Articles by nshipes

June 26

AerisWeather iOS SDK 3.0 Now Available

Early this year, we teased the new major version of our AerisWeather iOS SDK, version 3.0, with several public betas to begin testing and experimenting with. We’re excited to announce that as of the end of May, the official 3.0 version has been released. In fact, we’re already up to version 3.0.2 as we’ve been releasing several bug fixes and improvements since the initial release of 3.0 at the end of May. In case you missed it, here are the biggest changes in version 3.0: Naming Changes for API Endpoint Classes In version 2.0 of the iOS SDK, you would...

February 19

Aeris’ iOS 3.0 Weather SDK Now in Public Beta

Three years ago we released version 2.0 of our Aeris’ iOS Weather SDK, which was completely rewritten from the ground up with massive improvements and tons of new features. We have numerous customers using the SDK in their own awesome weather apps in the AppStore, and we even rely on it with our own app Aeris Pulse. Now, we've released the first public beta of the next major version of our iOS SDK, version 3.0! Version 3.0 expands on all of the improvements and features we outlined in part one and part two of our 2.0 preview while making a...

July 6

WeatherBlox: Flexible Weather Views

We recently released WeatherBlox, an exciting new service that allows you to quickly add highly-customizable weather content to your web applications and sites. WeatherBlox is a library of weather views for the web that can be used individually for small sections of specific weather content or combined into larger layouts for full-page weather content custom to your application’s unique requirements. These views are fully responsive as well, meaning they are really flexible to ensure they fit within any context they’re added into. And since they’re designed for the web, customizing the design of your WeatherBlox views is painless by overriding...

June 16

Recreating the Parallax Menu in Aeris Pulse iOS

We’ve had several users of our Aeris Weather iOS SDK ask us about whether the parallax UITableViewCells in the map layer menu of Aeris Pulse was available as part of the SDK, or how we achieved the effect.   Although this menu is not offered as part of our iOS SDK, it’s really easy to implement. There are just a few main steps you need to perform to get this effect working in your own apps. The following code samples are provided using Swift, but can easily be ported over to Objective-C if you haven’t jumped into Swift yet. Generate background images...

WhirlyGlobe - AerisWeather
May 5

AerisWeather Now Integrated with WhirlyGlobe-Maply

AerisWeather is now integrated with the WhirlyGlobe-Maply mobile toolkit! Mousebird Consulting Inc. does high performance mobile data display. They make the WhirlyGlobe-Maply open source geo-spatial toolkit for iOS and Android. The toolkit is a mobile first SDK used in a variety of weather, aerospace, map, and education apps. The WhirlyGlobe-Maply toolkit already supports a wide variety of weather and aviation apps, so they just made it easier to fetch AerisWeather data layers. There are a few new MaplyAeris objects in the toolkit. These take your AerisWeather key, interrogate the available layers, and set up the necessary WhirlyGlobe-Maply objects. Get started...

March 3

Aeris Pulse is now featured on the App Store

Now featured on the App Store as one of the best new apps, Aeris Pulse is the premiere severe weather app for iOS and Android! Never be surprised by the weather again with Aeris Pulse’s exclusive approaching weather threats. Using your current GPS location, Aeris Pulse highlights where the weather threats are relative to you. Receive push notifications and in-app alerts when hazardous or severe weather approaches your current location. Push notifications detail everything from heavy rainfall to severe storms with hail, lightning, and even tornadoes possible. You can also choose to receive notifications for National Weather Service (NWS) warnings for...

January 7

Playing Nicely Together: Swift, Dependencies and Cocoapods

We recently pushed out version 2.2.2 of our Aeris Weather SDK for iOS to fix some issues with using Objective-C and Swift modules in Xcode 7 and Cocoapods. While tweaking our internal projects to better support modules, we ran into this dreaded compiler error in Swift 1.2 when trying to build the updated libraries: And apparently we weren’t alone. There were many of these errors and they all appeared within the umbrella headers of each of our frameworks, Aeris.h for example. At first we figured it was some weirdness caused by using our ObjC Aeris libraries in a Swift project,...

December 2

AerisWeather Winter Newsletter

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_single_image image=”4066″ alignment=”center” border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_separator color=”grey” style=”” el_width=””][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] In This Issue Season’s Greetings from all of us at AerisWeather! We hope to find you enjoying the end of your year. 2015 has brought many exciting ventures to AerisWeather, from a new name and office space to updated map overlays and product offerings. We can’t wait to see what 2016 holds. [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Here’s What’s New We have been hard at work creating updates for the Aeris iOS and Android SDKs. The iOS update features support for new endpoints from the Aeris API Threats add-on. This includes endpoints...

November 12

Aeris iOS Weather SDK 2.2.0 Released

Our next minor version of our Aeris iOS Weather SDK is now available with several new features and whole lot of bug fixes and improvements. Supported iOS Versions With iOS 8 and 9 adoption at 90-95% and iOS 9 adoption quickly rising to near 75% according to Apple and Mixpanel, our iOS SDKs are currently being developed to only support iOS 7 and higher. However, we have plans to drop support for iOS 7 by next summer once iOS 10 is released to developers as users running versions older than iOS 8 should fall below 5%. New Data Sets +...

September 22

Coming Soon…Aeris Enterprise for Mobile

Coming soon to the AerisWeather suite of alerting and forecasting services: the Aeris Enterprise mobile app! Everything you love about the desktop version will soon be conveniently available for download on your iOS device. Easily add job site locations, set up custom alerts, and view radar.     Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more details! Visit http://www.aerisweather.com/manage/enterprise/ to discover how Aeris Enterprise will help your business increase efficiency by being ready for whatever the weather brings. Find AerisWeather on Facebook or follow AerisWeather on Twitter.