The Laravel News site has a post talking about a Chrome extension to fetch the weather, created by Tim Leland, that's powered by a Laravel-based backend application.
Tim Leland has created a new Chrome Extension for getting not only the current weather, but today’s outlook, and a 5-day forecast. The extension automatically calculates your location and viewing the current temperature is as simple glancing at the menu bar. The temperature is always visible and when you click the button it loads the modal window as shown above. It’s simple and intuitive.
The Extension itself uses a Laravel backend and I wanted to find out more how it works.
The rest of the post shares the Q&A with Tim all about the extension. He answers questions about:
- why he created the extension
- how it works with the backend to pull the latest weather
- where Laravel fits into the process
You can find the extension over in the Chrome store and get it installed.