New mobile version is here, how do you like it?
Hello! I'm a lifelong sailoer, and just discovered Windy 3 months ago. It is with some sadness that I have to admit that it may replace my daily habit of checking the USA National Weather Service which I have done for decades.
For me the new design is easier to use, but I can understand where pilots have a different perspective. That said, to be able to see higher level winds is very helpful for anticipating surface conditions. I was able to locate them pretty easily in the new version. Not quite as straightforward as earlier, but it is still there.
Im also glad to see that the rendering is greatly improved. In the prior version, especially with the tablet, it would take several tries before the final wind layer would show up. Not a problem so far in the new version.
I remain amazed and stunned by the accuracy of Windy. I really can't believe it's possible. I was doubtful at first, especially given the notorious ocean weather of the Maine coast. But after 2 weeks of cruising, I came to rely on Windy as my primary weather tool. I would happily pay for this app. It is vastly better than many of the paid apps that are out there.
Thank you once again. Excellent job. As one who works in IT sales, I know a quality product when I see one!!
Cat-Evenkeel last edited by
dońt know about previous mobile version but so far so good with this one. i used to windy on w10 and i aint disapointed with this one. use is mainly for prediction sailing purpose. thanks for energy and time consumed... it wothed it 😎
While some Of the layout is good it is not as good as the old one. The old layout I could change my altitude and the time of day in the same screen. Now to do it I have to close the time slider, open the side menu, change altitude, close side menu, adjust the time, and back again. Please bring the slider back onto the main screen so things can be adjusted in the same screen.
paaf last edited by
Estou a gostar bastante da aplicação trabalha bem e é acertada
thanx very much it is more helpful
bennyyalla last edited by bennyyalla
Present version is perfect in my mobile Moto X-play, if going to new version, please keep all features, recently added pressure lines are really a great job & serving the purpose to its full. My suggestion is, add cyclonic/trough regions with an indication with red spots for cyclonic storms & dotted lines for trough areas. Give also warnings about severe weather conditions. Thank you.
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Shit at all, new version. No native speaker, can understand all pilots and captains all around. Are you serious? I will cancel it, DWD makes more sense, best whishes from northern germany
Hi. Very Good Job. But.... I'm sailor, and when I lost my lte/gps signal...i lost my wheather forecast..
Great, but grater with satellite images
Nico13 last edited by
I must agree with you Olcrow, I find this version much less user friendly, less intuitive to use as I need to search for things that just seemed to be at your finger tips in the previous version. For aviation use it was great having the sliders for altitude on one side and wind or wind gusts etc on the other was magic. To put things like these into a sub menu is a backwards step. An easy fix for this would be to have target specific menu e.g. for pilots when aviation is selected have those sliders default to on screen rather than in a sub menu.
This was a great app to use and all my pilot mates have it, I hope a compromise can be arrived at as I most certainly found it much easier and quicker to use before the update.
Thanks for the app.
I was delighted to find this app about a month ago. Professional Pilot for 40 years and have never been able to get any idea about what to expect for cloud cond.,wx.,and wind (either in the Boeing or my FLOATPLANE) past the FA/ FT's. HUGE help!! REALLY HUGE!! Cloud layers, winds at all levels..as accurate as can be expected..Saw true value in the forecast source comparison also. Now it does very nearly nothing. So, so sad. I'll really miss the app that no longer exists!!
The layers are easier to visualise and some of the buttons are easier to use. Quickly selecting a layer has become a bit faster because the name of the layer isn't hiding below your finger as you're changing and you don't have to remember the position of the layer in your list to select it.
However, I agree that there's a loss in useability:
- There should be a way to select altitude without opening the sub-menu. I did like how I could select altitude, layer and time just by dragging the side of the screen, as it didn't involve and extra click and the heights range spanned the heights of the device, which was fine on the tablet and allowed more precision than the new menu.
- I like looking at webcams, although I usually go and navigate to the parent website to see if it refreshes more often (or is a video instead of a still image). It used to be very easy to go to the right webcam travel page from windy. Ever since the webcams were moved to a slide up menu, the link directs you to the webcam travel home page, not that of that particular camera. When it was still on the right of the forecast, it would take me to the lookr site on which I could get the address of the original webcam. Is that functionality lost?
Otherwise, it's an awesome tool and keep up the good work!
kaw100 last edited by
Many thanks for your time on this app. I keep the desktop version up on one monitor continually. The new mobile interface is very user friendly with access to tons of weather related data. I think the web cams are a nice touch.
All the best and a job well done.
Gall78 last edited by
Ivo, je to super. Díky 😀
Ivo, good job. Jako dobra aplikacija.