Differences Between the Dark Sky API and Swackett Weather API

The Swackett Weather API is a perfect replacement for the Dark Sky API. In most cases the Swackett API can power your existing Dark Sky data consumption needs with no code changes. Expected Dark Sky data elements not present in the Swackett API have been added to make migrating to the Swackett API as easy as possible.

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Migrating from the Dark Sky API to the Swackett API

The Swackett API supports the Dark Sky format out of the box — with only a few differences to be aware of. In most cases the Swackett API can power your existing Dark Sky data consumption needs with no code changes, but with a few missing data elements.

The Swackett Design Gurus have created documentation, dashboards and tools to help with understanding your migration to the Swackett Weather API.

Replacing the Dark Sky API can be done in as little as 3 steps:

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Swackett Weather API :: Introduction and Reference

What The Swackett Weather API Provides
  • Current weather conditions for any location on Earth
  • Minute-by-minute forecasts for the next hour
  • Hour-by-hour forecasts for the next 48 hours
  • Day-by-day forecasts for the next 7 days
  • Severe weather alerts in the US, Canada, and select European countries
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Swackett Weather API :: Units Parameter

The Swackett API supports auto , metric and imperial units via a parameter.

Swackett values are stored in the accepted norm for any given location worldwide (auto). Use the imperial units parameter to call temperatures in Fahrenheit and metric units parameter to call temperatures in Celsius. If no units parameter is provided the auto value will be applied.

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