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Title: Looking for Beta Testers
Post by: doubleohwhatever on July 18, 2018, 04:50:33 AM
Hi All,

Hopefully it's okay to post this here as we're not selling anything (yet).

We're nearing the completion of a new weather map service and are seeking beta testers. We're not ready to announce many details but I've attached a handful of images and animations to show what our service will produce. This isn't going to be another weather API with ridiculous starting prices and it's not going to be the best thing since sliced bread and win awards. It's going to be a solid weather maps API with plans affordable for hobbyists.

We're looking for a maximum of ten beta testers to help us test and finalize the features we'll offer. Each beta tester will receive free access until the end of September and possibly longer if testing is extended.

The requirements are simple:
1) Be able to actually use the service (have a website or similar that could use weather maps).
2) Be proficient enough with coding to add the maps to your site. We recommend retrieving images in the background, storing them locally and then serving them on your site.
3) Be willing to provide regular feedback via a private forum. Daily feedback is not required. Once a week or so, etc.

Note: We're currently only generating data for the continental US. We plan on expanding to other regions later this year.

If you're interested, please leave a reply on this thread claiming a spot and we'll PM you with details within 24 hours.

Title: Re: Looking for Beta Testers
Post by: doubleohwhatever on July 18, 2018, 04:51:27 AM
Another animation example
Title: Re: Looking for Beta Testers
Post by: bettsr67 on July 18, 2018, 07:44:52 PM
Maps in SouthWest US? ie. CA

Ill give it a go.
Title: Re: Looking for Beta Testers
Post by: doubleohwhatever on July 18, 2018, 09:33:38 PM
We definitely have coverage in CA. I've attached another example map that is zoomed out to show our current coverage area. Again, we'll be extending coverage to other areas later this year.

I'm sending you a PM with the beta tester details.
Title: Re: Looking for Beta Testers
Post by: PaulMy on July 26, 2018, 02:44:50 PM
Have been playing working with the maps.  Even I got a basic understanding of how and what map to display.

This is still in the early beta period and they are actively resolving issues as they occur, but looking very good.

Enjoy,
Paul
Title: Re: Looking for Beta Testers
Post by: East Cobb Weather on August 13, 2018, 04:40:22 PM
If you still need / want Beta testers, I'm interested!
Title: Re: Looking for Beta Testers
Post by: doubleohwhatever on August 15, 2018, 03:47:05 AM
Absolutely. I'm sending you a PM now with the details!
Title: Re: Looking for Beta Testers
Post by: PaulMy on September 04, 2018, 09:13:11 AM
Development is actively ongoing and they are very responsive to comments and suggestions.
Very impressed,Paul
Title: Re: Looking for Beta Testers
Post by: Brientim on September 06, 2018, 03:35:47 AM
Hello,

If you are needing additional beta tester from different regions, AU I could assist
Title: Re: Looking for Beta Testers
Post by: doubleohwhatever on September 07, 2018, 05:01:51 PM
Sorry for the delay. I'm out of town at the moment.

We're currently working on upgrading to custom servers that will allow us to offer more global data. We expect to have some global coverage in place by the end of the month. I'll send you a PM once we have coverage in Australia :)
Title: Re: Looking for Beta Testers
Post by: Brientim on September 08, 2018, 10:59:01 AM
No worries. I appreciate the response and whenever it occurs feel free to notify me.
Title: Re: Looking for Beta Testers
Post by: ea1hmy on September 08, 2018, 12:25:22 PM
There will be coverage for Europe, I would be interested
a greeting
Title: Re: Looking for Beta Testers
Post by: doubleohwhatever on September 11, 2018, 10:33:23 AM
We'll be adding coverage for Europe in 3-4 weeks. At the moment we're transitioning to a new server architecture and then we'll be adding global coverage.
Title: Re: Looking for Beta Testers
Post by: ea1hmy on September 12, 2018, 05:01:07 AM
Thanks, I hope to be on the list to do the tests
Title: Re: Looking for Beta Testers
Post by: PaulMy on February 05, 2019, 11:23:34 AM
Still coming...
Title: Re: Looking for Beta Testers
Post by: doubleohwhatever on February 06, 2019, 04:54:57 AM
Yes, it's been a very long process getting this put together. The good news is that we plan on opening up the doors and launching a public beta sometime next week. Everything will be 100% free during the public beta period. Feedback and suggestions are more valuable to us than $ at this stage.
Title: Re: Looking for Beta Testers
Post by: doubleohwhatever on February 15, 2019, 01:44:55 AM
Our (100% free) public beta is now live: https://meteomaps.com

It literally is 100% free. No gimmicks. Feedback is what we're most interested in at the moment.