SharePoint Metro Weather – Sneak Peak


I would like to just show off a new WebPart that is nearly ready for public release / testing by the community.  After a long time of SharePoint development I have become bored and disappointed at the styling of the various “Weather WebParts” that are available.  I decided to build my own which is not only free, but is styled my much loved “Metro Windows 8″ style.


The Weather displays the current weather and up to 5 days forecast.  I am getting my weather data from which provides a free Weather API which has a 500 requests/hr limit.  Therefore i have implemented caching into the webpart to ensure that this is not an issue.  I hope to finish the WebPart soon and it will also be rendered using XSLT to ensure that it is extensible to your requirements.

Let me know your initial thoughts on the design and the release will be coming VERY soon.

I am the SharePoint Development Lead at ICS Solutions Ltd. As well as broad knowledge in SharePoint 2007, 2010 & 2013 my specialities lie with SharePoint Branding, WebPart Development and JQuery integration.

13 Comments on "SharePoint Metro Weather – Sneak Peak"

  1. Looks great! Look forward to it being released.

  2. Looks pretty cool! Excited for the release :)

  3. Vivek says:

    Is it possible to add the current time of the location to these Metro web parts for SP 2013? so far looking great. hoping that you will keep all those display types and will be adding new one; thanks for the sharing to the community, looking forward to test it on SP 2013. Thanks

  4. Aleem says:

    Hi ,
    Can you provide me steps to deploy this as i am getting error below :
    have generated API Key but where do i need to use this key
    1.downloaded and deployed on site app , activated feature when trying to add webpart below error pops

    “LifeInSharePoint – Metro Weather
    A Web Part or Web Form Control on this Page cannot be displayed or imported. The type
    LifeInSharePoint.Weather.MetroWeather.MetroWeather, LifeInSharePoint.Weather, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=ae1fad18ace42d74 could not be found or it is not registered as safe. “

  5. Kelly says:

    Agree with Vivek – any chance the time can be added to each location..?

  6. I will be adding this functionality when i get some time from a project i am currently working on :) Thank you for downloading the version so far :)

  7. AJ Thomas says:

    How do you download? It looks fantastic!

  8. Jason says:

    Will this app be Office 365 ready? How soon is the next build being released?

  9. Mike says:


    Looks interesting, does it support or can it support https?


  10. Steve says:

    Guess this is not going to ever get published? It’s a year old now.

  11. hartski says:

    This is amazing – exactly the styling I’m looking for … please release asap!!

    Does it geo-locate?

  12. At the moment no it doesn’t geolocate. I am trying to develop a new version for office 365. Keep an eye on the blog for updates.

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