Blog: Developer

AerisWeather Android Dev
August 29

Aeris Android SDK v2.1.0 Released!

The latest release of our Aeris Android SDK is now available! SDK v2.1.0 focuses on improved usability and stability, while also adding a few new goodies to the Aeris Android development camp. Read on for a rundown of the changes… Support for Bleeding Edge AMP Layers The Aeris Maps Platform (AMP) team has a pretty cool gig. After all, what weather geek wouldn’t love generating exciting visual representations of the conditions all around us every day!? They do a great job, and their enthusiasm for their craft sometimes causes them to pump out new map layers faster than us SDK...

Hurricane Harvey approaching Texas coast
August 25

Aeris Maps Daily Limits Suspended During Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey, a category 4 storm, is currently approaching the Texas coast this afternoon with landfall expected sometime tonight. Along with hurricane force winds and gusts up to 130 mph near the center, very heavy rainfall is expected across much of southeast Texas as Harvey is expected to stall and meander slowly along the coast over the next 7-9 days. With rainfall totals over the next week forecast up to 10-20″ across the entire region, reaching 30-40″ in a few smaller regions, catastrophic flooding can be expected. The Aeris Weather Maps platform is a great tool for providing the latest weather information...

Aeris Weather API
August 9

Aeris Weather API 1.7.3 Released

We have released version 1.7.3 of the Aeris Weather API to production that builds upon the recent Canadian weather alert additions and improved advisory support. We will highlight a few of these changes, though for the complete list of updates review the Aeris API release history.

Canadian Alerts on Globe
August 8

Canadian Weather Alerts Now Available

Weather plays a critical role in our lives and economy. To help inform on upcoming weather events, the National Weather Service (NWS) issues warnings, watches, and advisories. These alerts are available via the Aeris Weather API using the advisories endpoint and within the Aeris Maps Platform (AMP) utilizing the alerts layers. In Canada, Environment Canada (EC) issues similar alerts, and today we are announcing that Canadian weather alerts are now available within the Aeris Weather API and AMP.  Best of all, Canadian alerts are available to all API and AMP users with no additional development required! Canadian Weather Alerts in the Aeris Weather API For the Aeris...

August 7

Monitoring Kubernetes with Elasticsearch, Kibana, and Heapster

We recently took the plunge into using Kubernetes to orchestrate containers for a number of our web and data-ingest services. While we have been generally pleased with the experience, we have found metrics, monitoring, and logging to be major pain points for us. Kubernetes provides no out-of-the-box system for centralized logging, so we had resorted to scanning log files on individual pods with a lot of guess-and-check work in matching server logs to application behavior. Without any human-readable interface for viewing application metrics, it was really hard to construct a story describing why an application behaved the way it did. It was clear...

Lightning Strikes Global View
July 27

Lightning Strikes within Aeris Maps

Lightning strikes are a common occurrence this time of year, leading to injuries and damage within the US and globally.  Our Aeris Maps Platform (AMP) offers a lightning strike density layer, which highlights clusters of frequent lightning activity. While visualizing clusters and density is useful for getting a sense of general lightning activity, many users have requested the ability to plot individual strikes. With our new Lightning Strikes layer in AMP, now you can! As a value-added reseller of Earth Networks Total Lightning Network, we are announcing two new lightning strike layers within AMP. These new layers display lighting strikes over the...

July 6

WeatherBlox: Flexible Weather Views

We recently released WeatherBlox, an exciting new service that allows you to quickly add highly-customizable weather content to your web applications and sites. WeatherBlox is a library of weather views for the web that can be used individually for small sections of specific weather content or combined into larger layouts for full-page weather content custom to your application’s unique requirements. These views are fully responsive as well, meaning they are really flexible to ensure they fit within any context they’re added into. And since they’re designed for the web, customizing the design of your WeatherBlox views is painless by overriding...

Aeris Weather API
June 19

Aeris Weather API V1.7.0 Released!

Today we released version 1.7.0 of the Aeris Weather API to production. This update provides several new features, improvements and bug fixes. Check out the version history for the complete list of changes. Lightning Add-on With 1.7.0, the API supports our new Aeris Lightning API add-on. This addition provides the ability to obtain information on lightning strikes from the past 5 minutes and within a 25 mile radius of a specified location. Both cloud-to-ground strikes and intra-cloud pulse information is available. Review the lightning endpoint documentation for more information, and contact us for a trial of the Lightning add-on or...

sunrise
May 16

Sunrise forecast using the Aeris Weather API

The sunrise marks the beginning of a brand new day. The ever-changing nature of weather means each new day brings with it the need for a new forecast. Whether you’re deciding what to wear for your morning run or wondering what the skies will be like as you photograph the sunrise, the weather is important. Our Aeris Weather API can provide the tools needed to find the sunrise forecast. This article will provide an example of how to use the Aeris Weather API endpoints to find the sunrise forecast. Sunmoon Endpoint Our sunmoon endpoint provides a potpourri of information about...

May 3

Protect Your Aeris API Credentials!

One of the most common concerns we encounter is how to protect your Aeris API credentials. While it can be difficult to have API credentials that are completely secure, we do provide tools to help assist with many threats. One of those tools is the namespace feature that we have built into the members area ready for you to use today. Locating Your API Credentials / Namespace Options Let’s start by logging into your account from the home page. Next, click on the Apps tab where you will have all the tools necessary for managing your applications. Here you will be...