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Weather on lock screen [released]

asked 2016-01-22 10:30:39 +0300

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updated 2016-08-17 13:30:21 +0300

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I just found that the thing I check often is time, date...and outside temperature.

Can we add weather to lock screen ?

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The question has been closed for the following reason "released in a software update" by AliN
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Every time I read a request like that, I just think, thank Zarquon I got my TOHOLED while I could ;)

Sorry I know that does not help you. I am actually with you and agree that the temperature should be the first thing to put on the lock screen.

pichlo ( 2016-01-24 21:46:32 +0300 )edit

...and wind strenght:p Recently in Dublin we have some really strong winds:)

koolas ( 2016-02-02 20:00:02 +0300 )edit

...not to forget about the right direction!

lakutalo ( 2016-02-02 20:34:08 +0300 )edit

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answered 2016-01-26 14:23:38 +0300

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I've made a little patch for it https://openrepos.net/content/ancelad/patch-show-weather-lockscreen

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For Meecast be?

Mitlovan ( 2016-01-26 15:07:26 +0300 )edit

meecast has own lockscreen widget (check openrepos)

Ancelad ( 2016-01-26 15:21:44 +0300 )edit

This one is really working and looking awesome on the lock screen! Many thanks for this patch! :)

jobe-m ( 2016-01-26 23:00:42 +0300 )edit

It requires dev version of OS, yes?

koolas ( 2016-02-10 12:29:00 +0300 )edit

answered 2016-01-24 19:38:14 +0300

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You'd agree that request for weather app is not the same as request for configurable lock screen. The former might require significantly less amount of effort. That's because it's concrete app. It is quite clear what is security model (there should be not much to discuss in terms how secure it is to allow weather on lock screen, whereas other apps may not be suitable. You may think camera should be available, but think twice - do you really want some random person to see all your pictures?) Wheater app is simple, does not require user interaction, and all I usually want to see is temperature, because whether it's raining I can see my self, by just looking through the window. With regards to camera I think it should be possible to take photo without even entering lock screen, sone h/w button combo would do, but no access to gallery.

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Having camera available in lockscreen does not mean you should have gallery available there. It is trivial to open camera so that you can only take pictures, not view them...

juiceme ( 2016-01-24 20:12:56 +0300 )edit

If it is so trivial, why can my Jolla not do that?

pichlo ( 2016-01-24 21:43:25 +0300 )edit

@pichlo, How the heck should I know that? Probably someone who has checked and pruned the feature backlog has scored it low points.

You should well know there are tons of very important functions unimplemented, some involving just trivial changes and some a bit more than that. From the top of my head I can quote copy&paste in the browser for example... :)

juiceme ( 2016-01-25 08:12:39 +0300 )edit

@juiceme, touché! ;)

Although I was secretly hoping that you know something I don't. But you are just another hapless user like me.

pichlo ( 2016-01-25 09:30:26 +0300 )edit

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