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Weather not working

Posted: February 10th, 2019, 2:39 pm
by shmikey
Hi again all
The weather is not able to connect
me: whats the temperature
mark2: I cant connect to the service (or something like that)
now there is no response to whats the temp.
i can reach the net with other commands like the wiki search so it is not the web access turned off I did not change the port/key from default (54657/abc1234) it worked before but for how long it has not worked I do not know.
win 7 quad core 4gb ram running mark 2
did yahoo weather change something, that is what is used for getting weather is it not.
any ideas to what might be going on

thanks in advance

Re: Weather not working

Posted: February 10th, 2019, 10:19 pm
by Zunair
weather functions are out of order... the yahoo weather service we were using ended. Will keep you posted when we implement the new weather service.

Thanks

Re: Weather not working

Posted: April 2nd, 2020, 12:01 pm
by StormTree89
Is this a Yearly thing? I just downloaded Mark II, and am having trouble connecting to anything!

Re: Weather not working

Posted: May 19th, 2020, 3:08 pm
by ANeon20
Actually a lot of services have stopped working. The Yahoo Weather api which was being used no longer exists. The IMAP (mail client) feature doesn't work with Gmail anymore. Cortana dictation doesn't work anymore. And these changes have nothing to do with the developer team. Links uses a lot of third party APIs and clients to inform you about the weather, your email, news and stuff, and these APIs are constantly being improved on or discontinued.

Re: Weather not working

Posted: May 30th, 2020, 10:54 am
by MrniceAngel74
https://www.programmableweb.com/api/yahoo-weather


founds this and according to what i understand its still online the owner just refused to maintain it. gonna try find an alternate weather service can be used as a vps script=. until at such time admins can find a suitable replacement for inbuilt weather system

Re: Weather not working

Posted: May 30th, 2020, 10:59 am
by MrniceAngel74
https://weather.codes/united-kingdom/

try here for UK aol weather has a list of all active codes which u lot maybe able to use to update ya weather api system

Re: Weather not working

Posted: May 30th, 2020, 11:36 am
by ANeon20
Yes, Yahoo weather API still exist. But the request method that yahoo earlier used to give you weather info has been totally changed. Now you would require to create an yahoo account, get 3 IDs, and once you put in those 3 IDs and your weather code, only then Yahoo will give you info.

So the method the devs used during the last update won't work.

Re: Weather not working

Posted: May 30th, 2020, 11:38 am
by ANeon20
MrniceAngel74 wrote:https://www.programmableweb.com/api/yahoo-weather


founds this and according to what i understand its still online the owner just refused to maintain it. gonna try find an alternate weather service can be used as a vps script=. until at such time admins can find a suitable replacement for inbuilt weather system


The one who created the WOEID website has nothing to do with Yahoo weather api. He didn't create the API. He just used the old method to get WOEIDs of places. Since the old method is outdated, it shows an error everytime you try to fetch a WOEID

Re: Weather not working

Posted: May 30th, 2020, 11:41 am
by ANeon20
https://developer.yahoo.com/weather/

^That is the link to Yahoo's weather API. And if you open the link, it says:

"Important EOL Notice: As of Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, the weather.yahooapis.com and query.yahooapis.com for Yahoo Weather API will be retired.
To continue using our free Yahoo Weather APIs, use https://weather-ydn-yql.media.yahoo.com/forecastrss. Follow below instructions to get credentials and onboard to this free Yahoo Weather API service."

Re: Weather not working

Posted: May 30th, 2020, 12:17 pm
by danbrad
Hi ANeon20, what does this mean. can we still use jarvis to check weather if we use posted url