What kinds of On-Demand Information can be added to TxtReminders?
You can add several kinds of dynamically-updated, on-demand information delivered in your TxtReminders.
Stock Prices - powered by Alpha Vantage
Foreign Exchange Prices - powered by Alpha Vantage
Precious Metals Prices - powered by Digital Gold Currency Standards Consortium
Weather Forecasts - powered by Visual Crossing Weather
What is the On-Demand Weather Info feature all about?
We believe that knowledge is power. As such, we have made Weather Forecast data available to you within your TxtReminders.
To get a recurring weather forecast delivered to your SMS Inbox:
- Open the App
- Navigate to Create a New Reminder
- Open the Reminder Ideas
- Choose the On-Demand Environmental Info category
- Select one of the examples, and customize it with your own City or Zip Code
- Press the Test Now button at the top to ensure you've configured it correctly and see an example of what your SMS Message will look like
- Choose a Frequency (try Daily or Weekly), and Slide to Activate the TxtReminder.
Full details about how to add this information into your Reminders can be found below, including the various kinds of Weather Text Templates that are available.
Help Us Help You
We want the TxtReminders service to enrich your life, by bringing you relevant Reminders and Content that helps you achieve your goals, get things done, and stay informed about the things that matter to you.
We always appreciate feature suggestions from our Users. If you would like to see your Weather Information delivered in a different format, or with different data points, please contact us by sending an email to email@example.com, or create a Support Ticket. We can't promise we will be able to implement your request, but we'll certainly discuss it with you and evaluate the possibility.
The On-Demand Weather Info feature is currently powered by the excellent Visual Crossing Weather API (https://www.visualcrossing.com/weather-data). Please visit their Site for further information.
Setting up an On-Demand Weather Reminder
Below are some examples of On-Demand Weather Info messages you can set up and schedule to be delivered to your SMS Inbox using the TxtReminders App.
As shown below, you can add #metric to the end of any Weather Reminder if you'd rather see the units listed in the Canadian Metric System. Otherwise it will default to the United States Imperial System.
Default Weather Template
Extended Forecast for the Next 24 Hours
Sunset and Sunrise Information
Disclaimer for the On-Demand Weather Info Feature
As detailed in our Terms of Service, we don't guarantee the accuracy or reliability of any Third-Party Content that we deliver as part of the On-Demand Weather Info feature or any other On-Demand Content feature.
In fact, we don't guarantee the accuracy or reliability of any part of our service.
SMS Messaging is a "best-effort" platform and there are just too many factors outside of our control that can affect the deliverability and timeliness of the SMS Messages that we send you. Normally, you get your TxtReminders right on schedule, and it's generally a very reliable service. In many ways, it's more reliable than a lot of other similar services out there because of the way we have built the system that schedules and sends the reminders to you.
However, it unfortunately does have to be made abundantly clear that you should never take any Action or sustain any Inaction as a result of the information you receive or don't receive from TxtReminders.
In the case of Third-Party information that we obtain from another source that we do not control (like Weather, Stock Pricing, Forex Pricing, Precious Metals Pricing, Public Health Information, etc.), the risk of the information being out-dated, inaccurate, or not representing exactly what you think it represents, is greatly increased.
As such, please ensure you are fully understanding that this information "should be accurate", but is not guaranteed to be accurate. This is a risk you take on willingly if you choose to use these features.
We believe, however, that you'll find this Dynamic, On-Demand Information feature extremely beneficial despite these warnings. After all, we would not offer the service if we didn't personally use it ourselves and find it to have a lot of value ourselves.
Besides - you can't believe anything you read, see, or hear anyways! So take the information for what it is, and always double check your facts from another reputable source before you act on it.