Earth Networks – WeatherBug Launches Pulse API Data Feed Suite for Real-Time Global Weather and Lightning, the Fastest Weather Alerts, Forecasts and More for Your Enterprise or App

  • Feb 04, 2014

Germantown, MD – Whether you’re building a mobile app that uses live local weather, or an enterprise requiring 24/7 detailed weather, forecast and alerts, Earth Networks – the company known for its popular WeatherBug mobile and desktop apps – is making it easier to get the weather information you need, thanks to the new Pulse API.

The Pulse API delivers data from the world’s largest weather and lightning detection networks — operated by Earth Networks – WeatherBug – in addition to other weather sources, including the NWS and WMO. Pulse API offers data from the company’s exclusive real-time nationwide network of 10,000 WeatherBug stations; cloud-to-ground and in-cloud lightning data from the Earth Networks Total Lightning Network; and forecasts that refresh every few minutes from more than 2.6 million locations worldwide. Pulse API also utilizes the best performing models and quality-controlled weather data to provide the most accurate information.

The Pulse API is a suite of data feeds designed for the diverse needs of novice developers with small-scale projects to large enterprises and research organizations requiring precise, accurate and reliable weather information:

  • Pulse Basic: Starting at $20, it’s the perfect option for students and aspiring app developers who need local weather data, 10-day forecasts and alerts from National Weather Service to complete smaller projects or to build and test their apps.
  • Pulse Plus: Starting at $150, it’s a smart choice for small- to mid-sized organizations developing apps and working on projects that require radar and maps, and data such as the UV index and air quality forecasts.
  • Pulse Pro: Starting at $300, it’s the best choice for larger enterprises, such as research organizations, government agencies, and industries that include emergency management, utilities, aviation, transportation, and sports and recreation that must stay one step ahead of the weather with detailed maps and forecasts.
  • Pulse Premium: Customized data feeds including lightning, Earth Networks’ exclusive Dangerous Thunderstorm Alerts (DTAs), and other weather information.

To get started, developers and enterprises can visit the new self-service portal to select and purchase their data package:

App developers can also tap into the power of the world’s largest lightning network with Spark, the only personal HTML5 lightning detection widget that tracks lightning in real-time – minute-by-minute and mile-by-mile – to help keep mobile users safe. Organizations such as the National Weather Service (NWS), the United States Air Force Weather Agency and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Wallops Flight Facility use lightning data from Earth Networks in operations and research. School districts and communities nationwide trust WeatherBug to provide the fastest alerts to keep kids and adults safer when lightning danger approaches.

Earth Networks: Powering WeatherBug & WeatherBug Home

For 20 years, we have been Taking the Pulse of the Planet® using the world’s largest weather, lightning and greenhouse gas monitoring networks. Our sensors across the planet keep consumers, businesses, and governments informed, updated and alerted. Our popular WeatherBug® brand provides neighborhood-level weather, superior forecasts and advanced severe weather alerts to millions. Our WeatherBug Home offering taps big weather and connected home data for improved energy efficiency and comfort. Enterprises such as schools, airports, professional sports teams, utilities and government agencies rely on our early warning solutions to safeguard lives, prepare for weather events, and optimize operations. Know Before®.