@benblackmer thanks for the reply.
I'm not really familiar with the API pricing at WU, but I took a quick look and pricing doesn't seem too unreasonable.
If rachio didn't use a cloud service, and used direct access like RainMachine, it appears that it would cost rachio customer $0/month, right?
https://www.wunderground.com/weather/api/d/pricing.html?MR=1 it looks like I could get a developer API license for free. And according to this website, https://opensprinkler.freshdesk.com/support/solutions/articles/5000017485-getting-a-weather-api-key a free basic account is more than adequate.
But, because rachio uses the cloud, we can't use this option, correct? So, would rachio's installed base make more than 100,000 calls per day to WU? if not, it would cost no more than $200/month for every customer.
Am I correct about the pricing or am I missing something?
At any rate, what would the cost/month be to offer it? And if this is the only thing holding back rachio from offering this, why not make it optional and let the customer decide?