Opened 11 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

#6262 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Weather Plugin using Google Weather API

Reported by: Markus Schulz <msc@…> Owned by: Isaac Richards
Priority: minor Milestone: unknown
Component: Plugin - MythWeather Version: unknown
Severity: low Keywords:
Cc: Ticket locked: no

Description

another current-condition/3day weather script for mythweather. It uses http://www.google.com/ig/api?weather=<CityName?|ZipCode?|try yourself> As german user the other script (uk_*) don't found my city. The unit system (SI|US) is a bit tricky, i'm using &hl=de for SI units and without hl-param for US units. Don't now how to force SI/US without enforcing language.

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google_weather.diff (8.1 KB) - added by Markus Schulz <msc@…> 11 years ago.
svn diff based on myhtplugins path.

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Change History (4)

Changed 11 years ago by Markus Schulz <msc@…>

Attachment: google_weather.diff added

svn diff based on myhtplugins path.

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by stuartm

Status: newinfoneeded_new

We need to check the T&Cs for google's API.

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by anonymous

Probably not what people want to hear, but it's an unsupported API, and "automated querying" is ToS violation. Not sure if MythWeather? is considered automated, but unless Google makes this a public API, it probably wouldn't be wise for Myth to support this API in an official way.

http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Web+Search/thread?tid=09a30763bc1941ea&hl=en

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by sphery

Resolution: wontfix
Status: infoneeded_newclosed

Based on the Google employee comment at the above link, and the fact that there's no published Terms of Service/Terms? of Use for the Google weather, it seems unlikely we'll find authorization to use the service through MythWeather? without express permission from Google. If someone can obtain such permission, please comment on the ticket and it will be re-opened. Until then, I'm closing it.

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