“Our Climate” iPhone app is rising fast, plus new link widget

I am delighted to report that “Our Climate” made it to the Number 1 paid weather App position in the Canadian iTunes store (out of 570 paid weather apps)!  It took only 40 hours to get there. See screen shot below:

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See my review here: New “Our Climate” iPhone app released

“Our Climate” is number 2 in both Norway and the UK, and number 3 sales rank in the US for ITunes Weather Apps. It has broken into the top 10 list for iPhone Weather Apps in 7 countries already. To help sustain that growth, I have created a sidebar widget for those that wish to help promote it. See below.

Apple has also put “Our Climate” in the number 1 position in their “New and Noteworthy” featured panel (in the weather app category ) in a number of iTunes jurisdictions, including the US, the UK, Australia, the Netherlands and Canada.

In the countries where the App is gaining user reviews, it is generally (read: invariably) gaining 3.5 to 5 stars average ratings. This is reflective of very good customer satisfaction metrics. In addition the software is proving highly stable with no reported crash logs.

The list below is a sampling of how we are doing in various countries so far.

Brackets denote current sales rank in ITunes “top paid weather apps”

Featured in New and Noteworthy (generally number one spot – top left):

  • Australia (5)
  • Canada (1)
  • Netherlands (12)
  • New Zealand (9)
  • UK (2)
  • US (3)

Not featured in New and NoteWorthy, but good sales rank

  • Norway (2)
  • Sweden (6)

New link widget:

To help this app get wide exposure, I’ve created a link widget for anyone to place in the sidebar of their website. Feel free to copy/paste either of these. Free use granted to everyone.

Pixel size 180×340

HTML CODE: (be sure to cut n’ paste into text editor, then past into your website from there to prevent character formatting issues)

<a href=”http://itunes.apple.com/app/our-climate/id371849150?mt=8&#8243; target=”_blank”><img title=”OurClimate for iPhone – click for details” src=”https://wattsupwiththat.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/ourclimate_iphone_screen_drop2.jpg&#8221; alt=”” width=”180″ height=”340″ /></a>


With App Store logo (180×400):

HTML CODE: (be sure to cut n’ paste into text editor, then past into your website from there to prevent character formatting issues)

<a href=”http://itunes.apple.com/app/our-climate/id371849150?mt=8&#8243; target=”_blank”><img title=”OurClimate for iPhone – click for details” src=”https://wattsupwiththat.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/ourclimate_iphone_screen_drop3.jpg&#8221; alt=”” width=”180″ height=”340″ /></a>


Or if you just want to provide a link:

http://itunes.apple.com/app/our-climate/id371849150?mt=8

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UPDATE: For those people that are unable to cut/paste into your blog, please read this.

I’ve tested this HTML. It works.

You have to paste into web pages and blogs as HTML, using the HTML editor of the website. To do that you must first copy the HTML above and paste it into a text editor like Notepad, and then copy and paste into your blog/website HTML editor.

Just pasting the text above into the regular content editor won’t work. You have to switch to HTML editing where you can see all the tags and text.

Failing that, select one of the images, and copy/paste into your content editor.

It really is easy, millions have done it. Just give it a try. – Anthony


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26 thoughts on ““Our Climate” iPhone app is rising fast, plus new link widget

  1. As an aside, just look at how that sidebar has grown with widgets and links galore.

    I can remember when I first stumbled across WUWT early on and the sidebar was so much shorter and the most eye-catching element was the “I Hate Windows Vista” widget!

  2. What is a text editor? I’m trying to put it on my blog, but it doesn’t have one. My blog is Blogger.

    Reply: Open browser window. Go to http://google.com. Search on the following string: What is a text editor? Read results. ~ctm

    REPLY: I’ve used blogger too. If you want to put the code into the sidebar where your blogroll and such is, you need to edit the template for the blog. It’s not hard but you need to be careful about where you paste stuff at. Blogger has a tool for you to edit your blogs template. – Mike

  3. Besides the weather app a new weather channel on tv run by Anthony, Joe D’Aleo, Steven Goddard, Joe Bastardi and Bill Illis would be real nice. The forecasts would be much more accurate than the current Weather Channel. It could have a daily segment on ENSO too. :-)

    Just a wish.

