Sweater, Jacket or Coat?

In 2010 Swackett (sweater, jacket or coat) redefined the weather report for millions of people in 67 countries worldwide. We convert complex weather data into easily-understood visual weather reports — designed for people of every age.

An instant hit, Swackett saw 30,000 new users on launch day — 100,000 users after 10 days — and more than 1 million unique user accounts during it’s first year on the market.

Swackett Peeps (People Symbols)

Swackett’s unique approach to reporting the weather is to combine raw weather data (current conditions, radar, satellite imagery and detailed forecast data) with thoughtfully crafted people symbols (affectionately called “Peeps“) who always appear appropriately dressed for the weather.

How Swackett Works

Weather reports can be a little boring. 72° and sunny in Los Angeles? Again? Been there, done that. Swackett keeps it fresh by using visual indicators (people symbols or peeps) to intuitively communicate weather conditions at a glance — with an extra dose of humor.

The bottom line: If Swackett Peeps appear sporting sunglasses, wearing a jacket, or carrying an umbrellayou probably should too. And be on the lookout for pun…

Swackett for macOS
Swackett for iOS
Atmospheric by Swackett
Swackett Web App

Swackett apps are available for your favorite devices including iPhone, Mac, iPad, your favorite web browser — and code snippets to plug in to your very own web site.

Swackett Peep Art and Editions

Swackett apps feature a vast assortment of Easter Eggs — specialty peeps — representing current events, famous people, famous places, and political satire.

Over time Swackett Easter Egg “peeps” evolved into an art form. Some of these specialty peeps are so intricate — so precise — that they have been framed and sold as physical works of art.

Personalize your Swackett experience with Peep Editions that fit your life (and make you smile).

Peep Editions are managed via Settings in Swackett apps. Premium editions require a PRO license.

The IQ Weather Engine

Beginning in 2016, all of Swackett’s core systems (apps, servers, weather logic) were carefully re-built using state-of-the-art tech — code designed with a user’s privacy as a chief concern.

Swackett’s IQ Weather Engine delivers accurate forecasts while protecting your privacy.

We get it. We view your privacy as a fundamental human right. We protect your privacy in all modern Swackett apps.

Swackett apps DO NOT collect, store or manage any personally identifiable information about you.

In order for Swackett to provide a visual weather forecast, our apps need to know the location for which you want a forecast (to be able to provide a forecast of real value to you). Respecting your privacy, we do not share the location of your weather forecasts with any third parties. We do not sell this information.

We think this is a big deal — and we’ve invested substantial resources to deliver accurate micro-weather forecasts while protecting your privacy. This new tech is affectionately referred to as the  IQ Weather Engine. All modern Swackett apps feature IQ Weather Engine assets and logic.

Swackett calls Bakery Square in Pittsburgh our home — the center for technological innovation in Western Pennsylvania.