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The world’s first community-based smart weather camera station with real-time images, time-lapse and precise weather data.
The world’s first community-based smart weather camera station with real-time images, time-lapse and precise weather data.
The world’s first community-based smart weather camera station with real-time images, time-lapse and precise weather data.
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2,966 backers pledged $680,826 to help bring this project to life.

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The Complete Smart Weather Camera System

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MEET SKY2 & STORM: THE COMPLETE SMART WEATHER CAMERA SYSTEM

After a successful campaign with our first generation SKY personal weather camera station in 2014, we’re back on Kickstarter to fulfill our promise and more. 

Introducing the second generation SKY2 and the all new STORM.

SKY2 is our second generation weather camera station measuring; 
- Temperature
- Humidity
- Barometric pressure 
- Precipitation
At the heart of it, SKY2 features an HD camera capturing real-time images every 5 minutes. At the end of the day, you'll have a time-lapse, telling a clear story of your sky.

STORM is an all new accessory device measuring; 
- Rainfall total
- Wind speed
- Wind direction
- UV 
It is a wireless add-on device paired with your SKY1 or SKY2 only, providing you with more data that matters.

BloomSky APP is your free mobile control center for sharing and viewing valuable weather information. The interface intuitively displays collected data from your devices so you have on demand access to real-time conditions.

As a device owner, you can broadcast current weather trends or changes. Send notifications in friendly greetings or weather reports to your followers so they can be informed when you are.

STRENGTH IN NUMBERS 

 

Our growing BloomSky weather community is designed to bring people closer, and reinvent the way we share and consume weather information. Share and view real-time images and hyperlocal data no matter where you are.

WATCH & SEE: The difference between BloomSky and your typical weather source.

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IN THE MEDIA

 

 

 STRETCH GOAL

We are committed to improving the BloomSky experience through continuous progress and innovation. If we reach $300,000 in goal, we will develop an Outdoor Air Quality monitoring system to enrich your overall data wealth. We will build it together with your feedback and give all Kickstarter backers exclusive priority and discount if realized.

WHAT IT CAN DO FOR YOU

 

 

 

  • Share your sky with family and friends.
  • Send customized notifications to your device followers.
  • Personalize to favorite locations or devices to follow.
  • See your sky and access your weather data no matter where you are.
  • Multi-coated lenses 
  • Anti-reflective casing 
  • High color fidelity 
  • 45° angle adjustable shooting 
  • Automatic time-lapse generator
  • Stunning images from ultra-wide HD camera. 
  • See your sky anytime, anywhere.
  • View a time-lapse of the day at the end of the day.

NEWS 08/10/16: We've partnered with IFTTT to bring you native access feature, available now in latest BloomSky App 3.0.3 for download.

Introducing the new native IFTTT integration on the latest app update (3.0.3). BloomSky + IFTTT is now more powerful, together. Learn more on our official blog or download the app in the App Store or Google Play. Watch this short in-app video demo.

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  • Working together with IFTTT to easily trigger various smart devices and more. 
  • Automatically adjust thermostat, control irrigation systems and more possibilities.
  • Be informed with hyperlocal weather changes and trends that matters most to you.
  • Explore areas with microclimates or wherever you wish to go.
  • Web based heat map function gives you overview perspective of changes and trends over a whole region.
  • Our community-driven weather data allows you to contribute accurate weather information to others . 
  • Know whether to bring more sunscreen to that picnic, If to bring the umbrella on your way to the golf course, or even just what to wear wherever you need to go.
  • Weather-driven businesses are using BloomSky to add value to their customer experience by keeping them informed so they're not left guessing. 
  • BloomSky network has become a valuable business optimization tool for Airbnb hosts, restaurant managers, recreation operators, vineyard owners and more.

PRODUCT DETAILS

SKY2 is the sequel to SKY1. After a year of listening to you, the early BloomSky community, we've made it better. We have seen it survive the rough winters in Minnesota to the hottest conditions in Arizona. From the peaks of Himalayas to the dunes of Dubai, our first generation was tested to the extreme. We will continue to push the limit with SKY2, together.

