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Is there a video or a detailed how to on implementing the weather widget into a project?

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    Alex

    You can use HTML weather widgets with the units that support playback of HTML pages.

    Or if the weather info is available as an rss or media rss feed, it will play on any networkable BrightSign device. Info about mrss feeds:

    http://support.brightsign.biz/entries/20610996-What-kinds-of-Media-RSS-feeds-can-I-use-in-BrightAuthor-

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    Lyndon

     

    THe wunderground widget that we have posted includes a project that has the html widget attached to it. 

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    Kristine Rivall

    You can use any weather widget currently free and available. Weatherbug and Weather Channel have widgets, to name a few (they have code you can copy/paste too) it's just not going to look the best.

    If you want to use Brightsign's example (http://www.brightsign.biz/files/4713/8564/8455/WeatherWidgetHowTo.pdf
    you should have development experience. For one, the code example given above is glitchy and has some bugs. It also uses a free API that limits daily updates (for ours, I had to set it to update every 5-10 minutes or else they'll lock you out of the account) and you'll need to create a new free code for every project you do. 

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    Jen Troska

    What if you attempt to use BrightSign example, but you ONLY want to use the widget part... I am trying to create a weather widget in my presentation, but would also like specific instructions on how to create the widget (not the design of it, as that is provided by wunderground) to work with BrightSign. What all do you need to do this? 

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    Lyndon

    Jen, I don't understand the question. What do you mean you only want the widget part? What part don't you want?

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    Weston Allen

    I am also a bit confused on how to implement the HTML5 weather widget that is provided by BrightSign here (https://www.brightsign.biz/support/demos/xd-demos). I have an existing project that I want to add this widget to, and I am at a loss on how to use the downloadable content that is provided. The "Weather widget how to" document that the website provides is not very intuitive to someone who does not work with any form of coding on a regular basis (i.e. me!). Where do I start if I want to use this widget in my existing project?

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    JRB Technical

    Weston:

    If you are still having issues with the HTML5 weather widget, and still need a weather option, I can provide Media RSS Weather Feeds as well for $60USD/year/player.

    Please visit https://ds-weather.com/

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    Ben Ferrell

    now that weather underground no longer provides API keys, wht is the answer to getting weather on our signs

     

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    Wyatt Hoffman

    Hey Ben,

    I know this post is old but thought I might help out. We found that using the free open weather map API and using a script to pull that data into our HTML page and it works pretty good.

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    Ben Ferrell
     
    Thanks I will give that a shot Wyatt Hoffman Today at 11:45

    Hey Ben,

    I know this post is old but thought I might help out. We found that using the free open weather map API and using a script to pull that data into our HTML page and it works pretty good.

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    Karen Watson

    How do you do that, though? I need some good step by step instructions on how to make this work with Open Weather Map.

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