Presenting accurate weather data provided by the Hong Kong Observatory efficiently with a new and simple design.
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- Clean and simple user interface - Indication of heat index with background colour - Optimized for battery life - Reduced mobile data usage - Resizable home screen widgets with digital clocks (1 x 1, 2 x 1, 4 x 1, 4 x 2, 5 x 1 and 5 x 2) - Exclusive user interface for 7" and 10" tablets - Compliance with the Android Design guidelines for better user experience
- Current weather - Warning notifications - 9-day forecast - Rainfall radar images - Astronomical data - Tropical cyclone track - Air Quality Health Index (AQHI)
How does it work?
The app retrieves weather data from the skyHK Server powered by Google App Engine whenever possible while a device is using mobile data. The skyHK Server obtains data from the Hong Kong Observatory's website and data feeds regularly, then serialize the data to reduce data size and facilitate data transfer to Android devices, in order to optimize the devices' battery life and reduce the mobile data usage. In case the server becomes unavailable, the app would obtain weather data from the Hong Kong Observatory directly instead.
Special thanks to the Hong Kong Observatory for authorizing the provision of weather data, the Environmental Protection Department for providing the AQHI data via Data.One, and @AdamWhitcroft for creating the delicate Climacons icons set.
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