Sunday, May 27, 2012

Hi Web Users,

Re: nzMetMate Web Application 

Please read the email communication to me below from the MetService, please do not use this web app as this was for my own personal use

I've removed the app page, even though my google stats show my wife was the only one using it!, but even so the met service have got their knickers in a twist over it all, so it's gone. :p

Many thanks


One of my colleagues has previously emailed you regarding your nzMetMate Web Application breaching MetService’s website Ts & Cs. We appreciated your request to followers of your blog at that time to not continue using this web app. However, the web pages which power the app are still available, along with your posts on how to ‘install’ it, and it was very easy for me to find and install the app from your blog without seeing your subsequent post regarding the above request (I also found it here:

Although you have suggested you’ve set up this app for your own personal use (although it does feature advertising), your use of our data via this web app is not permitted and breaches our website Ts & Cs.

Aside from the breach of our website Ts & Cs and unauthorised use of our METSERVICE logo trade mark, our key concern is that you are intermediating this data. This creates risks of data supply and accuracy that are outside MetService’s control – and therefore creates a risk for anyone who is using this web app and relies on the weather forecasts and other information. These are safety, as well as reputational, risks that MetService cannot allow to continue – particularly as we are about to launch our own iPhone and Android apps, so the promotional activity is bound to get others searching and finding your web app as I did.

Given our concerns, can you please take down the web pages which enable nzMetMate to function immediately, as well as any removing any download instruction pages existing on app stores like the one above. Given the importance of this request, we ask that you do so and confirm to us within 48 hours, that is by 26 May 2012.

We do appreciate that you trust MetService to keep you informed about the weather, so I am more than happy to supply you with a free code to download the new MetService iPhone app when it goes live on the Apple Store.

If you have any queries about my request, please contact me direct – my details are below.


Jacqui Bridges
General Manager Communications
Meteorological Service of New Zealand Limited (MetService)

30 Salamanca Road, Kelburn, Wellington 6012
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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Journey Planner


I've added a journey planner dialog that links directly to ECan's journey planner.

I've got some more thoughts on also integrating the stops.

i.e. from the stop pop up you can that stop directly into the form without re-typing, ready for journey planning and a few other thoughts too ... will add in when I have time.

enjoy ..... feedback always welcome...


Monday, November 29, 2010

More recent UI changes to metro mashup


I've done a small amount of changes to the UI of this mashup.

Not all complete, but at the moment this is all the time I can afford.

I hope you like it.


p.s. moved it to it's own url.

Latest UI Changes - best viewed as always not in IE. :p

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Metro Mashup


I've done a wee project to bring some better mapping for the Christchurch/Timaru Metro Buses.

It's work building on top of an initial project I did for a esri GIS mashup competition to have extra features and have a better polished look using some HTML5 features.

Feel free to use it here ....
Metro Bus Mashup
Note: It's best viewed in Chrome 4.0+ / Safari 4.0+ / Firefox 3.5+, but not that poor example as a browser IE. :3)


Saturday, February 13, 2010


Re: nzMetMate Web Application

Please read the email communication to me below from the MetService, please do not use this web app as I use it for my own personal use. The link on Apple's site will be removed once Apple have processed my request.

Many thanks

=============================== email below ==========================

From: Craig Delany
Date: Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 9:19 AM
Subject: MetService - Breach of terms and conditions
To: touchee@coomsie.comYou do not have permission to display MetService data on an iphone or any other delivery channel.
This is a breach of MetService Terms and Conditions.
Please remove immediately.
We are in the process of designing an Iphone app so give me a call to discuss.
Craig Delany
Senior Market Manager - Consumer
Meteorological Service of New Zealand Limited 

d +64 4 4700 826 t +64 4 4700 700 m +274 700 826

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

New Version is out there

 Here is some photo's of the new version,

I am going to add a couple more things later in the month . i.e. button to see more forecasts than 3 and the moons, tides etc.

url for the web app is

Monday, January 25, 2010

New Version Coming

I've done a couple small changes to add the 3 & 7 day rain forecast to the application.

see below ...

like always comments welcome (see contacts).