May 6

Aeris Android SDK v1.2 Released

An update to the Aeris Android SDK is now available with an new map library!

AMP’d Up

This update to the AASDK is the beginning of some exciting changes for the cartographers amongst our ranks. The Aeris Android Map library now uses our very own Aeris Map Platform (AMP) for the weather data visualization in our apps!

This first wave of AMP integration is focused on upgrading the existing legacy Aeris Overlays to AMP and pave the way for the additional layers available within our new map platform. In future updates of the SDK we will be adding new map options to enhance your apps and take weather visualization further than ever before.

<Warning: Shameless Plug Ahead>
AMP
To see some of the cool new features available with AMP, check out AMP and the Map Builder tool – it’s free to try with a developer (or higher) account.

New to the Android SDK: Severe Warnings Layer

Aside from the underlying changes needed to move towards AMP, a new map feature was also added to this update: the Severe Warnings layer.
SevereWxAdvisories
This layer limits the advisories shown on the map to only the most severe, filtering out things like weather statements and watches. It sounds like a small distinction, but it’s really handy when you need to know in a glance who’s under the weather gun right now.

To get you started, here is a quick example of implementing and using the Severe Warnings layer. Here we’re adding the new layer in our map initialization method:

private void initMap()
{
AerisMapOptions mapOptions = AerisMapOptions.getPreference(this.mapView.getContext());
mapView.addLayer(AerisTile.ADVISORIES_SV);
mapOptions.withTile(AerisTile.ADVISORIES_SV);
mapOptions.setPreference(this.mapView.getContext());
...

Keep checking back here for more updates to the Aeris Android SDK and other Aeris projects in the near future.

Happy Coding!
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