WeatherBug API Gallery
The WeatherBug API allows you to access live observations, forecasts, weather cameras and severe weather alerts. The WeatherBug API is the only place where you can access data from the WeatherBug Network of weather tracking stations. Data from the WeatherBug network is accurate, live, and localized. A team of meteorologists is constantly monitoring the network for data quality and our technologists are making sure that the data is delivered to you live. Mostly, the data is coming from a school in your town, but may also come from places like Washington National’s Baseball Park in Washington, DC.
Registering for the API is easy. Click here for our registration form which will give you access to both our REST and SOAP API’s. You can sign up for personal or commercial use. We also have a much more expansive set of API’s that are available for Partners who would like to work with us more closely. The best thing to do is sign up for our public API to get a feel for the data that we have and someone will be in contact with you if the partner API is more suited to your application. To register a new application created with the WeatherBug API, go ahead and visit this link and provide all the needed details to get your latest WeatherBug creation added to the API list.
Our documentation for the API can be found at this link here.
You can also join our WeatherBug API Devloper Forum to collaborate with other developers and get questions answered or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
API Usage Examples
CamTwist (OS X)- Best known for giving OS X users special effects with their webcam, Camtwist is also known for providing a way for its users to share their current temperature with viewers of the given webcam stream. Some compatible streaming services include Ustream, Stickam, Justin.tv among others. Camtwist also does well with Yahoo and Skype.
AirMe (OS X/iOS)- I have been a fan of AirMe on a personal front ever since the recent purchase of my own iPhone. Seriously, if you enjoy uploading pictures to Flickr/Photobucket or other sites from your iPhone, AirMe is a must have app.
As you can see from my own examples in this link, AirMe will take your photo that is uploaded automatically to your chosen picture hosting, and combine tags of data showing off the temp, wind speed and other relevant weather conditions. And thanks to the iPhone's own location services using GPS, AirMe is able to keep your location in check so the being reported are accurate as you travel.
A WeatherBug Eclipse Plugin (Eclipse/Java)- The WeatherBug Eclipse plug-in provides a way to get live weather information and weather forecasts from within the Eclipse platform.
- View live weather information for a specific location
- View 7-day forecast for a specific location
- Search locations based on ZIP code or city name
- Save favorite locations
On this virtual webcam, you can broadcast your desktop, your webcam, a movie, some text, IRC channels, RSS Feed, animations, images or all of them at the same time. During a broadcast, users can use a WeatherBug Widget designed from XML to provide a live weather stream to their viewers.
WeatherBug API also works with
You will also find that the WeatherBug API works great with AppJet, C/C++, Silverlight, Ruby on Rails, PHP, VB.Net, Classic ASP, iOS, Google Maps and so on.
If you are a PHP developer, here is a great Wrapper that encapsulates some of the calls to speed up your development: http://www.bradyemerson.com/projects/wb/index.php