Angular.js provider for fetching current weather and forecast data using the Dark Sky API.
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Angular.js 1.x provider for fetching current and forecasted (7 days) weather data using the Dark Sky API.

An API key from is required in order to use this provider. See for further information.

A directive is also included that maps the Dark Sky weather condition IDs to the excellent weather-icons by Erik Flowers.

Getting started

  • Include Scripts - the provider script should be included after the AngularJS script:

     <script type='text/javascript' src='path/to/angular.min.js'></script>
     <script type='text/javascript' src='path/to/angular-dark-sky.js'></script>
  • Configure the provider by setting the API key:

     angular.module('app', ['']);
     angular.module('app').config(['darkSkyProvider', function(darkSkyProvider) {
  • Specify dependency - ensure that your module specifies dark-sky as a dependency:

     angular.module('', ['dark-sky'])
  • inject service - inject darkSky service into your controller/directive/service/etc:

     angular.module('', ['dark-sky'])
     	.controller('WeatherCtrl', WeatherCtrl);
     WeatherCtrl.$inject = ['$q', 'darkSky'];
     function WeatherCtrl($q, darkSky) {
     	// log current weather data
     	function activate() {
     			.then(function(position) {
     				darkSky.getCurrent(position.latitude, position.longitude)
     	// Get current location coordinates if supported by browser
     	function getNavigatorCoords() {
     		var deferred = $q.defer();
     		// check for browser support
     		if ("geolocation" in navigator) {
     			// get position / prompt for access
     			navigator.geolocation.getCurrentPosition(function(position) {
     		} else {
     			deferred.reject('geolocation not supported');
     		return deferred.promise;

Provider API

The darkSky provider exposes the following Dark Sky API methods to fetch data:

  • darkSky.getCurrent(43.0667, 89.4000): Get current weather data.
  • darkSky.getDailyForecast(43.0667, 89.4000): Get forecasted weather data in days.
  • darkSky.getHourlyForecast(43.0667, 89.4000): Get forecasted weather data in hours.
  • darkSky.getMinutelyForecast(43.0667, 89.4000): Get forecasted weather data in minutes.
  • darkSky.getAlerts(43.0667, 89.4000): Get alerts data.
  • darkSky.getFlags(43.0667, 89.4000): Get flags data.
  • darkSky.getUnits(): Get response units object (i.e. { temperature: 'f', windSpeed: 'mph', [...] }).

Both methods take latitude and longitude and return an angular Promise which resolves with the data object as retrieved from Dark Sky. The promise is rejected if there was an error. See data points for an explaination of the data structure retrieved.


All API methods (except getUnits) take an additional options object as the 3rd parameter.

i.e: darkSky.getCurrent(43.0667, 89.4000, { extend: true })

Supported options include:


  • darkSkyProvider.setApiKey('XXXXXXX'): Set Dark Sky API key.
  • darkSkyProvider.setUnits('us'): Set unit type for response formatting, see the list of supported units. Defaults to 'us'.
  • darkSkyProvider.setLanguage('en'): Set language for response summaries, see the list of supported languages. Defaults to 'en'.


Using the directive is simple, just pass the weather condition ID:

<dark-sky-icon icon="{{ item.icon }}"></dark-sky-icon>

For the directive to be able to display any icons, please install the weather-icons package.