Klimat's journey

2021-04-07 - Lost your weather?

This one is for the Strava community.

For a long time Klimat has reprocessed activities for the Strava users, adding back weather that was removed by other Strava apps or by random edits. This was automatic and was something most people wanted, but, as one community member recently pointed out, would be much-improved if people could decide for themselves. So now you can. Simply set 'Reprocessing' to 'Yes' or 'No' in your settings.

Unfortunately, this feature is only available to subscribers. If you run into issues with weather disappearing (most people do not) please consider supporting Klimat by subscribing. It's Klimat's supporters that keep it running.

Best,
Scott


2021-03-07 - Choices.

Weather providers

Replacing Dark Sky with one weather provider just didn't feel right so I decided to take Dark Sky going away as an opportunity to expand Klimat's weather providers. Premium members can now choose between Weatherstack and OpenWeather, in addition to AccuWeather. I hope everyone is able to find a provider that works well for them.

Cheers,
Scott

PS - Let me know if you have a favorite weather provider, scott@klimat.app.


2021-01-07 - Mid-activity weather!

Yup, another one that's been on the checklist for entirely too long... Klimat now can add weather from the middle of your activity!

Cheers,
Scott


2020-12-11 - and now presenting... Decathlon!

Decathlon

That's right, Klimat now works with Decathlon!

Cheers,
Scott


2020-10-28 - Upcoming Changes

As you may know, Dark Sky will not be available for anyone to use at the end of 2021. In short, Apple bought them and they're no longer allowing apps or websites to use their data. The news was a bit of a bummer, but the notice they gave everyone (over 18 months) was awesome - they're doing it the right way. I'm currently working to replace Dark Sky and, hopefully, will have the changes complete in the next month or so. When the time comes, I will move everyone that uses Dark Sky to the new weather provider. Anyone using AccuWeather will not be affected.

At the same time I will also simplify a few things around air quality.

If you have any questions please email me, (scott@klimat.app).

Cheers,
Scott


2020-09-10 - Nolio!!!

Nolio

Another one... few words. BIG deal: Klimat now works with Nolio!

Cheers,
Scott


2020-09-03 - OMG Payments!

Ok, payments aren't exactly the most exciting thing in the world, but handling them in a way that is secure and easy is critical. After everything I've learned running Klimat for the past 2 years I've decided to use FastSpring for payments. FastSpring accepts more payment types (credit card, PayPal, Amazon pay, ... Apple/Google pay coming soon :) ), does so securely, localizes your checkout experience and handles a lot of complex backend things that I don't really want to spend time on. Simply put, it's a complete solution. So now I can spend more time making Klimat better for all of you (and me too!).

Please note that existing subscriptions paid via Stripe or PayPal will continue to work as they always have.

If you have any questions, concerns or just want to say 'hi' please email me (scott@klimat.app).
Thank you for your continued support.
Best,
Scott


2020-08-19 - Suunto!

Suunto

A massive announcement summed up in 4 words: Klimat works with Suunto!

Cheers,
Scott

PS - Have an app you want Klimat added to? Shoot me an email scott@klimat.app.


2020-05-01 - It's your data.

Subscribers can now export their weather data from Klimat! Head over to your activities page to download your activity weather.

Air Quality Emojis

Shoot me an email with any questions, curiosities or randomness, scott@klimat.app.
Happy Friday,
Scott


2020-04-09 - AQI + 💚🧡❤️

No sooner did I release air quality then people asked if I would add emojis for them. It made total sense, but I wondered what to use. A little while later an awesome Klimat member suggested heart emojis... perfect! So here you go.

Air Quality Emojis

As always, if you have any questions, or just want to say hi, shoot me an email, scott@klimat.app.
Cheers,
Scott


2020-04-01 - Apple buys Dark Sky.

Dark Sky

Klimat uses Dark Sky so you may be wondering how this affects your weather... Thankfully, the answer is simple. It doesn't until the end of 2021. After that Klimat will no longer be able to use Dark Sky for weather, but that's ok. The advanced warning gives me time to get things squared away with another weather provider.

Dark Sky deserves credit here - more than a year-and-a-half notice is amazing.

