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Offline 44085weather

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Can I get some feedback on my site?
« on: February 23, 2017, 04:51:16 PM »
Can I get some feedback on my site http://WWW.44085weather.com? Any comments are great. TIA.

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Re: Can I get some feedback on my site?
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2017, 07:44:29 PM »
Just a heads up, Accuweather states in their privacy policy that you can't use their data on personal websites.
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Re: Can I get some feedback on my site?
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2017, 07:48:29 PM »
Noted thanks.

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Re: Can I get some feedback on my site?
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2017, 07:52:46 PM »
With regards to Accuweather... many people asked me about implementing their API into Meteotemplate. Very soon I learned it is not free, what surprised me however, is that they dont even give the prices on their website - just "contact us if interested". I did some googling and found the prices are absolutely ridiculous. Like hundreds per year for the cheapest plan which has about 25% of data otherwise available for free from other services like DarkSky, Yahoo or YrNo. And the plans that have equivalent data... we are talking about thousands of USD annually

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Re: Can I get some feedback on my site?
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2017, 07:54:24 PM »
Can I get some feedback on my site http://WWW.44085weather.com? Any comments are great. TIA.
Your pollen site is also problematic:
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You may not modify any content, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, post on any network, broadcast in any media or sell any information, software, products or services obtained from the Services unless expressly permitted by POLLEN.COM.

You have to be very careful about this, you cannot just link or iframe anything you see :) But otherwise nice website

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Re: Can I get some feedback on my site?
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2017, 08:03:08 PM »
Even though accuweather gives a widget code you cannot use it.?

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Re: Can I get some feedback on my site?
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2017, 08:05:18 PM »
Accuweather API... just found it, this is from 2013!

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most basic service (current conditions only) for $650/month, 3 months paid in advance, one-year contract minumum

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Re: Can I get some feedback on my site?
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2017, 08:06:13 PM »
Even though accuweather gives a widget code you cannot use it.?

if you want a forecast then I highly recommend the DarkSky API, it is free and you can use PHP to get all the data

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Re: Can I get some feedback on my site?
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2017, 08:20:53 PM »
Just signed up for Dark sky. I'll have to figure out how to integrate it.

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Re: Can I get some feedback on my site?
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2017, 08:36:40 PM »
They have very good documentation for the API and the data is available in JSON format so you just parse it using your API key and then make some script/HTML to display the data

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Re: Can I get some feedback on my site?
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2017, 09:10:13 PM »
Or use the NWS free of charge.
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