Astronomers and stargazers. People who stare at the sky
Windy joins forces with Webcams.travel
Jörg Eugster is a visionary man from Switzerland. He had this brilliant idea of aggregating weather outdoor webcams. Switzerland is mountain country, with specific weather phenomena in each valley, and therefore checking webcam before trip become important part of any travel planning. Jorg founded webcams.travel website in 2007 and later on in 2013 sleek and modern lookr.com. Both websites gained its momentum soon and whoever wanted to go skiing in Alps, got in touch with webcams.travel.
We, at Windy, also believe, that checking weather webcam is necessary part of each adventure.
And we, at Windy, are committed to provide better and better service for people like myself. For pilots, kiters, adventurers, mountaineers and all the souls, who are rather outside, than inside the shopping mall.
But not only that. We, at Windy believe, that checking outdoor webcams, before your adventure, for example before your flight with small plane, can significantly increase level of your safety.
So after I have checked that weather is good on webcams, even in mountains, I have flown from Prague to Switzerland with small helicopter, to meet Jorg personally.
I love to talk with clever people, so together with Jorg, we have immediately found common ground and later on we have agreed to merge all three projects (Windy.com, webcams.travel and lookr.com) together.
Ingo Oppermann, main programmer of webcams.travel and lookr.com worked on both projects since 2007. He developed both websites, but not only that. He was able to manage all the technical stack by himself. And he did excellent job. Both websites runned smooth and fast, and webcams API that they provided was able to serve billions of requests with minimal delay. This is just called Swiss service.
But since we want to actually merge projects together we had to abandon this legacy codes and convert it to the latest technology stack. And we are happy that Ingo helped us a lot to do this difficult job, not to mention a lot of Swiss chocolate he brought us to Prague. It took several months of hard work, but Ingo, Martin, Filip, Marek and David later on did really great job. But most of the work was done by Jan (snowkiter and VAKE 2019 winner) who coordinated it all.
Our main goal is to increase amount of webcams in our database and also provide webcam pictures in a little bit more convenient format without advertisement and tracking cookie. As of now, both websites (webcams.travel, lookr.com) should be redirected to Windy.com/webcams so you can see yourself, if you like how we merged all projects together.
webcams.travel provided popular API to developers so they can integrate their webcams to their website.
We have full commitment to continue providing webcams API to other websites and developers, and we will not restrict anyone.
Of course there will be changes in the API, like new conditions, API endpoints, change of API authorisation and also output JSON format will also slightly changed.
All the changes will be announced in timely manner so developers will have time to adjust their services. Therefore please watch Webcams API category of our Community to stay informed in advance.
Further info about Windy Webcams
Enjoy new webcams on Windy and stay safe
The end of the 2019 Hurricane Season comes to a close. One continues to fight
According to the National Hurricane Center, Invest 90L has an 80% chance to form in the next few days and another 80% within the next 5 days, however, those conditions appear to be unacceptable as the days go on, as the storm moves into the Atlantic it will encounter colder waters and a frontal system limiting its development further on.
Furthermore as the end of the 2019 Hurricane Season comes to a close, we will remember the big storms that happened this season. Hurricane Dorian being the strongest, breaking records that the Bahamas haven't seen for a very long time. Devastating the people of the Bahamas and changing their lives forever.
For most of us, we can only hope that next year's season is less active and not a strong as they were this season.
Fascinated by the forces of nature and always wanting to share it with everyone I can. I have been studying Meteorology since I was 7. Follow me on Instagram.
Hledáme iOS / Android developera
Ahoj, jsem Ivo, zakladatel Seznam.cz a taky Windy.com, nejúspěšnějšího českého start-upu. Windy jsem naprogramoval v listopadu 2014, od té doby jsme se stali celosvětově jednou z nejpopulárnějších aplikací s předpovědí počasí.
Ve Windy jsme parta nadšených programátorů a hledáme nového kolegu pro vývoj mobilních aplikací.
Koho přesně hledáme?
- Nadšence, který by doplnil náš tým.
- Klíčovými vlastnostmi jsou inteligence a samostatnost.
- Mělo by se jednat o člověka, který má zkušenosti s vývojem mobilních aplikací pro iOS nebo Android a perfektně ovládá alespoň jeden z těchto jazyků:
C++, Swift, Objective C, Java.
OpenGL, Cordova, Node.js, Docker.
Co můžeš očekávat?
- Budeš pracovat na novém produktu, který mám v hlavě.
- Půjde o velmi samostatnou práci pod mým vedením.
- Také budeš upravovat stávající Windy mobilní aplikace a widgety.
- Jsme technologický start-up, soustředíme se na vývoj nových produktů.
- Nevyžíváme se v dlouhých poradách a preferujeme osobní přístup před formalismy.
- V naší firmě najdeš přátelský kolektiv nadšených lidí a velmi příjemné a neformální pracovní prostředí v kanceláři na břehu Vltavy.
- Možnost získání akcií těm nejlepším.
Pokud tě tato nabídka zaujala, pošli nám strukturovaný životopis a my se ti brzy ozveme.
Improved Satellite map: sharper, faster and more recent
An enormous amount of work was done by Milan and Jakub in the recent few months. They took our satellite map, already considered excellent service by our users, and made it almost perfect.
The most notable improvements are:
- Stunning and realistic colours. Clouds and land look now real as from the ground.
- More level of details. You can see now every valley fog, every cumulus, and or every cirrus cloud.
- The new colour scale for infra+ view, including the option to change the scale from Kelvin to Celsius or Fahrenheit.
- Data optimization. In result, your device downloads necessary data faster and without duplicates. The time between satellite image acquisition has dropped considerably.
For me, as a founder of Windy, it was hard to see unnecessary development of something that is already developed. Yet, the result convinced me that it paid off.
The result of the new satellite map is apparent when observing the forest fire in Australia. The smoke from the fires is clearly visible on the new map.
Enjoy enhanced satellite map and stay safe