Version 2.1

Posted in Dashboard at 5:19 pm by Kamal

Another day, another widget version. This one incorporates all fixes from before, plus one more. There is also one added feature: the space bar can be used to pause and start the animation. Not really much in the way of features, but I wanted to make a complete new version these fixes. Here is the list of all changes:

  • Space bar stops and starts animation
  • Update on activation now starts the animation
  • Selecting NOAA when all maps chosen do not exist at that source no longer freezes the widget
  • Not having “Regional Radar” selected prevents you from entering a ZIP code as it used to
  • Map display updates even when animation is stopped
  • Moving to preferences and back does not change map position
  • Refreshing maps does not make alerts disappear
  • Alerts actually disappear when they end


  1. Jon McClintock said,

    November 30, 2005 at 7:17 pm

    I’m a true weather nut and love your work and concept.

    Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania

  2. Jim said,

    November 30, 2005 at 7:55 pm

    Hi - The current download for 2.1 shows version 2.0 and the create date as 11 Nov. That is what I have for my installed 2.0

    I do like the widget and appreciate your efforts.

    Winchester, KY

  3. Kamal said,

    November 30, 2005 at 10:54 pm

    Don’t worry about the creation date. It doesn’t reflect the date the widget was uploaded or changed. It only reflects the last time a file was added to the widget. I always check to make sure the uploaded version is the most recent, so you can rest assured it is the latest version.

    If you really want to see the modification dates, you should go into the widget and look at the individual .js files. You will notice that their dates are later.

    As long as the widget does not say there is a new version available on the back, you know you have the most recent update.

  4. Justin said,

    December 1, 2005 at 3:25 pm

    The map is huge - is there a way to shrink the weather map and then enlarge it again? It started out small enough, but I clicked on the map - and it blew up to … dwarf the other widgets on my desktop. I mean the map is seriously 8 inches wide by 6 inches tall - we don’t need that much real estate of our precious desktop widget space eaten up by weather pattersn. Please offer an option to resize the maps. Thank you!

  5. Kamal said,

    December 1, 2005 at 3:30 pm

    Resize has been an option for many, many versions…Double clicking the map doubles its size to the size you are probably seeing. Double click again to shrink it back. There are also three diagonal bars in the lower right-hand corner of the map that allow you resize the widget to any size you like.

  6. Nicolas said,

    December 1, 2005 at 8:34 pm

    This widget is great and i too appreciate your efforts. I love seeing what the weather is like all around the world. You’re doing a great job on this widget and i would love to see more updates, even though I don’t know how this could get any better.

    Phoenix, Arizona

  7. hi said,

    December 2, 2005 at 6:23 pm

    i want to know ho to use it.

  8. geodude said,

    December 2, 2005 at 7:28 pm

    I thought this thing was great when it showed just one map, version 2 is even bettert!

    For “hi”, directions for using it on under the aptly names “help” tab on the bacl of the widget and also right on this site.

  9. david said,

    December 2, 2005 at 11:03 pm

    Hey this is really great. Finally a way to be able to see more frames than the dribble they feed us.

    How hard would it be to make this data persistent, and save the frames in a log file?

  10. Richard said,

    December 4, 2005 at 11:04 am

    This is AWESOME, it has changed my life completely.

  11. ray said,

    December 7, 2005 at 3:54 pm

    you should add maps that show temperatures and/or fronts around the country, as well as allow for expanded animation time (let me look at more than the past few hours).

  12. Kamal said,

    December 7, 2005 at 3:56 pm

    Many people keep asking about the expanded animation time thing. This already exists. See the “Save Maps” feature under the “Updating” preference tab. This feature allows you to save maps to your local hard drive and animate through them for a specified number of hours.

  13. Cory M said,

    December 8, 2005 at 9:24 am

    RiM keeps getting better and better. I would be interested in seeing Weather.com forecast maps, not just radar/satellite/visible.

  14. Glenn Koenig said,

    December 8, 2005 at 12:12 pm

    http://dividedsoul.net/RadarInMotion/?p=14 tells all about versino 2.1 but I can’t seem to download it from this page. I’m using Safari under Mac OS X 10.4 and can’t find any link that downloads it. Am I doing something wrong? I don’t know what the ‘permalink’ and ‘updates’ links do but nothing has downloaded yet. At least I still have a previous version. Great widget! I have it on frequently.

  15. Kamal said,

    December 8, 2005 at 1:06 pm

    It seems the theme I was using would not put the links on the side when at a specific entry. The links were there when on the main page, http://www.dividedsoul.net/RadarInMotion. I have fixed it so the links now appear on every page. Sorry about the confusion!

  16. Ed said,

    December 14, 2005 at 12:24 pm

    I enjoy Radar In Motion. I travel frequently so I am checking out the weather constantly. Thanks for you efforts.

  17. TVL said,

    December 15, 2005 at 9:59 am

    The info.plist in the widget says 2.0, instead of 2.1. So w/in the Finder it shows up as 2.0, but on the back of the widget it does say 2.1.

  18. Kamal said,

    December 16, 2005 at 7:54 am

    Oops, that’s my bad. Can be hard to remember the existence of that file:) I’ll fix it in version 2.2, which I am working on now. This version might even have forecast maps…

  19. emanuel said,

    July 15, 2006 at 8:09 am

    Very gooood project.

  20. androwe said,

    July 16, 2006 at 10:58 am

    Although lots of people talk about

  21. margerie said,

    July 16, 2006 at 3:18 pm

    Rega viry, deratere fac caser terfe.