Predictwind has been live for 3 years now, and it has enjoyed huge success with rapid growth. Today the service devoloped by ex-Alinghi forecaster Jon Bilger announces an upgraded weather model. The improved model went live on Thursday and users should notice some subtle improvements in wind forecast accuracy.
Here is a brief summary of some major feature enhancements.
Android App - On your Android phone, go to the market place and search for PredictWind
iPhone / iPad App - Multiple submissions and delays have changed the release date to July
Mobile Text Forecasts/Observations - on your mobile go to www.predictwind.mobi
Custom Forecast Locations
Users can now set a custom forecast location anywhere in the world
Where possible use a standard location, as has been carefully selected at the correct distance from the coastline.
Weather Routing and Trip Planning
Ocean Currents - derived from Satellite data, and used in the routing calculations
Tidal Currents - model data from TideTech.org - coming very soon
Improved comfort algorithm to avoid high wind/wave areas
Adjust your boat´s Polars by a global % factor
'"What if' scenario - adjust the wind speed of the forecast, or shift the forecast in time
Various bug fixes