Text messages get a user's immediate attention more effectively than email or apps. We believe there is a market for users that would like to be reminded of current weather condition via text message, similar to how people get flight update via text message.
What it does
The program sends current weather info of a given location to our user via a text message
How we built it
We are using java as our programming language. We use the openweathermap.org API to obtain weather data, and the Twilio API to text that weather data to the user.
Challenges we ran into
Learning how to use API and to retrieve data in JSON file
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Making the program work! Collaborating as a team
What we learned
Using API; Parsing JSON files; Using Twilio to send text messages
What's next for Weather reminder app
We could add additional functionalities to our program down the road. For example, a user might subscribe to daily weather update but only get a text message if it is forecasted to rain or snow, and not when it's sunny. I'd love to receive a reminder to bring my umbrella if it is forecasted to rain!