Triplex Weather Widget for Android(TM). 'Preferences' window.

Triplex Weather Widget for Android™
'Preferences' window

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'Preferences' window'Preferences' window

'Preferences' window appears when the user selects 'Preferences' command in the main menu. 'Preferences' window contains 5 tabs - 'Main', 'Units', 'Battery', 'Space' and 'Keys' which are described below.

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Tab 'Main'Tab 'Main'


Tab 'Main' Tab 'Main' allows controlling the network usage and other application settings.

Network UsageAuto updates in background

If 'Allow auto updates in the background' flag is checked, then the application will update data automatically. Otherwise only manual updates will update data.

The 'Autoupdate interval [hours]' spinner allows user to set the required auto update interval (3, 4, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24).

Network UsageNetwork Usage

The 'Use Wi-Fi connection only' flag effects data updates. If 'Use Wi-Fi connection only' flag is checked and Wi-Fi network is not available then mobile networks (like 3G) will not be used. Otherwise the application will use any available connection.

User InterfaceMisc

The 'Use Quick Action Menu' setting affects the appearance of context menus.

The 'Sort Cities List' setting affects the cities order in the widget cities list.

The 'Rotate interval [minutes]' spinner allows user to set the update interval (1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 15, 20, 30, 60) for the widget that were created with 'Rotate provider' flag checked.

The 'Widget Font Size' spinner allows user to choose the widget font size (18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24).


Tab 'Units'Tab 'Units'


Tab 'Units'

UnitsUnits

Select 'Celsius (ºC)' or 'Fahrenheit (ºF)' degrees for temperature. Select 'Metric' or 'Imperial' for other units.

User InterfaceDisplay time for Time Zone

The application saves all time values in GMT. The 'Display time for Time Zone' flag affects time values that are displayed in the user interface. Select 'Default' for the current time zone (time zone where the program is running) or select 'GMT' for Greenwich Mean Time.

User InterfaceUser Interface

The 'Use 24h time format in TimePicker dialog' setting affects time format in TimePicker dialogs.



Tab 'Battery'Tab 'Battery'


Tab 'Battery'

Tab 'Battery' displays the Battery state and level and allows to disable automatic updates if battery is low and/or in the night time.


Tab 'Space'Tab 'Space'

All controls on this tab are enabled in 'Pro' version only.
Tab 'Space'

Database size limitDatabase size limit

Tab 'Space' allows user to set limit for 'database size'. The limit is checked on every weather update and on every cleanup. If a limit is exceeded then the warning notification is fired.

Days to keep weather dataDays to keep weather data

The application saves all weather and forecast data for a limited period of time measured in days (aka 'days to keep'). This data is used for the forecast accuracy calculations - see 'Ratings' page for details.


Tab 'Keys'Tab 'Keys'

The application uses free accounts and free weather API keys for all three weather providers. The free weather API keys functionality is restricted (see table below).

The following table describes limitations of the free accounts.

Weather Provider Free Account Limitations
World Weather Online 3 calls per second, 500 calls per hour.
Open Weather Map Do not send requests more than 1 time per 10 minutes from one device.
Weather Underground 10 calls per minute, 500 calls per day (free Stratus plan).

Despite the fact that the application saves data in the database and makes next data request some hours after the previous one, all users of the application after the installation use the same weather API keys. So, the application functionality depends on total number of users and active installations.

This is the reason why all users are kindly asked to register on all three weather provider's web sites and get personal free weather API keys and enter them to the corresponding fields on Preferences/Keys tab.


Tab 'Keys'
Tab 'Keys'

The application uses free accounts and free weather API keys for all three weather providers.

All users of the application use the same weather API keys.

Tab 'Keys' allows entering personal weather API keys to avoid overloading and guarantee the application efficiency and relevance of weather and forecast data.
Tab 'Keys'. Built-in weather API keys were erased. After some days after installation (7 days for free application, 31 for paid one) the application erases built-in weather API keys and therefore cannot receive weather data from providers.

Get personal free weather API keys from all three providers and enter them to the corresponding fields, please.



How to get free weather API keys? It is fast and simple. Here is a brief instruction.

 
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