Stay Dry and See the Future
March 26, 2013 2:34 PM Subscribe
posted by duien (67 comments total)
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is a new global weather data service announced yesterday
. It boasts smoothly animating radar maps that predict up to a week in advance, a "time machine" to let you explore past and future weather, and intelligent text summaries.
Forecast.io is an evolution of Dark Sky
, a Kickstarter project from late 2011
to create an iPhone app for hyperlocal precipitation forecasts. They'll tell you whether you should hop on your bike now to head to lunch before it starts raining harder, or wait another 20 minutes for it to let up.
In addition to desktop and mobile web apps, they're releasing a developer API
so you can use their data to power your own apps.