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Heads-up: PurpleAir JSON query now requires an API key... grrrrr.

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Heads-up: PurpleAir JSON query now requires an API key... grrrrr.

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It appears they shut off the old queries like [nobbc]http://www.purpleair.com/json?show=4299[/nobbc] and now redirect to a server that won't respond to the query.

https://community.purpleair.com/t/disco ... n-urls/713 says
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After a few years of grace period, we are now redirecting these two URLs (www.purpleair.com/json and www.purpleair.com/data.json ) to a server that will not respond.

Please contact us if you have any questions or need any help getting going on our new API, at https://api.purpleair.com .
Sigh.. I've sent an email to request a READ key, and will rework my scripts to use it instead. Meanwhile, the realtime query script(s) are very broken.. no data available.

For weather software developers that support realtime queries, they'll have to obtain keys and rewrite that portion of their software.
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Re: Heads-up: PurpleAir JSON query now requires an API key... grrrrr.

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yep they are changing quite a bit

https://api.purpleair.com/

https://community.purpleair.com/t/purpl ... iq9ur6D0OQ

in the meantime you can grab code to display realtime widget just click on the "get this widget" and put it on a webpage for now.
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like so: https://www.conligwx.org/wxairquality.php
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I've reworked the purpleair-inc.php script to use the new API. Seems to be working on my page now.

They were fairly fast in providing an API key, but stunningly, the process was via email... The FAQ on their site needs to be changed now that the old method is turned off.

It may be easier for folks to just use the widget from them instead...
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Thanks once again Ken for your work. Much appreciated :clap:
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Hi Ken,
What script uses the "purpleair-inc.php" ?
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BeaumarisWX wrote: Sat 28 May 2022 11:32 pm Hi Ken,
What script uses the "purpleair-inc.php" ?
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Ken

I found I had to add a second <br/> on line 395 (purpleair-inc.php) otherwise the $Description and $Message were on the same line or at least overlapping.

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<td class="auto-style9" style="width: 85%"><strong>' . $Description . '</strong><br/><br/>
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Ah OK thanks Simon, appreciated.
I was hoping for the old wim or beteljuice one.
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BeaumarisWX wrote: Sun 29 May 2022 12:16 am Ah OK thanks Simon, appreciated.
I was hoping for the old wim or beteljuice one.
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no worries, got mine up and running now.

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Yep,
I'll use it for know till I can find a fix for the other one : https://beaumaris-weather.com/wxpurpleair_api.php
Also adapted a Dashboard one for the ajax-dashboard : https://beaumaris-weather.com/index.php
Also adjusted as best I could for Tasmanian Category Calcs / Colors / Descriptions. etc.
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Ken there maybe changes to the api soon, not sure if they will affect your script however.


As far as I can tell the is will add the ability to poll for history too.
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https://community.purpleair.com/t/previ ... istory/853
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