In these challenging times, Windy.com will stay free and without advertisement.
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@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.
I have a question. The ads are free for desktop or also the app without being premium? Thanks in advance!
Hi, there are not ads whatsoever.
Korina last edited by Korina
@nba Hello, I do not think there is something non-transparent in our communication. Windy has started as a DIY project of Ivo years ago. He had the idea and made it happen on his own and programmed the first version of Windy. Later he invited a few other colleagues to the project, but it was still a team of couple of people. Now, we are still a small team and we want to stay like that, we don't want to become a large company and loose the sense of what we do and what matters. Also, we stated, that the costs of infrastructure increase year by year, which is true and it is our biggest expense, so it is not a misinterpretation of any kind.
I understand there are always a mixed feelings, when a paid service is presented, but as mentioned, Windy remains free.
However it is important not to loose the message of this post, and it is to inform our users that COVID situation affected us and the launch itself too. Nevertheless, also to explain the background and reason for Windy Premium and how how our users may help.
Thanks windy for providing a great service.
Now that there is a premium service has there been any consideration or are there any future plans to provide historical data?
@ivo can you restore a link for donations? Cannot find it anywhere. (Could be my myopia, but still) thanks and be safe!
Hi Ivo, thanks for the update. We have a saying ‘don’t sweat the small stuff’. Windy is the tool for us freedom living folk and made with that spirit. Windy is not just a weather app, it’s a community of like minded people that want to go see the world and play in its wonders. Yes, it’s challenging times. I subscribed to premium as I love what was already created, not the few extras. ( although I do love the hourly forecast feature especially Aromè service’ (maybe with 1k grin soon?) I hope you can keep the service going and I am sure there’s people out there saving lives more effectively as they can plan and co-ordinate trips with knowing what the environmental conditions are. Stay safe and at some stage I hope normal outdoor activities will be resumed soon.
@maartenp Hello, donations program has already ended. Instead, we launched Windy Premium.
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Even a different breed of Storm Chasers appreciate this app. I am an Aurora Chaser here in Alaska, have tested so many weather apps, it is unreal. Arctic forecasting is incredibly difficult. This app allows me to build my own forecast, which guests benefit from. I cannot tell you how many people I have had install this app. It is such a lifesaver, in both literal and figurative. I go into areas of very deep cold (-40 or below), and knowing exactly what is going on is huge. Thanks! Subscribed to help keep you guys going! Stay safe, stay warm, stay healthy!
"Aurora" Steve J. "Eagle" Vosberg
@Korina I know, but I highly recommend you reactivate that option. I have donated in the past and will donate again. I rarely if ever subscribe as most subscriptions will continue indefinitely.
@maartenp Hello, Windy Premium offers you actually something extra for your support, it was not like that with donations. As mentioned above, we want to reach a sustainable income, donations are not the way then. Subscription is either for one year or monthly.
Much love to everyone be safe be healthy and catch you on the other side.
“Yet we are witnessing the panic and hysteria that is not the equal danger we are facing.“
I couldn’t agree with you more. I work in industrial construction (Oil and Gas) and my risk of serious injury or death far exceeds any risk from the pandemic on a daily basis, if I lived like many people I’d be afraid to leave the house. Not to say the current situation doesn’t pose some danger of course.
Your critical thinking and keen sense of reality has made the decision easy to upgrade my service.
Hang in there, this too shall pass.
@ivo Good morning,
This morning I read your post and as a high functioning ADHD non A-typical human being, can relate to everything you have written.
I've recently given up a 25+ year IT career however I have VERY strong skillsets across enterprise infrastructure and have been recognised as a key technical lead across the UK and Europe.
I'm unable to donate presently however would like to better understand your design and infrastructure as it stands, as I may have some ideas for improvement and modification if wanted and desired.
Let me know if I may be of assistance.
Kind regards, keep it safe or dont get caught!!
Thanks. Keep your head cool and your hart warm
@ivo hello, just some minutes ago I have found your app and read yor lately interesting post - now I will try if really is it worthy. Thanks and agree with you - "Stay safe, keep social distancing, and do not catch the coronavirus". Lorenz
@Lorenz-9 Hi and welcome!
@ivo Loving the free Windy app!
Thanks Ivo and Windy Team for all that you do, when we had the hurricane Winston in Fiji , we only relied on Windy, it proved to be more accurate then any other weather model we followed, As things get okay post Covid well try and send some support , Thank you , the work you folks do is much appreciated
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Search for a long time for a good weather tool....and found it....Now i use Windy evrywhere...maybee in the future Windy would be also available as a Windows10 app