Google Weather Module v2.58 is available now!
Written by kksou   
Friday, 31 August 2012

The Google Weather Module v2.58 is available for download now!

For those who are not aware, it's confirmed that Google has stopped its Google Weather API service entirely. Details here.

Hopefully Google will provide some alternatives some time down the road - because its API is still the easiest to use. In the meantime, I've switched to using the API from wunderground.com

The Bad (compared to the Google Weather API)

  • You need a wunderground Developer API key
  • The user has to enter City, State (in US) and City, Country (for other countries)
  • There's a limit of 500 requests per day, and 10 requests per minute. Details here.
  • It provides support for about 80 foreign languages, but not many as that provided by Google. You can view the entire lists of countries here: Language Codes

The Good

  • Think this is to date the best and easiest-to-use weather API available. Even Google is using this for its iGoogle now.
  • It's free! (at least for the first 500 requests)
  • The city name now display correctly in your language. For the Google Weather API, the city name is always in English.

Useful Tips!

  • If, say you are from Italy, you can set the "Default Country" in the parameter page to "Italy". In this case, the user only need to enter the city name e.g. "Rome", without the need to enter the country name every time.

Download

Download here: http://www.kksou.com/php-gtk2/Joomla-Gadgets/Google-Weather-AJAX-version.php Please make sure you have applied for the free wunderground Developer API key. You can apply for the key here: www.wunderground.com/weather/api/

 

Comments  

 
# Gerardo Bredfeldt 2012-09-04 11:49
Hi kksou,

thanks a lot for your help.

I installed your v.1.58 for my Joomla 1.5.25, got the API and put it in the corresponding module field, configured everything (C, Temuco, Chile, sp, etc.) but cannot make it to work properly. It displays the city field and title (www.rodeoyrienda.cl) but it run endless trying to display the weather info. Changed API's twice, trying to use different ones, but the same.

Anything I made wrong and/or didn't see?

Thanks and regards,
Gerardo
Temuco, Chile
 
 
# xianting 2013-03-02 16:36
:D good ask
 
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