CascadeSkier Gains Live Tile And Push Notification Support
Skiers rejoice since you just got the gift of more glance and go. CascadeSkier was just updated “Version 2.2 added push notifications for live tiles and news alerts. Management of these update features is accessed through the settings button on the application bar on the front page.” Here are the app details:
View temperature, 24 hour snowfall, and total snow base data updated hourly for your favorite Pacific Northwest ski areas. For each resort, you can also view webcams, three day NOAA forecast with weather icons, and useful weather-related links.
Choose your favorite resort in the settings page, pin the tile to your home screen, and you’ll get updated temp, 24 hour snowfall, and total snow base data directly on your home screen! You can also enable news alert notifications which will arrive even when the app is not running.
Resorts include Whistler Blackcomb, Mt. Baker, Hurricane Ridge, Stevens Pass, Summit at Snoqualmie and Alpental, Mission Ridge, Crystal Mt., White Pass, Mt. Hood Meadows, Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, and Timberline.
Version 2.2 added push notifications for live tiles and news alerts. Management of these update features is accessed through the settings button on the application bar on the front page.
Version 2.1 added an application bar and improved the way live tiles are handled.
Version 2.0 adds NOAA forecasts on each resort page except Whistler which isn’t covered by NOAA. It also adds live tiles to show current weather data for your favorite resort.
So apparently live tiles have been here for a while, but I still like it. Oh and push notifications too. Good stuff. It’s just $.99 and you can grab it here from Marketplace.
I think it’s funny how all the android trolls were bashing WP7 over at xda on the day of its release because there weren’t any after-market apps with live tiles, and there weren’t going to be because they were to expensive to implement. They also said a lot of ‘Android rulez!!!!’ and garbage like that, but anyway, it seems like there are plenty of apps with live tiles coming out, and this one seems pretty cool.
this does seem pretty awesome, it would be more awesome if they included all US resorts (really i just care about new england, but hey, the more the better)