Memos from the Weather Machine

2019 Year in Review

A peek behind the scenes at the financials and details of our weather app biz.

A look inside the weather machine

How we manage 100k requests per day with multiple data providers in real time with autoscaling and fallbacks.

Introducing Hello Weather for the Apple Watch

After many complications, we clocked in, banded together, and took the time to make a badass watch app.

A transparent explanation of how we protect our users’ data and privacy

Over here at Hello Weather HQ, we strive to be a counterexample to the dishonest tactics that many software companies use to boost their metrics and revenue…

New: a vastly improved radar for Hello Weather

We’re not happy to have a half-baked version of anything, so we spent the summer of 2018 drinking mojitos and building a SUPER GOOD RADAR for you!

Always Be Nailing The Basics

Why we skipped adding new features for a while, and improved all the old ones instead.

Ooo wee! Hello Weather 3.0 is here

We made a brand new Hello Weather, for the love and fun of it. Here’s the backstory.

Strategies for building a dual-platform mobile app

Want your app to coexist on iOS and Android? Here are a few tips to speed up your process and make it happen.

Just keep chipping away at it

Why perfection and speed may not matter as much as you think.

How we made an iPhone app on the side (and a few tips to help you do it too)

There are lots of reasons to try something new, but for me it always boils down to curiosity, restlessness, and discontent with the status quo…