Know the coordinates? You know the local time.Thousands of people rely on our services every day for their time related needs and now the WorldTimeEngine.com Local Time API Service™ enables licensed personal and commercial use of our time data for your own applications and services, subject to certain important terms (see below).
The service enables you to access up to the minute live local world times for any place in the world and use them directly within your application. On ordering our service, you will receive an API key via e-mail within 24 hours to get you started with this service.
We offer flexible pricing plans to suit the size and scale of your projects. You can pay by credit card and our orders are processed through Google Checkout for added peace of mind. There are no additional or hidden charges and we also offer a free 30-day money back guarantee if you're not completely satisfied with your purchase. If you wish to inquire about additional license terms then please contact us using the information provided on our contact page.
Content DeliveryLocal Time is delivered in Extensible Markup Language (XML) Format in response to a standard HTTP GET request.
To access the service, you will need to order an API key. Once you have your key you will be able to send requests to the following URL:
apikeyis your unique api key, and where
longitudeshould be replaced with the latitude and longitude of the place to query.
Here's an example for Sydney, Australia:
http://worldtimeengine.com/api/9d89405104e16732fa00caa1e8e6cdfd/-33.8671/151.207which will return the following XML response:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?> <timezone xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="http://worldtimeengine.com/timezone.xsd"> <version>1.1</version> <location> <region>Australia/New South Wales</region> <latitude>-33.8671</latitude> <longitude>151.207</longitude> </location> <time> <utc>2008-02-13 00:50:30</utc> <local>2008-02-13 11:50:30</local> <zone> <hasDST>true</hasDST> <current> <abbreviation>EDT</abbreviation> <description>Eastern Australia Daylight Savings Time</description> <utcoffset>+11:00</utcoffset> <isdst>true</isdst> <effectiveUntil>2008-03-29 19:00:00</effectiveUntil> </current> <next> <abbreviation>EST</abbreviation> <description>Eastern Australia Standard Time</description> <utcoffset>+10:00</utcoffset> <isdst>false</isdst> <effectiveUntil>2008-10-25 18:00:00</effectiveUntil> </next> </zone> </time> </timezone>
Detailed technical instructions and descriptions of our API service can be found in our 'Guide to using the World Time Engine Local Time Service API™'.
Important TermsThe full end-user license agreement can be viewed here. However, here is an overview of some of the key terms on the use of the Local Time API Service.
You should not exceed your daily usage limit and you cannot exceed the total usage limit provided in your package.
In order to keep our service responsive to a large number of users, we limit the number of requests that can be made to our API using a single API key. Should you implement your key across multiple sites, this usage limit will apply to all of the URLs collectively. If you require more than the agreed requests per day you can purchase additional API keys from WorldTimeEngine.com. Usage limits can be combined for use on a single key so your subscription can be scaled as you grow.
You may not redistribute pure local time data without our expressed written permission.
You are free to distribute value-added functionality based on the local time data provided, such as visitors local time, but you cannot redistribute any "pure" time data, i.e. data based on local time zone information alone, without clearing it with us. For example, you are allowed to use the local time data to display local times to different visitors on a website, because this does not involve redistribution of the local time data. However, you are not allowed to, without our permission, display a table of raw local time information on a web site, or build your own "local time server" that distributes local time data to other computers. We may permit these activities, under certain circumstances, but only with permission.
The data may not be used in competitive services without our written permission.
You may not create competitive services or functionality with the data we provide without clearing it with us. Tools like our Local Time Comparison Service can be licensed separately, and in many cases are available for free.
Credit must be given to WorldTimeEngine.com wherever the data is used.
Wherever any of our local time data is displayed to a visitor, you must credit us as the source with a short credit notice as specified by us. When permitted by the media, this notice will be a hyperlink to the WorldTimeEngine.com site. Where local time data is used in multiple calculations in a single location, it is acceptable to display a single instance of the notice; however, the credit text must be accessible on the page where the use occurs.
These are just a few of the key terms of the service. The full license agreement can be viewed here.
How to Order the ServiceWhen you are ready to proceed, the next steps are as follows:
1. Carefully read the WorldTimeEngine.com Local Time API License Agreement at the following URL:
NOTE: By ordering this service you are agreeing that you have read and agree to abide by the license agreement available above.
2. Choose the most suitable package for your project needs and order:
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3. Once your order is completed, your unique API key will be created and sent to your e-mail address. Please ensure you keep a record of this e-mail as it contains your unique API key for accessing the service.
4. Use your newly created API key as instructed here to get access to the Local Time API.
Help and SupportAll of our purchases include free updates to the region and timezone information provided. In addition, we provide free support to all customers of our Local Time API Service.
If you require any assistance before or during the signup process, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you.