If you have any questions just shoot me an email, scott@klimat.app.
Best,
Scott


2020-03-21 - Ride With GPS!

Ride With GPS

And now Klimat works with Ride With GPS!

Just like with Strava way back when, and then Under Armour Connected Fitness a few weeks ago, I'm giving away premium features to the first group of Ride With GPS users! All you need to do is connect your account - the rest happens automatically.

Cheers,
Scott
PS - You can scan the QR code to find me on Ride With GPS.

Ride With GPS QR code

2020-03-05 - Freebie!

When Klimat started I gave away premium features to the first group of Strava users as a 'thank you'. It only seemed right, they helped me get off the ground.

Now that Klimat works with Under Armour Connected Fitness (MapMyRun, MapMyRide, MapMyFitness, MapMyWalk) it only feels right to do the same once again. I'm giving away premium features to the first group of Under Armour users! All you need to do is connect your account - the rest happens automatically.

Thanks again for all your support and don't hesitate to email me with anything, even if you just want to say 'hi'. I love hearing from you all.
Cheers,
Scott
scott@klimat.app


2020-02-25 - Under Armour Connected Fitness!

Under Armour Connected Fitness

About 6 months ago people started asking me to bring Klimat to other platforms. It starts today. Klimat is now available to the entire Under Armour Connected Fitness community! (MapMyRun, MapMyRide, MapMyFitness, MapMyWalk)

Stay tuned. More platforms are coming...

Cheers,
Scott

PS - Have an app you want Klimat added to? Shoot me an email scott@klimat.app.


2020-02-22 - Big announcement, small blog post... (Air quality data in Klimat!!!)

AirVisual

It's late here so I'm keeping this very brief. Klimat now includes air quality data from AirVisual! The template keys are:
:airquality.epaAQI - Air quality index value based on US EPA standard.:airquality.epaPrimaryPollutant - The main pollutant for EPA AQI.:airquality.cnAQI - Air quality index value based on China MEP standard.:airquality.cnPrimaryPollutant - The main pollutant for China AQI.
Head over to your settings page to update your template today!

As always, email if you have any questions, scott@klimat.app.
Cheers,
Scott

PS - A huge THANK YOU to Klimat's subscribers - this wouldn't be possible without each of you.


2020-01-13 - Altitude (new year, new data).

Start and end weather are very informative, but there are times they don't tell the whole story. Altitude can play a big role too. To support this Klimat now extracts full weather conditions at an activity’s minimum and maximum altitude and makes them available just like start and end weather conditions. The template keys are “:minaltitude.” and “:maxaltitude.“.
E.g. :minaltitude.temperature, :minaltitude.windDirection, :minaltitude.weatherIcon, :maxaltitude.windSpeed

Head over to your settings page to see how altitude affects your weather!

Please email if you have any questions, scott@klimat.app.
Cheers,
Scott


2019-10-24 - Start city/region.

settings page
settings page

Here's one more requested by a few folks. Subscribers can now include the activity's start city/region in their titles. Head over to the settings page if you want to enable it.
Please note that there are times that the city/region isn't available. For example, when you're swimming in the middle of the Atlantic ocean. When this happens Klimat will not add anything.

settings page

Please email if you have any questions, scott@klimat.app.
Cheers,
Scott


2019-10-17 - Now with even less data!

It seems odd to brag about less data, right? I'm happy about it though. I strive to store the minimum amount of information in Klimat. This means no GPS information, no emails, no last names, no addresses, etc. Recently, I removed everyone's first name and image as well (these were displayed on your settings page). They were extra, and some might consider them personally identifying information, so they're gone. Please email if you have any questions, scott@klimat.app.
Cheers,
Scott


2019-10-10 - PayPal.

settings page

Here's another one people have been asking for almost since day 1... PayPal support. It was in the works for a quite a while and now it's finally ready. Thank you for your continued support.
Cheers,
Scott


2019-10-07 - Thresholds?

settings page

Subscribers have been asking for this one for quite a while. To be honest, I've wanted it too :)

The ability to configure when end weather is included for an activity... it's a simple concept. If an activity is short end weather probably doesn't matter, but if you're on a multi-hour epic run/ride then it probably does. So you can now configure exactly when end weather will kick in. Head over to your settings page to update things and, as always, shoot me an email with any questions you have, scott@klimat.app.
Cheers,
Scott


2019-09-08 - Behind-the-scenes.

