Windyty 5.0 is here
A lot of good internet sites failed...
They failed, because the were adding new and new features, and after while, they become big and slow. And eventually they forgot to do well the basic thing, that make them popular in the first place.
Do not worry, Windyty will not end like that.
Let me introduce Windyty 5.0, the biggest change since Windyty was born.
- 20% smaller codebase (it loads faster)
- Runs 2-3 times faster and 5 times faster on slow network
- Requires less computer memory and less CPU resources
- Runs even on very slow mobile phone, including Android
- The size of data files has been reduced 5 times, so on very slow network, Windyty will eventually run 5 times faster. Not mentioning the fact, that Windyty is now usable even on the slowest satellite connection.
- Codebase is now prepared for eventual Windyty API
- Windyty now remembers your most popular destinations.
- Search now contain small map of founded location.
- Fullscreen mode
- For sake of good performance on mobile devices, Retina mode is disabled by default, and must be enabled by user
Public beta (testing version) version of Windyty 5.0 can be found here: https://beta.windyty.com
Feedback and bug reports:
Please feel free to send us any bug report, or feedback, preferably via this discussion forum, or on Facebook, or Twitter.
Windyty 5.0, feedback, bug reports & discussion
On Windyty 5.0, using Firefox:
When I use the Arrow keys to move the time line, the pull-out on the right edge (the one that normally contains forecast information about a location) starts coming out. The rainbow parameter legend (e.g. wind speed or pressure) also moves to the left.
This doesn't happen with Chrome.
Windty 5.0 is SUPER fast. Great job.
Hi, my name is Ivo, and I love the wind!
I am an addicted kiter, helicopter and jet pilot who seeks the wind, waves, METARs and powder snow almost constantly. Since programming is my passion, I coded Windyty.com in 2014 as my pet project. The original version was highly inspired by the products from the Swiss company Meteoblue and other project called "Earth", that displayed animated wind particles on the globe. I have completely rewrote open source codes of Earth and also made an agreement with Meteoblue to use some of their products that time. And thus Windyty was born (renamed to Windy a few years later). My goal is to keep Windy small and fast to be accessible in the most remote locations.
In 2014 Windy was born, under its former name Windyty.
In 2015 the Windy team grew to a few more programmers: Milan and Tomas. We use GFS and NEMS as the main forecast models.
In 2016 we launched Android and iOS mobile Apps and we renamed Windyty to Windytv, which turned out to be a big mistake. As one of the few companies in the world, we have the use of the ECMWF forecast model, which is recognised as the most accurate model available.
In 2017 our team grew to 5 people and we have changed the name to Windy with nice and short address www.windy.com. During hurricane season Windy become major source of weather information for governments, institutions and individuals in affected areas, virtually saving the lives.
In 2018 we launched a new European weather radar, thunderstorm forecast and many other major innovations.
Our goal is to provide the best weather forecasting service in the world.
The original "launch" video from 2014: https://youtu.be/cRmXSK71qXs
Investor relations: Windy is a private company owned by its founder and employees.
Note: Updated Sep 2018
Recommended browser for Windy
Windy will run smooth and fine with latest version of Chrome, Firefox or Safari
MSIE and Opera do not perform so good. Windy will not run on Opera Mini or MSIE 10 and older
Wind and Waves new
Jednu vec nechapu, v CR nikde neni podrobna predpoved pro vodni plochy pro windsur&kite komunitu, ale nahle po kliknuti na Lipno viz https://beta.windyty.com/48.700/14.056?gust,48.700,14.119,13 se mi podarilo ji zobrazit (Wind and Waves new) priste uz to neslo!!!!!!
How can I access historical data?
There are no historical data on Windy.
Windy is run by pilots, kiters, sailors, bikers, so we are focused on now-cast and forecast.
After a lot of thoughts, I have decided (as a founder and main developer) to postpone historical data feature until Windy finds (and develops) a sustainable business model. This can be in any time range from 2018 - ... Stay tuned. We have millions of users, we PAY for some weather data and someone has to pay the bill.
Windy is running slow, what should I do?
Windy can be slow for two major reasons:
Your Internet connection is slow, so you have to wait for data. Windy is fine at Edge network, but at least 3G network is recommended.
Your device is slow. Windy runs the best on a reasonable computer, tablet or phone, that has a reasonable big screen. If your device has a slow processor and big screen, the problems can begin. If particles of wind are slow, or you have to a problem with interaction, then: Check if you use the latest version of Chrome, Firefox or Safari browser. Disable any extensions, that your browser has. Close any other open applications or browsing tabs. Make the browser window smaller, not the full screen.
Weather data for amateur astronomy
Rather than extending Windyty we will provide API so anyone will have a chance to do any specialized app