It's nice to know what the weather is during my commute, as I often over/under dress for the weather.
What it does
Sends weather updates at 6 am for intended commute times (7 am and 3 pm) so that the user can plan accordingly.
How we built it
We used Dark Sky, a weather API, to pull weather for Buffalo at 6 am every day. That information was formatted into a string and sent out with an auto-emailer. It is run over Amazon Web Services using Celery.
Challenges we ran into
Finding a weather API that fit our needs.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Making a functional prototype.
What we learned
How to use a web API and Amazon Web Services
What's next for Weather Emailer
Allowing multiple users (currently just sends emails to one user for hard coded times). Allow for text messages to be sent instead of emails if the user opts into it.