In these challenging times, Windy.com will stay free and without advertisement.
Hi, I am Ivo, founder of Windy.com.
The times we are living in are not normal. We, pilots, kiters, sailors, and all the outdoor people value freedom the most. Yet we are being told to stay home.
Most of us, including me, have no fear of death, and some of us, also including me, challenged life-threatening situations a few times. Yes, death is an integral part of life, and we all have to die someday. Yet we are witnessing the panic and hysteria that is not the equal danger we are facing.
At Windy, we are working from home, using teleconferences to see each other, so everything is running as usual, and we have no service outages at all. But making innovations in this environment is a little bit difficult. And four weeks of lockdown, took its toll on our spirits.
As you know, in 2019, we have collected almost 500.000,- EUR/USD in voluntary donations from 55.000 donors, and we are grateful for that. Some of the donors were so generous that they send us a few thousand dollars. Thank you very much for this help.
But in order not to loose cash as hell, we need at least to double that amount. Windy.com is becoming more and more popular and offers more and more services. We have to pay an enormous amount for infrastructure to serve millions of users we have, and the amount doubles every year.
Unfortunately, the coronavirus crisis stopped the economy. It broke our plans to find an income in the B2B segment, so we have decided to launch a Windy Premium subscription (details). It will offer something more for just the price of one lunch.
Bear in mind that Windy.com remains free of charge, fast as hell, and without any advertisement or tracking cookies. And everything, what was for free in 2019, remains free in 2020. Our subscription covers only new functionality that was not present in Windy.com in the past. And of course, our generous donors will get one year of subscription for free (details here).
So far, Windy Premium offers a 1h forecast. We also plan to add a 6h update time for the ECMWF model.
Windy Premium is available on desktop and in our mobile apps version 24.0.0, that are being updated right now.
We need your help
But running the company from our bedrooms and developing this functionality is very difficult. These times are not typical, so please be patient and tolerant of the mistakes we make. We have difficulty in pairing some of the payments with your user account. Some of the problems are caused by not so reliable third party services that collect these payments for us. We are working hard to fix these issues.
Dear Windy.com friend.
The times we are living in are not normal. We are staying at home, and the only risk we are taking now is overeating and gaining more weight. But all the pandemics have ended someday.
I am sure that we will see each other personally sooner that we think. We will see each other on kiting beach, airport, marina or in the mountains and we will have many perfect sessions, flights or sails together.
Stay safe, keep social distancing, and do not catch the coronavirus.
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@ivo As a StormChaser I really appreciate that, windy has become more than just daily forecasting and it's really helpful, I also donated already. (I just had to). Stay safe, and always look up to the clouds!!
@ivo I upgraded to Premium, not only for new functionality, but for support one of the best app i use. Stay safe and healthy!
@ivo i do local forecasts for my area for some small businesses, friends and family. Windy is fantastic. It was already very accurate but now windy premium is even better. So good!
Hola. Muchas gracias a todos por esta excelente aplicación. Yo me he suscrito a Premium hace unos días, pero no se me ha cobrado la cantidad que tengo que pagar, ni puedo ver el pronóstico de 1 hora. Me imagino que es por los errores de terceros. Estoy a la espera, pero muchísimas gracias por esta excelente web.
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You guys are amazing! incredible platform and friendly interaction! this is a humble simple appreciation msg! thank you so much for changing my days for the good!
Thank you bro the best article I read since this thing started, especially the second paragraph, that’s what we need. Not all the other nonsense.👍🏻
@ivo That is a great thing you did! Thank you for it!
As a windsurfer and weather addict I use the app daily. I like the personal interaction between the users and the developers. I will take premium because the whole thing seems the right thing to do. Thanks a lot for the wonderful windsurf sessions Windy gave me.
GREAT app and GREAT management nothing strange.
@ivo Dobry den. Kdyby vše mnelo být fér tak každému kdo dobrovolně přispěl měla by být udělena roční licencemi zdarma. Vždyť diki těm lidem jste zde.
We will continue to support you as you have been supporting us for a long time. Let us know, we will give!! 👏🏼
@Kopansky Kvuli zachovani anonymity byly prispevky ANONYMNI, tj my je musime parovat rucne. To je dost pracne a proto je tam limit 50 EUR. A musime doufat ze ty zadosti budou prichazet pomalu, abychom to zvladli.
How do we clear out the announcement once it has been read? I keep seeing it every time I launch the app.
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@ivo I am a tired airline pilot and an avid amateur astronomer. I just subscribed to the premium service, and am proud to be a subscriber. Thank you for a great service.
@ivo Dobrý den,jak mužů pořádat o roční licenci zdarma z nižším příspěvkem než 50€? Děkuji.
@Kopansky Vas prispevek se vztahoval k provozu v roce 2019. Vybrali jsme zhruba polovinu nasich nakladu. V roce 2020 mame naklady vyssi. Pokud mate Windy radi predpadte si Windy Premium.
@Kopansky Neni pravda, ze jsme tady diky prispevovatelum. Bohuzel v roce 2019 jsme vybrali pouze POLOVINU nasich nakladu. Je to sice velika pomoc, ale Windy je zde kvuli investorovi, ktery jeho provoz dlouhodobe dotuje.
Thanks so much for this wonderful app. I've also subscribed. I run a busy community forecasting website with about 20,000 subscribers and will promote the Windy App there.
This COVID-19 situation is indeed extremely serious. I have friends who work in health services and it is heart breaking to see so many folk dying across the world. Even those who don't die, many of them will suffer from permanent damage.
It's not my death that overly frightens me, it's the incredible suffering of others in poorer and vulnerable countries that frightens me. I am more than willing to lose work and indeed, work from home - to help deal with this awful virus.
Thanks again, for this wonderful app. In more than three decades of weather forecasting, I have never seen anything like it.