I had an old Tolino Shine E-Reader lying around that I did not want to throw out just because I did not use it anymore. After I found out it ran on Android and there is a way to root it I new I had to give it a new life. So I rooted it and created a mini-app that regularly pulls the current weather conditions and displays them. Furthermore I included a button to show current departure times of public transportation around my flat.
- Tolino Shine E-Reader
- Some rooting-magic as described here and here
- Android Studio
- openweathermap.org API
- Realtime transportation service Vienna
- Ikea picture frame
[Update October 17th, 2020] Peter emailed me that he found an excellent comparison between various weather APIs. So if you plan to consume a weather API be sure to have a look here – maybe you find an API that better suits your needs.