Windytv 10 Public Preview



  • I did a search for a couple of locations in Germany. Either the names (Schlangenbad, Bad Schwalbach) don't exist in the relevant database or a location markes just doesn't show up. Further, the Bad Schwalbach search changed the overall map view to the southern hemisphere. The bar on the right side of the screen looks like a work in progress. No blame attaches. :)


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  • Hi Ivo, we are using you as we sail around the globe, beta looks good speed increase apprceiated as we are mostly low bandwidth, would love to have zoom function on keyboard + -
    Would it be crazy to try and feed a GPS position into windyty rather than using the IP address?
    Just a thought.



  • Looks great love it!

    Another awesome feature would be to add bar charts/graphs for the swell and wave data.

    Is there a way to disable the scroll / zoom function when embedding the code onto a page?



  • I am not a fan of the white labels indicating the settings always being visible on the right of the screen.

    Also, spot snow accumulation changes with zoom level.



  • As a user for the past 6 months, I prefer the Beta version much better, I like the quick access menu on the right, wondering if it is possible to have multiple forecast layers on at the same time such as wind speed and rainfall. Also possible to add is control speed of the loop when played. Also add some more colours for bars such as the wind when it reaches over 100km/h+ otherwise its a tick for me.

    But I have immediately seen a more smoother process, the old version slowed my Laptop down but this version does not.



  • After using some time I came across few points.

    1. There are boundary issues near coasts for currents and SST.
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    2. There are some blanking of data in some zoom level in currents and SST.
    3. Cursor query gave wrong sea temp for me.
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    @kumara.300 Thx for valuable feedback



  • Please bring back the height option like the old version.0_1482480739593_upload-6336fe69-b4e7-4faa-b19f-ed73170a9cb7



  • Very nice version, however as with the last version, the forecast location needs to have a lock on it so it will not move. Many times I have had the forecast location move or disappear when moving the map with the hand or enlarging the map to see incoming wind and rain from the sea. Very frustrating to have to zoom in and re-acquire the location over and over. But I like the new version!



  • Hi,
    I see one gray line on map (Waves)
    Chrome

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  • Many folks who use Windyty are cruising yacht sailors like myself. We use forecasts to plan our voyages and to make decisions for the safety of our crew and yacht. Windyty is a very good product that offers excellent forecasting via its two models. I have two immediate items to note

    1. Windyty is only available with an internet connection. At sea a majority of yachts do not have internet (we are well outside the range of any wifi) and thus need to rely on other forecast providers who can provide forecasts via email (downloaded and then the file uploaded into the grib software). Cruising sailors would benefit greatly from your product if Windyty can provide such service. A small fee would not be unreasonable for such a service.
    2. Lat and Long needs to have the degrees displayed. For example, Im going to the Marquesas Islands and these are difficult to locate on your map. I can however find them if I Have the degrees lat and long.

    Steve, SV Emerald Sea



  • Hi Ivo,
    I have been using Windytv to program sailing passages around the world for a long time, love the new beta, thanks.

    I note that others already suggested what I would like, so I just re-confirm:
    1- be able to increase the play speed to get a quick overall idea of the next few days.
    2- increase size of colour chart on lower right corner
    3- white labels on right are intrusive, perhaps could be transparent??
    4- when playing the loop, I find it difficult to see the Date/Time while looking at the wind, could you think of a way to display, in large font, the "Date/Time" in a transparent window that the user can shift around or close?

    Thank you again!!



  • @emeraldsea
    I second both suggestions.


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    @spiv Cant understand 4th. Some picture?



  • Clean interface, really fast, the new menus are good, and the function to find my current place is great. Wind Speed doesn't maintain the increment setting I choose (switches back to knots from mph), and I miss the global view.

    When you say you've been victims of serious data theft, do you mean theft of user info?

    Thanks for a great product.



  • When I put in my home location in the search box it doesn't move the map to it. I manually moved the map to my location in the Marshall Islands but it will not display any of the views (winds, waves, etc) no matter which I move the slider to. The menu bar on the right does not display properly either. I am working on a computer that is crippled with restrictions but the regular site works fine.


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    @PeaceJaway No people steal meteorological data



  • @ivo Thanks for clarifying. I'm very sorry to hear that people steal what you've worked so hard to bring together.



  • @ivo
    The search works now. On the last try I didn't get the choice of locations under the search type-in (e.g., Schlangenbad, Rhein-Taunus). This time I did. The display centered on the location. Problem resolved. :)


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