'Weather of Things' app offers consumers a street-by-street forecast

August 14, 2019 //By Rich Pell
'Weather of Things' app offers consumers s street-by-street forecast
Microweather technology company ClimaCell (Boston, MA) has announced the launch of its consumer weather forecast smartphone app.

The app, says the company, gives users street-by-street, minute-by-minute short-term forecasts to better plan their day, avoiding wet commutes and other weather-related mishaps.

"It's time to restore our confidence in the forecast," says Shimon Elkabetz, CEO and Co-Founder of ClimaCell. "In a world where everything is becoming increasingly specific and customized, weather forecasts have stayed behind and are unhelpful in planning our very busy lives."

"Accurate forecasts allow us to better plan our days and are often the difference between a day sidetracked by bad weather and one that is planned around it," says Elkabetz. "We're here to help you avoid wet commutes, unnecessarily cancelled picnics, and that wet dog smell."

The app, which is initially available on the AppStore for iOS devices, provides hyper-accurate and specific forecasts for rain, snow, temperature, humidity, cloud coverage, wind speed, and "feels like" temperatures. Users can search for forecasts in locations of interest, get precipitation start and stop alerts, and view their own forecast 'story.'

In the coming months, says the company, additional weather and weather-related conditions will be added, such as air quality. Planning features will also be added, such as the new 'forecast tracker,' which notifies users when there has been a change in a forecast of interest (e.g., want to know if it's going to rain this weekend?).

In contrast to traditional weather forecasting methods, the company combines Weather-of-Things data from the connected world - from wireless signals to connected cars, airplanes, drones and IoT devices - with traditional meteorological sources and then analyzes this data using proprietary, high-resolution models. The result, says the company, is street-by-street, minute-by-minute accuracy, which is already being used by companies worldwide, from aviation to construction, drones, transportation, utilities and outdoor events.

For more, see the ClimaCell iOS app on the AppStore. An Android version of the company's weather app is expected to be available in early September.

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