In Brief

A people-powered weather service shows an interesting way that sentiment may be captured in future weather reports.

Weddar is a weather application reports not what the objective temperature is, rather how people feel about it. Positioned as a “people-powered weather service,” the app prompts its community of users to quickly  input how the weather corresponds to a set of 9 colorful conditions as they check the weather. The service of course incorporates a quick leaderboard-based system social incentives to indicate a user’s status within the community.

While the reports made to the service are presently contained within the service itself, it’s almost certain that in the near future we will see more widespread services incorporate data and sentiment generated by users of Weddar – or some service like it.

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