Weather GK4 is a module used for presenting weather conditions from Yahoo! Weather forecast services.
This module allows you to display weather forecast from any place in the world you wish with a great ease. It is displayed in the form of images and text.
Module version for Joomla 1.5 (support only Google Weather Services) you can download here: http://bit.ly/g79ALo
- Google Weather API is no longer available so all options connected with this API was removed.
- Support for Yahoo! Weather forecast added
- Module options interface totally rebuilt
- New system to download data which creates backup copy, thanks to which in the case of unavailability of data, there will be used data downloaded recently
- Possibility of specifying number of days a weather forecast involves
But ... it installs itself in a separate subdomain. That's something the developer should inform the user about. Not somewhere on page 999 of a manual, but right away.
Apart from that, I certainly recommend this one. But I can't give it 5 stars due to the above problem.
P.S. You can see it working at www.majesticistanbul.com.
ACDT (UTC+10:30) etc.
When I opt to use Google weather feed, the icons don't show and there is no option to use Google's default icons.
The Backend user interface would be more friendly if it were to use Joomlas default styling instead of the orange sliding DIV's.
I don't understand why you can not forecast more than 2 days when using Yahoo Weather.
Apart from the above mentioned it has great functionality, easy to implement and looks clean from the front end.
But for anywhere else it's very hard to know what to put for Location and you'll get "An error occured - you set wrong location or data for your location are unavailable".
Supposedly it uses both (or either?) Google and Yahoo weather. But it's not immediately apparent if this can be configured or how, or which one it is using at any given time.
The location I want (Yanbu, Saudi Arabia) shows up in both Google and Yahoo weather, but I've tried all possible combinations of names and spellings and can't get anything but the error message. Perhaps with clearer documentation it is simple.
Click on the "need you help" link and you'll be invited to pay between 40 and 199 Euros.
I'm not too impressed.
The extension itself looks nice. Unfortunately, the latitude, longitude, and timezone settings don't work. Supposedly, based on these settings the displayed icons will alternately show either a sun or a moon depending on the time of the day for these settings. However, in my case, the icons appear stuck as a moon 24 hours a day based on the latitude/longitude settings i obtained from Google Maps. If you change the values to null, the icons are stuck to a sun all day long for 24 hours. Changing timezone values don't have any effect.
Also, the weather forecast displayed seems to be less accurate compared to The Weather Underground. The other day, it was raining heavily here in my place, but the forecast says "Partly Cloudy", while The Weather Underground accurately says "Rainy".
It looks great installed and the road map for the Joomla 1.6 version looks really cool.
Gavick extensions are always well-maintained and have great functionality.