Swackett Weather Fun Fact: What is a fulgerite? Fulgerite is fossilized lightning; forms when a powerful lightning bolt melts the soil into a glass-like state. Such a record large specimen was found in Michigan.
Rain coming? Sunny? This iOS and Android app visually suggests the right apparel for the day, showing a display of a stick person, or “peeps” wearing clothing appropriate for the current weather, such as rain jackets and an umbrella or shorts and sunglasses. Along with a Sun/UV index, the app also adds a “Dog Walking Index” to tell you whether it’s actually a nice time to go and walk Fido.
Fast-forward 20 years and everyone has the AccuWeather app on his or her phone, or even more sophisticated ones like Swackett that skip the weather step and just tell you what to wear. As for traffic, just open Google Maps on your iPhone and not only will it give you directions, but it will also point out stretches of highway that are overly congested…
Swackett, free for iOS and Android, contains detailed weather predictions in graphics and text. But its main feature is a cute infographic display of a stick person wearing clothing appropriate for the current weather. It also contains amusing weather trivia (as in, one inch of rain is equivalent to 15 inches of powdery snow).
Peepometer by Swackett: The app’s star is its retro-inspired layout that arranges weather information around porthole-inspired windows with graphical, weather-related information. Like its iPhone cousin Swackett, Peepometer illustrates the weather via outfits on stick figure-like “Peeps” and includes various easter eggs throughout the app that can be found by touching and moving various elements.
Swackett is delighted to announce that CNN has named Swackett as one of “50 new tech tools you should know about”.
Sweater, jacket or coat? (Get it?) This neat little weather app for iOS gives you simplified outerwear recommendations so you can hurry up and be on the go. For those interested in more than wardrobe advice, it also provides detailed weather updates via AccuWeather service.
Swackett achieved a new milestone on Christmas day, 2011: 1 million unique users worldwide. This milestone comes less than one year after the launch of the swackett product line.
“This is a Christmas present our app and our users gave to us,” said Swackett creator C. Scott Gilbert. “We could not be more humbled or grateful. What a wonderful Christmas gift!”
Swackett topped 1 million unique users in the evening hours of Christmas day, December 25th, 2011, enabling swackett developers to share the occasion with friends and family.
Swackett debuted in Apple’s new Mac App Store on January 6th, 2011. Featured on the home page of this brand new App Store swackett saw 30,000 downloads on launch day, and went on to record more than 100,000 downloads in the first 10 days. The swackett Web App debuted shortly thereafter.
swackett X followed in the Mac App Store in the sumer of 2011, and swackett for iPhone debuted in the iTunes App Store in October 2011. As of this writing about 4,000 people download swackett for the first time every day.
Recently Swackett X has been named a Best of Mac App Store 2011 app by Apple. This feature collects the year’s best apps, chosen by the Mac App Store editorial team. And Swackett for iPhone has been selected for inclusion in App Store Rewind 2011 in the US.
CNN has named swackett as one of 50 new tech tools you should know about.
“Its been a great year,” added Gilbert. “We’ve got some great Swackett tech in the pipeline, and we can’t wait to share in 2012!”
“Most of all, we’d like to say *thank you* to Swackett users. We will work hard to give you our best in 2012.”
Most weather apps stop at giving a forecast. This one visually suggests the right apparel for the day. Rain coming? It’ll show an avatar with rain jackets and an umbrella. Sunny? He’ll be wearing sunglasses. It’s an at-a-glance application that gives you just a little bit of your time back — and was named by Apple as one of the best apps of 2011.
“There’s so much competition in the regular App Store,” Gilbert said of Apple’s mobile software store and its 300,000 apps. “I thought if we could be there on day one in the Mac App Store, we could rise above the noise.” And they did. Swackett was on track to get 100,000 downloads in its first week. The developers are making money from ads, which had been shown 2 million times in six days.”
Story by Mark Milian
On this day in 2011 Swackett for Mac made it’s debut on the front page on the brand new Mac App Store.
Swackett would see of 30,000 downloads on it’s first day of availability — and actually trended on Twitter. In the first 10 day of availability more than 100,000 would download Swackett.
The number grew to over a million in 2011 — and saw Swackett ranked as the #1 weather app in the world for 67 countries worldwide.
Swackett for Mac would be ranked the #1 weather app in the Mac App Store for 4 years running.