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Adding a Weather Underground Bot

Kore.ai provides integration for a built-in Weather Underground Bot that you can use to display message notifications and execute tasks directly from the Kore.ai application. To use the Weather Underground Bot, you just need to add the Bot to your Kore.ai account, and then configure the settings for the Bot, such as authentication to access Weather Underground, and the notification messages that you want. This topic describes the Weather Underground built-in Bot for Kore.ai. For more information about other Kore.ai Bots, see Adding Bots.

About the Kore.ai Bot for Weather Underground

DIYWeatherUndergroundLogoWeather Underground provides local and long range weather forecast, tropical weather conditions and severe weather alerts for locations worldwide.

Integration Type Web Service – Connect to this Bot using a web service integration where Kore.ai polls the service for updates based on a specified interval.
Category News & Weather – This Bot is available in the Kore.ai application in the News & Weather category.

 

Configuring Weather Underground 

To configure web service tasks, you need to add the Weather Underground Bot from the Kore.ai Marketplace tab in the Kore.ai application, and then setup the task.

After you are connected, you can perform tasks for Weather Underground directly from the Kore.ai application and setup message notifications to get notified in the Kore.ai application when an event occurs in Weather Underground.

The following table describes Weather Underground tasks that you can integrate with Kore.ai.

TASK TO CONFIGURE THIS TASK…
10 Day Forecast In the Perform Task dialog,

  • search for a Location
  • click the Locate button
  • select Nearby Locations
  • and then, optionally select a Unit.

In a space room, you can enter the @weatherunderground 10Day Bot command to invoke and configure this task.

3 Day Forecast In the Perform Task dialog,

  • search for a Location
  • click the Locate button
  • select Nearby Locations
  • and then, optionally select a Unit.

In a space room, you can enter the @weatherunderground 3Day Bot command to invoke and configure this task.

Get Current Conditions In the Perform Task dialog,

  • search for a Location
  • click the Locate button
  • and then, select Nearby Locations.

In a space room, you can enter the @weatherunderground current Bot command to invoke and configure this task.

Next 36 Hours forecast  In the Perform Task dialog,

  • search for a Location
  • click the Locate button
  • select Nearby Locations
  • and then, optionally select a Unit.

In a space room, you can enter the @weatherunderground hourly Bot command to invoke and configure this task.

 

You can setup message notifications to your Kore.ai account using a Weather Underground web service. Click , click Get notified when…, and then click one of the Weather Underground web services described in the following table.

TASK TO CONFIGURE THIS TASK…
Today’s Weather In the Setup Task dialog,

  • search for a Location
  • click the Locate button
  • select Nearby Locations
  • optionally customize the Task Name 
  • optionally customize the Short Description
  • enable or disable Mute task notifications
  • and then, optionally customize the interval for message notifications in the Check for updates… section.
Weather Alerts In the Setup Task dialog,

  • search for a Location
  • click the Locate button
  • optionally select Nearby Locations
  • optionally customize the Task Name
  • optionally customize the Short Description
  • enable or disable Mute task notifications
  • and then, optionally customize the interval for message notifications in the Check for updates… section.

 

Next Steps

After Weather Underground is configured as web service, when any of the events occur in Weather Underground, a message is displayed on the Bots tab in the Messages section for the Kore.ai account.

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