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Umbrella Today

Forecast Rain Umbrella Today


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Published 07/13/2012 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by Robyn Valenzuela
What can you use the app for?

Umbrella Today is a simple, straight-forward and direct approach to notify users whether rain is expected that day or not. The user enters the location with a zip code or the city and state and Umbrella Today replies with a simple "Yes" rain is expected and an umbrella is needed or "No" rain is not expected and no umbrella is needed. As of May 2012, rain is the primary focus for this website however the site developers indicate an interest in eventually pursuing other weather related features such as wind or snow. Umbrella Today offers to send email rain alerts or text message rain alerts at the user's preferred time. Users can indicate their preference for the time of day they would like to be notified. An iPhone application is available for purchase as well.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Umbrella Today was developed by the team at thoughtbot, inc. and updated around 2010. Limited information is available regarding the development of Umbrella Today. The web-based application was designed with a singular focus toward notifying the user of rain. A simple, user friendly site with a basic approach with appeal to a large audience. The site developers have expressed an interest in adding more features expanding on weather related alerts. Umbrella Today is a simple, straight-forward application that addresses rain. Umbrella Today offers to send email rain alerts or text message rain alerts at the user's preferred time. There is also an iPhone app available for purchase as a real-time rain indicator.

What are the differences to other apps?

Umbrella Today is a simple and uncomplicated website with a well designed minimalistic approach. Umbrella Today is a notification service for it's users regarding rain advice. Umbrella Today brings a laser-like focus toward forecasting rain. Umbrella Today is an application that is direct and to the point, a factor for users on the go. Umbrella Today is a streamlined application that is uncomplicated and simplistic, easy to read and understand while offering stress-free navigation to users. A live chat feature is being developed to assist users with help desk. Umbrella Today is a web-based application under development as of June 2012 as features are being added and developed.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Umbrella Today is an application that is simple, streamlined and uncomplicated. Umbrella Today is a no-frills web-based notification service for basic rain related weather forecasting. Umbrella Today is a well designed application with a minimalistic and direct approach. Umbrella Today has a laser-like focus toward rain forecasting with an easy to interpret and easy to read website display. A live chat feature is being developed to assist users with help desk. Umbrella Today is a web-based application under development as of June 2012 as features are being added.

How does the registration process work?

Umbrella Today's registration process requests the user's email address, enter a time zone selected from a drop down menu and time preference of the alert to be sent. An activation code will emailed to the registrant with a link. Retrieve the activation code and follow the link back to the site. Enter the activation code and select "go". Umbrella Today is a web-based application under development as of June 2012 as features are being added. Text message alerts request the user's cell phone number, the alert time and time zone and user's cell phone provider or carrier. The iPhone App is available for purchase at the iPhone App Store and a link is provided to guide the user to iTunes.

What does it cost to use the application?

Umbrella Today is a free website as of May 2012. The iPhone application of Umbrella Today is offered at $1.99 through iPhone App Store. Umbrella Today is a simple, straight-forward approach addressing rain. Enter a location with a zip code and Umbrella Today replies with a simple "Yes" or "No" rain. As of May 2012, rain is the primary focus for this website however the site developers indicate an interest in eventually pursuing other weather related alerts such as wind or snow. Umbrella Today offers to send email rain alerts or text message rain alerts at the user's preferred time. Users can indicate their preference for the time of day they would like to be notified. An iPhone application is available for purchase as a real-time rain indicator.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Umbrella Today is a simplistic application aimed at providing a service for rain notification to it's users. Umbrella Today is a convenience for owners of cell phones, iPhones, smartphones that are traveling and on-the-go. Other mobile devices could be added and supported as upgrades and features are developed. Umbrella Today is designed to be streamlined and uncomplicated with appeal to a wide audience with a preference for easy, direct and concise. The developers of Umbrella Today offer a no-frills application to notify of eminent rain. Umbrella Today's minimalistic design and easy to read display is appreciated by an aging population.

  • Email notifications at a specified time.
  • Text message alerts at a designated time.
  • iPhone real time rain application.


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