How to display the weather app for digital signage with Fugo CMS

Make The Weather Fun (Yes, Even In the UK)

How often have you heard the saying, “If you don’t like the weather, just give it 10 minutes?” This common refrain can be heard in cities all over the world where weather conditions can change at the drop of a hat.

With Fugo’s World Weather app, you can use your digital screens to keep your visitors, employees, students, and customers up-to-date on the latest current conditions and forecasts for any location in the world, either local or international.

Now powered by Google Places, our weather widget lets you designate your desired location(s) instead of merely choosing from a drop-down list of international cities. Create beautiful, personalized digital weather displays in just moments!

With Fugo’s weather app you can:

  • Choose any location in the world by typing it into our city selector

  • See a 3-day forecast for your selected location(s)

  • Get automatic, accurate updates every 10 minutes - no need to manually refresh

  • Make it international! Choose from 150 display languages

  • Make it personal! Customize your display with your own image(s) and animation

Here’s how to get started

Note: there are two ways to add content with Fugo - via our playlist builder and in our design studio. We’ll cover the steps for both methods in each section.

1. Using the playlist builder

1.1 Log into your Fugo Account. If you don’t have an account yet, you can start your 14-day free trial here.

1.2 Click Apps in the top navigation bar to get to our app store.

1.3 Scroll to find the Timezone app in the store. To find it even faster, you can search for it via the search bar at the top of the store.

1.4 Click Try App to create a new playlist with the app.

1.5 A window will appear where you can customize the app’s settings.

1.6 First, select your display language from the drop-down menu.

1.7 Next, enter your location into the City bar (Fugo automatically enters your location but you can easily override this by doing a quick search.)

1.8 Choose whether you want to display the temperature in Celsius or Fahrenheit in the drop-down menu under Units.

1.9 Fugo shows the 3-day forecast by default, but you can toggle it off under Show Forecast.

1.10 Next, set the Duration for the Weather app (how long it will run inside a playlist.)

1.11 You can use Name Override to type in a different name for your weather display if you wish.

1.12 You can also change the Font and Theme of your display.

1.13 If you wish, you can add your own background image or change the background color.

1.14 Finally, you can add a subtle background animation by switching on the Ken Burns effect.

1.15 When you're done, click Save Changes in the bottom right corner.

To continue on to publishing instructions from here, you can skip to section 3: build out your playlist.

2. Using the Design Studio

2.1Click Studio in the top navigation bar. Then click Create in Studio to start a new design.

2.2 This will open up a blank canvas for you to start adding content to! To add the Timezone app, either scroll to find it in the Apps menu to the right or search for it to find it faster.

2.3 Drag and drop the app onto your canvas from the menu. Or simply click on it and it will be added to your current slide.

2.4 You can drag the sizing handles of the app around to change the size. Make it smaller so you can split your screen and add other content, or make it full screen - that’s totally up to you!

2.5 Customizing the Weather app settings works the same way in the design studio - all settings will be found in the panel to the left. To bring up the panel, click on the app from the canvas.

You can continue to customize your content however you wish in the studio! Add media from one of our integrations, add stickers, use frames to create unique media stylings. Add slides with extra or duplicate content. You can even split your screen into zones!

In my example, I've customized Fugo's Daily Dashboard template to include a transparent World Weather app tile in the top right corner of my display.

2.6 When you’re satisfied with how your content looks, click Save and Close. This will close out the design studio. To publish this content, you’ll need to add it to a playlist, which we’ll cover in the next section.

3. Build out your playlist

Note: If you want to add content you created in the studio to a playlist. You’ll need to navigate to the Playlists page by clicking Playlists in the top navigation bar and Create Playlist to start a new playlist.

3.1 Give your playlist a name (we suggest making it something relevant to distinguish it from other playlists later on down the road.)

3.2 Click Select Screens to choose where to publish your playlist.

3.3 You can also add more content to your playlist by clicking Add More Content and choosing other apps, uploading media, or from the content that you created in the studio.

I want to add the content I created in section 2 above, so I'm going to find it by clicking Studio Content and searching for it in my content library.

3.4 When you've selected all the content items you want to add to this playlist, click Add Items in the bottom right corner.

3.5 Finally, you can change the schedule of your content by setting the start and end date and clicking Week Schedule to edit the days and times your content will run.

3.5 Once you’re all done setting up the playlist, click Publish in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen to publish or schedule your content.

3.6 If you don’t want to publish just yet, you can click Finish Later and come back to your playlist at any time.

And there you have it! If you find yourself still scratching your head, you can contact our team for help any time at support@fugo.ai.

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