Articles by Nicholas Shipes

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...

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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...

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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...

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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

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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 +...

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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.

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September 3

AerisWeather Fall Newsletter

  In This Issue We hope you had a great summer! The last couple of months have been very busy for us. Aside from moving to a new office space, we have also been hard at work creating and updating our state of the art technologies to serve all of your weather needs. Here’s What’s New We have a lot of new and exciting things happening at AerisWeather. The first is our interactive maps SDK. This is a complete Javascript weather map platform built upon our open source AerisJS library. This new SDK provides many features, including modern design, support...

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May 26

AerisWeather Helps Homeowner’s Association Win Settlement For Storm Damage

The meteorological expertise of AerisWeather‘s forensics team was enlisted by local attorneys to help a Twin Cities’ Homeowner’s Association win a settlement from an insurance company who significantly undervalued a storm damage claim. A series of strong thunderstorms, many containing large hail and damaging winds, pummeled the Homeowner’s Association during the Spring of 2012. Numerous structures within the Association were damaged by these severe thunderstorms. After submitting a claim with their insurance company, the Homeowner’s Association learned that the insurance company was only willing to cover approximately three percent of the estimate given by the contractor who assessed the damage....