Will WeatherSnoop Continue to Use Weather Underground?

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Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:49 am
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Will WeatherSnoop Continue to Use Weather Underground?

After the sad news in this thread about WeatherUnderground monetizing their API I wanted to ask if WeatherSnoop would continue to communicate with Weather Underground stations. I'm assuming that since WS is a paid program and there is revenue that paying the API fees is not as burdensome as it is for a free developer but wanted to double check.

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Re: Will WeatherSnoop Continue to Use Weather Underground?

Colorado4Wheeler wrote:
After the sad news in this thread about WeatherUnderground monetizing their API I wanted to ask if WeatherSnoop would continue to communicate with Weather Underground stations. I'm assuming that since WS is a paid program and there is revenue that paying the API fees is not as burdensome as it is for a free developer but wanted to double check.


No reply from the weatherSnoop team then? :?:

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Re: Will WeatherSnoop Continue to Use Weather Underground?

No, not yet. I'm hoping that since WS is a paid software that it's financially viable for them to continue to feed WU data.

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Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:11 am
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Re: Will WeatherSnoop Continue to Use Weather Underground?

Hi,

I'm just seeing this. Sorry for the late reply.

I read the announcement that was referenced in the link, and it's the first I've heard of it. I cannot speak for other products, but the API key that WeatherSnoop uses to upload data is still functioning. Downloading from a station to WeatherSnoop using the built-in Weather Underground plug-in is still functioning as well.

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Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:07 pm
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Re: Will WeatherSnoop Continue to Use Weather Underground?

boisy wrote:
Hi,

I'm just seeing this. Sorry for the late reply.

I read the announcement that was referenced in the link, and it's the first I've heard of it. I cannot speak for other products, but the API key that WeatherSnoop uses to upload data is still functioning. Downloading from a station to WeatherSnoop using the built-in Weather Underground plug-in is still functioning as well.


Are you a paying "user" or are you using the free API key? They will continue to offer paid the paid for service.

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Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:13 pm
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We have had a long relationship with Weather Underground, but we weren't made aware of this particular change on their part, so this probably affects individual weather stations and not providers like us.

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Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:22 pm
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Oh they still accept personal weather station data. If you wanted to start sending them data today, they will take it. Given you access to the data, that is a different story. That is what has changed. You can only have API access to it if you pay them.

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Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:42 pm
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For the present time, they're honoring free API keys but not issuing new ones. They're accepting PWS uploads and (as far as I know) downloads, but they've stated that they will probably limit PWS downloads at some point to CSV data only (not API) but I don't believe that's happened yet. There was scant information available without talking with a sales rep, but the word on the street is that the minimum plan is going to be about $850 per month.

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Re: Will WeatherSnoop Continue to Use Weather Underground?

Matters not to me any longer, just as long my my good old Weathersnoop stays alive and I have Dark Sky via Fantastic to fill my needs.

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