Weather is among the most important data we consume each day. It affects just about everything we do. Therefore, having fast and reliable access to weather forecasts and historical data is vital.
Because every second counts, weatherstack is the world weather REST API trusted by over 75,000 companies. They use it to power all manner of applications on both the web and mobile devices. It offers a wide array of features along with easy integration.
Today, we’ll take a behind-the-scenes look at weatherstack and show you why it is the industry standard.
Weather Information Anytime, Anywhere
The ability to have instant access to reliable weather data has become a necessity for many industries. Whether it’s a getaway resort looking to reassure travelers or a shipping company with a tight deadline, knowing what’s to come is half the battle.
weatherstack brings this data to the palm of your hand (or desktop). It has been designed to be a truly global, developer-friendly JSON API.
Here’s what it can do for you:
Real-Time Weather and Forecasts
weatherstack makes it easy to implement both the current conditions and upcoming forecast. Data is licensed from some of the largest providers in the world and the API is refreshed in real-time. That means you’ll always have the most accurate and up-to-date information.
Gain access to multiple years of historical weather data. This will help you both detect patterns and assess changes. In turn, you can plan with confidence.
Access to Global Data
Need to know what’s going on in your own back yard? How about the other side of the world? Either way, weatherstack has you covered with accurate weather data for every geo-point location.
Users can look up locations by city, ZIP code or region. The included autocomplete functionality makes it even easier to find what you’re looking for. Plus, you can also serve up customized local results by leveraging a user’s IP address or geolocation data.
Fast and Scalable
Weather data is delivered via the lightweight JSON format. This ensures that you get top performance and compatibility with any programming language.
In addition, you’ll benefit from weatherstack’s cloud platform, built and maintained by apilayer. You’ll have the bandwidth you need to deal with even the busiest traffic spikes. It has the power to handle billions of requests per day.
You can rest assured in knowing that weatherstack takes security seriously. All data streams to and from the API using 256-bit SSL encryption – the industry standard.
Powerful, Easy to Implement
weatherstack offers the features and reliability you need. With a rock-solid API and best-in-class infrastructure, you’ll be amazed at how well it performs. Of course, that’s only useful if you can actually implement the API into your website or application. Thus, ease of use and thorough documentation are just as big of a priority.
You’ll be glad to know that getting started couldn’t be easier. Once you have a free account, weatherstack offers a 3-Step Quickstart Guide, which will have you making API calls within mere minutes. And that’s just the beginning.
Developers will love the full-featured API documentation, complete with plenty of code examples available in multiple languages. You’ll learn the ins and out of making calls and customizing results to fit your needs.
Start Using weatherstack for Free
Bringing a world’s worth of weather data to your project has never been easier – or more affordable. In fact, you can start tapping into this powerful REST API for free – no strings attached. You don’t even need a credit card. And, as your needs grow, upgrading is super simple.
Sign up for your free weatherstack account today to get started!