Today in Kickstarter, Tuesday March 26th 2013:
East Coast friends: Remember Dark Sky, the Kickstarter-funded weather app that makes storm tracking an aesthetic experience? As you can see, the program reveals Hurricane Sandy to be a beautiful beast.
Now get indoors and stay safe.
While we can’t start a Kickstarter for snow (alas!), we do have a couple o’ creators who would be able to give you a heads up the next time a blizzard is headed your way!
There’s a certain dreariness to a winter without snow. There’s no blanket of white, no promise of renewal, no beauty blotting out the stark trees and opalescent skies.
There’s also no snowshoeing.
I’d really like some snow upstate, though. It would kind of kickstart away the winter blahs.
Your phone should know when you have a meeting across town and tell you to leave early because it’s going to start raining. It should wake you up at 5AM because there’s a fresh bed of snow on the hill and your better grab your sled before everyone else. It should tell you exactly when to leave the restaurant on your first date, timing it just perfectly so you both get stuck in a downpour trapped under that awning where you’ve planned the perfect first kiss.Is that the most lovely mission statement of all time, or is that the most lovely mission statement of all time? Decide for yourself by perusing our Q&A with Adam Grossman, co-creator of the weather-predicting app Dark Sky. This is the future, dammit!