Samsung Asks Devs To Start Coding Watch Apps

Eric Zeman, March 18th, 2014

Samsung and the Tizen Association recently made the Tizen Software Development Kit for Wearables available from the Tizen developer web site. The SDK supports any wearable running Samsung’s Tizen operating system, but that’s an extremely limited number of devices at the moment, with just the Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches filling the space.

Stormpulse Launches Pulse API Included in Comprehensive Risk Management Solution: Riskpulse

Eric Carter, November 4th, 2013

Stormpulse, a weather intelligence company, has launched a risk management solution (i.e. Riskpulse) which includes an API that third parties can integrate with existing systems: the Pulse API. Riskpulse moves beyond weather related risks to business. Riskpulse constitutes a comprehensive risk management solution that delivers insight into crime rates, travel alerts, environmental risks, and more.

World Weather Online Launches Ski and Mountain API

Eric Carter, October 29th, 2013

World Weather OnlineWorld Weather Online, global weather forecast content provider, has added to its already impressive suite of weather APIs: World Weather Ski and Mountain API. World Weather Online content is already incorporated into many websites and apps. Its Ski and Mountain API is directly targeted at those needing ski-specific conditions information. Metrics such as chance of snow, snowfall, precipitation, wind speed, and other conditions specifically targeted at a viewer with plans to head for the slopes are readily available through the new API.

The Scout API: Using Data to Place Ads in Context

Greg Bates, August 22nd, 2013

ScoutThe Scout API, by T3, enables 3rd parties to take advantage of the context the company brings to advertising. Added to location sensitivity, which has been employed by the likes of Walgreens and others geofencing their stores, Scout brings weather, time, speed and orientation. Scout joins a list of 274 advertising APIs in our directory. Public documentation is unavailable; interested developers can contact

Chase The Sun: Solar Plots API Helps Sun-Lovers Find Their Sweet Spot

Mark Boyd, July 17th, 2013

The SolarPlots API provides a new data tool to track where the sun will be in any given location in the US (and adjacent parts of Mexico and Canada) for any specific date and time or series of dates. The sun plotting search tool could possibly be used by photographers needing to know best times to shoot twilight scenes, for sun-bathers wanting to book the best time on a hotel rooftop, or home buyers wanting to calculate how much direct sunlight their new property may get. Developers could use the app to scale up such individual needs or to add sun-loving contextual information to a location-based app product.

Metwit Weather API Now Features Push Weather Notifications

Janet Wagner, May 22nd, 2013

MetwitLast month, ProgrammableWeb reported that Metwit was releasing a free, short term trial plan of the Metwit Weather API to help developers who have created applications using Yahoo! Weather APIs and have been impacted by the shut down of the Yahoo! Geocoding API. Metwit has now announced the addition of a brand new feature to the Metwit Weather API: Push Weather Notifications.

Reliable Statistics, Come Rain Or Shine: Weather Source API

Candice McMillan, May 14th, 2013

Weather SourceA lot of the things we do and the decisions we make on a daily basis can be affected by the weather. For businesses, understanding weather patterns and how they affect things like attendance, foot traffic, viewership and sales, can have a definite impact on the bottom line. Weather Source is a service that provides extensive weather data and other solutions aimed at helping businesses improve business performance. Weather Source also provides the Weather Source API that allows this data to be integrated with other applications where needed.

The Forecast API: Bringing a New Day to Weather Data

Greg Bates, April 24th, 2013

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.

Metwit Offers Free Trial of API to Help Developers of Apps Using Yahoo! Weather APIs, Obsolete Geocoding API

Janet Wagner, April 12th, 2013

MetwitMetwit has announced that the company will be releasing a free trial plan of the Metwit Weather API to help developers who have created applications using Yahoo! Weather APIs and have been impacted by the shut down of the Yahoo! Geocoding API.

Create Fun, People Powered Weather Apps with Metwit

Janet Wagner, January 31st, 2013

MetwitMetwit is a crowdsourced API platform that provides third party applications the ability to integrate media-rich local weather and environmental data that is hyperlocal and in real-time. The Metwit API Platform collects weather information from Twitter, Instagram, NOAA and other sources which makes it possible for third party applications to use tweets, photos, and metatags to provide users accurate and interactive local weather information.

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