  4. Snowlover123, a text editor is something like notepad in windows.

    Congrats on the new app, I wish I had an iPhone instead of a Blackberry! Oh well, it’s not to hard to justr pull op WUWT.com

  5. Good job. For a while, I thought that the widget would emulate the whole app. ;-) Is it more accurate to call it a JPG picture rather than a widget? :-)

  6. How about showing us blackberry users some love? Put this app on the blackberry app store…

  7. Six reviews on the US Apps store; the first five very positive, and the last one characterizing the app as “propaganda.”

    The question, as with most new releases, is how many of the early reviews are plants? When the first reviews gomupmwithin minutes of release, and are utterly positive, with no critical review at all, one has to wonder.

    It doesn’t help that the software company responsible for the app doesn’t appear to have a website – there’s a site linked to the app, but it’s a single page promoting the app. No contact information, no company background, no other products, no indicTion of any interest inane additional work, nada. Who ever heard of a software shop without a web site? And although the author is purportedly Australian, living in Perth, the promotional page appears to live on a server in the USA. What’s up with that?

  8. Did as you said but no graphic coming up – any suggestions?

    REPLY: I’ve tested this HTML. It works You have to paste into web pages and blogs as HTML, using the HTML editor of the website. Just pasting into the regular content editor won’t work. – Anthony

    For example, I edit this comment as HTML, paste it in, and it works just fine:

  9. Dave says:
    July 31, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    “..although the author is purportedly Australian, living in Perth, the promotional page appears to live on a server in the USA. What’s up with that?

    I’m Australian and I have my business site hosted in the US for the simple reason that it costs far less than having it done locally. What’s up with that? :)

  10. Great work.
    I would like to see a weather app that showed real weather maps, not the cartoony things we see now days, a map with station identifiers that show wind spend and direction barbs, cloud cover, pressure, temperature and dewpoint as well as isobars and fronts.

  11. Keep it up!!!!

    I bought a copy for my iPhone and another for the iPod touch on my wife’s account. By it people, we must keep it in the top 10!

    This is one of the best things anyone has ever done, it brings stats to the public…. You can’t argue with stats, this will be one of the most damaging things anyone could have done to the warmest cause.

    KEEP IT UP!!!!!

    Wool hoo!

  12. Wow. Congrats. Who created this APP? I hope it does fantastically well for you.

    I assume you’re prepared for the assault from the AGW faithful. :-)

  13. Speaking of Digital Issues….I just happened to be looking through a 1996 edition of Wired Magazine – in it’s ‘Tired’ and ‘Wired’ Section it listed Global Warming as ‘Tired’ – and that was in 1996.

  14. Could you please make the data available to people who don’t use iPhone?
    may be apps for android and WM or just a web page?
    thanks.

  15. Mauibrad says:
    July 31, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    > I think there is something wrong with your html code. It’s not working.

    One of the most annoying things about supporting code or hardware is the user who reports “it’s not working”. Every so often, I come across a case where that’s actually an apt description, but the vast majority of the time the bug report would be greatly enhanced with a description. In this case:

    What did you put the HTML into?

    What did you use to put the HTML into it?

    What do you know about HTML basics?

    Does anything display?

    Could it be a caching problem?

    What is the failing URL?

    Hint – providing the URL is by far the easiest way to dump a problem in someone else’s lap because it doesn’t require any real thought to answer the other questions.

  16. Dave,
    I’m a Kiwi living in London (UK) at the moment and my web site (not a blog) is hosted in California. Doesn’t matter where you are, where your site is or where you do business – just think of it all as being sited on your desktop!

  17. I can’t help but wonder what people would be saying if John Cook had charged for the skeptical science app…

    REPLY: I can’t help but wonder why he didn’t.

    Slide 15: “Paid applications generally retain their users longer than free applications”

    http://www.slideshare.net/pinchmedia/iphone-appstore-secrets-pinch-media?type=presentation

    And, people who expect things for free, generally wouldn’t use it anyway, even if it was free. The people that will most likely use this understand. 99 cents isn’t a deal breaker anyway. Can’t even get a Starbucks for that. – Anthony

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