I agree, but making the videos takes time so it’s not completely “free”. I would love to do more educational videos but it takes a lot of time and effort. I still have users asking for Theme Editors, sunrise/sunset, etc… No one has asked for more YT videos
BTW, the first video you posted is by @swissmac who is a regular on this forum.
Education around weather is not a small task. I have so many thing on my todo list so I have to prioritise. It’s very hard to prioritise this - it’s hard, involves a lot of time, can be boring (compared to other features), and it’s hard to see major increases in revenue compared to other feautres like adding the UKMO regional and global models.
Besides, there are plenty of resources on the web - you just have to search.
I’m 2nd in command to my wife Sally, who does social media I’m not sure if she want to do this kind of stuff - I’ll ask her. Other than that, there is no third in command.
Flowx uses Radar from RainViewer. Scraping together data may sound easy, but it is no easy task either. There are so many website, formats, failures, changes in format, etc… it’s a massive job. I did have these things on my todo list 7 years ago. They have since disappeared. It’s just too hard for one person to do.
I have lightning on the plan. I’ve bought a Blue System from Blitzortung. I’ve nearly got it going. I still need a couple of parts. Then I’ll look at adding this data.
Notice the radar is from one source (RainViewer) and lightning from one source (Blitzortung) which is why it’s easier to add. Windy cheats a little bit.
I removed the eclipse data. I spent 3 weeks implementing the eclipse feature for the major USA eclipse a few years ago. I released it and you could hear crickets - it was a complete flop. Most eclipse chasers used Apple. I’ve since removed the code since there was no use maintaining it for no users.
This taught me a major lesson in prioritising and market research.