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Is this legal?

sinbotsinbot Posts: 138Member, PRO

I'm trying to think of a way to let the user check the weather for a particular area. The only method I can think of is to link weather.com to the open url action. Is this legal?

And are there any other methods to offer a realtime weather feature, especially within the app itself?

Comments

  • Braydon_SFXBraydon_SFX Posts: 8,977Member, Sous Chef, PRO, Bowlboy Sidekick GameSalad Employee

    You could call an API to determine the weather - does weather.com have an open-facing API? They may! In such a case, yes, it would be legal.

  • adent42adent42 Posts: 1,497Key Master, Head Chef, Executive Chef, Member, PRO GameSalad Employee

    The difficulty is knowing the users's location. We don't expose those values yet so you wouldn't know the users' location for the weather.

    Since you'd have to proxy the request for weather info (to translate the weather API format to the GameSalad format), you could geolocate the IP address and use that for the weather information location.

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