SKY2 NEW UPDATES 

Based on valuable feedback from SKY1 users and community, we've tweaked the product for improved reliability and accuracy.
Changes:

  • Bluetooth-enable set up option for easier and faster install. 
  • Relocated the UV sensor to STORM to optimize reading accuracy.

SKY1 is only equipped with WiFi-enabled set up option. Now you have two options for initial set up on SKY2. The data will still be transmitted through WiFi network.

We have relocated the UV to STORM device for improved sensor placement. The UV sensor was placed on an adjustable cover on SKY1 which can be skewed when tilted. STORM will have a natural upright placement which makes more sense for UV exposure.

STORM is our newest and first accessory. It works with your SKY1 or SKY2 device in concert to bring you a complete weather data reporting system. It uses a tipping bucket to measure rainfall accurately, which can be easily removed for cleaning or replacement. It is also equipped with bird spike to prevent landing and roosting.

NOT JUST AN APP, A COMMUNITY

 APP WALKTHROUGH

FROM CONCEPT TO PRODUCT

TESTING

STORM being certified at 50 m/s.
STORM being certified at 50 m/s.

 A SEAMLESS SYSTEM

 THE TEAM THAT MADE THIS POSSIBLE

 

BloomSky is the brainchild of JT Xiao, an industrial designer and weather enthusiast, and the product of an incredible team of engineers, developers, and designers united by a passion for visual weather.

Our engineering team has over a decade of hardware/software experience, and have developed products that have reached 300,000 unit sales in Apple stores across the globe.

JT and the rest of our designers have won over a dozen Red Dot Design and IF Design Awards between them throughout the years. Together, we set out to create a global platform that can unite weather enthusiasts and improve lives in real-time.

WHAT YOU GET

A fully connected weather camera station kit that fits your need, large or small.

Is the inner weather geek in you calling? SKYPRO Kit is packaged for the prosumers who need a little more than just the essentials. The kit includes everything in the box for SKY2 and STORM, so you'll have a complete set of weather camera reporting system.

Or if simplicity is your thing, then SKYLITE Kit is packaged for users who just need the essentials. The kit includes everything in the box for SKY2, so you can take advantage of real-time data however fits your needs.

KICKSTARTER SPECIAL: FREE Mount and Tripod Stand will be added to the kits exclusively for Kickstarter backers only. After Kickstarter, the mount and tripod stand will be sold separately. 

  • SKYPRO includes one free Mount AND one free Tripod Stand.
  • SKYLITE includes one free Mount ONLY.
  • STORM includes one free Tripod Stand ONLY.

PLEASE NOTE: STORM will pair with your current SKY1 or SKY2 device only. Single STORM sales on Kickstarter is available for purchase to existing SKY1 users only right now.

BACKER REWARDS

 TIMELINE

SPECIAL THANKS

Mark Ahrens, Susan Druin, Barry Heffron, Federico Ippoliti, Lynn Williams Johnson, Jacob Olsen, Giovanni Paredes, Morgan Whaley, Paul Wilkerson, Stanzin Yangskit and all the user video participants!

Film Nanako Fukui Film & Team

Campaign LeMore Lab

 

Risks and challenges

Our products SKY2 and STORM have been tested and are scheduled for production. Planned delivery begin in September in limited quantities. Our added tripod stand is in prototype phase and is going through proper testing and certification. In the unlikely event of a third party manufacturing line and/or supplier delay, we will promptly inform Kickstarter backers of new delivery time.

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    THANK YOU

    Thank you so much for supporting the world's first weather camera community! Your pledge will help us, and our users, grow collectively. We will use your contribution to improve our free App and the overall experience of the entire ecosystem. Our team at BloomSky greatly appreciates your generosity!

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    EARLY BIRD STORM ONLY

    EXCLUSIVE REWARD FOR EXISTING BLOOMSKY USERS ONLY! **WORKS ONLY IF PAIRED WITH SKY1 OR SKY2 DEVICE** [Future MSRP: $139] This reward includes one STORM + solar panel + a complimentary tripod stand valued at $59. This is an exclusive Kickstarter deal. The tripod stand will be sold separately after this campaign.

