If you’re considering building a weather app, know that there is no point in reinventing the wheel when top-notch API already exist to do everything you want the app to do, regardless of what data the app needs to provide. Whether you want to pull basic local weather reports for your app users, send urgent weather warnings to your customers, or provide detailed weather on the map of your choosing, you can deliver it by integrating the Aeris Weather API into your app. Let’s take a closer look at some of its features of this awesome API and its many benefits for developers.
The Resolution Your Users Want
Do you want a full weather map with high resolution? Do you want transparent weather tiles you can overlay on the map of your choice? The Aeris Weather API can deliver either. It pulls from existing and continually updated sources, allowing you to present temperatures, precipitation, wind direction and other data in your app. Better yet, the Aeris API can be integrated with all major mapping libraries. All you’re left to decide is whether your app will show users weather data at a pre-programmed point, a location they select, or weather information based on their current location. That last piece requires accessing their geo-location data.
The Tools Your Developers Need
There are several benefits to integrating someone else’s weather API into your weather app. One is the fact that your software developers can build their own weather app using software development toolkits provided by AerisWeather that work seamlessly with the Aeris Weather API. Then your team only has to focus on matters like the user interface, installation package or website integration. They’ll spend precious time perfecting and testing the weather map and user interface instead of trying to reinvent the wheel. You can focus instead of crafting interactive graphics for the app or building a proprietary database of landmarks.
Access Information Others Maintain
You can access advanced data layers like weather forecasts, radar maps, and other weather layers through the Aeris platform. Let someone else track the temperature and long-term forecasts. And let other people maintain the databases and information reporting while you focus on keeping the app compatible with your users’ operating system or updated website. You certainly don’t want to compile historical data on hurricanes and temperatures, though this is in their database.
The AMP has added hazardous weather layers, and you can set up a “push” function so that users are warned of events like tornados and ice on the roads. Local governments are using this feature to warn people of lightning strikes and poor road conditions. However, you could provide this information to your user base, as well, along with appropriate marketing content or branding. Whether it is a homeless shelter warning people of the cold while reminding them that the facility is open or suggesting people stay off icy roadways but come visit our warm restaurant with a play area depends on your organization.
Weather apps are incredibly popular because they are so useful and valuable to nearly everyone. Instead of trying to invent a decent weather app yourself, tap into someone else’s expertise via the Aeris Weather API. Then you can focus on the features and user experience details that add value to your particular weather app.