Athlone, Ireland – Irish software development company Moonswing today is pleased to announce the release of Aimsir 1.0, its new application for iOS devices that presents detailed and accurate weather forecasts in the Irish language. Not only does it let you know what the weather’s going to be like where you are, it also teaches you lots of Irish words and phrases. For all the Irish bars and restaurants dotted around the world it’s the easier way to get a local forecast in the Irish language.
The purpose of Aimsir (pronounced ‘am-sher’, the Irish word for ‘weather’) is two-fold. Using weather data from OpenWeatherMap it gives the user detailed current and seven day forecasts for their current location. In addition to the forecast weather and temperature, Aimsir also provides information on wind strength and direction, atmospheric pressure and humidity.
Aimsir’s other goal is to present to the user as much Irish language vocabulary as possible. Though the app is attractively designed, with many beautiful images and informative icons, the weather data is also 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 the user 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’ (in Irish). It’s a great way to brush up on Irish language skills or maybe just learn a few words.”
Moonswing plans to add many more features to Aimsir in forthcoming releases, including audio clips for the Irish vocabulary. In the meantime they invite you to ‘Bain Triail As!’ (Give it a try!).
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 7.0 or later
* 5.4 MB
Pricing and Availability:
As a special launch offer, Aimsir will be available at the reduced price of $0.99 (equivalent amounts in other currencies) until December 22nd, 2013. After that date, Aimsir will cost $1.99 USD (equivalent amounts in other currencies). Aimsir is available worldwide exclusively through the iTunes App Store in the Weather category.
Moonswing is a limited company founded by Tom Tierney and located in Athlone, Ireland. Copyright (C)2013 Moonswing Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPad and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.