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PYKL3 Radar Ends Development

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by John Wetter, Sep 3, 2018.

  1. John Wetter

    John Wetter SN President
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    PYKL3 announced on their website Friday that they are ending development on their product due to unnamed new requirements by Google.

    From their statement: “Given the magnitude of changes imposed on developers by Google, we have determined that it is not viable to continue development or support of PYKL3Radar.“

    More information and their full statement can be found on their website.
     
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  2. rdale

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    Ugh - that's too bad... It was the best radar app and the thing I missed most when moving to iOS.
     
  3. Jeff Duda

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    Well that's unfortunate. Takes a perfectly useful radar product off the market.
     
  4. Mark Blue

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    I’ll surely miss it. Another good app bites the dust.
     
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    AFAIK it'll continue to function until either a future OS update from google kills it or the way NEXRAD data is sent changes. Might be worth downloading the APK from their website for when their website inevitably shuts down.

    I absolutely love utilizing the real-time surface obs on Pykl3 and I'm sad to see it kick the bucket. Maybe Radarscope will eventually include surface obs in a future update!
     
  6. Mark Blue

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    RadarScope is the obvious benefactor from PYKL3 closing up shop. I actually prefer RS as the feature set appeals to me more than PYKL3 did, but I used it for several years on my Android phones and appreciated having an alternative. I bit the bullet last night and bought another RS subscription for my Samsung S8, so I’m covered when PYKL stops functioning.
     
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    This is a shame. I remember when it first came out, the developer was here on ST fielding questions and suggestions.
     
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  9. ELY M.

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    I really loce this app and it is my favorite app. I am android programmer.
    I would like to take over pykl3 project. @Joe Jurecka contact me if you are interested.
    Or put the source code of pykl3 on github so me or anyone can keep it alive.
     
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    I HIGHLY doubt that is going to happen.
     
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  11. Warren Faidley

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    I like Radar Scope but also use My Radar Pro since it has detailed road maps.
     
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  12. Mark Blue

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    I haven’t heard of My Radar Pro. I’ll have to give it a look/see.
     
  13. Drew T

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    I remember playing with the free version years ago. It seemed ok for what it was at the time, even the free version. I would imagine they've improved it significantly in the intervening years and have heard good things in the grapevine.

    I haven't been on Android in quite some time, so I never had Pykl3. For me, RS is fine, primarily because I like to keep things as simple as possible on my radar screen and not have other things (surface obs, MDs, etc.) clogging it up. I keep other screens up for those things.
     
  14. ELY M.

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    I just went to wX and it is very best app!!! I was able to work on the app and add my own color table and mods.
    wX is best replacement for pykl3.

    @Joshua Tee I will sent send my own mods later when I am finished.

    Also Joshua have wX app for ios. I think it is on his google drive or other links.
     
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    I have always used Radar Scope and haven’t heard of the app you mention but would like to try it for the road maps. Not sure if I am looking at the right app though, is the full name My Radar NOAA Weather Radar Pro??? You’re talking about an iOS app, correct?

    Another one that has detailed road maps is RadarUS+
     
  16. ELY M.

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    I added the sn location reporting in wX and few other stuff.
     
  17. ELY M.

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    I have that email too also I found his work email and emailed him at his work email too.
    he ignored me. so I am not expecting Joe to do anything about pykl3.
    I have been working on wX lately. it is more of pykl3 with my changes.
     
  18. Mike Thalman

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    I was very sadened when I learned that Pykl3 was closing shop. After being with it since it started. Really surprised Joe doesnt want to sell the rights to someone to keep this program growing. I also like wX and have made suggestions to Joshua about things, that would be great and replicate Pykl3. Are you working on wX with Josh?
     
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    I remember your name from Joes Google+ Beta site troubleshooting problems....
     
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    Where can this be found Ely? I have the most recent version of wX and unable to locate SN reporting
     
  21. ELY M.

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  22. ELY M.

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    I told Joshua about the changes I did. I dont know if he will add them to his version.
     
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  23. ELY M.

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    I am not surprised about seeing errors on my pykl3. I asked someone else and found out I am not alone.

    pykl3-dying.png
     
  24. ELY M.

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    I been running network sniffer and found out what server was it. It was that second server that was mentioned in the changelog in the last update. only way is backup your preferences then downgrade to the apk from the pykl3radar.com
    my version was 2.9.1.6.3 the version on pykl3radar.com is 2.9.1.5.0
     
  25. ELY M.

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    I just went to the pykl3 site and saw updates,
    you could just remove 3rd party stuff from your source code.

    btw pykl3 quit working on me because of SSL thing.
    I have https enabled in my settings...
    not working for me.

    I am glad I have new app running.
    I am trying to get the conus radar to work in my app.
     

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