Video Kiosk Android Weather Widget



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Video Kiosk – Android supports digital signage in both full screen and a split screen layout where three areas can host standard Android App Widgets, including the Video Kiosk Weather Widget. While there are literally thousands of App Widgets available, there wasn’t a vertical, portrait view, weather widget designed to fit the digital signage sidebar. So we wrote one.

Video Kiosk Weather Widget lists the current weather in a vertical list to fit a digital signage sidebar. It supports multiple layouts and comes with a free trial. Video Kiosk Weather Widget runs on Android 4 or later and is compatible with any Android Device.

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Features

  • Displays weather in vertical | portrait view to fit sidebar
  • Displays weather for any WOEID (Yahoo Where in the world ID)
  • Includes WOEID lookup feature
  • Display weather in both Fahrenheit (F) and Celsius (C)
  • Configurable display
    • Choose from multiple Icon sets
    • Choose from three icon layouts
    • Customizable Text Size and Color
  • Free trial. While it is fully functional, for demo purposes weather updates always display the conditions in Richmond, BC, Canada. Once you purchase and activate a license, the weather widget will display weather for your selected location.



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Technical Specifications

System Requirements: Android 4 or later

The Video Kiosk Weather Widget is powered by Yahoo and supports finding places (where in the world id), multiple layouts, and multiple weather condition icons. Because Yahoo Weather requires the use of OAuth authentication, a Yahoo Api Key and Api Secret are required to activate the Video Kiosk Weather Widget license.

Compatibility: any Android Device



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Screenshots

Video Kiosk Android Weather Widget Screenshot
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Video Kiosk Android Weather Widget displays weather in portrait view, in Area B of Video Kiosk’s Digital Signage screen.
Video Kiosk Android - Digital Signage Screen Area B



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Tutorials

Installation

  1. The Video Kiosk Weather Widget is powered by Yahoo Weather. Because Yahoo Weather requires the use of OAuth authentication, a Yahoo Api Key and Api Secret are required to activate the Video Kiosk Weather Widget license. When you decide to purchase the Video Kiosk Weather Widget, first obtain your Yahoo Api Key and Api Secret.
  2. Once you have your Yahoo Api Key and Api Secret, contact us to purchase and have Video Kiosk Weather Widget licenses activated. If you do not have a Yahoo Api Key and Api Secret, you will not be able to activate your Video Kiosk Weather Widget licenses.
  3. If you haven’t already done so, download Video Kiosk Weather Widget from Google Play store.
  4. Configure Video Kiosk with the Video Kiosk Weather Widget in Area B. If required, adjust the padding around the widget. (For further information, refer to the Video Kiosk User Manual. )
  5. Configure the Video Kiosk Weather Widget.

Configuring the Weather Widget

  1. Open Video Kiosk Weather Widget
  2. Click the “License” tab.
    • Select the “Activate License” button to activate your license
  3. Click the “Weather” tab.
    • Select the Earth ID (WOEID) of the place you want to display the weather for. (For more information about Earth ID’s, refer to the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WOEID)
      If you don’t know the WOEID, use the WOEID lookup feature. (see below)
    • Select whether you want to display the weather in Fahrenheit (F) or Celsius (C).
  4. Click the “Skin” tab.
    • Choose the Icon set you want to use. The default is “Colorful”.
    • Choose the layout you want to use. The default is “Standard”
      Possible Values:
      Standard – The icons appear on the right and the icon for the current conditions is slightly larger and slightly offset to the left.
      Icons Right – The icons appear on the right, they are all the same size and, as a result, center aligned.
      Icons Left – The icons appear on the left, they are all the same size and, as a result, center aligned
    • Choose the Font Size for the text in “sp”. The default is 30 sp.
    • Choose the Color for the text in “ARGB”. The default is #FF000000 (Opaque Black)
  5. Click the “Done” button.

Using the Weather Widget WOEID lookup feature

If you don’t know the WOEID of the place you want to display the weather for, you can look it up

  1. Open Video Kiosk Weather Widget
  2. Click the “Weather” tab.
  3. In the “Find Place” field, enter the name of the place you want for the Earth ID (WOEID) and click the “Find Place” button. The result of your request will be displayed on the screen.

Testing the Weather Widget weather request

Video Kiosk Weather Widget can test whether the Yahoo weather request is functioning.

  1. Open Video Kiosk Weather Widget
  2. Click the “Weather” tab.
  3. Click the “Test Weather” button. The result of the request will be displayed.


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Support

Additional Help

Additional Enterprise Solutions

  • If you want to try out the Video Kiosk Weather Widget prior to purchase, contact us and we can setup a license so that you can “kick the tires”.
  • If you prefer to maintain the Weather Widget source code yourself, a non-exclusive, not for resale, source code license is available.
  • What is your ultimate layout for a portrait view Android Weather Widget? Different font, different background? A custom layout can be created, just for your installation, so that the weather widget appears exactly as you would like. If you are interested in a customized widget layout, please contact us directly by using the Contact Us page on this site.


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