As teasered already my new baby will be about the weather or better weather forecasts, the perfect weather forecast, weather forecast apps.
There are thousands out there it seems like everybody who starts a new app programm first brings out a weather app. But there still seems to be a need that is not being fullfilled currently.
I am looking at the need of outdoor enthusiasts not the pro kind but you and me who the latest wednesday start checking weekend weather on our surrounding homespots.
Everything in a radius of 300 kilometers that is dry will do and similar sentences are exchanged with climbing or biking buddies.
Pro expeditions have their trusty weather people. Always reachable via satelite do they spent their days checking the weather on all available channels and interpreting it for you. Mostly the result of their work is just a short digest: Go or no go.
We common people on the other side spent valuable hours checking, comparing, rechecking, looking for alternatives, start checking again and so on.
Yes there are apps with alerts and yes you can safe your favorite destinations, there are even sunseeking apps but I have not yet found what satisfies my needs.
This is what this will be about.
Defining the need (or finding out that I am alone with it), finding or building a solution. We will see.
Maybe it turns out there is no need actually because we simply love spending that much time on figuring it out because it is preparation, looking forwad to things to come. Who knows.
As I am deeply fascinated by the the process the school of design thinking is working by I’ll try sticking to it and see where it leads me. I am of into the phase of understanding.
More about that process and my first steps coming soon.