Startup BloomSky is making personal weather stations that link to a larger crowdsourced climate network. It hopes one day to tell you temperature and rainfall on a neighborhood-by-neighborhood level.
There will be a wealth of innovations that will emerge out of the intersection of resource management and data/software over the coming years. And this is actually something Silicon Valley can do right.
Three months after its release, researchers and developers have published a paper that says the app is generally accurate to within 2.7 degrees of the actual temperature.
The largest weather news and information provider is about to get bigger. The Weather Channel Companies, owner of the cable network and weather.com, is acquiring , is acquiring San Francisco-based Weather Underground with a pledge to keep the oldest internet weather brand going.
The crowdsourced approach to weather reporting used by new iPhone app Weddar means you’ll have an impression of how weather on the ground actually feels, instead of just static numbers. Weddar co-founder Ricardo Fonseca thinks the human connection is what’s missing from the mobile weather game.
Apple’s iOS home screen may be simple and effective, but it doesn’t offer much in the way of dynamically updating content. Two new apps, Fahrenheit and Celsius, do the best with what Apple provides to offer live local temperature readings without ever opening an app.
A little bit more weather data can have a substantial monetary payoff when it comes to the smart grid and clean energy sectors, and which will be felt across the spectrum from the individual consumer all the way to the performance of entire industries.
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