This is an Android app that displays the current weather. Uses OpenWeather APIs.
Build Tools & Versions Used
Android Studio: Flamingo | 2022.2.1 Android Min SDK Version: 26 Android Target SDK Version: 34
APPID in the app module
build.gradle file with a valid API key from OpenWeather.
TODO | Future Features
- Better location handling. What if user doesn’t have last location?
- Request current location updates periodically and update data.
- Location foreground service?
- Android Compose Ui Previews
- Dark Mode
- Better theming overall
- Differentiate network cacheing that doesn’t need to be new. Like City locations don’t change often so the cache for that can be longer when making a network call.
- Add pull down refresh.
- Extract strings to resource file
- Test more edge cases and add more error handling.
- Add TopBar With Back Button to Search Screen
- Edit Text Debounce
- Add more icons for buttons
- Make app more accessible / Usability
- When someone denies locations show a disclaimer why it should be allowed.
- Add more Unit Test. You can never have enough Unit Test.
- Need a Ui designer to make it more pretty.
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- Compose UI Test – Compose provides a set of testing APIs to find elements, verify their attributes and perform user actions. They also include advanced features such as time manipulation.
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- Retrofit – A type-safe HTTP client for Android and Java.
- Dagger Hilt – Hilt provides a standard way to incorporate Dagger dependency injection into an Android application.
- OkHttp – An HTTP & HTTP/2 client for Android and Java applications.
- Mockito – Most popular Mocking framework for unit tests written in Java.
- JUnit 5 – JUnit 5 is the next generation of JUnit. The goal is to create an up-to-date foundation for developer-side testing on the JVM. This includes focusing on Java 8 and above, as well as enabling many different styles of testing.
- Timber – A logger with a small, extensible API which provides utility on top of Android’s normal Log class.
- Room – The Room persistence library provides an abstraction layer over SQLite to allow for more robust database access while harnessing the full power of SQLite.
Screen shots and Video Walkthrough