Athlone based development company Moonswing has enhanced its 'Aimsir' weather forecast iPhone and iPad app with the addition of the voice of Westmeath native and local primary school teacher Clíodhna Ní Chonaill.
The Aimsir app was created by Moonswing company founder, Tom Tierney, and lets users know what their local weather is going to be like for the next five days and can also be used to show what the current conditions are in any other part of the world.
All of the weather information is displayed in Irish and, with Clíodha’s audio added, users of the app can now hear the forecast for their location, and all of the glossary phrases, in spoken Irish.
“Aimsir has received very positive reviews since its launch, but we always felt that spoken Irish would be a very important addition. We are delighted that Clíodhna has come on board, so now people anywhere in the world can listen to their local weather forecast in fluent Irish.
"In addition to topping the iOS app charts in the weather category in Ireland, we have had great feedback from Irish language organisations in places like Manchester, Brussels and Los Angeles. In addition to the detailed weather information, people are drawn to the educational aspects of the app." Mr Tierney remarked.
Moonswing is currently working on an android version of Aimsir, which will be released in the coming months. As well as developing its own apps, Moonswing has worked with Athlone based development company Townapps and is currently developing software for DroneSAR, an award winning Irish company that deploys drones in search and rescue operations.