According to World Weather Online, this widget is still making about 85 requests per hour, or about twice what they will support, which is why users are still seeing "---" as the temperature for about half the day. This also suggests that about twice as many folks are using this widget than I thought.
As a temporary measure, I am planning to further reduce the request interval to keep under the 1,000 requests per day, or 42 per hour that I can get with the free API. I am just not willing to pay about $200 per year to support this widget, which is what World Weather wants to support 5,000 requests per day.
An alternative, what I am starting to work on is instead getting the current temperature from OpenWeatherMap.org, which supports much higher request rates under their free API. While this service also supports worldwide weather information, it looks like the programming is more complicated than for the other API, which means I am struggling with this transition. While I have some basic programming skills, they are only basic, especially when it comes to ActionScript.
One issue is that to use Open Weather's information, it looks like I need to specify the country. Obviously, I know I need to include the US, but don't know where other users are located, so I need a little help.
Question 1: If you are using this widget (Clock and Temperature), what country are you located in?
Question 2: If I need to get additional real estate on the configuration screen to accommodate more possible countries, I was thinking of eliminating the option to customize colors. If you use this widget, are you using the default colors, or have you picked your own?