Dear PurpleAir API Users,
We are excited to let you know that we will be releasing a new version of the PurpleAir API on July 18, 2022. This new API provides access to historic data that is now hosted on Google’s BigQuery. It is important to note this update provides no functional changes to our current API at https://api.purpleair.com, but rather adds new history endpoints.
What updates will the new version have?
We added features that provide access to historical data. You’ll find documentation within the API site explaining how to use these new endpoints.
Before the 18th, you may test them here: https://june2022.api.purpleair.com. This preview URL will go away, so please be sure only to use it until the main URL is updated.
What do you need to do?
If you use ThingSpeak for historic data, you will need to migrate your code to use the PurpleAir API instead. The ThingSpeak service will stop working in or around August 2022. We encourage you to get familiar with and switch to the new API’s history endpoints as soon as possible before ThingSpeak is no longer available.
If you experience any issues with the new version, for a limited time, the previous version of the API will be available at https://rollback.api.purpleair.com.
Look out for future announcements.
We are currently updating our API Terms of Service and Attribution guidelines. Please look out for an announcement in the coming weeks.
Aug 18, 2022 Update: Access to the historical API has been restricted. You can learn more at the following article: Historical API Endpoints are now Restricted.