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WWHIM

Weather Forecasts and Notifications


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Published 05/17/2012 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by Jess Meli
What can you use the app for?

The WWHIM application can be used to provide instant weather forecasts. The system can also receieve input from users regarding specific weather criteria for a particular location and when the weather criteria occurs at the location in question, a notification email is sent to user. This notification system can be useful for people who are travelling to areas that are prone to severe weather conditions or constant weather changes. WWHIM can also be used to acquire information about weather forecasts for not only one location but also for surrounding cities within a certain mile radius. The weather-specific search engine feature allows users to enter and search for weather conditions in as many locations as desired. Based on weather requirements, whether its the need for hot, tropical climates or snow-filled mountains, WWHIM can provide the information needed to plan visits, trips, vacations or other events on a whim.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Weather on a Whim (WWIM) began providing a web-based presence as early 2011 and the application can provide answers regarding weather conditions in various locations. WWHIM is gaining popularity for its features including the ability to get notified about weather changes and sort or filter weather conditions. Miles McEathron and others founded WWHIM and the rainy weather conditions in the Pacific Northwest of the United States inspired the idea for the creation of the company. By May of 2011, reflections on the impact of bad weather cemented the need to develop an application that could perform reverse weather searches.

What are the differences to other apps?

There are other weather applications which can be used to determine what the weather at a particular place is. With other applications, there is the tendency to specify one location and keep that location as the permanent or semi-permanent reference point. WWHIM on the other hand can be used as a type of search engine specifically for weather, where multiple locations can be queried one after the other. However, WWHIM does specify terms of use that includes no warranty for the accuracy, timeliness and completeness for the provided information. This may warrant the inclination by users to seek other potential sourcces of weather forcasts for confirmation purposes.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The user interface is friendly and appealing. It immediately puts you at ease and promptly provides users with the ability to specify their desired search location. There are various features which are designed to provide user satifaction and ease of use such as sort capabilities for returned weather results or the ability to filter locations by weather condition. Through the use of sorting and filtering, users can determine which locations would best suit their needs.

How does the registration process work?

There is no registration needed to use the WWHIM application. Users can conduct weather searches immediately by simply specifying the location. There is no need to sign up for an account or provide any financial information. If a weather notification is requested, only email addresses are required to provide such notifications.

What does it cost to use the application?

There are no costs to use WWHIM. Users simply provide search locations and get weather results. No subscription fee is collected for any of the services that WWHIM offers and notifications are sent to the user's email account free of any charge. WWHIM does caution its users that information provided by the application should be used by users at their own risk.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Anyone who wants to find out the weather forecast for a particular location can use WWIM. Especially for those who act on a whim or impulsively, WWHIM can be quite useful in ensuring that people become aware of weather conditions at their specified locations. Since weather can be quite dynamic in some cases, people who are constantly moving to new locations and who also desire to get notified about changing weather conditions can sign up to receive instant information when their specified weather changes occur.

  • Users can get instant weather forecasts
  • Forecasts of surrounding locations are also provided
  • WWHIM uses maps to specify weather result locations
  • Impulsive travellers can use WWHIM to get weather updates
  • WWHIM can provide weather forecast email notifications


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