Windyty 5.0 is here
A lot of good internet sites failed...
They failed, because the were adding new and new features, and after while, they become big and slow. And eventually they forgot to do well the basic thing, that make them popular in the first place.
Do not worry, Windyty will not end like that.
Let me introduce Windyty 5.0, the biggest change since Windyty was born.
- 20% smaller codebase (it loads faster)
- Runs 2-3 times faster and 5 times faster on slow network
- Requires less computer memory and less CPU resources
- Runs even on very slow mobile phone, including Android
- The size of data files has been reduced 5 times, so on very slow network, Windyty will eventually run 5 times faster. Not mentioning the fact, that Windyty is now usable even on the slowest satellite connection.
- Codebase is now prepared for eventual Windyty API
- Windyty now remembers your most popular destinations.
- Search now contain small map of founded location.
- Fullscreen mode
- For sake of good performance on mobile devices, Retina mode is disabled by default, and must be enabled by user
Public beta (testing version) version of Windyty 5.0 can be found here: https://beta.windyty.com
Feedback and bug reports:
Please feel free to send us any bug report, or feedback, preferably via this discussion forum, or on Facebook, or Twitter.
Windyty 5.0, feedback, bug reports & discussion
On Windyty 5.0, using Firefox:
When I use the Arrow keys to move the time line, the pull-out on the right edge (the one that normally contains forecast information about a location) starts coming out. The rainbow parameter legend (e.g. wind speed or pressure) also moves to the left.
This doesn't happen with Chrome.
Windty 5.0 is SUPER fast. Great job.
How to report a bug
Please report all bugs here
Important: Before you'll report a bug, please do the following
1. Go to menu and click the "Errors" link
2. It gets you to the Error console. Copy the text or take a screenshot
3. Report a bug here
Don't forget to include the screenshot or text from the Error console
You'll help us make Windytv even better
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 Windyty.com in 2014 as my pet project. Original version was highly inspired by products of Swiss company Meteoblue and other project called "Earth", that displayed animated wind particles on the globe. I have completely rewrote open source codes of Earth and also made an agreement with Meteoble to use some of their products that time. And thus Windyty was born (renamed to Windy few years later). My goal is to keep Windy small and fast to be accessible in the most remote locations.
In 2014 Windy was born, under its former name Windyty
In 2015 Windy team grew to few more programmers: Milan and Tomas. We use GFS and NEMS as main forecast models.
In 2016 we have launched Android and iOS mobile Apps and we have renamed Windyty to Windytv, which turned out to be big mistake. As one of the few companies in the World we have have to use ECMWF forecast model, that is recognised as the most accurate model available.
In 2017 our team grew to 5 people and we have changed the name to Windy with nice and short address www.windy.com. During hurricane season Windy become major source of weather information for governments, institutions and individuals in affected areas, virtually saving the lives.
Our goal is to provide best weather forecasting service in the world. So far we have failed to find sustainable business model.
Original "launch" video from 2014
Note: Updated Sep 2017, change of credits
Recommended browser for Windy
Windy will run smooth and fine with latest version of Chrome, Firefox or Safari
MSIE and Opera do not perform so good. Windy will not run on Opera Mini or MSIE 10 and older
Wind and Waves new
Jednu vec nechapu, v CR nikde neni podrobna predpoved pro vodni plochy pro windsur&kite komunitu, ale nahle po kliknuti na Lipno viz https://beta.windyty.com/48.700/14.056?gust,48.700,14.119,13 se mi podarilo ji zobrazit (Wind and Waves new) priste uz to neslo!!!!!!
How can I access historical data?
After a lot of thoughts I have decided (as a founder and main developer), that we will postpone historical data feature until Windy will find (and develop) sustainable business model.
This can be in any range from 2018 - ...
Stay tuned. We have millions of users, we PAY for some weather data and someone have to pay the bill.
Old way to report a bug
New way to report a bug: Use new error console!
If you have question regarding Windytv
- Make sure you have checked our Frequently Asked Question
Before you report a bug:
Do you have latest version of Internet browser installed? Google Chrome is recommended.
Is your Internet connection ok?
Do you have any browser extensions in your browser, that could interfere with Windytv code?
Where to report a bug
Preferably into this Community, so we can share issue with other Windytv users. Just create new topic.
You can also contact us via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/windytv/
We do not use email so much, but you can try that on bugreport[at]windytv.com. Expect slow response.
How to report a BUG
Describe the bug. Send a screenshot if possible.
Report type of browser and operating system (important).
If you are brave enough send us screenshot of developers console in your browser.
ln Chrome by pressing Ctrl+Shift+I (or Cmd+Opt+I on Mac) to open the DevTools, and then click to console.
In Firefox by pressing its Ctrl+Shift+K (or Command+Option+K on OS X)
If you manage to open the console, ugly red messages are very important for us. Just send us screenshot.