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Offline daneast

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DarkSky reliability / uptime (minutely is currently down)
« on: February 07, 2019, 07:23:16 PM »
I'm currently integrating DarkSky weather into my iOS app. Out of lucky happenstance (IE before it was submitted to Apple for release) the app started crashing.  After hunting things down I discovered that right now, at the time I'm posting this, DarkSky data is not including any minutely data.  In fact, that entire object is missing from the JSON.  I spot checked in several states across the country, and none of them have minutely data right now.  I modified my app / backend to be more resilient to missing data.

Is this kind of data lapse common with DarkSky? They don't have a status page.  I contacted them over another technical issue the other day, and they were very quick to respond, so I'll ask them about this current outage.  However I was wondering what kind of uptime / reliability you all have been experiencing that have been using them longer.

Thanks!

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Re: DarkSky reliability / uptime (minutely is currently down)
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2019, 08:38:12 PM »
In my DS-forecast.php script, I only use the daily and hourly data so have no opinion about the minutely data.  The daily/hourly data seems solid so far.
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Re: DarkSky reliability / uptime (minutely is currently down)
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2019, 08:46:09 PM »
I just checked again and the minutely data is back.  I use it for the summary for the hour: "Possible light rain starting in 40 min., ending 8 min. later" type immediate forecast.