Hi, my name is Ivo, and I love the wind!
I am an addicted kiter, helicopter and jet pilot, who seeks the wind, waves, METARs and powder snow almost constantly. Since programming is my passion I coded Windy just for fun as my pet project. My goal is to keep Windy small and fast, rather than not to destroy it by adding new features, and making is slow and big.
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API v3 is depreciated. Prepare to migrate for API v4.
We are unable to technically maintain API v3. The system of Windy Console and iframe is too complicated. Please be prepared, that API v3 will be discontinued in the future.
For replacement use https://api4.windy.com
Windy Plugin system. Help needed.
Windy.com uses internally system of lazy loaded plugins, that can enhance Windy's functionality. Most of the advanced features you see on Windy, is Windy's plugin. Detail of spot, detail of airport, distance measurement etc. Developing of such an plugin is easy, it is just Single JS function, that contains HTML, CSS and executed JS code. For compilation of Windy plugin we use RIOT JS framework, but just as tool to compile HTML, CSS and JS together.
You can imagine that Windy plugin is something like a browser extension, but it extends Windy's functionality.
The question is
Would you like to develop your own Windy plugin and extend Windy's functionality?
We would provide basic tooling, docs and boilerplate to develop and publish such an plugins.
All these plugins would be published as
npmpackage and anyone who uses windy.com could install any of such a plugin
The most quality plugins would be presented i our plugin's gallery
Please let us know if there is a need for such a technology.
Please note that Windy API v3 (the hated and depreciated iframe version of our API) will be decommissioned in the future.