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October 26

Aeris iOS Weather Framework 1.1.5 Released

An update to our iOS weather framework is now available that includes several bug fixes and a few new features. As always, review the 1.1.5 complete release notes for more detailed information on the latest changes and fixes. Dynamic Opacity and Speed The biggest addition to the framework comes in the interactive map feature. We’ve had several requests to add support for dynamically adjusting an image overlay’s opacity and animation speed at runtime. Well, we listened to your feedback, and it’s finally here! To take advantage of this new feature immediately, we have already added default controls for map overlay...

October 9

Aeris Users Speak Up – Crushed Box Software Weather Apps Impress with Aeris API

We spoke with one of the Aeris users, Christopher Coudriet from CrushedBoxSoftware.com about how he is using the Aeris weather API. He loves it! Thanks Chris, we can’t wait to see what you come up with next! Why did you decide to add weather into your offerings? We’ve been developing weather related apps for the last couple of years. And during this time we were searching for the game changing weather data provider to implement into our future weather apps. Why did you choose HAMweather’s Aeris API? We actually stumbled upon HAMweather’s Aeris products while doing some internet searches. Then...

September 17

Aeris iOS Weather Framework 1.1.4 Released

Today we released an update to our iOS weather framework that primarily serves as a bug fix release, but also introduces methods for accessing some of the newer features in the core API not yet supported by the framework. The primary addition has been adding support for accessing data from the observations/recent and observations/archive API endpoints. To do so, you will use the iOS framework’s AFObservationsLoader object, its requestRecentObservationsForPlace:total:options: method for requesting recent observations, and requestObservationsForPlace:fromDate:toDate:options: method for requesting observations for a range in our archive. Review the AFObservationsLoader class documentation for additional details on using these new methods. Make sure to...

September 6

Aeris Users Speak Up – Day One Journaling App Expands Offerings with Aeris

Paul Mayne from Bloom Built, LLC, creator of Day One http://dayoneapp.com/ had some great things to say about how he uses the Aeris Weather API to increase the value of his journaling app: We've been very happy with our choice to go with HAMweather. Adding this additional detail of weather is an important part of capturing the essence of a moment, event or place in time for a journal entry to better preserve our memories. After much research and comparisons of all the available weather API services, we found that relying on any cheap or free service would not be...

August 23

Developers Flock to sign up for HAMweather’s API after announcement of Weather Underground Sale

HAMweather shares the humble beginnings and grassroots following of Weather Underground, and will continue to remain focused on their new weather API and data enhancement. No longer only a favorite of weather enthusiasts, HAMweather has risen quickly as the top choice of developers for weather APIs worldwide. Since the recent acquisition of Weather Underground by the Weather Channel, HAMweather has seen a newr 300% increase in usage as developers jump the corporate ship to a company holding strong to their weather roots. With humble beginnings, similar to Weather Underground, HAMweather was founded by Lee Huffman in 1996. It quickly gained a...

July 13

Aeris iOS Weather Framework 1.1.3 Released

We pushed out an update to our iOS weather framework today that includes several bug fixes and improvements. For details on the changes, review the complete change log. Core Changes This update includes improved tile and animation loading, which utilizes our completely new backend that is considerably faster and more reliable during periods of high demand. We have also improved the loading performance of API requests and rendering performance of a lot of data points on the interactive map, such as storm cells and storm reports. Another important change to note with the 1.1.3 release is that we have deprecated...

May 16

Taking Control of Your Weather Map

In addition to its quick and easy implementation, another exciting component of our Aeris iOS Weather framework is our interactive weather map feature. This component is a completely functional map with Aeris weather data and imagery overlaid on top of it which you hvae complete control over. Our demo application that comes with the framework distribution has a basic example of how you could integrate the interactive weather map into your own custom iPhone and iPad applications. We have even provided a simple options view for users to control which weather overlays are currently displayed on the map. When using...

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...