Web API’s open up a world of possibilities for us geeks. When I first learned how to access API’s using C#, I went through the ringer trying to find out the best and easiest way to extract data. For this post, we’ll be using OpenWeatherMap.org‘s free api to extract some weather information.
Ah the Olympics – a time to watch sports you never care about until it’s your country against the world. There are plenty of places around the web to track the competition, but I thought there could be a better way of displaying such interesting data. So I created a very quick and dirty Power BI application. You can view it here – Power BI Application with live Rio 2016 data
Power BI Desktop is a free application that you can use to visualize all sorts of data. Using Power BI to gather data from the web (as I’ve done for the Olympics) is remarkably simple. In this post I’ll show you how to begin making your own Rio 2016 application.