While a number of weather apps seem to be released on a weekly basis, Sky Motion Research is proud to have created what many see as a necessary addition to the very busy world of applications. Here’s a detailed breakdown why:
Our trademark minute-by-minute nowcasts tell you the exact minute precipitation starts and ends. SkyMotion also indicates the intensity of upcoming precipitation.
SkyMotion is the only consumer weather app that integrates and accepts ground-level observations. Users can actually influence the forecast! Our worldwide weather crowdsourcing platform breaks new ground by allowing users to profit directly from all submitted ground observations for maximum accuracy. This has never been done before.
SkyMotion is also the only mobile weather app to offer both nowcasts and traditional forecasts. Traditional forecasts also include severe weather alerts and tornado warnings. What else hasn’t been seen before in a weather app? SkyMotion senses dramatic condition changes in precipitation, winds, and temperature and actually highlights them for you.
SkyMotion is hyperlocal and lets you know how weather will affect you and your precise location. Our proprietary nowcasting technology tells users when they can expect precipitation and breaks it down into a minute-by-minute precipitation schedule. It does so by translating data from over 200 Doppler radars, every 5 minutes, into a unique forecast for every 0.6 square mile in North America. That’s for 16 million zones simultaneously, every 5 minutes!
Stay up-to-date with severe weather alerts for your area or your next travel destination.
SkyMotion is the only weather app that allows you to share nowcasts with friends and family through your favorite social media profiles.
SkyMotion also now provides you with accurate weather forecasts worldwide.
Questions about SkyMotion 4.0? Please feel free to contact us or view our FAQ page for more information!
New precedent set by worldwide weather crowdsourcing platform for consumers and businesses
MONTREAL, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Sky Motion Research has released the latest iteration of its proprietary nowcasting technology, integrating worldwide ground-level observations for maximum accuracy. The release sets a new precedent for weather applications by allowing users to benefit directly from crowdsourced ground observations. The technology is available to consumers through a mobile app for iOS devices, while businesses can integrate the nowcasting data via an API, also released today.
Much like our app, SkyMotion.com has been completely redesigned.
Along with SkyMotion 4.0, we have recently released an API for businesses who would like to integrate our nowcasting technology. You can learn more about it here.
You’ll also find additional information about our nowcasting technology, the story behind how SkyMotion came to be, what people have been saying about our our products, and the meteoric rise of nowcasting this past year alone.
We have a brand new FAQ section, addressing a range of topics and questions regarding our apps and technology. But don’t forget, customer care and technical assistance are always available to you 7 days a week in 4 languages.
Bixi is back after a long Canadian winter, and we are proud to announce Bixi users can now get our nowcasts directly from their brand new Bixi app.
Bixi cyclists can also use the free app to check where bikes and parking spots are available. The company has added an additional number of stations and bike docks just in time for the 2013 season. Thanks to SkyMotion, users can now be sure to return them before getting stuck in the rain or worse yet a thunderstorm! To celebrate Bixi’s 5th season, their app offers you a chance to win prizes every 5th of the month.
In August 2012, Sky Motion Research was first in making nowcasting available to a wide variety of consumers by releasing a free universal web app.
While SkyMotion is currently available via native apps for nearly every major mobile platform, we would are happy to remind non-smartphone users that they can download or access our web app with the help of any web-enabled device.
Corvida Raven, creator of the popular SheGeeks.net, named one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Technology by Fast Company, and touted as one of the 25 Facebook Profiles You Should Subscribe To Right Now by Time’s Techland Blog, has recently named SkyMotion as one of her favorite Android apps.
Late last year, Corvida switched to using an Android device and tasked herself with finding “the perfect Android apps”. Taking design and functionality into consideration, she has recently compiled a “Best of” list for the operating system.
In the travel and location apps section, she cites SkyMotion as her go-to app when she doesn’t trust her other weather sources and needs real-time updates.
Read Corvida’s complete list here: http://shegeeks.net/best-of-android-55-must-have-android-apps/
“See the Future With SkyMotion”
“Stop talking about the weather and do something about it with SkyMotion, a free Windows Phone app that can help you stay dry.”
Praising its features and technology, Microsoft.com selected SkyMotion as the app of the week.
“SkyMotion, a free mobile app for Windows Phone, gives you precise information about the weather where and when you need it most: in your exact location and in real time.”
“Being prepared with the latest weather information is key to insure a smooth travel experience and there are numerous weather apps available to help you. Once of the best we’ve found is Sky Motion”
PodJam.tv recently compiled a shortlist of the best apps for hassle-free travel.
“Unlike other weather apps, Sky Motion keeps it simple by telling you when it’s going to rain right down to the minute for your exact location. By using your smart phone’s built-in GPS and available weather radar information, Sky Motion gives you a precise precipitation forecast for the next two hours and updates itself every five minutes. In colder climates, it will detect and forecast snow, freezing rain, ice pellets and hail.”
Misty and Marten, founders of PodJam, made sure to test the app before including in the recently published list.
“We’ve tested it and found it amazingly accurate. The app is free and available for iPhone and Android smartphones.”
Greencopper has proudly partnered with Sky Motion Research Inc. to bring ultra-precise, hyper-local weather updates to the Igloofest mobile app – a true industry-first for festival apps.
With native SkyMotion integration, attendees can rely on the app to know exactly what type of weather to expect during their visit to Igloofest, all in the form of a fun and informative in-app experience. The power to predict oncoming snow, hail, or rain, down to the exact minute, is now in every user’s hands.