SOURCE: Sunshine Technologies

Sunshine Technologies

October 07, 2015 12:00 ET

Sunshine Launches Up-to-the-Second Weather Forecasting App to Help Users Plan Their Day as the Seasons Change

340 Million People Check Weather Every Morning on Their Smartphones; Sunshine Gives Them Access to the Most Accurate Weather Forecasts

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 7, 2015) -

Core News Facts:

  • Sunshine (www.thesunshine.co), the up-to-the-second weather forecasting app, launches today to help people receive the most accurate weather updates straight to their mobile devices.
  • Using the latest innovations in mobile, Sunshine provides unprecedented access to the most accurate forecasts and nowcasts so you can plan your day accordingly and know what to expect from the weather.
  • Available now for iOS users, Sunshine layers its proprietary algorithm over existing data, hyper-local user reports and phone sensors to bring you weather that is 36 percent more accurate than any other service on the market.
  • Currently, 73 percent of the population doesn't trust their current weather provider. Traditional weather companies use satellites that only see the big picture from the exosphere. But weather -- how we experience it and what we feel -- happens on the ground, where we are, in real-time. And unlike other weather apps that rely on the same government data collected from major airports, Sunshine:
    • Helps users plan ahead with up to 24-hour advanced predictions, with 36 percent more localized accuracy than traditional methods of weather reporting
    • Provides morning summaries of the day so users can plan ahead without disrupting their daily routines; they can choose locations, such as "home" or "work" so users can plan their day no matter where they are
    • Encourages communities to share immediate updates on weather conditions with peers nearby by using the barometric sensor in your phone to provide users with real-time weather updates
    • Learns about the users own personal "comfort zone" and adjusts its recommendations accordingly; for instance, if you're always cold at a temperature where others feel warm, Sunshine will recommend that you bring an extra layer even as it tells others to leave their jackets at home
    • Uses your input to validate or improve the accuracy of your nearby forecast; the more you contribute, the more weight your reports have and the more accurate the nowcasts become for the community

Quotes:
Katerina Stroponiati, Co-founder and CEO of Sunshine
"We've long had to deal with low quality, ugly and generic weather forecasts and apps that offer inaccurate weather reporting. This is why we're excited to introduce Sunshine to the world and to finally help and improve the accuracy of weather forecasting in real-time. At Sunshine we've worked hard to ensure that our nowcasts will change the way people think about weather, and for the first time people will have the power to improve their country's weather forecasting at the street-level."

About Sunshine:
Sunshine helps you plan out your day with live, up-to-the-second weather updates delivered to your mobile device with greater accuracy than ever before. Sunshine was built out of respect for quality living and simple design and most importantly for people who know they shouldn't get surprised by weather. Download Sunshine today from the Apple App Store. For weather you can trust, visit www.thesunshine.co.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Inner Circle Labs for Sunshine
    Brittany Votto
    T: (415) 684-9406
    E: Email Contact

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