Mashups using the same API (1)
Forecast, the team that created the acclaimed iOS weather app Dark Sky, has created an API that brings its gorgeous weather data and display into any platform. As Forecast put it, they wanted to transcend their work with Dark Sky.
For as long as people have been grabbing a board and trying to catch some waves, attempting to predict surf quality has been considered an art. Spitcast is trying to turn the art of prediction into the science of surf. Jack Mullis, the founder and developer of Spitcast, has been surfing for years. In 2005 he decided to combine his knowledge of surfing with his degree in Engineering Physics and create a unique algorithm that can predict future surf conditions by using Java and MySQL to cross reference NOAA regional weather data with observations at specific surf spots. This process has been shown to produce predictions accurate to 1 foot standard deviation. With the Spitcast API, this data can be transformed into custom applications.
Where were you when Hurricane Sandy hit, and what were you doing? If you're like many other ProgrammableWeb readers, you weren't watching news reports on TV--you were using social media to keep tabs on your friends and family, and taking advantage of the vast amounts of data available on the Internet to make sense of the situation. Below, a round-up of how Twitter and other online resources helped people get through the record-breaking "super storm."
Laminar Weather Data
||The Laminar Weather Data REST API integrates forecast information, according to visibility, wind, cloud, and climate change. Developers can send HTTP requests to receive XML and GeoJSON responses....||Data-as-a-Service||08.24.2016|
||The SkyWise Tiles API allows developers to embed detailed weather visualizations into their mapping environments and applications. Embeddable content includes radar data, satellite data, NWS watches...||Weather||08.24.2016|
SkyWise Current & Forecast
||The SkyWise Current...||Weather||08.24.2016|
||The SkyWise Insight API allows developers to access historical, current, and forecast data for any geographic area of interest. Weather information is updated hourly and has a resolution of 1km...||Weather||08.22.2016|
||The PredictHQ API is a gateway to a broad range of scheduled and real-time event categories. From public holidays, school holidays and observances, to concerts, festivals, performing arts, community...||Events||08.01.2016|