Have you been tricked by the phony Windy app? This is how to get your money back.
BarboraSamkova last edited by BarboraSamkova
We have received many questions about payment for our app. However our App Windy.com is completely FREE.
An unofficial, Russian made "Windy" App mimics the look and feel of our app and wants you to pay for basically nothing. It has significantly fewer functionalities than official Windy.com app.
Users of the Russian made Windy app complain that they have been tricked by this app and asked to pay for it. They are now asking how to get their money back on different platforms, including iTunes Store, Google Play store, and this Community forum.
So, how do you get your money back? Here are some tutorials which show how to request a refund from Android and iOS purchase:
You can also contact the unofficial "Windy" app support directly and request a refund at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please make sure you are using original Windy apps:
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Does it concern you that the other non-"official" Windy app seems to hold the US trademark for the wordmark "Windy" when used in conjunction with:
IC 009. US 021 023 026 036 038. G & S: Downloadable mobile applications for weather, wind, waves, tides, and snow forecasting for sport and outdoor activities; Downloadable software for weather, wind, waves, tides, and snow forecasting for sport and outdoor activities; Computer software for meteorological and climating forecasting, measuring and monitoring; Computer programs for meteorological and climatic measuring and monitoring; Computer software for creating searchable databases of information and data; provision of geographical information, namely, providing downloadable software applications for mapping. FIRST USE: 20141220. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20150701
IC 038. US 100 101 104. G & S: Providing an on-line forum for sharing information and multimedia on weather, wind, waves, tides, and snow forecasting; Real-time transmission of weather, wind, waves, tides, and snow data from weather stations; Telecommunication services, namely, providing reports, statistics, alerts, and multimedia on weather, wind, waves, tides, and snow forecasting via the Internet; Transmission of data, messages and information via telecommunications equipment, computers, mobile phones; On-line information services, namely, provision of electronic telecommunications message alerts via the Internet and online forums for users for the sharing and transmission of information and electronic media concerning environmental matters. FIRST USE: 20141220. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20150701
IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: On-line journals, namely, blogs featuring information and multimedia about weather, wind, waves, tides, and snow forecasting for education and entertainment; Providing an on-line computer database featuring information about spots for sport and outdoor activities based on weather conditions, for entertainment purposes; Providing online publications in the nature of weather reports and news articles in the field of meteorology. FIRST USE: 20141220. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20150701
IC 042. US 100 101. G & S: Creation, design, development, and maintenance of computer software and application software for smartphones and desktops for weather, wind, waves, tides, and snow forecasting for sport and outdoor activities; Providing an on-line searchable database of weather history; Providing non-downloadable web-based mapping software for tracking wind; Software as a service (SAAS) services featuring software (widgets) that allows to inform website visitors about weather conditions; Providing weather information; Providing temporary use of web-based meteorological application software for tracking weather. FIRST USE: 20141220. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20150701
IC 045. US 100 101. G & S: On-line social networking services accessible by means of computers and downloadable mobile applications relating to weather, wind, waves, tides, and snow forecasting for sport and outdoor activities. FIRST USE: 20141220. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20150701
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number 88475360
Filing Date June 16, 2019
Current Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Owner (APPLICANT) Windy Weather World, Inc. CORPORATION DELAWARE 16192 Coastal Highway Lewes DELAWARE 19958
Attorney of Record Michael R. Gilman
Type of Mark TRADEMARK. SERVICE MARK
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE
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@BarboraSamkova Thanks for advice. I have contacted Windy (Russian version), and they have responded that I need to get Apple to process the refund, which of course Apple cannot do as it is a third part App or something, so I am trying again to get them to refund, but they hide behind terms and conditions.. My colleague had your real windy app on the other day and said it was great, this is why I asked her for the name, and I just typed this in to App Store and up popped "windy" free trial, which I downloaded, and sadly, it was not your app which I had no idea was a different one.
BarboraSamkova last edited by BarboraSamkova