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May 1

Aeris iOS Weather Framework 1.1 Released

We’re excited to announce that yesterday we officially released version 1.1 of the Aeris iOS weather framework with several new features and improvements, including improved map overlay animation, new object loaders and endpoints, new map overlays and customization options for the interactive map. Over the course of the next week or two, we will cover some of the advanced features of the iOS framework in greater depth to help you get the most out of using our toolkit. New Object Loaders, New Overlays To align with some of the great new endpoints recently added in our core Aeris API, the...

April 11

Aeris API 1.2 Released

We released version 1.2 of our Aeris Weather API. This release includes new endpoints for US climate normals as US tide predictions as well as other enhancements. Review the version history for the complete list of changes. US Climate Normals The new normals endpoint provides access to the 30-year climate normals for maximum and minimum temperatures, precipitation and snowfall. Data is available in daily, monthly and annual summaries. To query your local normals for today, your query would look similar to: /normals/minneapolis,mn To obtain the normals for the next week: /normals/minneapolis,mn?to=+1week Using the complex search functionality built into the Aeris...

March 27

Aeris Weather JavaScript SDK 1.1 Released

Today we released an update to our Javascript SDK that fixes a few minor bugs, adds new data collections to reflect the new API endpoints released in version 1.1, and a new Daily Records widget.  For the complete list of changes view the version history. New Data Collections The new data collections are: Earthquakes – Provide access to worldwide earthquakes Fires – Access to US fires Records – Access to US daily records. Sunmoon – Access to worldwide sun and moon information. MoonPhases – Access to moon phase calendar information. These correspond to the equivalent Aeris API endpoints of the same...

March 13

Aeris API 1.1 Released

We have released version 1.1 of our Aeris Weather API with some exciting new features and enhancements. This launch is also aligned with the release of the initial public version of our Aeris JavaScript SDK released last week, which allows you to quickly add weather content to your web sites and applications using either the customizable built-in widgets or quickly creating your own. Batch Requests With this release, our batch request feature is officially released and is no longer considered beta. Our batch request feature allows you to fetch data from multiple endpoints all within a single request (the current...

March 8

Aeris Weather JavaScript SDK 1.0 Released

We released the initial version of our Aeris JavaScript SDK, which is the first toolkit publicly available as part of our Aeris Web product line. Last month we previewed the SDK and highlighted many of the major features included with it. Also be sure to check out our documentation and pre-built widgets for the SDK from our Developer Center. The following is a run-down of the primary features currently included with the initial version of the Aeris Weather JavaScript SDK. Widgets One of the best features of the Aeris JavaScript SDK is its support for quickly creating weather widgets. As...

February 8

Aeris Web: JavaScript SDK Preview

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been actively working on the first component to Aeris Web — the JavaScript SDK. We are continuing to test and wrap up all items required for our version 1.0 slated for release within a couple of weeks, but we wanted to provide a preview of how easy it will be to incorporate your Aeris API subscription into your custom web applications. For instance, if you wanted to fetch the latest weather observations for Seattle, WA, you would just need to use the following snippet once you have initialized the Aeris JS SDK with your...

February 3

Aeris API 1.0.6 and iOS Framework Updates

This week we have pushed out updates to the Aeris Weather API and the iOS framework. We have also been busy wrapping up development for the initial release of the JavaScript toolkit coming soon. The Aeris Weather API 1.0.6 update is a maintenance release that fixes several bugs and adds a few improvements. Most notably, updates to the storm cells endpoint and a new sortable date-time mapping for the storm reports, storm cells and fires endpoints. Additionally, a new “skip” parameter (currently in beta) was added which allows skipping over a specific number of results, which is useful when pagination...

January 27

Aeris API 1.0.5 Update

We released version 1.0.5 of the Aeris Weather API which provides support for Canadian postal codes and several bug fixes. Review the version history for a complete list of changes. Canadian Postal Codes With this release, Canadian postal codes have been added to our supported place formats. When using postal codes, the space that occurs within the middle is optional, making “M3C 4H9” and “M3C4H9” equivalent. An example of finding the place information for a postal code: /places/M3C4H9 /places?p=M3C4H9 /places?p=M3C%204H9 An example of finding the closest observation for a postal code: /observations/M3C4H9 Warnings We have introduced the concept of request...

January 11

Aeris API 1.0.3 Update

Today we released version 1.0.3 of the Aeris Weather API. This release provides support for auto-complete style queries with the new “starts with” functionality as well as several other minor items. Additionally, with this release we added batch requests as a beta feature! Batch requests allow you to query multiple endpoints with a single request to the servers. Review the version history for a complete list of changes. “Starts With” Query / Auto-Complete A common feature seen in many weather applications is the auto-complete style functionality that queries the server as a user is typing in a location name. Now...

January 5

Aeris API 1.0.2 Update

Today we released version 1.0.2 of  the Aeris Weather API that provides some significant new capabilities, as well as several enhancements and bug fixes. The complete list of changes can be found in our version history, though some of the more significant enhancements include: Sorting Most APIs allow fetching of data, but leave sorting and filtering up to the developer to handle. With the Aeris API, we aim to simplify development by allowing the API to handle many of these features instead. The new sort parameter allows making requests for data that is sorted by one or more elements from...