Weather-Downloader

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Java
Version
v0.1 (Jan 21, 2016)
Created
Jan 8, 2016
Updated
Mar 21, 2017 (Retired)
Owner
Codelight Studios (CodelightStudios)
Contributor
kalyandechiraju
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Weather-Downloader

Want to show the weather information in your app, here is a simple and efficient solution for you. Now show the weather information you need in your app without deviating away from your app's core idea. This is a helper library to get basic weather information into your app (not into a weather app of course). It uses the openweathermap api to get the weather data. Please note that this is still in beta phase and is limited to get the current weather conditions only. Forecast and Historical data will be added in future releases.

Include in your project

Using Gradle

Add this in dependencies of your app's build.gradle file.

compile 'codelight.studios.android:weather-downloader:0.2'

How to use

1. Implement the WeatherDataDownloadListener in your Activity

WeatherDataDownloadListener implements the callback functions to be called after the weather info is loaded.

    
    public class MainActivity extends AppCompatActivity implements WeatherDownloader.WeatherDataDownloadListener {
    
        ...
        
        @Override
        public void onWeatherDownloadComplete(WeatherData data, WeatherDownloader.Mode mode) {
            
        }
    
        @Override
        public void onWeatherDownloadFailed(Exception e) {
            
        }
    }

2. Invoke the getCurrentWeatherData to get the current weather conditions

Invoke the getCurrentWeatherData method by passing your Api Key and the Query (location name/zipcode/id/coordinates) strings.

    //Get data by city name
    WeatherDownloader downloader = new WeatherDownloader(MainActivity.this, WeatherDownloader.Mode.CITYNAME);
    downloader.getCurrentWeatherData(getResources().getString(R.string.weather_api_key), locationQuery);
    
    //Get data by city ID
    WeatherDownloader downloader = new WeatherDownloader(MainActivity.this, WeatherDownloader.Mode.CITYID);
    downloader.getCurrentWeatherData(getResources().getString(R.string.weather_api_key), cityIdQuery);
    
    //Get data by zip code
    WeatherDownloader downloader = new WeatherDownloader(MainActivity.this, WeatherDownloader.Mode.ZIPCODE);
    downloader.getCurrentWeatherData(getResources().getString(R.string.weather_api_key), zipCodeQuery);
    
    //Get data by coordinates.
    //In this method, the coordinatesQuery should be in the form of latitude:longitude format only.
    WeatherDownloader downloader = new WeatherDownloader(MainActivity.this, WeatherDownloader.Mode.COORDINATES);
    downloader.getCurrentWeatherData(getResources().getString(R.string.weather_api_key), coordinatesQuery);
    

That's it! Once the weather is downloaded in the background thread, you will be notified via the above mentioned onWeatherDownloadComplete or onWeatherDownloadFailed listeners.

Other features

By default the weather data is downloaded in KELVIN units. You can easily convert it into CELSIUS or FAHRENHEIT by using WeatherUnits class. For example, take a look into the sample app in repo.

    @Override
    public void onWeatherDownloadComplete(WeatherData data, WeatherDownloader.Mode mode) {
        if (mode == WeatherDownloader.Mode.CITYNAME) {
            cityNameTextView.
                    setText(String.format("%.2f", WeatherUnits.convertToCelsius(data.getMain().getTemp())));
        } else if (mode == WeatherDownloader.Mode.CITYID) {
            cityIdProgress.setVisibility(View.GONE);
            cityIdTextView.
                    setText(String.format("%.2f", WeatherUnits.convertToFahrenheit(data.getMain().getTemp())));
        }
    }

Contribution

I would love to welcome everyone of you to contribute to this project and make it better. Currently we are focusing on the current weather data only, but other forecast and historical data features would be a great addition. Encounter any issue? Don't hesitate to open an issue.

Convention I would like to follow: Master branch would be the development branch. So feel free to fork from the Master branch. Release branch will be merged with master branch after every major release.

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License

The MIT License (MIT)

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