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Runtime Shared Library Tutorial (Flash CS4) 5 Weather APIs – From WeatherBug to Weather Channel. Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it. Except when they’re building mashups. Or so it seems, given how often the 5 weather APIs in our directory get used by developers. While perhaps not as sexy as the latest social networking API, here at ProgrammableWeb we have evidence that developers value a good API for weather, having built over 70 weather mashups to date. What are the weather APIs? Weather Underground API: The latest weather API added to our directory is from the service Weather Underground. This API provides real-time weather data for major cities around the world as well as highly local weather reports. Wikipedia notes that it is the “most of its information comes from the National Weather Service (NWS), as information from that agency is within the public domain by federal law” and that in 2008 it was the #2 Internet weather service.

NOAA Weather Service API: NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, offers this SOAP-based API. CRAFT Video: LilyPad Arduino 101.