Athlone-based software development company, Moonswing has launched Aimsir, its new application for iOS devices that presents detailed and accurate weather forecasts in the Irish language. Whether you live in Ireland or are interested in Irish culture, it’s the perfect tool to brush up your Irish language skills or maybe just learn a few words.
Aimsir uses data from OpenWeatherMap to give accurate and detailed current and seven day forecasts. The forecasts also provide information on wind strength and direction, atmospheric pressure and humidity. In addition to providing weather information, the aim of the app is to present the user with as wide range of much Irish language vocabulary as possible. While the app is attractively designed, with many beautiful images and informative icons, a large amount of the weather data is presented in text format, so the user is exposed to a wide range of Irish words and phrases.
Aimsir includes a detailed glossary section where all of the Irish words and phrases used are translated into English. In addition to the translations, there are other useful tools that allow you select numbers and dates and see them written in Irish.
“The weather and, more particularly, talk of the weather are such an important part of Irish culture that is seemed appropriate to have a weather app in the Irish language” says Moonswing founder Tom Tierney. “We hope people will use it to get a weather forecast for their area ‘as Gaeilge’. It’s a great way to increase your Irish vocabulary.”
On the day of its launch, Aimsir reached the Number One position in the Irish iTunes App Store’s Weather chart and reached the Top 50 in the overall Irish chart. It is also in the Weather chart in the US. Moonswing plans to add many more features to Aimsir in forthcoming releases, including audio clips for the Irish words and phrases.
Aimsir is available worldwide through the iTunes App Store in Weather category. Aimsir requires iOS7 or later. As a special launch offer, Aimsir is available at the reduced price of 89c until December 22nd, 2013.
You can download it from this link.