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BBC Weather changes preview

Website displaying pages with Meteo data on adapted URL (January 2018)

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NE
Neil__
Looks like we might have a hint of how the BBC weather graphics will look once Meteo takes over supplying data.
The BBC website appears to be running the Met Office and Meteo versions of weather in parallel, with a slight variation in the URLs.
These links may not work properly for everyone - my other half can only see the Meteo page with either version of the URL.

Current Met Office page for Stretford, Manchester: http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2636663

Meteo page: https://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/0/2636663

Mod edit: Inaccessible images removed
Last edited by Neil__ on 26 January 2018 3:54pm - 2 times in total
NR
NthnRw
The new pages also have a MeteoGroup flavicon
SP
Spencer
I see the animated weather map features green land, rather than the much maligned brown.

Surprised there’s no use of the Reith font on there yet.
MD
mdtauk
The Bookmarklet that was posted for iPlayer, works on this page also. The text on the Map doesn't change though
BR
Brekkie
Those BBC weather symbols are never going to die are they?
MD
mdtauk
Those BBC weather symbols are never going to die are they?


Two words

Brand Equity

Lol Very Happy
JA
Jake
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/internet/entries/dc3468bf-dd27-4c25-ae92-7622d6ba3e48
Neil__ and paul_hadley gave kudos
NB
NicB1971
The extra "/0/" in the weblink takes you to the new site which is much better in my opinion. I prefer the ITV Weather graphics on screen rather than the BBC's as it seems much clearer yet that is MetOffice - very strange why the BBC didn't adapt their presentation. Confused !
TV
TVViewer256
No more brown land!
NE
Neil__
Jake posted:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/internet/entries/dc3468bf-dd27-4c25-ae92-7622d6ba3e48

Quote from that post:
Quote:
What made all this possible are the real advances in app and digital technology that we’ve utilised by redesigning our digital architecture. For the aficionados out there, cloud technologies have changed how the BBC develops and deploys software. We’ve used our cloud services platform provider and the BBC’s own deployment system Cosmos, along with the CloudFormation infrastructure management tool, to rebuild our new services on Weather. This means we can now iterate and scale in a fast and efficient way.


Somehow using cloud services and CloudFormation really is appropriate in this context Smile
Last edited by Neil__ on 26 January 2018 4:18pm
TVF
TV Forum Team
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DV
DVB Cornwall
Interesting to maintain the original and new pages in tabs online and compare and contrast their forecasts and the outcome. For this morning here several differences and Meteogroup appear to have come out winners.

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