Articles by sshie

October 8

Tropical Cyclones Archive with Aeris Android SDK

The latest update to the Aeris Android SDK brings another addition to the supported Aeris Weather API endpoints. In v2.6.0 we’ve added support for the Air Quality, Air Quality Forecast, and Tropical Cyclones Archive endpoints. In the next few paragraphs, we’ll discuss working with the Tropical Cyclones Archive data and step into a few code examples. The Air Quality endpoints will be covered in an upcoming article in the near future. Tropical Season Continues Globally There is only a couple of months remaining in the Atlantic hurricane season, yet another storm reminds us that we’re not done with Tropical Cyclones...

September 14

Aeris Android SDK Tropical API Data

The tropics are busy and so are the teams at AerisWeather! Last month’s Aeris Android SDK update added new tropical cyclone imagery from the Aeris Mapping Platform (AMP). Today we’re excited to announce that we’re putting even more tropical cyclone information into your hands (and apps). Version 2.5.0 expands the Aeris Android SDK tropical API support for the Aeris API Tropical Cyclone endpoint to include point and polygon data! The Tropical Cyclone Endpoint The Aeris API provides rich data support for active global tropical systems. You can get all the details in the full rundown of the cool new Tropical...

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August 31

Aeris Android SDK v2.4.1

The latest update for the Android SDK is now available! Aeris Android SDK v2.4.1 includes many bug fixes, along with updates to the map animations and even some spiffy new tropical map layers! Tropical Map Layers We already know that the Aeris Mapping Platform provides tons of awesome map layers to help your users visualize your app’s data. So it’s no surprise that the AMP team would crank out another set of layers, just in time for the Hurricane season! With the latest update, Aeris Android SDK v2.4.1 includes the new tropical layers and all their various modifiers and options. Like most of...

May 24

Aeris Pulse for Android Pro Tip: Oreo Persistent Weather Notification

Aeris Pulse for Android – it Feels Like Something is Missing… Since you updated to Oreo, you may have noticed that something was missing from your Aeris Pulse for Android app. One of the changes that came with our Oreo notification update is to default the persistent notification to off. If you’re missing it (like I was), here’s how to get it back!   Aeris Pulse Settings Ok, first let’s turn that option back on. Open Pulse and swipe down on the main view. Next, at the top of the locations view, tap the settings icon in the upper left...

May 21

Introducing the AerisWeather Python SDK

It’s an exciting time to be working in the loft studios of AerisWeather development. The powerful Aeris Maps Platform has become a leading weather map service. Our radar coverage has expanded to new areas of the globe like Australia and South Korea. Aeris WeatherBlox, the service that enables web devs to easily add weather content to their sites are always adding new blox. We’re constantly pushing updates to the iOS and Android toolkits to keep them up to date with the fast-moving mobile scene. Here at AerisWeather we sometimes say “the weather never sleeps”, and for the toolkit team that...

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March 12

Android Oreo Notifications: A Double Stuffed Headache

Oreo might be “Milk’s Favorite Cookie”, but it’s proving to be an Android developer’s least favorite update – at least in terms of the Android Oreo notifications. When the AerisWeather Android team started updating our projects for Android 8.0, it seemed like a typical day at the office. Update Gradle, set our target SDK to 26, resync, rebuild and then fix the stuff that Google broke. In fact, the first round of changes went pretty quickly. Then we noticed the notifications weren’t working on our Oreo test device… The Deception Begins One of the things that makes the Android Oreo...

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December 20

Aeris Android SDK v2.2.0 Released

Aeris Android SDK v2.2.0 is now available! SDK v2.2.0 is a feature release providing a couple of new endpoints, some additional data fields, and a new map points layer. From the rolling rivers to the sun and moon in the sky, we’ve got data for everyone with this update! Rivers Endpoint Aeris API provides such a wide variety of information, it can be tough keeping up with the latest additions. One of the newer endpoints available is Rivers. You can use the Rivers endpoint to get access to the latest river and lakes gauge observations. Using NOAA’s Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service...

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October 2

Aeris Android SDK v2.1.1 Released

Aeris Android SDK v2.1.1 is now available. SDK v2.1.1 updates dependencies and provides several minor bug fixes. We will highlight some of these changes, through review the release history for the complete list. Wildfire Incident Management Teams Within the AerisWeather Fires endpoint, there is a little data field named imtType. This field tells us which type of Incident Management Team is dealing with each wildfire. With a typical wildfire (if there is such a thing), the imtType field is often unused. The API will return null for an unknown imtType. But as wildfires grow in size and intensity, the management efforts...

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August 29

Aeris Android SDK v2.1.0 Released!

The latest release of our Aeris Android SDK is now available! SDK v2.1.0 focuses on improved usability and stability, while also adding a few new goodies to the Aeris Android development camp. Read on for a rundown of the changes… Support for Bleeding Edge AMP Layers The Aeris Maps Platform (AMP) team has a pretty cool gig. After all, what weather geek wouldn’t love generating exciting visual representations of the conditions all around us every day!? They do a great job, and their enthusiasm for their craft sometimes causes them to pump out new map layers faster than us SDK...

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April 26

Aeris Android SDK v2.0 Has Arrived!

Pretty much any time we hear someone say “version 2.0”, it conjures up images of things all shiny and new, with the promise of improvement and innovation around every corner. This milestone release of Aeris Android SDK v2.0 is no different, bringing with it a full arsenal of goodies. Aeris API endpoints, AMP map layers, a improved permissions set and updated dependencies. It’s everything you need to create the next groundbreaking Android weather app!   Version 2.0 At a Glance So while the development team toiled away on version 2.0 of the SDK, we posted a few betas. We wanted to get...