ScreenCloud Weather App Guide

A guide to getting the latest weather forecasts up on your screens for everyone to see.

Feb 2020

ScreenCloud Weather App Guide

Please note, if you're using the older version of ScreenCloud (signage.screencloud.com) you can download the alternative Weather app guide here.

ScreenCloud’s Weather app allows you to display a five-day weather forecast for up to three cities across your digital screens. This helps keep employees and customers up to date with the latest weather forecasts, in Fahrenheit or Celsius, from anywhere in the world. 

The Weather app auto-updates so you can ensure that once setup, it will keep your screens up to date with the latest weather forecasts without you ever needing to refresh it. 

With the ScreenCloud Weather app you can:

  • Choose one, two, or three cities to show on-screen simultaneously
  • Display temperatures in Celsius or Fahrenheit
  • Show an accurate five-day weather forecast

Here’s how it works:

1. Install the ScreenCloud Weather app

1.1. Sign in your ScreenCloud account and go to the App Store.

ScreenCloud App Store

1.2. Type "weather" into the search box to find the Weather app. Select the app and click "Install App" to add a new instance. 

Weather app in ScreenCloud App Store

2. Choose your weather settings

In the next page, you'll see the Settings panel for creating and modifying an instance of the Weather app.

ScreenCloud Weather app settings

  • Instance Name - This allows you to name your weather feed. Giving it a unique name for example "Weather - London, Istanbul & Lisbon" will help you distinguish it later against other weather feeds.
  • Language - Choose from English, Spanish, German, French or Dutch.
  • Location 1, 2, 3 - You can select the weather forecast for up to three locations. Once you've entered the first location you'll have the chance to either select two more or leave the last two entries blank.  
  • Temperature unit - Determine whether you'll display the forecasts in Celsius or Fahrenheit by using the dropdown.
  • Tickertape layout - "Default" view will display the weather icons in the tickertape zone along with the reported temperature forecasts. "Condensed" view will display the temperature as a simple, condensed layout on your screen. Please note: while using the Weather app in a tickertape zone, the app is designed to calculate and display the average temperatures for the day instead of the exact weather forecast every 30 minutes (see below).

ScreenCloud Weather app tickertape layout

3. Preview your results

Once you're happy with your weather settings, click "Preview" to see what they look like. This will help ensure you've selected the desired locations. 

preview ScreenCloud Weather app

If you decide to only show one forecast, this will extend to fill the entire screen, as shown below. 

preview ScreenCloud Weather app

4. Add your Weather app to a Playlist or a Channel 

When you're happy with the weather forecasts you can add them to a playlist. Navigate to "Playlists" and either add your Weather app to an existing playlist or create a new one. Simply drag and drop your Weather app instance from the right-hand menu to anywhere within the playlist. 

ScreenCloud playlists

To add your Weather app to a channel, check out the tutorial below. 

add ScreenCloud Weather app to a channel

All set! You can now showcase weather forecasts across your digital signage screens.    

Frequently asked questions:

Can I display the Weather app in a portrait mode?

Yes, the Weather app can be used within a portrait or landscape display.

Can I use the Weather app as part of a zoned digital signage display?

Yes, when setting up a zoned display you'll see the option to “Add Content”. Any weather feeds you've set up will be found in this list. 

How are the forecasts ordered?

The weather forecasts are shown from left to right, in the order they were entered when you add your locations to the app. To change the order in which they show, simply change the order in which you select the cities in location one, two, and three. 

How long is the Weather app shown for?

The Weather app is a static display, therefore it's shown for the time duration that you set within your playlist or channel. This can be edited at any time by selecting the appropriate playlist or channel from the "Playlists" or "Channels" sidebar and changing the time duration next to the Weather app of your choice. 

How often are the weather forecasts updated?

The cache of the weather forecast results is refreshed every 30 minutes.

For further questions please reach out to support@screencloud.com.

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