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Meteo·Mobile User Accounts

Meteo·Mobile uses cookies (kept at your PC or smartphone) to keep user information. We think that’s the easiest for our users.

When a users visits Meteo·Mobile, we request these cookies (where your settings are) to act accordingly (know your favorite airports and other settings).
But this method has one drawback. When(If) you ever delete your cookies, we no longer know who you are, and then:

  • Alerts that you may have configured become uneditable by you on that PC.
  • We cannot query past history to calculate which airports you requested the most…

Now, if you registered your e-mail address, we can merge all of that information in your current user.

To do that, all you need to do is:

  1. Make sure you have your (right) email address configured at each PC from which you visit Meteo·Mobile (Set your preferences)
  2. One you have done that, you’ll be shown our welcome page with a summary of your registration information.
  3. If we find a previous registration linked to your e-mail address, this page will offer the chance to merge those accounts.
  4. To check that all of those accounts belong to you, the merge process relies on your e-mail. So if you decide to merge the accounts you will be sent an email with more instructions.
    Please be patient to receive your email, if you run the merge process more than once, you’ll get more than one mail, and won’t know which one is the right one.
  5. From each PC (or smartphone) that you use, access that same email and click on the link sent to you.
  6. Voilà! You’re done.

After this short process, your alerts and favorites will be the same in each PC from which you clicked on the linke sent to you through the email.

Let us know if you run into any problem (you and comment on this post, or send us an email to: meteomobile <at> aviador.es )

And… keep visiting!

Get faster METARs

We’ve been recently working to improve your experience on Meteo·Mobile.

Every now and then, we’ve been getting comments criticising the fact that there was a lot of information on the METAR page.
The intention of all of that information was to provide an easy navigation. When you asked for a METAR for an airfield, you’d get the nearest alternates. That way, you could click on its ICAO identifier and directly go to the METAR for that field.

We where also showing a map (smaller for mobile devices), Sunrise and Sunset times, coordinates and lots of other information.

It is true that as Meteo·Mobile grew, more and more information was displayed and some users who only wanted the METAR were paying a high price on page load time (specially on some mobile devices with a lower bandwidth)

We’ve been experimenting with different layouts, and have come with one that (we think) is a good compromise between speed and functionality.

Basically, what we’ve done is put all of that (extra) information available through links under the “Extra Information” tag.

Now, page load time should be noticeably higher. Although it is true that some of the information is an extra click away.

So we would definitely love hearing your opinion.
You can use the comments on this blog or drop us an email, whatever you prefer.