[horde] Weather Underground API
Arjen de Korte
build+horde at de-korte.org
Sun Mar 17 19:07:24 UTC 2019
Citeren Michael J Rubinsky <mrubinsk at horde.org>:
> Quoting Arjen de Korte <build+horde at de-korte.org>:
>> Citeren Michael J Rubinsky <mrubinsk at horde.org>:
>>> Quoting Arjen de Korte <build+horde at de-korte.org>:
>>>> If you've used the Weather Underground API for displaying weather
>>>> info and wonder why it no longer works:
>>>> There doesn't seem to be an option for a free API key anymore, so
>>>> this probably needs an update in the the Horde configuration as
>>> Ugh. We should just remove support for WU completely. It's not
>>> only no longer free, but it's completely gone. Replaced by a
>>> completely different API specifically for owners of personal
>>> weather stations, with less focus on forecasting. The non-free API
>>> is the parent company's, The Weather Company, expensive
>>> subscription service. Not a fit for Horde. Either way, the
>>> existing WU driver is useless.
>>> Looks like the other driver I wrote for World Weather Online has
>>> also done away with their free service.
>>> Looks like it's time to once again change out Horde's weather
>>> service drivers. Sigh.
>> https://openweathermap.org/ might be an option. They have free API
>> keys with reasonable limits.
> Yeah, we actually already have an older Owm driver in
> Horde_Service_Weather, but it, too, is outdated. I'll probably try
> to get that one at least minimally working, as well as the existing
> WWO driver, since the subscription price on that one is cheap. I was
> also looking at darksky.net as an option.
The link back requirements for the $ 5/month World Weather Online
accounts suck however:
For non-public Horde installations, the domain authority is a
showstopper and the requirement that the link-back is publicly
accessible will probably require that the link is placed on the login
page. Not nice.
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