0003 - April 23rd, 2021

Hope y'all are having a great Friday!

This was a great week for Operand - we shipped a major feature that users have been asking for (weather), and built up a bunch of tooling which accelerated our progress moving forward. We're really proud of how we built weather, we built it our way, and innovated in almost every way for such a simple feature. Here are the docs for the new weather feature:


Also, wanted to say thank you to the people who tried out weather on launch day, we processed hundreds of incoming messages that day, our most ever.


  • Weather
    • We fetch multiple forecasts simultaneously, and reference the most accurate one for the specific time you ask about. This makes us more accurate than most weather apps.
    • Specific weather reports, in any location, up to 7 days in advance.
    • Generic Q&A functionality:
      • UV Index
      • Temperature
      • Snow / Rain
      • Precipitation Probability
      • Wind
      • Sunrise / Sunset
    • Uses Fahrenheit if you are located in the US.
  • Update Location Functionality
    • Allows users to update their location within iMessage by clicking the 'Send My Current Location Button'.
    • Also allows manual location entry, for example, 'update my location to San Francisco'.
    • We can use this location for your timezone too!
  • New Personality for Operand - much more sarcastic!

Bug Fixes / Improvements:

  • Improved matching logic for various functionality.
  • Fixed a bug with the content filter where it would get in a loop.
  • Added informational messages throughout guiding users through friction points.