The weather technology company ClimaCell has launched an app on Android that allows users to plan their lives better around the weather. The Weather Assistant provides hyper-local, real-time forecasts that users can choose to integrate with their calendars.
Through this integration the app, which is free and already exists for iPhones, can send targeted alerts about weather events that might impact their plans. For example, if a user schedules an outdoor event, Weather Assistant will send an alert to the user and to all the event attendees if bad weather is forecast at that time.
ClimaCell is hoping that by making the app available on the Google platform it will create “an exciting global growth opportunity”, particularly in India where 90% of cell phones are Android.
“We initially built Weather Assistant because even though there are plenty of existing weather apps on the market, people were still having trouble making decisions about their daily schedule or upcoming plans based on the weather,” said Effie Arditi, chief product officer at ClimaCell