PWS API upload/consult data switch/close

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Hi:
Past week i received as a gift a weather station (Froggit WH3500, also called as WH3000SE). I set up and sinced with wunderground so i could check all info outside home and share it too. I also wanted to check the uploaded content through the API to do store it maeby in my local computer database, etc but with the recent annoucement of the EOL of the API in 15/05/2019 i have one important question:

The API that is used to upload content from my weather station to wunderground will close, or will close only the API that allows me to consult all previously uploaded data, or both API. Does this mean that my weather station will stop uploading info to wunderground? Because if the API close/change unless Froggit decide to upgrade firmware will break my weather station, and i don't think froggit will to this fast.

Thanks in advance.
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William J Schmidt

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Uploading data will not be a problem.  It's the download part that they will begin charging for.  Have a look at Dark Sky... basically same as WU except faster servers and doesn't charge for downloads (within reason).
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Hi William.
I will try to have a look. I'm new in this weather station world, but if my weather station don't upload data to Dark Sky how i'm supposed to be allowed to download my data? Because the upload process is done autonomouslly by the weather station, and don't allow to upload to dark sky.

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William J Schmidt

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Most weather stations will upload where ever you tell them to upload.  Plus there are additional loaders like Ambient WeatherBridge which can load multiple places virtually anywhere.
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Hi Willian:
But my station only has possibility to upload to wunderground, weathercloud, WeatherObservationWebsite. Is the station the one that upload everything, there are not software/pc connected to the station (also because has no ports).

The problem is that is the Upload API change anything (url, parameters, etc) will break the upload process until Froggit updates firmware of the station. I'm asking all this because if this upload api changes i will send back the station and i would prefer to do it now.
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William J Schmidt

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no no no!   The upload still works as it always has.  It's the download that WU is changing.
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You will be able to download your data.  You will just need to sign up for the new API when it becomes available
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Hi,
If you are a Personal Weather Station owner, you will receive more information about their plan to offer free access to the data you provide to Weather Underground. They'll reach out once that plan has been finalized.You will be able to download your data with no problem. 
 

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Victoria Gardner, Official Rep

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Miguel, if you haven't already, send me your PWS ID and I can add you to the email list for information about the PWS API when it becomes available (soon!).  

Victoria Gardner
victoria.gardner@ibm.com