Being a meteorologist is like being an umpire: People only notice your work when you’re wrong. Yet we’re all obsessed with the weather. Well, according to the people behind a new weather app called Sunshine, anyway. But are they wrong? Checking the weather is the first thing many people do each day, but Sunshine CEO and co-founder Katerina Stroponiati says 73 percent of the population doesn’t trust the reports.
Sunshine, A Crowd-Sourced Weather App, Goes Live
When it comes to the weather, there are no lack of applications to choose from to get your information. But there is very little diversity when it comes to those apps. A new startup, called Sunshine, is looking to change all that. Using information delivered from the barometer sensor in the phone, as well as user-generated reports of local weather, the app is trying to change the way we consume information about the day’s weather. “Right now, all these apps are showing you a bunch of numbers, without actually taking into account how the weather feels to you, based on how you experience different types of weather,” said cofounder and CEO Katerina Stroponiati.