Making an iOS version of the renowned weather app Weawow
written by Thuong Truong
Weawow is a free weather app that stands out from the crowd by offering an ad-free experience and showcasing beautiful weather-related photos contributed by photographers from around the world.
SupremeTech is honored to develop the iOS version of Weawow after it had already established a stable presence on Android and the web.
An Exceptional Weather App with Over 6,000,000 Downloads
Weawow, while relatively new in recent years, is steadily asserting its success in the ‘weather app race’ with over 6 million organic downloads for Android version only and a favorable rating of 4.8+/5 stars with over 591K reviews on Google play. Weawow is currently available in 176 countries around the world. We believe this free weather app will continue to grow and quickly become one of the most popular weather apps.
As an iOS development partner, SupremeTech is thrilled to contribute to the expansion and continuous growth of Weawow.
The free weather App That Makes Users Say ‘Wow’
What sets Weawow apart is its ability to evoke a “Wow” reaction from users with its vivid weather predictions presented through imagery rather than mundane figures or text.
In addition to the photos provided by professional photographers, users can also capture their own captivating weather snapshots and share them on the Weawow platform. These images can then be seamlessly integrated into the app, visible to weather enthusiasts worldwide.
Weawow offers customization options, allowing users to choose how weather data is displayed, such as rainfall amounts, wind speeds, pressure, UV index, and more.
This app is available in over 50 languages, making it accessible to a global audience.
SupremeTech’s Unique Challenge
In contrast to other clients, SupremeTech developed the iOS version of Weawow after it had already established a stable presence on Android and the web. Since the UI/UX design of the Android version, as well as the core features, is optimized perfectly, it’s a unique challenge for the iOS team to adapt and keep up with the high quality. SupremeTech had to adapt the app to align with the existing platforms, all while meeting high UI/UX standards set by the earlier versions.
SupremeTech undertook the development of the app with a team of high-skilled iOS developers. We are truly inspired by the perfectionism of the Weawow team. With the great support from our client, we worked diligently and with great enthusiasm. In order to meet the requirement from the Weawow team, we quickly researched and identified the most efficient methods for implementation based on the existing version available on Android.
This challenge demanded a high level of ownership from SupremeTech, as we actively researched and resolved issues throughout the development process. Despite these obstacles, SupremeTech successfully completed the project within a year, utilizing Swift as the programming language. The results garnered positive feedback from Weawow.
Mr. Shinohara, President of Weawow Inc., expressed satisfaction with SupremeTech’s work:
“Due to the popularity of our application on Android devices, we requested the initial development of an iOS application. We only provided them with the Android app source files, API documentation, and simple notes on implementation, but they created something almost identical to the Android app. We didn’t have to spend a lot of time communicating with them to develop the app, and the iOS app source code they produced was very easy to understand, so when we made changes or corrections, we could easily understand the scope of the impact, making the subsequent management of the app much more effortless.”
Main Features of this weather app
A list of photos taken by photographers around the world
The photos reflect the weather at the user’s current location and show whether it is sunny, cloudy, rainy, or snowy, so it is better to wear an umbrella or sunglasses when going out. You can decide if you need it.
We designed it so that when you open the app, you’ll encounter beautiful photos instead of boring text-based predictions.
Also, if you took your own photos, you can post them through the website and we’ve integrated them into the app for display by weather watchers around the world. (The app is available in over 50 languages.)
Weather map and radar display
– Weather providers: NOAA, RainViewer, MET Norway, MSC
– Globe (14-day forecast): You can check wind animation and various weather layers on the 3D globe.
– Google Maps (Radar and 1-day forecast): You can check the actual rainfall radar on Google Maps.
– Changeable weather providers: NWS (NOAA), DWD, MET Norway, Dark Sky, AerisWeather, Weatherbit, World Weather Online, Open Weather map, (AccuWeather, Foreca) – No ads at all despite being a free
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-Supported languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese, and 50 other languages.
If your business already owns an app in one version and wishes to expand to either Android or iOS platforms, don’t hesitate to contact SupremeTech. With our experience, SupremeTech is committed to ensuring your satisfaction. Get in touch with us today.
