Some of the important features of the Weather Forecast addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview of this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function, and its features. Next is FAQ, this section is useful to get information about how this addon works in your browser. If you couldn’t find a specific answer, please fill the bug report form on this page or the contact form on the homepage to let us know about your question. Following the FAQ, is the bug report form. It is designed to collect user feedbacks and bugs about this addon. Users can suggest improvements or feature requests through this form too. The next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses the Facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided on this page, could help you get all the basics you need about this addon and enable you to have a better experience with Weather Forecast.
In short, Weather Forecast is a lite addon that shows you the current weather for any desired location and includes daily and hourly forecasts. Badge text notification shows the current temperature. If you want to contribute to the developement of this addon, please fork it on GitHub, and push your changes to a named branch. Moreover, you can review all the comments made on GitHub commits.
4 Reasons to Use Weather Forecast
The interface can be opened in the toolbar popup, new window, or a tab.
Has plenty of options to adjust via the interface settings tab.
Available for Firefox, Chrome, Edge and Opera browsers on all operating systems.
The Weather Forecast addon is an amazing way to check the weather while you are browsing the internet. It is probably the quickest way of checking the weather when you are online. The app is a very handy and reliable extension that notifies you about the weather conditions in your area right on your browser. Even though the temperature icon is big, the app comes extremely in handy when you are browsing on the internet.
The most essential feature of the application is that it gives you all the weather information that you need and it gives you access to all the weather stories. Moreover, there are additional features of the app that again give you a brilliant insight regarding the weather and the location such as satellite, terrain views, layers like temperature, rain, and snow. The app also has multiple location support (favorite items). What I found extremely handy about the Weather Forecast App is that it shows the existing weather temperature in the toolbar icon. This shows you exactly what the weather is at all times. So if there are any plans that you need to make for the current day or for the future, the application will show you the exact weather temperature in the toolbar icon. The app supports both Fahrenheit to Celsius units which again is a feature that comes extremely in handy if you are particular about which degree you want to see the weather in. There are other tweaks in the app that are also very useful. For instance, the color schemes and icons of the toolbar button changes according to your existing conditions. In a nutshell, the Weather Forecast App gets you all the weather information that you need. Lastly, with its double features of Fahrenheit and Celsius units, the app provides you all the weather details in one comprehensive package.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is Weather Forecast?
Weather Forecast, is a lite and multi-browser addon that lets you easily get the current weather for any desired location. Upon installing the addon, it shows you the weather for the default city (London, GB). Please click on the settings tab from the top toolbar to change the current city. Please note that updating the current city requires geolocation permission. Alternatively, you can change the city by typing a keyword in the top input search area. Once a city is found, please click on the - GO - button to search for the specific city. If you want the current city as the default location, please click on the - Set as default - button in the top toolbar. To add a city to the favorites menu, please click on the - Add to favorites button. All the favorites items appear in the favorites tab. There is also a settings button at the top toolbar to open the options tab. There are several options including the weather unit to adjust within the settings tab. Please read the below FAQs to get more info about this addon.
2. How can I work with this addon?
As mentioned above, please click on the toolbar button to open the addons interface. The interface for this addon can be opened in the toolbar popup, a new window, or a new tab. Please select your desired context via the right-click menu for the toolbar button. Once the UI is open, you can see the current weather for the default city (London, GB). To change the city, please type a city name in the search area at the top toolbar and then click on the - GO - button. Alternatively, you can click on the - Update current location - in the settings page to update your current location. The current city can be either added to the favorites list by clicking on the - Add to favorites button - or be set as the default city by clicking on the - Set as default - button. To refresh the current weather please click on the - Refresh - button at the top toolbar. This app uses the free weather API from the - openweathermap.org - website. The free API only allows 60 requests per minute which is not enough for all users. Therefore, please obtain a free API key (for your app only) from the openweathermap.org website and use it in the app to get weather info. To add the API to the app, please open the settings and then add the key in the designated area at the bottom of the page (all settings are auto-saved to the memory). There are several settings on the options page that you can adjust, including, temperature unit, current location, decimal point for the badge icon text, and time interval to update badge text notifications. It is also possible to change the theme color for the app. Within the settings page, please navigate to the bottom of the page and then click on the color button to open the color palette and then choose your desired color.
3. How can I download the source code for Weather Forecast?
To download the source code for this extension from Chrome Web Store, it is recommended to use Extension Source Downloader. With this addon, you can download the source code as a ZIP or CRX format to your machine. If you want to download the source code from the Firefox addons store, please open the firefox download link (if available) in the Firefox browser and then right-click on the - Add to Firefox - button and select - Save Link As... - item. Choose the destination folder on your machine and then save the file in XPI format. You can then rename the XPI format to a RAR or ZIP file. Some extensions may have a GitHub repo address, which you can use to download the source code as well. But, it may not be the latest version of the addon. Therefore, downloading the source code from the official web stores is the best option as it always gives you the latest version of the addon.
4. How does this addon work?
5. Does this addon has a separate options or settings page?
No, as mentioned above, this addon does not have separate options or settings page. All the settings are available within the app interface.
6. Is this addon available for mobile browsers?
Yes, this addon is available for both mobile and desktop machines on all operating systems.
7. How can I disable this addon?
If you want to permanently disable the addon, please head to the extensions tab in your browser and then click on the disable button.
8. How can I change the API key for this addon?
As mentioned above, please navigate to (https://home.openweathermap.org/users/sign_up) website, and signup to get a free API key. Then, add the API key in the app via the setting page (bottom section). All changes are auto-saved to the memory on the options page.
9. Does the app work without changing the API key?
It may work for the first few tries, but this is not guaranteed as the free API only has 60 requests per minute limit. So depending on the active users, the API may or may not work. All users must obtain their free API key once the app is added to the browser, and before using it. This way it will work without any limitations on your system plus, you can control your API key settings from the openweathermap.org website.
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