WeatherIndicator

Differences between revisions 10 and 11
Revision 10 as of 2011-05-12 11:27:44
Size: 2162
Comment: Added a screenshot
Revision 11 as of 2011-05-12 11:29:34
Size: 2150
Comment:
Deletions are marked like this. Additions are marked like this.
Line 2: Line 2:
{{attachment:cloudy.png|cloudy screenshot|align="right"}}
Line 13: Line 12:

{{attachment:cloudy.png|cloudy screenshot}}

Indicator Weather

Introduction: http://www.webupd8.org/2010/07/install-weather-indicator-applet-with.html

Launchpad project: https://launchpad.net/weather-indicator

Bugs: https://bugs.launchpad.net/weather-indicator

PPA: ppa:weather-indicator-team/ppa

Package Name: indicator-weather

cloudy screenshot

Idea

Natty Narwhal doesn't support the Gnome Weather applet, so an indicator replacement is required. Enter: indicator-weather.

Features

  • Shows the current weather conditions and temperature in the panel
  • Shows more information about the current weather in the indicator's menu
  • Optionally shows weather conditions and temperatures at several other locations
  • Three levels of notification - none, on weather change, on severe condition weather change

Suggestions, Plans, TODO

Please use project blueprints at https://blueprints.launchpad.net/weather-indicator

Right now, we're working on moving from pure Python to a Python/Vala combination, which will allow the indicator to have a very swish menu.

When this lands, it will bring:

  • "Feels like" temperatures - Heat Index, Wind Chill, Humidex and Apparent Temperature
  • Guess your location
  • 3 day forecasts in the menu

In the long-term forecast:

  • Use Weather Underground data
  • Show radar maps

Implementation

Weather Indicator uses the Indicator framework and Python. Weather data is obtained from Yahoo or Google, and the Google Weather API is used for forecasts.

Social Media

Press

WeatherIndicator (last edited 2011-06-05 01:10:07 by felix-lawrence)