I’ve done a lot of reading on this topic and most of what I read appears to be out of date. Not trying to recreate the wheel here, I think I should pause and make sure what I’m doing is going to do what I want before I go down this rabit hole.
Almost all the threads I read on weather tell me dark sky is no longer available for new users (ok i get that) but all the threads say to use TWC instead (which doesn’t appear to be available.
Ok, im flexible enough to get around that and I used openweather. Mind you, I’ve watched, read 100 videos/threads on this. I paused one of the videos that said go into the webcore storage and do the weather structure dump. I stopped there because I was having trouble getting anything out of it. Fast forward a week later, and the API is working and I can successfully do the weather structure dump.
Tell me if you’ve heard this one: I looked at so many sites and videos I spent 2 hours trying to trace where I saw these instructions and I dont know what the next steps are:rofl:
It was at this moment that I took a deep breath, take a pause, and ask if all what I’m doing is going to do what I want in the end (because I have no idea).
This is all I want:
Apple weather sends out a notification "rain starting in “X” mins. Its astonishingly accurate most of the time. I just want a warning that will give me a 10-15 minute head start to walk the dog if its about to rain.
I realize the notification coming from apple is very specific to that device (and I don’t use apple products), I don’t know if “predictive” precipitation is even a typical field available in weather APIs . Sure, I saw lots of forcast data but nothing that jumped out at me as “rain starting soon”.
If I continue to go down this road of accessing a weather API in webcore, am I going to be able to even do this? Is there another solution that’s simpler/more appropriate?
If I ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO run it off of receiving the apple notification, I can make it work through devices that aren’t mine but that’s not ideal.