Authentic Weather now free on Android

Dear Authentic Weather friends.

As you might have noticed, Authentic Weather on Android is now free and some of you wondered why this is the case. Authentic Weather was a side project in the beginning and the reason to charge 99cent was to cover most of the development costs I had to pay for both, iOS and Android.

I personally believe in only delivering great product experiences, especially if you pay for it we owe you a fantastic product. With Authentic Weather for Android we unfortunately didn't delivered what we promised, we had difficulties supporting the wide range of the Android Market and didn't kept up with the Feature Set of the iOS version.

We're very sorry about this and after 3 months in the Android store I made the decision to give it away for free since I don't feel confident selling an App that doesn't live up to our standards. You deserve the best, in any case.

Why is the iOS version still paid?

iOS will remain paid (99cent) and will have more features (such as the Camera Mode) and more frequent updates. Consider Android as the Light version until we found a solution to bring the full Feature Set to Android.

For questions please contact hello@authenticweather.com or tweet me.
And download Authentic Weather here.

Thank you for reading & using Authentic Weather
Tobias

 

DON’T WORRY ABOUT COOL.

Sol Lewitt’s advice to a young Eva Hesse, via Elle Luna via here. —

Just stop thinking, worrying, looking over your shoulder wondering, doubting, fearing, hurting, hoping for some easy way out, struggling, grasping,…Stop it and just DO!…

Don’t worry about cool, make your own uncool. Make your own, your own world. If you fear, make it work for you – draw & paint your fear and anxiety…

You must practice being stupid, dumb, unthinking, empty. Then you will be able to DO!…

Try to do some BAD work – the worst you can think of and see what happens but mainly relax and let everything go to hell – you are not responsible for the world – you are only responsible for your work – so DO IT. And don’t think that your work has to conform to any preconceived form, idea or flavor. It can be anything you want it to be…

I know that you (or anyone) can only work so much and the rest of the time you are left with your thoughts. But when you work or before you work you have to empty you [sic] mind and concentrate on what you are doing. After you do something it is done and that’s that. After a while you can see some are better than others but also you can see what direction you are going. I’m sure you know all that. You also must know that you don’t have to justify your work – not even to yourself.

To design something really well you have to get it. You have to really grok what it’s all about. It takes a passionate commitment to thoroughly understand something – chew it up, not just quickly swallow it. Most people don’t take the time to do that. Creativity is just connecting things.

When you ask a creative person how they did something, they may feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after awhile. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things. And the reason they were able to do that was that they’ve had more experiences or have thought more about their experiences than other people have. Unfortunately, that’s too rare a commodity. A lot of people in our industry haven’t had very diverse experiences. They don’t have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions, without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one’s understanding of the human experience, the better designs we will have.
— Steve Jobs