Our project is based off of the NSIN challenge, concerning weather information and getting it to a certain group of people in the most efficient way possible. We turned that into getting basic weather information for anywhere in the US out to the general public in a smooth and simple way.
What it does
Simply put, our project gives a bit of basic information (temperature, conditions, wind) to the user for any zip code in the country. The user simply inputs their zip code, and all of their weather information is present for them there. No steps necessary to sort through past or future forecasts, no irrelevant or extraneous information. It is meant for someone who is waking up for the day and wants to see what the weather is like.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We are very proud of branching out, challenging ourselves, and taking time to explore new areas of software development that we were not well-versed in. This was the first time any of us used APIs with JSON, which was quite the challenge concerning implementation. At the end of the day, however, we believe that our end product well reflects how much we've learned over the past two days.
What we learned
What's next for our project
Something we wanted to implement had we more time is a feature where the forecast of the current location being viewed was compared with other locations around the world. For instance, if Pittsburgh had a very similar forecast to some town in Europe, we would highlight that as a fun fact in a small area of the page in case the user was interested. While this does go against our value of making the information relevant to the user, we wanted to add something creative or fun as well so that maybe the user would have more incentive or be more excited about using our software.