Forecast / DarkSky's Skycons, Animated Weather icons recreated for Android
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We set out to create a native weather app on Xamarin but we wanted to build something unique to differentiate ourselves amongst the plethora of weather apps avaialble out there. The DarkSky app & Forecast did an excellent job with their Skycons.
We wanted to re-use the same icons for our app as well, however, we found that these animated icons don't exist natively on either platforms. This is currently a work-in-progress as the team is finetuning the animation & the performance itself. You can download the complete repository which also contains the sample project SkyconsDemo.
Built with Android Studio (2.2.3)
| Icon | View | | :------: | :---: | | Cloud | CloudView | | Clear Sky (Sunny) | SunView | | Clear Night | MoonView | | Partly Cloudy Day | CloudSunView | | Partly Cloudy Night | CloudMoonView | | Heavy Showers | CloudHvRainView | | Snow | CloudSnowView | | Light Showers | CloudRainView | | Fog | CloudFogView | | Wind | WindView | | Thunder | CloudThunderView |
1) To add a skycon(icon) through the XML:
<com.thbs.skycons.library.> android:layout_width="250dp" android:layout_height="250dp" android:layout_centerHorizontal="true" android:layout_centerVertical="true" app:isStatic = "true" app:strokeColor = "#000000" app:bgColor = "#ffffff"/>
where represents the particular view/icon. For example "MoonView"
- To add a skycon(For instance, WindView) through Java code, perform following in the activity:
LinearLayout layout = new LinearLayout(this); LinearLayout.LayoutParams params = new LinearLayout.LayoutParams( LinearLayout.LayoutParams.WRAP_CONTENT, LinearLayout.LayoutParams.WRAP_CONTENT); layout.setLayoutParams(params); //Using these params, you can control view attributes //attributres include boolean isStatic,boolean isAnimated, int strokeColor , int backgroundColor WindView windView = new WindView(this,true,false, Color.parseColor("#000000"),Color.parseColor("#ffffff")); //Using these params, you can control width & height of the icon params.width = 200; params.height = 200; windView.setLayoutParams(params); layout.addView(windView); this.setContentView(layout);
| Options | Value | Description | | :------: | :---: | :----------: | | layoutwidth | 100dp (recommended min value) | Width of icon | | layoutheight | 100dp (recommended min value) | Height of the icon | | isStatic | True / False | Boolean Value to enable on-touch animation | | strokeColor | HEX | Customize the color of the icon | | bgColor | HEX | Customize the background colour |
Pull Requests are welcomed. We are looking forward for your suggestions on new icons & animations.
Skycons for Android is being made available in public domain under similar terms like the original