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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...

May 2

Anticipate Threats with Weather Alerts

Previously in our severe weather series, we’ve discussed severe weather outlooks and storm cells. This article will continue the series by concentrating on the weather alerts datasets available with the Aeris API and the Aeris Maps Platform.  This information is perfect for integration into mobile and notification platforms, allowing you to notify users quickly when severe weather events may be nearing. These advisories datasets provides access to all currently active US advisories as issued by the National Weather Service (NWS). The NWS issues a variety of severe weather warnings, watches, advisories and statements that may be issued for individual or multiple forecast zones or...

April 27

Preparing for Severe Weather with Convective Outlooks

Severe weather season is continuing this week, with several days of severe weather forecast across the central and southeastern US. Convective outlooks provide insight into the potential for severe weather for up to a week out, giving the probabilities of areas seeing severe weather such as large hail, damaging winds, and even tornadoes. We continue our severe weather product series where we highlight severe weather-related features of the Aeris API and Aeris Maps platform. Last time, we discussed our storm cell features and how they provide information on where storms are currently and where they’re heading. This time, we’re going to look at convective...

Aeris Android SDK v2.0
April 26

Aeris Android SDK v2.0 Has Arrived!

Pretty much any time we hear someone say “version 2.0”, it conjures up images of things all shiny and new, with the promise of improvement and innovation around every corner. This milestone release of Aeris Android SDK v2.0 is no different, bringing with it a full arsenal of Aeris API endpoints, AMP map layers, a improved permissions set and updated dependencies. It’s everything you need to create the next groundbreaking Android weather app!   Version 2.0 At a Glance While the development team toiled away on version 2.0 of the SDK, we posted a few betas to get some early feedback on...

April 17

Better Weather Maps as AMP Continues to Grow

Over the past year, we have continued to expand and improve the Aeris Maps Platform (AMP) by adding many new features, capabilities, visualization tools and new weather layers. Recently we’ve pushed out several updates that have added and improved on over 25 weather layers. There have also been additional updates to our Map Builder, AMP Visualizer, and Legend Builder tools.  These new layers and features allow you to create unique weather maps and visualizations for your websites, visual displays, and mobile applications. Making Weather Maps Global Our Aeris API has always been a global API, providing worldwide observations, forecasts and more.  Our focus in 2017 is to make...

April 12

Storm Cells – Tracking the Storms

Where are the storms? Where are they heading? What cities are in their path? With severe weather season in full swing, these are some common questions that can be answered using data from current storm cells. This article is the second in our series highlighting the severe weather-related features of the Aeris API. In our first article, we highlighted the various severe weather features of the Aeris API. This time, we will expand on the storm cells API endpoint and AMP layers. The stormcells endpoint provides information on the individual storm cells across the United States, including Puerto Rico and Guam....

Severe Weather Endpoints
April 6

Severe Weather with the Aeris API

Severe weather season is upon us again. Unfortunately major outbreaks have already occurred across the Southern Plains and throughout the Southeastern U.S. recently. Over the past week, more than 100 tornado-related and over 500 hail reports have been received. Our Aeris Weather API provides a variety of severe weather-related endpoints you can use in your own applications so you and your users stay on top of threatening conditions. All of the severe weather endpoints we’ll review are available via our Aeris API Premium and free developer accounts. This article will be the first in a series detailing our severe weather-related endpoints. We will first highlight the severe...