In these challenging times, Windy.com will stay free and without advertisement.



  • I purchased premium today as a sign of my support. Thanks for such a great app. Stay safe everyone!



  • Fiz uma doação e também. Assinei o pro. Obrigado por constantemente aprimorar o app.



  • @ergun_33 unfortunately this isn't part of Windy Premium. :(



  • "Most of us, including me, have no fear of death... Yet we are witnessing the panic and hysteria that is not the equal danger we are facing."

    By the same logic, those who have no fear of death, can drive cars without any speed limits and injure or kill others?

    Also, have you given much thought to what medical professionals in places like New York, or Italian hospitals are going through currently? Perhaps they would prefer to be on the beach too.

    Let's give nurses and doctors a chance to catch a breath, and scientists to do their work. There will be plenty of opportunities to loose the extra weight sailing, flying, kiting and hiking in the mountains.

    BTW, great app!



  • Hi. Thank you for taking time to tell all your fans about how you're all coping under the pressures of lockdown. I am only a walker and cyclist but I rate Windy as one of the most important apps on my mobile. Keep up your amazing work and stay safe and well. Robin.


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  • Administrator

    @castello-v Well you are very wrong about me. I am very careful driver, driving very slow and also very careful pilot flying safe.

    And concerning coronavirus, I do respect all restrictions, but I think the media buzz and social media hysteria just spread fear and does not help at all.

    BTW I have personally decided that one of my company will donate equivalent of 4 mil USD to help small Czech companies that were hit by the crisis. I do personally fly a small plane do distribute protective equipment to the hospitals.


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    @castello-v Hi, all of us are at home office. More than four weeks. We are not on the beach, because we do not have sea and also we can not travel, because country borders are closed. That beach is just a backgroung image I use in videocalls. Downloaded somewhere from internet, it is this one: 78809294.jpg
    My actual environment is, ehmm, different :-) Screenshot 2020-04-20 at 12.23.37.png


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    @ivo said in In these challenging times, Windy.com will stay free and without advertisement.:

    BTW I have personally decided that one of my company will donate equivalent of 4 mil USD to help small Czech companies that were hit by the crisis. I do personally fly a small plane do distribute protective equipment to the hospitals.

    Thanks for all that you do @ivo

    A person's actions shows their true character.


  • Administrator

    @foxtrotuniform Hi, the announcement is on homepage, you see it only once when you open the app.


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    @676980698 said in In these challenging times, Windy.com will stay free and without advertisement.:

    @ivo I am a student from China and should be your iron powder. I like windy very much. It gives me a lot of information. Unfortunately, I am a student and do n’t have any money to donate, but I still support windy. Believe windy

    Hi, thank you, any kind of support is greatly appreciated!



  • @Korina but we see it every time we open the app. It's annoying. Once read/clicked it should no longer appear.


  • Administrator

    @dyfs Hello, the articles serves as an announcement, that is why it is on HP. Anyway, if you open app and move the map or click somewhere, it instantly disappears.



  • If Ivo (Ivo Lukacovic) would not be the 16th ritches man in the Czech Republic I would consider it. But man - you have seznam.cz (something like google) and multiple other multi-milion income streams... What are you going to do with all that money?
    From this message I have a feeling that you are broke and Windy will die without support... I want more transparency and honesty!
    Then I will consider premium. .


  • Administrator

    @jpohorelicky Hi, Windy has been absolutely free for several years now, bringing a broad spectrum of new features every year for its users and creating a unique community of weather enthusiasts around the world. However as we gain more and more users, the costs of resources and infrastructure double every year, therefore we need to find sustainable income to keep going, such as every company needs to do. But as you can see, we didn't choose an option to make Windy a completely paid app nor we don't have any kind of advertisement like the majority of apps, instead we offer our contributors something extra and useful in return for their support.



  • 🇨🇦 Thank you .



  • I have a question. The ads are free for desktop or also the app without being premium? Thanks in advance!


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    @Angel17
    You can check it by yourself. Do you see any ad in windy.com or in its app? They are free of advertising.



  • @ivo hi Ivo. I just discovered Windy and I think it's awesome! Not just for hikers and climbers but everything else. Just curious how much does it cost this app?



  • I agree with both @Korina and @jpohorelicky. Windy needs an income, as for any company. But Windy also needs to be more honest and transparent.
    "We've partnered with webcam.travel" -> "We paid a lot to acquire webcam.travel, as a clever strategic move".
    "The other Windy App stole our name" -> "The other Windy App exists since 2016. We decided to take the same name in 2017 because it sounds great. And now we say that we are the real Windy."
    "We need money for infrastructure" -> "We need money to pay for the data, the developers and the infrastructure."
    We you talk it sounds like Windy is a DIY project run by a small team of volunteers. No. Windy is a startup company with great ambitions, with at least 10 employees and with already multi-million € of capital funding (from Ivo, indeed).
    Anyway, there is nothing wrong about being a startup or offering a premium service, and you guys at Windy are doing a great job.


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