Love the sounding feature! But it defaults to meters for altitude, in the USA and many county, aviation altitude is always in feet. Can you please set the new feature to use the app units preferred?
Earthman with his head in the clouds!
Posts made by stevecrye
Please allow feet for altitude units in sounding forecast
New Android app a huge step in wrong direction :(
I've been a fan of Windy since version 1. I am a paraglider pilot and use it to forecast flying conditions. I hate to complain about a free service but ...
I had not updated the app for about 30 weeks, because I had seen the new version on other phones and hated it. I was finally forced to update because the detailed topo map would not load.
Now I'm very sad. The updated interface is horrible! Can't just touch the map to get direction and speed, instead must pick from a pop-up menu. The altitude slider is gone, instead it is buried in the Wind map, which must be accessed first, then slide for altitude, then close. Before, the, slider was always there on the right for quick access. Now the layers menu is hidden two levels deep! Good grief!! This is bad, bad design. I'm baffled as to why anyone would prefer it.
I will pay $100 for a version that works like the old one, with a functioning Topo map.
If the next version is not better, can't we please have a "legacy GUI option"?
The new version is really hard to use. Please, I'm begging.
GFS only looks ahead 5 days now?!?
On my app, I can look ahead almost two weeks with GFS. True, the accuracy that far out is iffy. But I can still try. On the website, we are now limited to only 5 days. It used to not be that way. Please bring that functionality back.
RE: We want altitude slider back!!!! Please support us here.
I'm soo happy I am still running the old version of the app, that has the ALTITUDE SLIDER WHERE IT SHOULD BE!!
A few updates back I learned the hard way to never, never upgrade the Windy app until I tested it on someone else phone.
RE: Why is Wind speed in hurricanes so wrong?
@TZ 100% correct TZ. Others in this thread clearly don't understand weather modeling. Windy pulls the model data - NAM 3k, ECMWF 9k or GFS 22k - from NOAA and other agencies and then displays it on a great GUI - all 100% free. Windy does not generate model data. Prior to Windy I was forced to look at the raw data - ugh. I'm hoping soon that Windy can also show other "popular" models such as HRRR, OP4-, BAK40, etc. Also, a skew-t at a click would be wonderful! Keep up the good work. Windy is an invaluable tool for pilots and sailors, who use it every day. As for the haters - take the time to learn how to use Windy - for example, I just now selected Wind Gusts and see 155 MPH near the eye of Irma - very accurate. And study meteorology , it might help you get a clue ... if all that fails, go use some other app/website, most are not free.
RE: At least make the new blinding white menu bar transparent
@TomSlavkovsky Please understand I'm a loyal, long time user and supporter. I hate to complain about such a great app. But I'm also a designer, and the best thing about Windy is it never, until now, had menus that took up screen real estate. Even 48 pixels is too much, it's bad design. Used to be able to hit the 3-line menu, change models, then hit the x and have most of the screen back. Now hit the three dots on a new menu that offers no additional functionality, switch models, then alllll the way up to the upper left to dismiss settings. .. and horrible, unneeded white bar is still there glaring at me.
I'll increase my offer for the APK of the previous version to $125, paid in advance via PayPal. I'm not wealthy, ithat is 10% of my weekly paycheck, but it would be worth it to me.
At least make the new blinding white menu bar transparent
Why does it have to be opaque white? Just float the icons on the background screen.
Or, let me pay $100.00, in advance, for the previous version APK.
RE: Hate the new white menu bar on bottom of screen!
@ivo I really hate to complain. But the menu is bugging me! Any way to get the apk for the previous version? It represents the zenith of Windy design... it was perfect.
How to complain about a wonderful free app but...
Please I'm begging, get rid of the white, giant menu bar at the botom of the screen! Bring back the standard, small, three lines menu on the upper right. Or at least let us choose!! Phone screens are small, we need every bit of scteen without loosing any to a menu!