Please bring back the weather picker as before
Windy Dev Team - you should really consider to rollback the update. You can see across different posts that his has been the worst update in the whole life of this amazing app.
Hsy you have not done canary release with smaller group of people testing the app, to bring back the valuable insights. Not listening to the users will have catastrophic effect, so please, don't make this mistake.
Veracis last edited by
@Korina It's the "way" in which the picker used to work that "HAS" disappeared! It is the developers who are not understanding.
And you say it's to free up more map space? How ironic when you've chosen to delete another favourite of everyone (the written drop down layer list) and clutter the map area with an ugly mini-picture style menu.
Is it a translation issue, an I.Q. issue, or an arrogance issue?
@Korina With all due respect, there is less map visible when you show coordinates. Can I ask you to perform the following hypothetical exercise to try to explain to you some of the problems that you have created with the new UI.
A sailboat heading from Virginia Beach to Newfoundland. We are going to do the weather routing for him using your distance and planning feature. This used to be a brilliant feature of Windy.
First day out he is forecast to have a good following wind so I will assume a speed of 6 knots or 144 nautical miles for the first day, on a suggested course of 060T.
Second day, not so much wind so he is likely to slow to 5 knots or 120 miles. Same course.
Third day, light north north east winds, 110 miles course 080
Fourth day no wind , motor towards the destination at 5 knots. And so on….
I am doing this on an IPad because windy used to work perfectly on the iPad for me.
If you go ahead and try to do this exercise for yourself you will immediately see a number of problems and you will see it is impossible to perform this task, which used to be simple.
- When trying to determine where to drop a waypoint based on course, you can’t.
- When trying to drop subsequent waypoints you can’t see the distance between them or the bearing before dropping the pin.
- When you “show coords” and the box drops down and and after a number of waypoints have been dropped, you can no longer see what you are doing if you are heading north.
- You can’t move a previously placed waypoint while you are laying out the course.
- You can’t zoom our to see where your destination is or get a wider picture of the weather systems while you are doing this plotting without the darn weather picker ending up who knows where.
It is frustrating and useless.
Before your update I was providing a weather routing service for sailors. Windy was absolutely brilliant for this. I was happy to pay the premium and would have paid more. I have since suspended my business and taken down my website starweatherrouting.com because trying to use the new windy is impossible and I would not be able to provide accurate routing suggestions to my clients. I am suggesting to them to use PredictWind instead.
I have been reading the feedback from your customers and it’s obvious 95% of them are unhappy with this update. You should seriously consider reverting to the previous version.
adrianvonschnell | Premium last edited by
I totally agree. Lets get our old weather picker back.
The new weather picker opens automatically. Why?
In previous version I could drag the weather picker wherever I wanted. Now I have to center the map. Why? Very annoying because doing so, it opens every weather station it touches when I drag the map. Why does it open weather stations which are not relevant to me?
My tablet is lagging so heavily and it is so annoying that I can not use this weather picker.
So yes, I am considering other weather apps because of this.
Royce55 | Premium last edited by
We should, at a minimum be able to turn the weather picker off. It's so annoying having the cross on the screen whenever you move the image and the picker info popping up all the time.
On IPad and iPhone, when I scroll the map with 2 fingers, the picker doesn’t appear. I don’t know if Android devices do the same.
mabaeyens | Premium last edited by
@Korina It has changed, indeed. How do you keep a location pinned in a way that when you move the map around, that location still shows? Similar to how the web version behaves.
If there is a way please share.
I don’t see how does this leave more screen estate than the previous version, but I’m happy to learn.
Richard Burrows last edited by
Android App: Please bring back the old weather picker. Previously, because the picker was where you were interested in you could see the wind pattern develop around the location, and you could check the wind speed as it developed on the pin. Now you have to look 2 places at the same time, top left for the windspeed and the area on screen which you are interested in to see how it will develop, which I am finding next to impossible.
adrianvonschnell | Premium last edited by
Yes, you are right regarding Android tablet, but I'm really used to use only one finger.
Google Maps, one finger. Reading newspapers, one finger. Scrolling, one finger. And so on.
It's more difficult to navigate using two fingers on a tablet.
It should be an option to permanetly disable it.
kkantoutsis | Premium last edited by kkantoutsis
Well, I mean, for any app on Android you can use any version you want: Just you google for the apk of the specific version.
Actually, on my phone more than half of the apps run in the version that I want. Just, when I have free time I "update" some of them for checking the latest versions.
@adrianvonschnell thank you for the feedback, I will try to forward this for consideration. I don't think that the new picker will be disabled, but it would be nice to have option to move the map without it.
@damienhays Totally agree!
PLEASE bring back the weather pin! I used to be able to pin a point and check the forecast for paragliding at launch and at different heights in the atmosphere. Now I have these ridiculous cross hairs that automatically capture site information I’m not interested in - like a star rating for goodness sake - which then fills the top of my screen. It’s a terribly regressive update that makes no sense - no one I have spoken with in the paragliding community thinks this is anything other than a retrograde step. I can’t understand why you would persist with it in face of the clear feedback you are getting from your customers. I am a Premium user but will now look for other weather apps.