Enjoy the sunshine or the rain and share the current weather information or a forecast for the coming hours or days. You have four layouts to choose from, each of which comes with colored, black, or white icons. The background in each option is transparent so you can place the forecast over a background color or image. The same element can be used in both horizontal and vertical displays.


Use the weather element by adding an html element in your content and, in the URL field, pasting the following URL complemented with your Dark Sky API key: 


https://idid.fi/extra/weather/forecast/?address=Tampere&key=yourapikey


Note that you cannot use the Dark Sky weather information without a free Dark Sky account. Find instructions on how to register a free account at the bottom of this page.


Weather view 1: Weather now + upcoming hours + upcoming days


           


Different colors are defined with a letter identifier:

Colored icons: https://idid.fi/extra/weather/forecast/1/?address=Tampere&key=yourapikey

Black icons: https://idid.fi/extra/weather/forecast/1B/?address=Tampere&key=yourapikey

White icons: https://idid.fi/extra/weather/forecast/1W/?address=Tampere&key=yourapikey








Weather view 2: Weather now + upcoming days



       


Different colors are defined with a letter identifier: 

Colored icons: https://idid.fi/extra/weather/forecast/2/?address=Tampere&key=yourapikey

Black icons: https://idid.fi/extra/weather/forecast/2B/?address=Tampere&key=yourapikey

White icons: https://idid.fi/extra/weather/forecast/2W/?address=Tampere&key=yourapikey








Weather view 3: Weather now + upcoming hours



       


Different colors are defined with a letter identifier:

Colored icons: https://idid.fi/extra/weather/forecast/3/?address=Tampere&key=yourapikey

Black icons: https://idid.fi/extra/weather/forecast/3B/?address=Tampere&key=yourapikey

White icons: https://idid.fi/extra/weather/forecast/3W/?address=Tampere&key=yourapikey








Weather view 4: Weather now 



         



Different colors are defined with a letter identifier:

Colored icons: https://idid.fi/extra/weather/forecast/4/?address=Tampere&key=yourapikey

Black icons: https://idid.fi/extra/weather/forecast/4B/?address=Tampere&key=yourapikey

White icons: https://idid.fi/extra/weather/forecast/4W/?address=Tampere&key=yourapikey




Location

Define the location to get more accurate weather information. The information is always retrieved from the measuring stations closest to your location. The location can be a city, an area or even an address and it is defined using the parameter address=. If the location has multiple words, such as an address, separate the parts with a plus sign (+). For example:

https://idid.fi/extra/weather/forecast/4/?address=Haarlankatu+4+Tampere


Language

The default language for the weather information is Finnish, but it is also available in English and Swedish. Change the language by adding a language identifier after the word forecast, separated by an underscore (_) before the number idenfitying the weather view. 

The language identifier for English is _en and for Swedish _sv.


For example:

In English: https://idid.fi/extra/weather/forecast_en/1/?address=Tampere

In Swedish: https://idid.fi/extra/weather/forecast_sv/1/?address=Tampere


Source of Weather Information


The source of the weather information is Dark Sky who have a modern and comprehensive interface for retrieving information. 

Using the weather information requires creating your own Dark Sky account. With the free account, you get 1,000 calls per day, which is enough for providing the weather information on 40 Digital Signage displays.

The player checks the weather information on the server once an hour. Calls more frequent than this have been limited and all the information has been saved to cache to ensure the daily limit is not exceeded unnecessarily.


The location for the element is retrieved using Google Maps, which means you can define the location down to the address. The information is retrieved from the closest weather station.




How to use the new weather element:


Start by creating a free account on https://darksky.net/dev/


For a quick guide on how to create an account and get the API key, click here (opens in a new tab).


After you have created the account, copy the API Key.


Add the weather information on your iDiD content:

  1. Create a new piece of content in which you want to display the weather information. Add or choose an html element.
  2. Choose the details for your weather element, including your API key, and paste the URL in the field.


Remember to save your content. Done!


Note! The use of this html element is permitted only in the iDiD Digital Signage system.