With the lack of forecasts available in Seasonality 1.3.x, I decided to release a public beta of Seasonality 1.4. This way, international users can get a forecast back as soon as possible. There are a couple of other key features that are available with this update. One is the new moon phase/moonrise/moonset functionality that I talked about in an earlier post. The second is the ability to add custom locations in Seasonality. Since Seasonality no longer depends on the limited number of locations for which Environment Canada provided forecasts, the app can now display weather data for any location. The interface for this is still fairly basic in the beta, but it will be improved before the final release. Another feature in the pipeline for Seasonality 1.4 is the ability to edit locations. Right now you can check out the Location Info Panel (via the Window menu) to show the configuration of your current location. The plan is to make those fields editable in the near future.
This is the first public beta I’ve ever released. I was a little bit nervous putting out a beta release publicly, but so far it’s been going pretty well. There haven’t been any bug reports yet, which is great. I’m guessing there has to be at least one or two minor bugs in there somewhere, but it’s comforting that no-one has noticed anything yet.