Hi, my name is Ivo, and I love the wind!
I am an addicted kiter, helicopter and jet pilot, who seeks the wind, waves, METARs and powder snow almost constantly. Since programming is my passion I coded Windy just for fun as my pet project. My goal is to keep Windy small and fast, rather than not to destroy it by adding new features, and making is slow and big.
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Would you like to receive Windy Alerts as push notifications to your mobile device?
We prepare slight overhaul of 2 years old "Windy Alerts" feature. If you have any ideas, or thoughts, now is the time to let us know.
And btw, would you like to receive Windy Alerts as push notifications to your mobile device?
Issues after upgrade to iOS 13 will be fixed soon
As you probably know iOS 13 introduced some ugly bugs, that degraded function of Windy App. We have reported this issues to Apple and have some good news for you in the meantime:
- Erratic pan and zoom behavior is fixed in iOS 13.1 so upgrade iOS if you can
- Contextmenu on long tap will be working again on updated version of Windy App, that is now waiting approval in App Store
- Double tap to zoom was not yet fixed and we will try to fix it in some new update
We have also found out that when upgrading from iOS 12 to iOS 13 iPhone will delete all your Windy favourites and settings. Do not lose your settings, register and login (Menu > Login) so we could save all your favourites in the cloud.
Enjoy Windy App and stay safe
PS: If you will have still problems with iOS 13 try to disable 3D touch. To switch off you need to go to Settings -> Accessibility -> Touch -> 3D & Haptic Touch -> switch off "3D touch". Alternatively, you can search for 3D Touch.
How to change default start-up layer on Windy
Windy currently does not support other startup layer other than a Wind and model ECMWF
The reasons are technical. We use a series of caches, that will ensure reliable and fast delivery of our weather data. Choosing different default layer could lead to fragmentation of our content in cache and possible slow down of initial load of Windy not only for you, but also for the others.
RE: Your map uploads
Upload your own KML, GPX, GeoJSON file at https://www.windy.com/uploader