Friday, November 30, 2012

Forecast Ordering, Easy Integration, Better Animation

We have updated SARWeather again. We have a lot of changes this time around, both in the weather plots and the animation and image-loading logic, but also in the list of forecasts.

Also, we have finally removed the "beta" stamp from the SARWeather logo.

Friday, October 12, 2012

More Plots, Bigger Areas & Lower Prices

Another update has hit the SARWeather servers. It has only been 11 days since the last update, but we have a lot of user-visible changes this time around. We have more types of weather plots, improvements to the previous forecasts, lower prices, and forecasts covering larger areas.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Simplified Payment, Forecast Lists

It's that time again, and we in the SARWeather Development Team have updated our service. This time around, the changes are mostly about making it possible to pay for individual forecasts and to improve the behaviour of the system when you run out of credit.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Why High-Resolution Forecasts?

One thing that sets the SARWeather forecasts apart from other sources of weather information available in various media, and usually for free, is that we generate much higher-resolution forecasts.

But what does this means for me? I don't care about your techno-babble!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Forecast Lists, Concurrent Pre-Processing and Mailing List

We have updated the SARWeather production servers again. Most of the changes are under the hood and not visible to users, but allowed us to implement concurrent pre-processing and other such improvements in the future.

But let's look at the changes in more detail!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Forecast Periods, Time-Zones and More Sizes

We have updated the SARWeather production system again. The changes mostly have to do with the period covered by each forecast and the way time-zones are handled.

We also reverted a previous change which allowed more fine-grained selection of the forecast period, but unfortunately made pre-processing 3 times slower.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Lower prices and 1h granularity

We’ve just made a small update to the production servers, with two changes.
  • We have lowered our prices. Or rather, the fixed costs for a forecast have gone up, but the per-hour cost has been reduced significantly. Forecasts over 3-10 hours, depending on type, will be cheaper than before.
  • Forecasts are now run on the 1-hour boundaries requested. Previously, forecasts could only run on 3-hour boundaries, and we would expand the requested period to achieve this – of course without charging extra.
We will not be sending out an e-mail notifying of these changes.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Access Control, Database and Less Orange

We have just updated SARWeather again. This time, the changes were mostly related to:
  • Giving more access to users who have not yet created an account
  • A general re-design of the user interface, now featuring Less Orange(tm)
  • Moving the back-end WOD Service to a data-base for forecast meta-data.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Free Time and Time Zone Bugs

We have just updated the SARWeather production servers again. This time we have made changes related to selecting forecast periods and corrected some time-zone bugs.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Nope, We're on Holiday.

There are no changes to SARWeather this time around, since the development team has spent the last couple of weeks extensively testing the use of SARWeather for sailing in the Adriatic.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Scaling Maps, Dynamic URLs, Mobile UI, Transparency, RabbitMQ

We have not updated SARWeather in the last two months, since we finally got the system fully operational. This does not mean that we have just been sitting here admiring our work, but rather that we could finally make some extensive changes which had not been allowed to delay the production deployment. We describe those changes very briefly below.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Public Beta

Good News Everyone!

SARWeather has finally entered the Open Beta phase. It has taken a few years and a lot of experimentation, but we're finally here. At this point we encourage everyone to tell their friends and colleagues, or anyone who might need our exceptional weather forecasting services.