Foreca News

The latest news and ideas of how to use weather information in today's digital services.

How to make a global weather app serving both iOS and Android users

 

Foreca Weather app is one of the most loved weather apps in the App Store and Play Store all around the world. In this article we share with you the story of how we made the app using the React Native platform and weather data provided by Foreca Weather API. We hope this article will help you to understand what it takes to develop a weather app for a global audience.

Before going into details about our experiences in coding with React Native, let us give you a brief introduction about us as the developer of Foreca Weather app.

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The latest in Foreca Weather API: Vector Map Layers - An easy way to make nice looking map animations without hiccups

Foreca can now offer a new version of weather maps for multipurpose usage. The Vector Map API gives data in vector polygon format in contrast to raster files (png). This format is even easier to customise according to your wishes and special needs.

The advantages compared to traditional raster image maps are:

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Weather: must-have content or revenue generator?

A couple of years back a journalist of Iltalehti (a Finnish afternoon tabloid) said in a TV interview that the weather news are the most popular news in the printed newspaper and on their website. People really love to talk about weather.
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