OpenSprinkler Forums Comments, Suggestions, Requests [End of Service] Weather Underground API

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  • #53112

    jeffhaas
    Participant

    I just got an email this morning informing me that the Weather Underground API is going off-line at the end of the year. Full text:

    End of Service for the
    Weather Underground API
    Here’s what you need to know

    The WU API has been around since 2010 to help you develop apps and websites as well as manage your Personal Weather Station data. During that time, we’ve watched you build amazing products and visualize weather data with creativity and purpose.

    Over the years, our infrastructure has been unable to keep up with the growing numbers of users coming to us for API data. This has led to higher costs as we worked to keep the service stable and dependable. Eventually, we realized we’d need to make drastic changes or risk serious problems for our API.

    As a result, we’ve made the difficult decision to retire the Weather Underground API. The Weather Company, which acquired WU back in 2012, offers a powerful suite of enterprise-grade APIs that might be better suited to meet your scale and performance needs while offering a broader range of weather data. You can see these products here .

    Here’s what you need to know going forward:

    Your subscriptions, and therefore access, will continue to work through 12/31/2018 .
    If you are a paying WU API customer , you will receive a call from a representative from The Weather Company, and IBM business, to discuss transition options to other API services. If you’d like to have these conversations sooner, contact us .
    If you are a Personal Weather Station owner , you will receive more information about our plan to offer free access to the data you provide to Weather Underground. We’ll reach out once that plan has been finalized.
    For developers who use WU API data for non-commercial purposes , you will have access to a new plan for a personal use, low call volume API. Stay tuned for more details as we build this out.
    The WU Forum will continue to be the best place to connect, keep you informed, share your feedback and get your questions answered as we go through this process.

    We are grateful for your commitment to Weather Underground and appreciate your understanding and support as we work through this process. These changes will allow us to continually improve our services and develop new features to keep WU a thriving place for you for many years to come.

    Thanks for being part of the community!
    Sincerely,
    The WU Team

    #53159

    Gilles
    Participant

    Hi all,
    Same here. What are the next steps for us using the API today ?
    I read all messages in the dedicated thread on this subject on the Forum, but actions do not seem super clear to me from the 4 pages discussion…

    Thanks

    • This reply was modified 1 month ago by  Gilles.
    #53383

    Ray
    Keymaster

    We’ve already updated the weather service to use OpenWeatherMap (OWM) — if you don’t provide a WU key (this is now in Edit Options -> Advanced tab), it will automatically use OWM weather API.

    #53409

    jeffhaas
    Participant

    So all I need to do is delete the old WU key and we’re good to go? Thanks.

    #53480

    Ray
    Keymaster

    Yes, that’s correct.

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OpenSprinkler Forums Comments, Suggestions, Requests [End of Service] Weather Underground API