weather-forecast-widget Weather Forecasts from the BBC/Yahoo/Google with cacheing support

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This extension gets and displays weather forecast data from a data provider.

Three providers are provided "out-of-the-box":

  • BBC Weather: Detailed forecast for three days in advance.
  • Google Weather: Description and min/max temperatures for four days in advance
  • Yahoo: Forecast for two days - but the only documented API

The widget supports cacheing to reduce bandwidth in high load applications. Cacheing is on a provider::location basis so if you have forecasts for multiple locations and/or are using multiple providers on a page each is cached.

Comes with CSS and a symbol set, both of which can be overidden with your own.

The release file contains full documentation.

Resources

Documentation

Requirements
  • Yii 1.0 or above
Installation
  • Extract weatherForecast directory in the release file under protected/extensions/widgets
  • Extract the documentation directory to a location of your choice.
Usage

See the following code example:

$this->widget('application.extensions.widgets.weatherForecast.WeatherForecast', array(
        'provider'=>'BBC',
        'params' => array(
        'location'=>'40', // BBCWeather::Paris
          'units' => 'C'
        ),
        'cache'=>array(
          3600, // Cache up to one hour
          new CExpressionDependency("date('H)") // Expire the cache at the top of the hour
        )
       ));

Change Log

October 13, 2009
  • Initial release.
October 18, 2009
  • Now uses Yii DIRECTORY_SEPARATOR constant
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Yii Version: 1.1
License: BSD-2-Clause
Category: Others
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Developed by: Yeti
Created on: Oct 13, 2009
Last updated: 7 years ago

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