One of the most consulted apps on my iPhone is Peter Watling’s WeatherNZ. It tells me the weather forecast, shows me the current situation, and most importantly tells me the tides so I know the best times to take the dogs for a walk at Lyall Bay.
With a recent update he added in information for surfers. The button appeared second on the Toolbar, pushing my much-used Tides information off into a More … section and requiring a couple of extra taps.
In spite of fooling around a bit I didn’t see a way to move the Tides to a more convenient place on the Toolbar. So this morning I emailed him:
I’m afraid I don’t surf and am unlikely to ever want to. I *do* walk the dogs on the beach frequently. That means I could care less about
the surf screen (2nd button on the toolbar) and frequently want the
Tides screen (now hidden behind the more… item).
Could we have a setting please to reorder the toolbar items, or hide them or something?
I want my Tides back …
After only a few minutes I received a very gracious reply:
You can hit the ‘more’ button, then click ‘edit’ to drag and drop the toolbars of your choice to the bottom bar.
And, well, of course! The Edit button’s obvious. It’s right there in front of my eyes.
I blame the intense work I’ve been doing lately. Things have been a bit pressured round here, with one thing and another.
The good thing is that this small adventure led me to discover another of Peter’s iPhone apps: tvGuide. I don’t watch much TV, but I often want to check when something’s on, and this one works for New Zealand. It’s beautifully done.
Kiwi iPhone users: check out the Orsome software offerings — you may like them as much as I do. And Cantabrians, you have an extra bonus: an app to tell you where the buses are. MetroInfo:
What this program does it use the location aware features of the phone, to show you nearby bus stops, and exactly how long before the bus will show up, on for each of the routes that pass thru there. This is not using the static timetables, but the real-time tracking systems installed in each bus here.
I wish we had a tracking system for Wellington buses.