Cards: Display Real-Time Weather Updates

The Weather card is perfect for businesses that rely on the weather, allowing employees to prepare for the weather in advance, or if certain outdoor tasks can be scheduled on that particular day. With a 5-day weather forecast of your selected location, you’ll always be able to set that house viewing on a sunny day. The Weather card is an Appspace supported card, which is officially created and periodically updated by Appspace with new templates and features.

Important
Please refer to our Introduction to Cards guide for an in-depth introduction to the types of cards that are ideal for your signage solutions. Visit our Appspace Card Gallery to find the perfect card to deliver your message.
Apart from the basic card customizations, the following customizations are available on the Weather card:

  • Configure the temperature unit in Fahrenheit or Celsius.
  • Display temperature unit.
  • Display motion background.
  • Display advanced weather information.
  • Display the country or state of the location.
  • Configure text color.
  • Configure background color.

This article provides the instructions to create and configure a Weather card, which allows you to quickly and easily display a 5-day weather forecast within your organization. What’s in this article:

Prerequisite

Create and Configure Weather Card

The instructions below allow you to display weather content.

  1. Log in to the Appspace console.
  2. To create this card, select one of the following options:
    • Click +QUICK ACTION from the Appspace menu bar on the top right, and select Create Content.
    • Click Library from the ☰ Appspace menu, and select a library or folder you wish to create the content in. Click +CREATE, and select Content.
    • To create and add the card directly to an existing channel, refer to Add Content to Playlist Channels.
  3. Select Feeds from the All Templates drop-down menu, and click Weather.

    Important
    If you are unable to locate the content, try using either the Search bar, the Order by, or Filter icon to narrow down the content that you are looking for.
  4. In the Edit tab;
    • Enter the Title of the content as this will also act as the filename for the content. This is a mandatory field.
    • Enter the location of the weather to be displayed in the location field on the card.
      Important
      Leaving the location blank allows the card to display the weather of the display device’s current location. This enables users to configure a single Weather card and deploy it to multiple devices on different locations quickly eliminating the need to configure each location manually.In the event that the search function is unable to locate the entered location, or has a location selected, users may override it by using the “card.weather.location” device property, and manually entering the location by setting the value to “City name, State / Country”. The system will then try to map the closest location at it’s best effort.
    • Select the Unit for the temperature to be displayed:
      • Fahrenheit
      • Celsius
        Important
        Users may also use the device property “card.weather.units”, with the values to “c” or “f” to override the selected temperature unit on the card.
    • Select the display options for the Weather card:
      • Enable Motion BackgroundsDisplay a video background that represents the weather.
      • Enable Advanced Weather InformationDisplay extra weather information, such as the high/low temperature, humidity, precipitation, and how the temperature feels like.
      • Show Temperature UnitsDisplays the temperature units.
      • Hide Country/State NameHides the country or state of the weather location.
    • Customize the Text Color, and the Background Color or Media.
      Note
      • When a user selects a background color with video enabled, the background color is rendered with 30% opacity by default. However, users can manually change the opacity levels.
      • When a user uploads an image with video enabled, the image is displayed at 100% opacity by default, which blocks the motion background from being viewed. This can be fixed by uploading a PNG image with transparency levels managed by the user from the source file.
  5. In the Article tab; This section may be skipped.
    • Include an Article or Caption to accompany the content item when being displayed on mobile apps, tablets, and other social collaboration apps.
    • Enter a Referral Link to link more information to the content.
  6. In the Schedule tab; This section may be skipped.
  7. In the Settings tab; This section may be skipped.
    • The Name field will be auto-populated to match the Title of the content which will also act as the filename for the content. This is a mandatory field.
    • Enter any relevant Tags for the content. (Optional)
    • Select a folder for the content in the Library Location drop-down menu to change the default folder location.
    • Select an expiry date for the content from the Auto Delete Content from Library drop-down menu. (Optional)
    • Upload an image to be used as the Thumbnail for the content.
  8. Once done, click SAVE.

Edit Weather Card

The instructions below show you how to edit a Weather card.

  1. Log in to the Appspace console.
  2. Click Library from the ☰ Appspace menu, and select a library or folder containing the content you wish to edit.
  3. Select and click the Weather card to edit, and select the desired tab to edit or view.
    • In the Edit, Article, and Settings tabs:
      • You may edit the content the same way as it was configured. For detailed instructions on how to do this, please refer to the Create and Configure Weather Card section above.
    • In the Preview tab:
      • Preview how the content is displayed on your device.
    • In the Channels tab:
    • In the Analytics tab:
      • View the individual content analytics in this tab. For more information, please refer to the Individual Content Analytics section of the Analytics article.
  4. Once done, click SAVE.
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