I need to have the imp periodically send a GET request to a weather API (hamweather.com for those interested) to get some weather forecast data. This api has REST endpoints that accept url parameters. I have read the imp docs on the HTTP nodes but it’s not clear to me how I would format the string that I am outputting – I’m assuming there could be some tricky escaping and/or encoding… Following is a typical request.
Also, would the URL I put in the node be the base url (“http://api.aerisapi.com”) or would it include the path and thus be “http://api.aerisapi.com/forecasts/20816”? Ideally I would like to be able to parameterize the url so that my imp software could decide which zipcode is used or vary other aspects of the request.