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Kitespy 1.0.0 The Mobile app for Kitesurfers by kitesurfers

Postby kitespy » Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:37 pm

Hi Kitesurfers! We’ve developed a new kite app to address the problem of unreliable wind forecasts. The app allows kiters to report wind based on the size of the kite and weight. The idea is to get wind info from real kiters at kite spots. How many times did we go kiting based on the forecast and ended up disappointed? The app has been operating in Tarifa, Spain for over 6 months. Now, it’s global with over 300 spots in 45 countries! Try out KiteSpy (it’s free) and let us know what features or improvements you’d like. Don’t miss any kite session ever again with KiteSpy (in Play and AppStore) – https://kitespy.com

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Re: Kitespy 1.0.0 The Mobile app for Kitesurfers by kitesurfers

Postby Kitemenn » Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:19 pm

TBH I do not see this really taking off. NOt to be negative but simply due to the fact this only works if people feedback which do not benefit from it. It's a nice idea but in reality there is no incentive to do this.

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Re: Kitespy 1.0.0 The Mobile app for Kitesurfers by kitesurfers

Postby kitespy » Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:14 pm

Kitemenn wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:19 pm
TBH I do not see this really taking off. NOt to be negative but simply due to the fact this only works if people feedback which do not benefit from it. It's a nice idea but in reality there is no incentive to do this.

Hi Kitemenn,

Thanks for the feedback. You are correct, the app depends on users’ reports. It’ll only work if users report. We’ve included some in-app incentives to report (KiteSpy levels, badges, spot leader boards) to make it fun. We’ll be adding more social features soon. The app is already working in Tarifa and it has replaced multiple whatsapp/facebook groups the locals used. Now anyone visiting Tarifa can kite like a local. We hope to do the same everywhere.

I see in you are in the Netherlands. We have some users reporting there!

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Re: Kitespy 1.0.0 The Mobile app for Kitesurfers by kitesurfers

Postby deniska » Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:47 pm

with my 185lb, I could be riding 10m kite in 9kt or in 30kt..
Why would you care what sizes others ride?

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Re: Kitespy 1.0.0 The Mobile app for Kitesurfers by kitesurfers

Postby kitespy » Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:19 pm

deniska wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:47 pm
with my 185lb, I could be riding 10m kite in 9kt or in 30kt..
Why would you care what sizes others ride?
Hi Deniska,

You are right, this will vary according to riding preferences, board type and so on (btw we’ll add board type soon). I’ve been in multiple kiting facebook/whatsapp/etc groups in different countries and locations and weight + kite size have always been the standard way of sharing wind conditions. With a couple of reports we can calculate the average that in most cases is about right. On another note we’ll add option to change to LB from KG soon :D

Happy riding!
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