Support How do you add cities to the HTC Weather Database?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by slbailey1, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. slbailey1

    slbailey1 Well-Known Member
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    How do you add cities to the HTC Weather Database?

    I'm trying to add cities to the list of cites I want to scroll thru, but the cities I input into the Search Location box is not found. I know that HTC keeps a database of pre-populated cites. How do I add cities to that database?
     

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  2. Todd M

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    I don't think we are able to do so. Someone correct me if I'm wrong...
     
  3. russell5

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    open the weather app.

    Bottom right hand corner press the plus button.

    Enter the city you want to add then select it.
     
  4. Shamrock13

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    That doesn't work. I try to add Hermitage, PA, but it apparently doesn't exist to HTC.
     
  5. russell5

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    it probably only does nearest major city. A lot of weather apps do that.
     
  6. slbailey1

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    In The Weather Channel and Where applications you can add ANY city to your city list. All I have to do is enter the zip code and the city added.
     
  7. russell5

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    oh ok i stand corrected sorry about the wrong info.

    i just always use the geolocation.
     
  8. kayst

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    How do you get rid of cities once you've added them? I don't really care about the weather in New York, but it always puts it in when I add the widget.
     
  9. Smabbage

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    Tap the weather widget, then tap menu and delete. Select the cities you don't want.
     
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    It is really weird.... If I am standing in my yard, the widget shows that I am in Shakopee Minnesota. But if I try to add it or save it nothing is found.... This widget seems kind of worthless if it can only tell me that it is raining on me...
     
  11. slbailey1

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    That's the problem with the HTC Weather widget. If your city is not in pre-determined list, you cannot add it - you're just out of luck.
     
  12. tjubb

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    can you prevent the app from using your location? I just want the weather for my home town and not change based on my location. Haven't been able to figure that out so for now I'm using the Google news/weather widget for a more stock look.
     
  13. snuggles

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    Please update the bugs!!!!!
     
  14. dzuchowski

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    you can add new cities to the database.
    When i had a touch Diamond on Sprint I used a custom rom that had cities that were added into the touchflo software weather program. So all we need to do is find out how they did it on the windows mobile side.
     
  15. fatpomp

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    If I remember correctly you had to edit a bunch of xml files in the weather program and make a bunch of changes in the registry and then half the time it wouldn't work right. Im not sure if the same could be done with android but I could be wrong.
     
  16. jkc44

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    it's very easy just downloaded the weather channel app
     
  17. barry99705

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    Sorry for dragging up an old thread, but I just had to fix this on my Flyer. You need the sql editor from the market and root access to fix this on your htc phones. Once you have all that check out this link. How to Add New Weather Locations to HTC Sense - Softpedia Should get you pointed in the right direction. I copied a city that was close and just edited the name and location data. Works like a champ! I now have North Pole AK in my list. :cool:
     
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  18. slbailey1

    slbailey1 Well-Known Member
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    That's basicly what I had to do when I had an HTC Windows Mobile phone, except all you had to do was edit a text file.
     

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