Hello, Forecast!

forecastForecast is a new weather website from the team behind Dark Sky, a beloved iOS weather app. Here’s what the developers had to say:

About a year ago, we released a little app for the iPhone and iPad called Dark Sky, attempting to do something new and interesting for weather forecasting, a field we think had become pretty stagnant. Approaching 100k sales, it’s been fairly successful; however, we’ve been continually asked for more: international support, longer-term forecasting, an Android app, and so on.

Rather than cram these things into Dark Sky, we decided to do something grander: create our own full-featured weather service from scratch, complete with 7-day forecasts that cover the whole world, beautiful weather visualizations, and a time machine for exploring the weather in the past and far future. You can access it from all of your devices, whether it be your laptop, iPhone, Android phone, or tablet.

On top of all that, we’re providing this data to other developers, in the hopes that a truly independent weather community can thrive in the era of increasing corporate consolidation.

It’s a really beautifully designed site. Can’t imagine I’ll ever go back to using weather.com anytime soon. One thing I’m curious about is the developers have made a weather data API available for others to use, but I’m curious where they are getting their weather data from? [via techcrunch]

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