Forecast weather API android lib

I used to call the google weather API within several Android apps. Until Google once decided to shut that service down. Since then I have been looking around for an alternative.

I finally found a great service hosted by forecast. They have a visually attractive presentation on their homepage. But what’s more important is that their pricing model is also nice. You get 1000 free API calls a day. If you want more you get to pay.

Anyway, I decided to subscribe for that service. In return you get an API key. Next I created a simple library project to parse the result.

What it does is a background http get (using the default httpClient) with the parameters you provided with the builder. The json response is then parsed using gson. A quick example:

    double latitude = 37.8267;
double longitude = -122.423;

ForecastCallBuilder builder = ForecastCallBuilder.getInstance();
ResponseListener listener = new ResponseListener() {

public void handleResponse(HttpServiceOutput result) {
if( result == null || result.getException() != null ){
Toast.makeText(getApplicationContext(), "Failed to fetch data!", Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show();
else {
// you should check for nullpointers on the forecast data before display
Toast.makeText(getApplicationContext(), "Summary: " + result.getForecastResponse().getCurrently()
.getSummary(), Toast.LENGTH_LONG).show();

public void preExecution() {
Toast.makeText(getApplicationContext(), "Fetching forecast data now...", Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show();

public void postExecution() {
// here you cold inform about call being done


For more information visit the project at
Forecast developer documentation is available at

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