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Weather SMS [Jun. 6th, 2007|10:25 pm]
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Does anyone know of a service that would send a text message of the day's weather to my phone every morning? This seems like a terribly obvious thing, and I can't believe it doesn't exist. The closest thing I got from a brief Google search was AccuWeather Alert, but there's not much flexibility there.

The idea reminds me a bit of an old post by Marc Hedlund on O'Reilly Radar. If you're looking for a new business model, find an old unix command and implement it on the web. Google is grep, S3 is mount, etc. As far as I know, there's no cron service...
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From: jseattle1982
2007-06-25 09:45 pm (UTC)

Weather

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Hey Justin..

looks like weatherbug (http://www.weatherbug.com/mobile/default.asp) has a mobile app.... not sure how intrusive it is though - I know I hated their pc application because it took over my desktop. Although, that was 3 years ago, so maybe it's gotten better.

Cheers!

~ joel
From: (Anonymous)
2007-06-26 10:04 pm (UTC)

Did you try the Weather Channel?

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http://www.weather.com/services/twcalerts.html

It looks like they can send you a daily SMS, if you sign up.

If this doesn't work, I don't think that idea would too hard to hack together. You would just need a cron job that queries a weather site, then e-mails the results to your providers e-mail <-> SMS gateway.

-Andy.