Incorporating a weather service in WAP.HR

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Hrvoje Komericki
Miroslav Hadari
Dragan Eldic

WAP.HR is an information service recently grown out of CARNet’s project WWW.HR. It provides general information about Croatia, in form of a subset of WWW.HR made suitable for Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) enabled devices. In this presentation, we describe incorporating a new feature – weather information – in WAP.HR service. Our goal was to create a simple WAP based user-friendly service that would provide information on current weather in Croatian cities in addition to static content previously served. To obtain current meteorological data, our service periodically scans the Meteorological and Hydrological Service Internet pages of Croatian State Meteorological Institution (DHMZ, Državni hidrometeorološki zavod) and collects up-to-date weather information. It then translates this information into suitable format, and seamlesly incorporates it in WAP.HR. The Java programming language was used to assure the service portability on a wide range of platforms (UNIX, Linux, and Windows).

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