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Android Build a Weather App Concurrency and Error Handling Making Our Code Asynchronous

How to enter an API key as a query parameter (for AccuWeather)?

Because DarkSky is no longer available, I am using AccuWeather. However, their URl does not have a place for the API key. The url for the 5-day forecast looks like this: http://dataservice.accuweather.com/forecasts/v1/daily/5day/{36866_PC} the apikey is a required query parameter for the request to have a response with the forecast data. I have tried created an HttpUrl object and using .addQueryParameter('apikey', 'my api key here'), and then using that in the Request object, but I don't get any readout of my log in logcat. The app installs successfully but no information is returned.

A query parameter is added on the end of the url string like so; '?paramName=paramValue'. To add more than one, separate with a '&'. try putting your api key and other params into 'postman.com' or accuweather probably have an option to build a request url by putting your parameters in, look for cURL (this is usually a curl command to use on your terminal, but just miss that bit out and take the url) I spent ages trying to debug this before realising that my physical device didn't have wifi set up, so that's something to check too lol