News nybble: Minor BusTimes update

Small update to the program – not an update to do with small buses Kevin Wells has released another version of BusTimes, his application that uses Wget to interrogate the Transport API website and return information about bus (and bus stop) timetables. The new version fixes a problem whereby, depending on the data source used by the API provider for the specific request, that returned data could cause the program to crash.

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News nybble: Currency now peeks into very recent history

Kevin Wells has released a new version of Currency, an application that uses Wget to interrogate the Free Currency Converter API in order to examine exchange rates. Version 1.09 of the software sees it updated to use version 7 of the API, which adds the benefit of being able to look at the exchange rates over the last eight days, as well as adding a wider range of currencies to work with, amongst other things. Kevin has also uploaded a short video demonstrating the software.

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News nybble: MACadd gets a bug fix

Kevin Wells has released another new version of MACadd, his application that looks up MAC addresses online and displays the found information. The latest version benefits from the removal of a bug whereby the application could crash if the MAC address being checked is either invalid, or not in the database of the MAC Vendors website, which the software uses as its information source. It does so using Wget.

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News nybble: Save your bus route timetables

Following a similar facility being added recently to TrainTimes, Keven Wells has added a save facility to BusTimes – which performs a similar timetable look-up function as the first application, but for buses and stops rather than trains and stations. Kevin has also uploaded a short video demonstrating the new feature. Both pieces of software use wget to draw the required data from the TransportAPI website – and also like TrainTimes, BusTimes has been updated to keep up with an API change.

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News nybble: TrainTimes updated to avoid crashes

No, no, not train crashes, you fools – application crashes! Kevin Wells has released an updated version of his TrainTimes application, which can be used to look up the trains due at a given station, to help planning any upcoming trips. Version 1.10 benefits from a bug fix that prevents it crashing when first run if a station had more than ten trains. The new version has also been updated to comply with a requirement of the Transport API website, which it draws upon as a data source using Wget.

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Run DadJokes to see bad jokes

Or at least very (a)corny ones. Kevin Wells has released another application that makes use of Wget to act as an interface between the RISC OS user and a remote website. Called DadJokes, the purpose of the software this time isn’t to perform a useful service, but instead to do something much better – display a random, and usually very corny joke.

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News nybble: TrainTimes 1.05 arriving now

Kevin Wells has released another update to his TrainTimes application. The software, which uses Wget to interrogate the Transport API site, presents the user about trains due at a chosen station. Clicking on a button for any of those trains will reveal stations and times for that train’s route – and the new feature in version 1.05 is that it is now possible to click on any of those stations to view the times of trains due there.

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