Simple chrome extension that displays weather information for Waterloo, ON.
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Weatherloo is a simple Chrome extension that displays weather information for Waterloo, ON.

The current weather data is pulled from the weather station at the University of Waterloo.

The forecast data is pulled from the OpenWeatherMap API.

The icons used are called WeatherCons(TWO) and can be found on the xda-developers forum.

The interface of this extension was inspired by The Weather Network and the AccuWeather mobile app.

Installation Instructions:

  1. Go to the Weatherloo releases page.
  2. Download the weatherloo.crx file.
  3. Open Google Chrome:
  • From the Options menu, open your extensions page (chrome://extensions).
  • Drag the weatherloo.crx file into Chrome.
  1. Congratulations! You've successfully installed Weatherloo!


Future Changes:

  • Improve UI/UX.
  • Add forecast functionality.
  • Fetch weather information from an alternative API.
  • Desktop notifications in times of inclement weather.
  • Improve icon for better visibility (maybe?).
  • Compensate for API lag during early hours of the morning.
  • Add loading screen instead of placeholder stuff.

Version History:

v1.0 Weatherloo (current)

  • Improved UI/UX. Cleaned up layout, removed redundant information.
  • Now shows weather forecast for 7 days.
  • Now fetches current/forecast weather data from OpenWeatherMap as well.

v0.2.2 Weatherloo - packaged

  • Fixed all known bugs (time updated, humidex, and windchill).
  • Changed name of extension to "Weatherloo".
  • Fixed minor name change errors.
  • Added credits to Github and UW Weather Station.
  • Added a .crx file for easier Chrome installation.


v0.1 UWeather - pre-release

  • Basic functionality implemented.
  • Existing bugs - time updated, humidex, and windchill API errors to be fixed.