Its been a few months since my last blog entry so what's been going on? A bunch of behind-the-scenes work... I took a bit of time to move to Strava's (new) more secure authentication system. I also fixed a few bugs here-n-there and made things a bit more scalable. Basically a bunch of nerdy stuff :)
Now that it's all done I'm hoping to get back to features in the next few weeks. Stay tuned.
Best,
Scott


2019-06-04 - Translations!

This one is long overdue... I've finally added localization for free users!
This also means I could use some help. If you aren't seeing weather entirely in your native language please email me, scott@klimat.app. I only need a few words and phrases translated to fix that.

Na Zdrowie!


2019-04-08 - Choose your own adventure? *

settings page

A big change with a little announcement - sorry, I'm not feeling verbose this Monday. Anyway, subscribers can now choose their weather provider!

Best,
Scott

* You should always choose your own adventure in life.


2019-03-11 - ⚡Now with even more Emojis!⚡

emoji titles
settings page

You can now add Emojis to activity titles in Strava - and this is a free feature!
I also reworked the settings page to be a little cleaner. Go check it all out, and if you have any questions shoot me an email.

Best,
Scott


2019-02-25 - ⚡😍😎😻⚡

wind direction icons

Klimat now has icons (emojis) for the weather summary! Go give them a try.


2019-02-19 - A few new details.

Klimat now has average temperature and average apparent temperature fields. Go give them a try.


2019-02-11 - More stats...

wind direction icons

Your activities page now has a few more stats. Check it out!


2019-01-29 - Got the time?

wind direction icons

You can now add the activity start and end times to your weather in either 12 or 24 hour format. Go give it a try!


2019-01-04 - Strava clubs!

Got clubs? Klimat does... I created clubs for running and cycling. Come join the fun!


2018-12-28 - Wind direction arrows!

wind direction icons

It's the little things in life... in this case those little things are arrows... Klimat has arrows for wind direction! (↓, ↙, ←, ↖, ↑, ↗, →, ↘) Go update your template!

Please note that the arrows may look slightly different on different devices, no worries though, they'll always be pointed in the right direction.

Thanks to Klimat user Tim for pointing out how useful these would be.


2018-12-18 - 'Tis the season... for snow around here.

snowmen in the making

(Snowmen in the making)

Life gets busy, especially this time of year. In the middle of it all I'd like to thank to all of you - Klimat's awesome users. If you ever have any questions or just want to say 'hi' email me - I love hearing from you. I'm working on a few really cool new features for 2019. Stay tuned...
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!
Scott


2018-11-16 - Activity Feel is live and available to all subscribers!

activity feel

Activity Feel is a measure of what it really felt like when you were out there. Klimat extracts details from your activity and the weather and uses them to calculate the temperature you actually felt during your activity.

Get outside and give it a try!


2018-11-14 - "Bad news, good news" or "It feels kinda like a product now."

settings page
settings page

The past month has been a bit rough. If you follow me on strava you’ll notice I haven’t ridden much. The combination of a few months of stress ending and the kids oversharing their germs left me with pneumonia. I’m finally getting over that and hope to return to cycling in about a week. I can’t wait.

That’s the bad news. The good news is that I had extra time to work on Klimat!

If you used the first version of the service you know it was really simple - no configuration, no settings management - but it worked. People got their weather at-a-glance, in their Strava feed on their device.

In the past month I added a settings page where you can define exactly how you want your weather, an activities page where you can see what conditions you’ve been exercising in and fixed a few odd issues around how Strava deals with data from different devices. I also added a subscription for advanced features to offset the costs of running the service. Klimat is starting to feel like a real product. Neat.

Have something you’d like added to Klimat?
Send me an email, info@klimat.app.

weatherstack
OpenWeather
Location services by here.com
Accuweather
Compatible with Decathlon
Compatible with Suunto
Compatible with Nolio
Compatible with Strava
Compatible with Ride With GPS
Compatible with Under Armour Connected Fitness

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