It's so disappointing that the response from the team at Windy is generally, "you don't like it? Too bad, you will come to like it because this is how it is now." Talk about lacking understanding of your user base... I wish more than anything that I could go back to the previous version...
Wish them all tailWinds
RE: New version is terrible
RE: Windy 39 is here. Learn how to masterclass new features
As I have stated previously, I love the amount of effort the team puts in to make this the best weather app on the market. However, the latest updates seems to be simply for the sake of change and not because it added any real measurable value (at least, that seems to be the consensus of a large percentage of the user base).
I think making so many dramatic changes to a UI that was (in my humble opinion as a former UX/UI designer) nearly perfect as it was, is a bit too much all at once. It's never a good idea to make a change then try to foist it upon the users because you, as the designer/developer, say that it's better. You can't know for certain if some change or update is going to be better until you put it in the hands of your users and test it in real time. After the latest update, the sentiment seems pretty clear that most of us are not in favor of the update. The ideas behind the changes seem sound, but the execution wasn't what I've come to expect from Windy.
Most recent update is isn't...
The most recent mobile update made the app far less intuitive. The menu now shows a bunch of layer thumbnails (many of which looks similar) with small text that isn't easy to see at a glance. It also seems redundant to pin selected layers to the top of the main layer menu and also include a new menu that shows only pinned layers, which clutters up the UI without adding any additional benefit or functionality. When viewing the forecast for a location, it seems odd to place the forecast models in one submenu then the compare forecasts option in a different submenu. The weather picker crosshair menu at the top slides left/right a negligible amount, and it positions the right-most option directly behind the red X button. This feels like a mistake instead of a design choice. I appreciate that you guys are always working to improve things but it almost feels like this update made the app more... cartoony and less professional. All in all it seems much less refined and I have to click around way more to access most of the functionality that is most important. What really gets me, is that with all the backlash over the lastest update the response from the team at Windy seems to be mostly along the lines of "bummer, guess you'll have to get used to it."
Still dumped in "basic" when app launches
How can this still not have been addressed? Much has been made of the superficial improvements in the just released version of the app, but this is still missing. The whole reason for using Windy is its excellent (best in class) metograms, so being dumbed in the inferior "basic" view each time I launch the app makes zero sense.
RE: Your map uploads
Upload your own KML, GPX, GeoJSON file at https://www.windy.com/uploader
RE: Understanding the Compare Forecast Feature in Windy.com
I usually use the ECMWF 9km model to determine general trends here in Taiwan. I always check the compare feature when I want to be more confident.
RE: Symbols explained
Soo, all helpful so far.
But is there no help page that simply lists each of the symbols with their explanation?
It’s absurd that we have to post screen shots with annotated arrows on to ask about each.
Of course, I appreciate the time taken to reply, but the amount of time spent of responding to this thread could instead be spent creating the help page.
Just put that in the help contents list and place a link to it here and in the other thread on the topic.
What are these two: exactly and how are they different?
This webcam in Brazil, shows that the image is 49 minutes ago
but the timestamp shows the image is taken 2 weeks ago