecutive
days; simultaneous forecast information for several locations of the
user's choice. Handy Weather also includes animated graphics, including
traditional weather icons and text; wind direction and speed in mph,
km/h or m/s; and current pressure and humidity.
Handy Weather costs $5.95 (4) for a three-month subscription, or $14.95 for a one-year subscription service from www.penreader.com.
The program is compatible with all mobile phones supporting Java MIDP
2.0, including Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Motorola, Samsung and LG. Handy
Weather is available in different editions for devices with 240x320,
176x220 and 128x160 resolution screens.