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WindFreak

WindFreak

10,000 - 50,000 downloads

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WindFreak is a global wind and wave forecasting solution. It was designed with Surfers, Kitesurfers, Windsurfers, sailors and all other wind-sport enthusiasts in mind. It uses a very clean and intuitive interface.
http://windfreakblog.blogspot.co.uk/
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Current features include:
2x Homescreen Widget: 4 day wind forecast and a 7 day swell forecast.

2x favorite spots: All Favourite forecasts will be cached for offline use (great when you have no signal on a trip).

Horizontal and vertical scrolling forecast layouts that switch as you rotate the phone.

Share a forecast with friends by simply long clicking the chosen day down, and sharing to facebook, gmail, or other social media.

Favourite menu: Press menu to get details of the forecast Run, Webcams and Live Wind.

Any location in the world: Pick any location on the global grid from Google maps, and get a wind and wave forecast.

Request a Spot: Become Part of the community and Help me out by requesting a spot. Spotlists will be updated every 2 or 3 days.

There are Adds on this version

Currently WindFreak uses GFS and NWW3 forecast data, but with the support of the users WindFreak aims to run high resolution WRF models on a new server in the near future.

PERMISSIONS EXPLAINED

INTERNET
The app needs to access the internet to get forecasts.

ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
The app needs this permission to check for a network connection

WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
The App uses this permission to create a png image of the forecast if you decide to share it via social media.

VIBRATE
The App uses this permission to allow it to Vibrate when doing "long clicks" etc.

CHECK_LICENSE
The App uses this permission to check the license with google's servers (Pro Only).

READ_PHONE_STATE
The App uses this permission to create a unique identifier for the device, so any spammers can be blocked, and usage can be logged. It is a completely encrypted alpha numeric string that is created by hashing 3 of your phone's unique identifiers against themselves (making it impossible to decrypted on it's own), it is then encrpted again before it is logged at windfreak. So i end up with a completely useless unique key that Identifies each device using Windfreak. It would be impossible even with the source to decrypt this key.

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I have spent best part of 9 months setting up this app and the forecast manipulation server behind it. I’d really like to continue to develop it further and run some cool high-res WRF models on a good server; however, I’ve just graduated and have negative money. If you can’t afford to get the Pro version, have an awesome time with the basic version.

If you can afford to support my project and help me to continue to develop the WindFreak platform it would be greatly appreciated if you get the Pro version, plus it has more awesomeness to it!!

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Disclaimer: This is a forecast, if anything bad such as death, injury or wasted petrol happens to you. I’m not liable read the Terms and conditions!!

Tags: widget windguru, weather grid, windfreak, windfreak widget.

Recently changed in this version

Added unit conversion for wind widgets

Fixed a bug for users from Sweden (thanks Tomas), It was causing a crash on the main forecast. Negative symbols are slightly different depending on locale, It was causing a crash.

Working on a website and a pending request feature, so users can see if their request is still in the que, or added.


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Comments and ratings for WindFreak
  • (66 stars)

    by Peggy Van Sleen on 23/05/2014

    Used to love it... But doesn't work anymore... Constant error message of "hmmmm... Something's broken" but I can't find any reference to the problem online. Is it the server? Is the app no longer supported? Would like to install pro version, but not sure if it would work either

  • (66 stars)

    by Josh Jones on 09/05/2014

    Keeps crashing

  • (66 stars)

    by Jana Baran on 09/05/2014

    Crashed on both attempts to use.

  • (66 stars)

    by Chris Shields on 29/04/2014

    This was an excellent app, but updates are not working since the server domain expired

  • (66 stars)

    by Deby Hicks on 26/04/2014

    Something had gone wrong server side. Widget keeps giving the above error message. Good app normally

  • (66 stars)

    by David Sharp on 02/03/2014

    Thats about it. The menu shows satellite or map, no options, no wind just ad at the top. Try wind alert.

  • (66 stars)

    by Sean P on 15/01/2014

    Runs permanently in the background, even when never actually started!