A Satellite Project for Healthcare Management Systems
In the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare, SupremeTech emerges as a beacon of innovation, dedicated to empowering healthcare centers and healthcare management systems. This journey unfolds through the art of creating satellite projects, commitment to deadlines, adaptability in action, and the extra mile with offshore development. Let's delve into how SupremeTech carefully designs each satellite project to prioritize value, precision, and adaptability in healthcare solutions. The Art of Creating Satellite Projects Understanding the need for scalability in healthcare management systems The healthcare landscape is ever-evolving, and SupremeTech has acknowledged the need for scalable solutions. In this segment, we explore the crucial role of scalability in healthcare management systems. Healthcare Management System (CMS), which SupremeTech developed as an offshore development solution, offers you seamless access to update citizens' health information. This user-friendly platform empowers you to stay connected and informed. Moreover, our systems facilitate smooth communication between citizens and healthcare providers, enabling remote consultations and health ranking services. This not only enhances care accessibility, particularly for individuals in remote areas or with limited mobility but also elevates citizen engagement and satisfaction.Embracing citizen engagement and promoting self-care, our digitized healthcare management system instills a sense of empowerment and responsibility for personal health. Through easy-to-use interfaces and intuitive mobile applications, individuals can engage in activities that promote better health. From setting fitness goals, monitoring exercise routines, and tracking nutrition, to accessing educational resources and connecting with support communities, a digitized health management system empowers citizens to make informed decisions and adopt healthy lifestyle choices. SupremeTech's approach to create satellite projects from large-scale projects. SupremeTech's special skill is making big ideas into easy-to-handle projects. Explore how we extract satellite projects from large-scale initiatives, ensuring not just size but also adaptability and precision. Recognizing that an optimal Agile team size ranges between 7 to 10 individuals, we want to highlight that SupremeTech takes deliberate measures to imbue adaptability into each satellite project. This signifies that these projects are engineered to evolve, pivot, and effortlessly incorporate new features or modifications as necessary, guaranteeing a responsive and dynamic reaction to evolving requirements. That's the reason why SupremeTech has decided to create a good satellite project with the Healthcare Management System (CMS) and application to adapt to new requests from clients who want to create a new health tracking system in a new city. Deadline Management: A Supreme Commitment Importance of meeting deadlines in healthcare projects. Time is a precious commodity in healthcare. The timely implementation of projects directly impacts everyone's healthcare. SupremeTech recognizes that delays can have far-reaching consequences, and meeting deadlines is not just a goal but a necessity. SupremeTech's strategies for effective project timeline management. SupremeTech makes projects that can change and adapt easily to fit different needs. We focus on making these projects precise and flexible to meet the ever-changing demands. Comprehensive Planning: The journey begins with meticulous planning. Before a project even starts, a comprehensive roadmap is laid out, detailing every milestone and task with our clients. This strategic planning allows for a clear understanding of the project scope, potential challenges, and the critical path to success.Clear Communication Channels: Communication is the key to effective project timeline management. SupremeTech establishes clear and transparent communication channels, both internally and with clients. This ensures that everyone involved is on the same page, minimizing misunderstandings and facilitating quick decision-making. Risk Management Strategies: Every project comes with inherent risks. SupremeTech, however, doesn't just identify risks; it proactively manages them. Robust risk management strategies are in place to anticipate and address potential challenges, preventing them from derailing the project timeline. Adaptability in Action In the intricate world of healthcare projects, where change is constant, SupremeTech orchestrates a seamless dance, showcasing the vital need for adaptability. As projects evolve, SupremeTech's flexibility shines through, effortlessly accommodating new requests and embracing change with unparalleled finesse. Clients witness a dynamic partner who not only keeps pace with evolving needs but actively thrives in the ever-shifting landscape of healthcare project execution. Benefits for All Explore the tangible benefits that SupremeTech's proactive approach brings to Public Health sectors, Healthcare centers, and Healthcare systems. From improved scalability to streamlined processes and enhanced employee engagement, discover how SupremeTech creates a positive impact for all. Offshore Development: The Extra Mile Dive into the technological backbone that supports SupremeTech's success. Learn how SupremeTech transcends geographical boundaries, bringing together global collaboration for unparalleled efficiency. Development systems and technologies Below are the resources and technologies we use to develop the services: Details of entrustment: Design, Implementation, Testing, Migration, Maintenance & Operation Platform: CMS, Native App Development language: PHP (Laravel), Kotlin, Swift Let SupremeTech help you to start your healthcare management system now! As our journey concludes, embark on your adventure by visiting SupremeTech. Witness the culmination of expertise, dedication, and innovation. For a new beginning in healthcare management solutions, contact SupremeTech and be a part of a story that goes beyond success - a story of continual innovation and transformation in healthcare management. Don't wait, take the first step towards a more efficient and effective healthcare system today.
