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Weather4D tutorials 2.0

French and English tutorials Weather4D 2.0 have been recently updated.


The main novelty was to include subtitles in videos to improve understanding of “gesture”, English term used in French which sums up in the context of touchscreens “movements of the hand and fingers to perform an action”.

Actually some users worried about not finding a voice commentary to guide. The bias of the achievement was to focus on gestures, and allow to use the possibility offered by the iBooks app to slow down videos, which therefore eliminates a soundtrack.

Subtitles come solve this twofold concern : understanding and idle.


w4d_ss_videoWith 36 high-resolution videos included, tutorials reach a size up to 1,7 GB. Some users fail to download files of that size, with an Internet access with poor bandwith. After having battled for weeks with various Apple support, no solution was given to me.

We just test and put online two “lights” from 32 MB with no videos. Once installed in iBooks, each page to include a video offers a link to it, stored in Vimeo Weather4D channel. So it can be displayed and downloaded individually in Photos or Vimeo application (iPad).

The only constraint will be that, each update of the tutorial, it will need to operate manually : first remove the old version in iBooks before install the new (there is no overwrite), but it's a lesser evil.



Author : Francis

Since 2009 independent IT trainer and consultant for boating. Translator of many navigation applications on iOS and MacOS. Professional in boating for over 25 years, I provide training for applications and consulting and assistance for the integration of mobile devices (tablets, smartphones) on pleasure boats.


  1. Hello Francis,

    There you it always a version “heavy” or only the light version?

  2. Bravo, useful improvements that help to understand and facilitate the use of W4D 2.0