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  1. #1
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    Help with Weather API Project

    A group of us have been assigned with the following project and are stumped on where to begin.

    "Write a program that displays the current weather on a graphic of the UK. The program will interface with a publicly available weather API."

    Unfortunately the link provided to us for a weahter API doesn't work, though this is the first thing we will require. After that we have very little clue what to do. This includes wondering what programming language we should be using for this task as well as HOW to display the weather on a graphic of the UK. The general program to extract the weather data from a database and implement it in a program shouldn't cause much bother, it's finding a database in the first place and then displaying it in the manner required that is troubling us (on a graphic of the UK).

    Any help/advice that you can offer would be greatly appreciated.

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    Re: Help with Weather API Project

    There are several weather services that provide free APIs. See

    Which programming langauge to use (if it hasn't been mandated for the project) would depend upon the programming knowledge of the group and the target platform. Is this to be a 'standalone' desktop program or for a browser? What is your target OS - Windows, apple, android, ios, linux, win8 app etc?
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  3. #3
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    Re: Help with weather API Project

    Quote Originally Posted by mattshappyface View Post
    A group of us have been assigned with the following project and are stumped on where to begin.
    Who are "us" and how come this project didn't go to a group of programmers with at least some clue as how to proceed?

    It's a little like "we've been asked to perform brain surgery on a patient but since he's in a coma he can't tell us where he's keeping his brain!".
    Last edited by razzle; February 1st, 2014 at 02:50 AM.

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    Re: Help with Weather API Project

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