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    SUPER EARLY BIRD SKYLITE KIT

    [Future MSRP: $249] Get ONE SKY2 + solar panel + complimentary mount. This is a Kickstarter exclusive. The mount will be sold separately at $39 after our Kickstarter campaign.

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    EARLY BIRD SKYLITE KIT

    [Future MSRP: $249] Get ONE SKY2 + solar panel + complimentary mount. This is a Kickstarter exclusive. The mount will be sold separately at $39 after our Kickstarter campaign.

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    LAST CHANCE SKYLITE KIT

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    SUPER EARLY BIRD SKYPRO KIT

    [Future MSRP: $299] Get a SKY2 + STORM + 2 solar panels and complimentary mount and tripod stand for SKY2 and STORM respectively. This is a Kickstarter exclusive. Sold separately at $39 for mount and $59 for tripod stand after our Kickstarter campaign.

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    SPECIAL EARLY BIRD SKYPRO KIT

    [Future MSRP: $299] Get a SKY2 + STORM + 2 solar panels and complimentary mount and tripod stand for SKY2 and STORM respectively. This is a Kickstarter exclusive. Sold separately at $39 for mount and $59 for tripod stand after our Kickstarter campaign.

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    APPRECIATION EARLY BIRD SKYPRO KIT

    [Future MSRP: $299] Get a SKY2 + STORM + 2 solar panels and complimentary mount and tripod stand for SKY2 and STORM respectively. This is a Kickstarter exclusive. Sold separately at $39 for mount and $59 for tripod stand after our Kickstarter campaign.

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    EARLY BIRD SKYPRO KIT

    [Future MSRP: $299] Get a SKY2 + STORM + 2 solar panels and complimentary mount and tripod stand for SKY2 and STORM respectively. This is a Kickstarter exclusive. Sold separately at $39 for mount and $59 for tripod stand after our Kickstarter campaign.

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    SECOND EARLY BIRD SKYPRO KIT

    [Future MSRP: $299] Get a SKY2 + STORM + 2 solar panels and complimentary mount and tripod stand for SKY2 and STORM respectively. This is a Kickstarter exclusive. Sold separately at $39 for mount and $59 for tripod stand after our Kickstarter campaign.

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    2016 HOLIDAY EDITION SKYPRO KIT

    [Future MSRP: $299] We're adding a special production with holiday theme packaging. Shipping will be arranged in early December so it'll arrive ahead of the 2016 holiday season for yourself or as a gift. Get a SKY2 + STORM + 2 solar panels and complimentary mount and tripod stand for SKY2 and STORM respectively. This is a Kickstarter exclusive. Sold separately at $39 for mount and $59 for tripod stand after our Kickstarter campaign.

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    LAST CHANCE SKYPRO KIT

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    A STORM FOR YOU, A SKYPRO KIT FOR THEM

    **You asked, we listened! Flexibility in one reward!**
    For existing users who's looking to add STORM to your current SKY1 unit but also wanting to gift a SKYPRO Kit for family and friends.

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    POPULAR DEMAND SKYPRO KIT TWIN PACK

    [Future MSRP: $598] Get TWO kits that each include: SKY2 + STORM + 2 solar panels and complimentary mount and tripod stand for SKY2 and STORM respectively. This is a Kickstarter exclusive. Sold separately at $39 for mount and $59 for tripod stand after our Kickstarter campaign.

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    SPECIAL SUPER BUNDLE 10x SKYLITE KIT

    [Future MSRP: of $2,490] Get 10x SKY2 at Super Early Bird value PLUS still receive 10x complimentary mount. This is a Kickstarter exclusive. The mount will be sold separately at $39 each after our Kickstarter campaign. **SPECIAL SHIPPING TO BE ARRANGED**

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    SPECIAL SUPER BUNDLE 10x SKYPRO KIT

    [Future MSRP: of $2,990] Get 10x SKY2 + STORM at Super Early Bird value PLUS still get 10x complimentary mount and tripod for SKY2 and STORM respectively. This is a Kickstarter exclusive. Sold separately at $39 for mount and $59 for tripod after our Kickstarter campaign. **SPECIAL SHIPPING TO BE ARRANGED**

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