When you think of the functions provided to you by a weather app, naturally you would think of it telling you about the upcoming weather forecast. Surprisingly, there is actually a lot more utility in some weather apps than you would believe. In fact, a weather app can do more than just tell you the forecast.
ClimaCell’s Consumer App, ‘ClimaCell Weather Assistant’ is an example of one such weather app, which goes beyond simply giving you a bunch of out of context, vague descriptions of the upcoming weather for the day and the consequences of this weather.
A lot of weather apps will give you incredibly vague information about weather patterns. You have likely seen things like “40% chance of rain in Boston”.
This information is barely helpful, as you may still be caught out by the weather, or, you may not know exactly when this will be starting in your area.
ClimaCell Weather Assistant was built with this in mind and its data collection method includes utilizing traditional collection means but then augmenting this data with information from connected devices, such as drones, planes, cell towers, and others to form what is called the “Weather of Things” (WoT).
This WoT allows ClimaCell to not only predict weather patterns with more accuracy, but it also allows the app to be more flexible and alert you to changes in the weather.
Not only this, due to the connected nature of the data collation, you are also able to get hyper-specific information on changes for an area as small as a city block.
Despite the fact that a large number of weather apps will give you a certain amount of weather information and expect you to make your own inferences of research on travel conditions, ClimaCell Weather Assistant does not.
The app itself actually provides useful information for travel, such as visibility, humidity, weather conditions, and more.
As a result of these capabilities, the ClimaCell Weather Assistant app helps its users to plan their journey so that they can reach their destination safely and in a timely manner. The offering of these features makes the app a lot more useful for users, especially those that live in areas with volatile travel conditions.
In addition, the app also provides detailed information on the allergens that are in the air during the day. This includes pollen, which will help allergy sufferers to better manage their conditions by arming them with the information to make an informed choice on whether to take medication on that day.
When it comes to planning your activities around the weather, you are normally left to your own devices to figure out the optimum times to do certain activities, such as that cycling trail you wanted to go to, or maybe that picnic you wanted to go on.
This may seem like a question that can be answered by looking out of your window, but the answer is actually more complicated.
There are many conditions to be taken into account when planning your activities aside from temperature or rainfall, such as UV levels, air quality conditions, humidity, and wind. For example, if you are going to play golf, you’d want to know if the wind is going to be a factor in your success.
ClimaCell Weather Assistant takes all of this into account and offers a feature where users can choose from a selection of activities and the app will highlight the most optimum part of the day for you to complete those activities automatically, based on the upcoming conditions.
ClimaCell Weather Assistant goes a step further than simply telling you the weather forecast and expecting you to figure things out on your own. In fact, rather than doing this, the app goes further with helping users to plan their daily lives around the weather, by providing local real-time weather alerts to save you from last-minute changes, information to help you plan safe journeys and telling you the best time to get those workouts’ in.