About Windy

  • Let me think on a business model for you. If you would like? I am retired programmer now sailing into tropics with vessels helping in distaser areas. I volunteer with a group called International Rescue Group, and help all the time with Seven Seas Cruising Association. we sail about 5-10k miles a year in our own vessel, this year was in East Caribbean helping.
    You have done an amazing job with your apps and hard efforts..

  • I understand that an endeavor such as this is driven by a desire to provide something useful for others. As one individual I can confirm that achievement. I am a retired boat captain, living on a sail boat currently in N. Carolina, U.S. I use the wind overly and wave height and direction overlay, and now the radar display on literally a daily basis. It is part of my morning routine; pour a cup of coffee, delete my spam mail, study the wind patterns. As your 2017 comment stated, last year during the storms that hammered the U.S. east and Gulf coasts I studied these overlays on nearly an hourly schedule to make decisions on what to do with my boat (my home) in preparation. Of all the available resources, Windy is by far the most useful in determining what may happen tomorrow with these storms. As a form of "insurance" towards the safety of my boat (my home) I would pay a monthly subscription for this service.

  • @ivo I would really like to pay for this app. I love it. I use it every day. I love to watch the wind patterns change. It is critical to my bicycling and kayaking. I live in Chicago where we have very changeable weather, especially on Lake Michigan. I also travel heavily as I am an Advertising Exec leading the analytics practice. Despite all the travel, I don’t love turbulence. I also work on the flight, but need it to be smooth to do so. Before and during every flight I triangulate the Wind and Radar data with Turbulence Forecast App Data l so I know when we might hit bumps. I will gladly pay $100 annually for this app. Let me know where I can donate.

  • @ivo said in About Windy:


    i used for hurricane maria was a great source of information i recommend to a version for windows 10 pc

  • buen día, es una excelente pagina, solo se manejar algunas cosas de ella y me gustaría aprender mas no se si tengan algunos tutoriales acerca de los modelos que me puedan ayudar. gracias

  • Banned

    This post is deleted!

  • Greetings to all. Ig Beltrán, from Mexico.

  • @ivo Congratulations! I use it as a complement for aviation wx briefing and is amazing. Thank You and greetings from México.
    Joel Orozco

  • Pilot

    @igorxxxmirror said in About Windy:

    What does height mean? Above sea level? My height is 157ft

    The "Height" word stands for the height above ground/terrain.
    The "Altitude" word stands for the height above mean sea level (MSL).
    "Elevation" word stands for (in aviation mainly) the height of an airport or station above MSL.
    "Flight Level - FL" word stands for (in aviation) the vertical altitude at standard pressure, nominally expressed in hundreds of feet. The standard pressure can be found in the ISA - International Standard Athmosphere conditions. This pressure is 1013,25 hPa or 29,92 inHg. An example: FL300 means 30.000 feet, it have to include always 3 characters, so in case of 9000 feet, it will be FL090.

    Anyway the pressure is decreasing with increasing altitude, so do the air density.
    Pilots must change their altimeter setting during the climb session from QNH (athmospheric pressure adjusted to mean sea level) to standard (1013,25 hPa or 29,92 inHg) at a given altitude, the so called "Transition Altitude", and backwards during the descent session they have to change the altimeter setting back to local QNH at an altitude so called "Transition Level".

  • ivo
    great project. if you are looking for further oomph around hosting contact me would love to help

  • @ivo How can we pay you for this excellent App?

  • @covermaker You sound like a developer to start seeding the idea of selling your app. Americans...

  • Moderator

    I hope windy will became a non-profit organization,
    like Wikipedia or OpenStreetMap.
    As someone said:
    "Not everything is for sale; not everything is about money."

  • Hello Ivo,
    I just came across your site and app and I have to say I am mindblown.
    I am a flight instructor business leader and have a few ideas.
    Contact me and can share some thoughts.


  • We are using your app constantly for paragliding in Jamaica. Great tool and best forecast. Thank you for all the great work.

  • -This app is beautiful,complet and so many details. Hat off!!!!

  • Hi Ivo,
    I recently (2 months ago) discovered the windy app and I just love it!
    I have been sailing in the Canary Islands (have been sailing in Northern Europe fo many years) for a year and stryggled with the wind never corresponded to other prognoses. But since I discovered windy the winds and waves never hardly give give me a surprise anymore.

    You say you have not found a business model yet. I think that is the beauty of your work. You can be your own master.
    I beleive there are millions of people like myself who would be more than happy to make a small donation, like crowdfunding. Have you thought of that? Maybe there is a set up for that already?

    Keep up the good work!
    Absolutely fantastic!!!
    Lots of love from me ❤❤❤

  • @csabatatar Hi! I have recently update my windity app, and i notices that on the previous version I could read clouds altitudes in feets or meters. On the new version i dont know where to configure this so as to read it in feets.
    Thank you!

  • Moderator

  • Windy seems to be the best app right now. I used the Storm, but I already uninstalled it and only use Windy, which has everything I need. Congratulations!

Log in to reply

Windyty, S.E. - all rights reserved. Powered by excellent NodeBB
NodeBB & contributors, OSM & contributors, HERE maps
Terms and Conditions     Privacy Policy