A Satellite Project for Healthcare Management Systems
LINE Mini App: Digital Transform Customer Service with Digital Point Cards
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LINE Mini App: Digital Transform Customer Service with Digital Point Cards
Shopify Order Tracking App for The Food Industry
TakeOut is a Shopify application that allows restaurants and food industry businesses to streamline their takeout service. Instead of relying on a third-party application to sell and deliver food online, customers can order directly from the restaurant with this Shopify order tracking app. Sounds like a delicious way to increase profit engagement with customers! Almost everyone who lives in an urban area has had food delivered to them. Of course, there have always been a few more options when it comes to takeout. There's the stereotypical "Chinese takeout" that comes in a paper oyster shell tossed into a bag with disposable chopsticks and a handful of fortune cookies. If only one of those fortune cookies had told us about the possibilities of future food delivery and takeout! Today, all of your favorite foods are available for takeout or delivery. Shopify Serves Small Restaurant Businesses The project began when a client approached us with the concept of giving small businesses a way to reduce their operating costs. Although there are many benefits to being listed on popular delivery and takeout websites and applications, but these benefits come at a financial cost. For some businesses, this is fine; just pay the fee and keep selling! However, some businesses prefer to keep these external costs to a minimum. Utilizing Shopify's Popularity in Japan In Japan, Shopify has become increasingly popular. Our partner client saw an opportunity to capitalize on this popularity and create an application that gives restaurants a choice. Now, Japanese restaurants can choose to sell their products through a well-known service or put more effort into developing their own brand and selling their food directly to hungry end users. TakeOut Functions for Foodies The first function of TakeOut is the call function. This allows customers to place a takeout order from the restaurant's Shopify website. The application shows where the food is in the pipeline, from the order being received, to being in the kitchen, to being ready for pickup. When the food is close to being ready, the application can send a push notification to notify the customer. If a client restaurant wants to add additional customization to the pipeline or takeout application, we can accommodate any request. Again, this is the beauty of Shopify: with a qualified team, the customization possibilities are nearly endless! User-friendliness is Delicious! Furthermore, adding the TakeOut application to a restaurant's Shopify is incredibly easy. In most cases, you won't need a development team at all. We've created a step-by-step guide on how to integrate the app into an existing Shopify store. All the restaurant owner has to do is follow the steps, then they're selling their deliciousness directly to customers. Similar to how customers might want to customize their food order, if there's something that needs to be changed, we can do the customization for the restaurant's Shopify. TakeOut Challenges: Multiple Locations The project itself was not too difficult. A small team developed the application over the course of three months. SupremeTech had a lot of experience working with Shopify and our partner Fracta on other projects. We worked seamlessly with our client partner. Our Japanese business analyst coordinated communication between the engineering team and Japanese stakeholders. However, despite our best efforts, there was one particular challenge that nearly tripped us up! Development projects rarely go by without some challenge or miscommunication. However, during the TakeOut project, we were able to adapt and complete the project on time. We worked under the assumption that the Shopify stores we were developing TakeOut for were stand-alone locations. We developed the app under without considering businesses with multiple locations. Due to Shopify's policy, this required some last-minute tinkering. Fortunately, we were able to power through the last minute adjustments. Sudden changes are common in our industry. Nonetheless, we learned valuable lesson about adapting when the client's specifications change. Serving Customers With TakeOut TakeOut was a Shopify eCommerce application that we developed to help small businesses. We continue to work closely with our partner client to add new features to the app as the market dictates. To date, TakeOut's client restaurants and food lovers have praised its user-friendly interface. We're excited to see how the platform continues to change the way we do eCommerce in the future. Contact SupremeTech if you want the same Shopify order tracking app or any custom Shopify solutions. We make your business smarter and smoother!
