Well it has been a long time since I have posted anything to my blog. Things have been very busy, and I am very excited about the updates to www.redfieldweather.com that are coming. One of the big things I am waiting for is my hosting provider to start support ASP.NET 4.0. I am using the new framework in my site and I am adding Silverlight (www.silverlight.net). I am very excited about what I am doing with Silverlight. I am working on some cool user controls. I do plan on making the Silverlight controls I have created freely available.
Here is an example of what my current conditions screen is going to look like
My plan is to integrate weather alerts/warning for the area as well as forecasts. I am also thinking about using Bing maps (maps.bing.com) and displaying the lighting data. I would love to find a good source to weather radar images I could overlay on Bing maps, but I don’t know of one.
I am also planning on releasing a Windows Phone 7 (www.windowsphone7.com) application near or at release. It just depends on how mature the SDK for it is before release and how much time I have. With these Silverlight controls I have created for my website it should be really easy for me to get a Windows Phone 7 application out as they can share a lot of the same code.
Well that is it for know, but I hope to be posting more as this project moves on. I am very excited about Silverlight and Windows Phone 7.