I'm interested to get people's thoughts on displaying weather information on dashboard tiles and whether it would be possible to develop a generic weather tile "builder" app or driver. My aim would be to separate the tile-related options / features from those required to source weather information, typically from an online source. In looking at some code recenntly, it feels like I am duplicating the effort of other developers who I assume have done very similar display elements in their code for another specific weather source.
In terms of existing solutions, I understand there are "swiss army knife" style tile creation apps / drivers, I use them regularly, and they are a valid option here, but I feel weather is a quite specific scenario that would benefit from a more tailored user interface for setting up a tile.
I also know there are web sites where you can construct "tiles" that are made available as an image URL. For me, here in Australia, my own personal experience with these has been weather forecasts and observation values that are quite different to the local authorities.
I'd be ineterested in peoples thoughts or any suggestions for possible solutions, am I dreaming if I think it can be done