Better weather

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Include access to hourly forecasts and week forecasts, with easy switching between °C and °F
• posted 6 years and 8 days ago • type: Spice (API calls) Live

anonymous
it would take a large amount of the search area but it might be good. I think the design should be made more minimalist, with less space in between to make a condense look. Will have a look if I have some time after my exams...
posted by [UserVoice Paul-Arthur Asselin] • 5 years and 11 months ago Link
anonymous
@Paul I agree. I'll sketch a more condensed version. When do exams end :) ?
posted by [UserVoice Jordan] • 5 years and 11 months ago Link
anonymous
Might be worth taking a look at how Bing do it, their weather data is quite compact. Good for reference at least.

http://cl.ly/0d1g2Q1p1g452N3x1727
posted by [UserVoice WolfHook] • 5 years and 11 months ago Link
anonymous
I compressed this significantly. Looking forward to feedback.

https://img.skitch.com/20120504-pjw38f4w...
posted by [UserVoice Jordan] • 5 years and 11 months ago Link
anonymous
Also support showing the temperature in kelvins!
posted by [UserVoice Mechanical snail] • 5 years and 10 months ago Link
anonymous
Just discovered DuckDuckGo.... I LOVE IT! as I have a real problem with the unfettered tracking and personal data use of other search engines.... I will try to get myself and my team up o speed on the way DDG plugins work and we'll see if we can't accomplish this one for everyone. It seems to be on o the more popular plug-in requests ad we already have all of the data in house. Hope to give you something soon.

John Basham
President / Senior Meteorologist
Storm Spotter Live, Inc.
Ft. Worth Texas
www.StormSpotter.com
posted by [UserVoice John Austin Basham] • 5 years and 8 months ago Link
anonymous
Adding this suggestion here:

Would like to see the use of these icons with Jordan's minimalist sketch :)

http://adamwhitcroft.com/climacons/

with

https://img.skitch.com/20120504-pjw38f4w...
posted by [UserVoice Zac] • 5 years and 7 months ago Link
anonymous
How should the location be aquired? The browser could call a external service to tell the weather based on IP, but what about privacy, wich is the reason many use duckduckgo.
Could duckduckgo provider a locationservice, or would that be bad?

Or, would it simply be enough to tell where the forecast should be from...?

I would like a weatherforecast, anyway.
posted by [UserVoice Herover L.] • 5 years and 6 months ago Link
anonymous
We can have this when people ask for searches on city/places. Example when People search for Atlanta weather, we can provide this weather information of Atlanta in General.
posted by [UserVoice Phil] • 5 years and 3 months ago Link
anonymous
I think more than the widget being hard to get it is the consumption price for the API where the developer gets the hit. If it becomes popular you can be paying good $$$ for "nothing" in exchange. Unless you let each person add their own developer key.

http://www.wunderground.com/weather/api/...
posted by [UserVoice Investigator] • 5 years and 2 months ago Link
anonymous
It would be nice to get the average from more services and services from outside US.
posted by [UserVoice hpb] • 5 years and 2 months ago Link
anonymous
What about something like this minus the map?
http://i.imgur.com/pbkHTh9.png
posted by [UserVoice Volvox] • 5 years and 27 days ago Link
anonymous
Volvox, I definitely like the look but it seems difficult to put value on information. For example, "dew point" "pressure" and "uv" should be in a block together called, "other info" er something like that : ) You'd just want to make sure that the most valuable information is the first things you see with your eyes.
posted by [UserVoice Zac] • 5 years and 26 days ago Link
anonymous
@Victor Lesyk, sorry, I've been very busy lately, have time to develop it.

@Zac, what about this "other info" block (dew point, pressure, uv, ...) appears below humidity?
posted by [UserVoice hpb] • 5 years and 14 days ago Link
anonymous
@hpb, sure thing! Would go with whatever the community thinks is best.
posted by [UserVoice Zac] • 5 years and 13 days ago Link
anonymous
Shouldn't this be set to "Needs a developer" instead of "Needs source suggestions".
posted by [UserVoice ScreapDK] • 4 years and 11 months ago Link
anonymous
It was mentioned that the Weather Channel's Weather Underground prices can be pretty costly. Is there a way to match ads by location for which the weather is being called for?

