In line with the recent changes to the SOTA Database, we will also be retiring SOTAWatch2 as of March 25, 2020. We have specifically chosen a Wednesday as this will be during the week with lower activities. Coupled with this will be shutting down of the adjoining API1. Most people who have used the API are now on API2 quite happily, as is all the remaining existing infrastructure for SOTA (like SW3, summits.sota, RBNHole, etc)
Unfortunately, SW2 and API1 cost a lot of money and time to run for increasingly declining usage, and this will help keep costs to a minimum while allowing the IT Group to gain a bit more breathing space and capacity. SW3 and API2 have been running now for over a year with few if any complaints, and the time is ripe to transition.
If anyone is still using API1 for any particular situation (ie, calling api.sota.org.uk direct in any query) that we are not aware of, please let me know ASAP so that we can talk you through migration to API2. Likewise if there is some killer feature on SW2 that you need that isn’t present on SW3, now is the time to raise it.