SkyMotion is a Montreal company that, after three years, has launched a mobile and desktop suite to predict up-to-the-minute precipitation. Launched recently for iOS and with an Android app on the way, today’s announcement brings a mobile web version to the table for use on most HTML5-enabled browsers.
According to the press release, SkyMotion uses “geolocation, radar observation, motion tracking and other technology borrowed from the computer graphic and video game industry… the application provides highly-localized forecasts by tracking every rain cloud’s movement over the U.S.A and Canada in real-time, automatically creating a new personal forecast every five minutes that is unique to the 1 km2 user’s location.”
It’s a pretty amazing feat and something I can see being used quite a bit in the harsh Canadian winter climate. The app is compatible within Canada and the United States.