That could off set price of api pulls a day with revenue to support it.
posted by [UserVoice Michael J Pierce] • 4 years and 9 months ago Link
anonymous
The UI would be much better if you had an image of the forecast. For example, if it was cloudy, there would be a cloud with the temp. in the middle. Then if you clicked on the cloud it would have the forecast for the rest of the day.
posted by [UserVoice Adam] • 4 years and 9 months ago Link
anonymous
What about a social weather service like Metwit? http://metwit.com/
posted by [UserVoice pasine] • 4 years and 9 months ago Link
anonymous
Hi there!

I'm Mike cofounder of Metwit!

Thanks @pasine for quoting us.

It would be great to have you guys using our crowdsourcing weather API for this project.

We can give you 100% support for anything (from development to UX and UI)

Bye

Mike
posted by [UserVoice Mike] • 4 years and 9 months ago Link
anonymous
Sorry for the follow up post.. I forgot a couple of important things.

First more info on the API can be found here...

http://metwit.com/weather-api/

We use Opendata and crowdsource data from apps that uses the API too..

Our API allow to build interactive weather apps where users are able also to "POST" weather data and interact with it.
WE can build a much more engaging experience with weather data, not to mention the fact that the platform gets better with all these user generated reports.

Done with the talks... again if you want to reach out please do!

bye

Mike
posted by [UserVoice Mike] • 4 years and 9 months ago Link
anonymous
An other source for weather: http://openweathermap.org/

It's free.
posted by [UserVoice beeksiwaais] • 4 years and 9 months ago Link
anonymous
You could use an event reporting algorithm taking http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/ data and feeding it too people who are interested.
posted by [UserVoice Anonymous] • 4 years and 9 months ago Link
anonymous
Using posts on social media, where people can't help but talk, complain, worry about the weather THEY are experiencing, is a useful and honest way to evaluate how people are actually experiencing weather, or traffic, lots of things. Start with key words "ghastly" is a good one, in we b**** and moan often, rarely will someone take the time to say the weather is "fabulous", unless their in say Maui and want to PO their co-workers... After all how many of us chime in and say traffic was great today.... (very unscientific evaluation, just my POV)
posted by [UserVoice Robert] • 4 years and 9 months ago Link
anonymous
Inspiration, in case you hadn't seen it: http://forecast.io
posted by [UserVoice Jake] • 4 years and 8 months ago Link
anonymous
Hello, I'd like to develop this, but I was wondering where the current implementation of weather actually is. I could not find it on github...

Also, currently world weather online is used to get weather data. Would it be alright to change to openweathermap.org?
posted by [UserVoice Anonymous] • 4 years and 7 months ago Link
anonymous
It's currently in review: https://github.com/duckduckgo/zeroclicki.... It uses Forecast.io's API.
posted by [UserVoice Jag Talon] • 4 years and 7 months ago Link
anonymous
Pull request received!

https://github.com/duckduckgo/zeroclicki...

Developers, we'd love your questions and comments on this pull request as we review it.

Cheers,

-The DuckDuckGo Team
posted by [UserVoice DuckDuckGo Team] • 4 years and 7 months ago Link
yegg
Noted, thanks! It can be merged w/ Better Weather. Will do that now.
posted by yegg Staff4 years and 11 months ago Link
zac
posted by zac Staff4 years and 3 months ago Link
Two
posted by Two 4 years and 3 months ago Link
zac
You don't see a box like [http://i.imgur.com/P3Cl02a.pngthis] at the top?

What about if you search, "weather" ?
posted by zac Staff4 years and 3 months ago Link
Two
I am now (odd), but it doesn't work when trying to find the forecast for another location.
posted by Two 4 years and 3 months ago Link
zac
Hmm :\ That's definitely a bug. You should be able to see the box for things like:

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=forecast+paris

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=weather+london

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=forecast+sturg...
posted by zac Staff4 years and 3 months ago Link
Two
Do you see a forecast report for Woodstock?

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=forecast+woods...

I don't
posted by Two 4 years and 3 months ago Link
zac
No--thanks for the example! I've added it to: https://github.com/duckduckgo/zeroclicki...
posted by zac Staff4 years and 2 months ago Link
anonymous
Sorry abour necroposting, why was this particular incarnation discarded in favour of the current one? Not that I mind the text based view but it shows a little less information at a glance eg. comparing levels from day to day.

Proposing an expansion in "grid view" that returns this original functionality. Including buttons to toggle other comparisons for statistics like the ones in volvox's post, open weathermap, etc. Humidity and wind pressure would useful for a range of people.

* http://i.imgur.com/pbkHTh9.png
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