Liminal Existence

The Weather, by Twitter.

A few weeks ago, Kellan and I whipped up what is tentatively known as “WeatherBot”. It’s a simple tool to provide weather updates to Twitter users. Every morning at 7:00 AM and 3:45 PM (local time, that’s 07h00 and 15h45 for those of you across the pond), our fleet of WeatherBots will send a weather update to Twitter.

If you follow these bots, you’ll receive those updates wherever you normally get your Twitters; IM, Phone, RSS, or just on the web. So far, we have bots for the following cities (links are to the bots’ twitter profiles, for easy friending action): Boston, Brighton, Chicago, Helsinki, London, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, Singapore, and Vancouver. If you’d like to see another city, just ask and we’ll provide.

The source code is available over on Google Code as Twitter Weather. Kellan and I will be providing follow-up posts (and hopefully talks!) about how we built this, and updates on future improvements, so watch this space, and if you’re not already on Twitter, sign up already! We’re building an awesome space, and want you to have as much fun as we are.

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