Widget problems



  • @Marienka I am from Algeria



  • I'm using a Oneplus 3T phone with Android 8.0. The widget works perfectly fine but it lacks of choice regarding the different weather forecasts available within the app. Is there a way to develop more options to customize the widget in an upcoming version of the app?
    Besides that, Windy is the most beautiful and precise weather app out there, please keep it up! đŸ€Ÿ





  • Device: Sony XZ2 Compact
    Android Version 9
    Build 52.0.A.3.163
    Kernel 4.9.112-perf+
    

    For these two topics posted by Marienka above:

    1. Widget hangs forever after device boot
    "After almost every reboot, the Windy widget gets stuck at the loading animation. Preferences icon is unresponsive, too.
    
    This is both a bug and a UI problem, because at some point the widget should realize it's failing, display the last downloaded weather information and show an icon that the current info can't be loaded."
    
    1. Bad widget UI: "Failed to retrieve data"
    This message should only be displayed temporary. Then the last downloaded weather information should be displayed along with some kind of small warning icon that current information is not available.
    
    The way it's now, when you lose the connection, the entire widget becomes useless until you get a working connection again, even though it could display the old weather data that is probably still good enough.
    

    The widget needs some kind of error icon instead of disabling it completely when it can't fetch new data.


  • Pilot

    Hi

    Using Android 8.0.0: home page widget map.
    Widget settings only control Location and Theme dark-light-transparent. Colourisation seems to be Radar .
    Can map widget settings have a few additional selections for:

    • Map Display: i.e. Radar / Lightning (precip & lightning), Marine (waves), and Aviation (airport vfr/mvfr/ifr & surface visibility). Colourization linked to app settings...
    • Map Zoom View: i.e radius input 10, 25, 50, 100, etc around selected location.
      .. with units & colourisation as selected in app.

    Great app! Thanks.
    MacRob





  • Dear Windy dev team,

    First of all, I would like to thank for this great app and service.

    I've the latest Windy version installed on an Android 6.0.1, and I noticed that the forecasts showed in the widget, does not match any of the models forecasts. Please see the images attached, and look at the rain forecast.

    Screenshot_20190410-082129.jpg
    Screenshot_20190410-082211.jpg
    Screenshot_20190410-082218.jpg

    So, what is the source model used in the widget?

    Thank you very much!

    Best regards,
    Pedro



  • @Marienka
    Hello i m french
    i use windy on a Samsung cell and Android version 5.0.2.
    The widgets "windy détails" and "windy radar" don t work properly. Only W "day forecast" is OK.
    An error message occur and says : "Windy s'est arrĂȘtĂ© " and no display of the widget on the screen.
    Can you fix it ?
    B regards


  • Sailor

    @PedroVenancio
    The widget uses the ECMWF model.



  • Some problems with the widget on Android 9.

    (1)
    Often the widget hangs after a reboot and the only way to fix it is to remove and re-add it to the screen. I think this happens when the network is not yet available, but I can't say for sure. Seems to happen 80% of the time.

    • wait until network is ready before getting weather data
    • if for some reason the network is not ready, allow the widget to recover from that

    (2)
    Then there's a UI problem with the "failed to retrieve data screen". If there is older data, this screen should disappear and the old weather data be displayed instead. There can still be a small warning icon that current data is not available, but the way it's now, the whole widget becomes useless when the internet connection is bad. That can be solved better. This is a notable problem, because otherwise the UI is very, very good. So:

    • cache old weather data
    • try to get new data
    • if successful, display new data
    • if not successful, display old data and warning icon

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