Weathercloud Beta 9 Now Available

Weathercloud Beta 9 Now Available

Today we’re delighted to announce the release of Beta 9!

Today is a big day for us. After much work, Beta 9 is hot out of the oven and it’s our biggest release since launch. In this version, we’re happy to introduce a brand-new Home page that will enhance the experience of using the site for every single one of you. Here’s an overview of what we’ve been working on recently at Weathercloud:

New Home page

The new Home page is a major step forward towards our goal of becoming a true social weather network, and we’re excited to finally bring it in Beta 9. It replaces the Map as the landing page when you access Weathercloud and it’s fully responsive to fit any screen size automatically.

While we work on the mobile app, we suggest you to add this page to the home screen of your tablet or smartphone for quick access like any other app installed on your device.

  • On iOS: open Weathercloud on your Safari browser, tap on the Share icon and then tap on Add to Home Screen.

  • On Android: open Weathercloud on your browser, tap on Menu and then tap on Add to Home Screen.

..and voilà!

The Home page is based on your current location and features 6 different categories of devices so you can see what’s going on near you and around the world:

  • Your devices: shows the devices you own so you can check their current status and weather data right away after signing in.

  • Devices you follow: shows the devices that you follow from other users of the network so you can see at a glance the current weather conditions in the places of your interest.

  • Nearby devices: shows the devices that are installed close to your current location, providing hyperlocal weather information from your surrounding area, wherever you are. A drop-down menu lets you switch between a distance range of 5, 10, 20, 50 or 100 km.

  • Popular devices: shows the devices with more views in each country for the selected the time interval (current day, week, month and year or all time).

  • Most followed devices: shows the devices with the largest number of followers in each country.

  • Latest devices: shows the devices that have recently joined the network in each country.

The Home page is dynamic, so your devices may be shown to other users of the network depending on different factors. Make sure to upload at least one picture for each of your devices to provide some context about your location or setup. You can do so by going to the Devices page and clicking on Edit gallery in the Settings drop-down menu. The Weathercloud community will surely appreciate seeing a real photo instead of our default picture.

That’s it! Well, along with a redesign of some parts of the site! We’ll let you discover this :)

We hope you enjoy the new features included in Beta 9 and we look forward to your feedback and thoughts. We’d love to hear what you think! 

Thank you for your continued support and stay tuned for more to come!

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33 Responses

  1. Received email from you…..looked at your website….not sure about how it works. Only device I have is Ambient weather station on roof of house in Mazatlan Sinaloa Mexico. Currently connected to Ambient Weather, Wunderground and PWS. Is there something you have that enhances this?

    • Weathercloud says:

      Hi Paul, you received the information about Beta 9 because you have an account on Weathercloud. Our platform provides many free tools to help you monitor, manage and share your weather data online, including:

      Gauges with the current data
      Evolution graphs
      Wind distribution diagrams
      Custom plots
      Annual and monthly reports
      Data export to spreadsheet format
      Automatic posting to Twitter
      Weathercloud Sticker
      QR code

  2. Dale Brevik says:

    So where is my weather cam on Beta 9 ?
    I can’t find it.

  3. Chris Fasciano says:

    Are you going to use AcuRite anytime soon I miss using your app

  4. Paul Purvis says:

    Like the new beta. Very attractive. A small issue, probably not your problem – I live in Sydney and all the Sydney pages are spelled SYDENY

  5. John Reid says:

    Yes, I liked the nearby stations highlighted, though they could be previously seen on the map. I’m puzzled, though.

    On the WIND page the dials show wind direction but zero wind speed.
    On the EVOLUTION page the graphs show wind speed but nothing for wind direction. Wunderground shows both and it looks as if you pick up both.

    • Weathercloud says:

      Hi John, thank you for your feedback. If a weather variable is not being displayed on our site it is normally because your third-party desktop weather software or mobile is not sending us that variable. In this case, your software must send average wind direction data so that we can show the corresponding graph on the Evolution page.

  6. John says:

    The Nearby Devices does not appear to be based on my geographic location, but on the location my fixed wireless internet connection reveals. This is of no use to me since my physical location is several hundred kilometres from the one my internet connection shows. Consequently, the ‘nearby devices’ are all in Sydney, while I’m actually located in rural New South Wales.

    • Weathercloud says:

      Hi John, you need to enable location services on your browser so that we can show the nearby devices. If location services are disabled, we make our best effort by using the location of the network provider.

      • John says:

        Thanks for the reply, but I will not be doing that. I do not want every website in the universe being aware of my location. Since you have access to every weather station’s latitude and longitude why not use that data to display nearby devices?

        On thinking about it, I think the new home page is pretty pointless. In my case there are only two Weathercloud stations anywhere near me, and they are both more than 40 km away. Apart from the “Devices you follow” the rest of the information is of no practical use. Who wants to view the most followed or the most recent or popular stations?

        Other aspects of the Weathercloud service are excellent, however, and the website just works – which is more than can be said for another popular service.

        • Weathercloud says:

          Hi John, it is totally fine if you do not want to share your location but please note that nearby devices refer to your current location, which is why location services must be enabled.

          On the other hand, you can add the Map page to your browser bookmarks if you want it to be the first page you see when you visit Weathercloud.

  7. Fred says:

    How do i ‘Follow’ another device, a few states away?

  8. Heras says:

    The Beta 9 version is just well done and perfect. I live in Austria and I am very satisfied with Weathercloud. Weathercloud is the best portal that is available.

  9. Paul Lyon says:

    The Nearby Devices does not appear to be based on my geographic location, but on something else. I have set my default location in my settings but your software seems to be picking another one which as far as I can tell is not that of my ISP which often happens.
    Otherwise the new version looks like an improvement.

    • Weathercloud says:

      Hi Paul, you need to enable location services on your browser so that we can show the nearby devices. If location services are disabled, we make our best effort by using the location of the network provider.

  10. John Powers says:

    Nice clean interface. Easy to navigate. My website URL did not appear on my public profile even though it does appear when I view or edit the profile.

  11. Kaupo says:

    What is correct url for uploading data with script and from where can I get API?

  12. Tom says:

    Nice site. Got my device added but unable to upload photo of my station location. Have tried from photo library and taking a current photo. Upload worked for my profile picture.
    Help!

  13. Tom says:

    That works! Thanks!

  14. Ed Heaton says:

    We’re giving you our data for FREE so All users that submit data should be provided a free PRO account!

    • Weathercloud says:

      Hi Ed,

      Weathercloud provides many free tools to help you monitor, manage and share your weather data online with your family, friends and other weather observers from around the world.

      Please note that we do not get any revenue from your data. Instead, we have payment plans that provide additional features and that help us cover the costs of the project just like the premium version of any other cloud service.

      Thank you for your understanding.

      • Ed Heaton says:

        Thanks for your prompt response! I see it as “we the submitters” are affording you the ability to charge for a premium service. I understand charging the general public (people not submitting data) to use your data service but there are way too many services out there that do provide data submitters a premium service because they are submitting data. Sorry you guys can’t support your submitters!

        • Weathercloud says:

          Ed, all submitters are provided with a wide range of free tools that help them monitor, manage and share their weather data online. Non submitters do not have access to the historical data of the stations.

  15. MrM1 says:

    Are there Forecasts on the new Beta 9?

    • Weathercloud says:

      Hi MrM1, Beta 9 brings a new Home page with different categories of devices (Nearby, Popular, Most followed and Latest). All devices on the Home page show a present weather icon based on their current data.

      On the other hand, our Business plan includes an advanced weather dashboard that shows all the current data reported by you station and the local forecast for the current day and the next 6 days:

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