Launched at the end of summer 2012 after 3 years of research and development, SkyMotion is a Quebec weather forecasting application.
The sector in which the start-up operates is very competitive, but it is the only one to offer ultra-localized forecasts: 1 km2 around the user.
Created by two former Ubisoft and Electronic Arts alumni, Skymotion is based on radar observation to establish its forecasts after having carried out a geolocation. The result is very precise, and reliable according to its users.
The start-up was bought by the American giant AccuWeather last November for an undisclosed amount. A shift in their strategy that satisfies the founders of the application: “In a few years, have gone from a garage technology to tens and hundreds of millions of users”, predicts Maxime Julien, this French former HEC , on the Canadian site Canoe.
The acquisition of Skymotion by AccuWeather should allow it to expand into the world. Now operating in Europe, the app is now targeting Asia.