So you never again have to say “It’s 5 o’clock somewhere…”
If you dig it, consider tossing some
It was weirdly hard to answer the question, “where is it currently 5 o’clock?” I ended up cobbling together a solution using a couple of different data sources and a bit of scripting.
I start by calling the
GET /list-time-zone endpoint on TimeZoneDB.com to get the current time in each time zone around the world.
I then loop through the results and pull out each time zone (
Antarctica/McMurdo, etc.) where the current hour is 17 (i.e. 5pm).
Next, I query a simple database consisting of 2 tables, one containing 24,297 cities with their associated time zones, the other that’s used to look up country names from country codes, the data for both coming from geonames.org.
Finally, I cache the JSON response I send back to the browser so it’s regenerated at most once every half hour.
Super simple, but it works! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