Launches Weather Widget Powered by Adobe AIR

Feb 24, 2009

BEST PRACTICES SERIES announced Stratus, a weather widget powered by Adobe AIR software. As part of the Adobe Flash Platform, Adobe AIR allows developers to use web technologies to design and build applications and widgets that extend outside the browser. The Status application, powered by Adobe AIR, appears as a small transparent button that can be set to white or dark text for best legibility against your screen background. The application gives day and night same-day forecasts, and has a fly-out panel that provides 5-day forecasts. All forecasts include sky-condition icons and high and low temperatures in Celsius and Fahrenheit and can link to for more details. Users can store up to 65,000 locations and toggle between selected locations by clicking on the place name.