Shopify Order Tracking App for The Food Industry
Golang for DevOps: Empowering Infrastructure as Code and Automation
In the realm of DevOps, efficiency, agility, and automation are paramount. This article explores how the Go programming language, often referred to as Golang, plays a significant role in DevOps by enabling infrastructure as code, automation scripts, and deployment tools. We will also discuss how Golang development services can support DevOps teams in achieving their goals. Understanding DevOps Before diving into Golang's role in DevOps, let's clarify what DevOps is all about. DevOps is a set of practices that aims to break down the traditional silos between development and IT operations teams. It promotes collaboration, communication, and automation to streamline software development and deployment processes. Infrastructure as Code with Golang Infrastructure as Code (IaC) is a cornerstone of DevOps, allowing infrastructure to be managed and provisioned using code. Golang is a powerful language for creating IaC because of its simplicity, efficiency, and excellent support for concurrent programming. Declarative IaC: Golang enables the creation of declarative IaC scripts, where you specify the desired state of your infrastructure. You can use tools like Terraform and Pulumi, which are written in Go, to define your infrastructure in a human-readable format. Golang's syntax is clean and easy to understand, making it an excellent choice for this purpose.Concurrency: DevOps often involves managing multiple resources and services concurrently. Golang's built-in support for concurrency with Goroutines and Channels ensures that you can manage your infrastructure efficiently. This is especially valuable when dealing with large-scale, distributed systems.Performance: Golang is known for its performance. When you need to apply changes to your infrastructure rapidly, Golang's speed can significantly reduce the time it takes to provision and manage resources, contributing to overall DevOps efficiency. Automation Scripts in Golang Automation is at the heart of DevOps, as it allows for repetitive tasks to be executed with precision and consistency. Golang's design makes it a perfect fit for writing automation scripts. Cross-platform Compatibility: Golang can compile code for multiple operating systems and architectures. This means that a single Golang script can run on various platforms, reducing the need to maintain separate scripts for different environments.Static Typing: Golang's static typing system provides robust error checking, helping to catch potential issues early in the development process. This feature is particularly beneficial when writing scripts that interact with critical systems.Rich Standard Library: Golang's standard library offers a wealth of packages for working with APIs, databases, networking, and more. DevOps professionals can leverage these packages to streamline the development of automation scripts.Ease of Deployment: Golang's ability to produce standalone binaries simplifies deployment. You don't need to worry about dependencies or runtime environments when distributing your scripts. Deployment Tools and Golang Development Services Deploying applications and services efficiently is a core aspect of DevOps. Golang can be a valuable ally in creating deployment tools that ensure smooth and reliable application delivery. Custom Deployment Pipelines: Golang allows DevOps teams to create custom deployment pipelines tailored to their specific requirements. You can build tools that handle everything from continuous integration to deployment, monitoring, and scaling.Integration with Containerization: Containers are a fundamental component of modern DevOps, and Golang is well-suited for creating container-related tools. Many container orchestration tools, like Kubernetes, are written in Golang, showcasing its capability in this area.Microservices Deployment: DevOps often involves the deployment of microservices. Golang's small binary size and efficient concurrency handling make it an excellent choice for managing and orchestrating microservices within a larger system. Support from Golang Development Services Golang development services provide valuable support to DevOps teams aiming to leverage the language for infrastructure as code, automation, and deployment. Here are some ways these services can assist: Consultation: Golang development services can offer expert advice and guidance on the best practices for using Golang in your DevOps processes. They can help you determine the most suitable tools and frameworks for your specific needs.Custom Tooling: Golang development services can create custom tools and scripts tailored to your infrastructure and deployment requirements. This ensures that your DevOps processes are as efficient as possible.Integration: Golang development services can integrate Golang-based tools with your existing systems, ensuring a seamless transition and coexistence with your current infrastructure.Maintenance and Support: DevOps is an ongoing process, and Golang development services can provide ongoing maintenance and support for the tools and scripts they develop, helping you keep your DevOps pipelines running smoothly. Conclusion Golang's simplicity, efficiency, and robust support for concurrent programming make it a valuable asset for DevOps teams looking to implement infrastructure as code, automation, and deployment processes. The language's capabilities, combined with the support of Golang development services, enable DevOps professionals to streamline their workflows, achieve higher efficiency, and meet the demands of modern, agile software development and deployment. Whether you are creating infrastructure as code, automation scripts, or deployment tools, Golang is a versatile and powerful choice in the DevOps toolbox. Contact us for your tailored Golang development services.
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