The Story Of Forecast


orecast crawled out of the wreckage of my previous company Hurricane Party. The idea was simple. Foursquare for the future. Instead of telling your friends where you are now with a check in, you'd "forecast" where you'd be later -- sort of like a passive invite for your friends to hangout. We used the Lean Startup methodology, iterated quickly, and built a product people actually wanted to use. Over the next twelve months we grew to 100,000+ users, garnered some respect from peers and press, and learned a shit ton about product development.


  1. Team Forecast

    January, 2012
  2. Forecast Demo

    March 2012

  1. June 15th, 2012

    Shutdown Forecast & Hurricane Party to become the lead designer at Hangtime.

  2. April 20th, 2012

    René gives talk at Where Conference 2012:
    How "Future Tense" Social Networking will transform the way we live, shop, and play

  3. April 18th, 2012

    TechCrunch article about Forecast:
    Forecast Takes The Hassle Out Of Ambient Check-Ins Without Draining Your Battery

  4. March 12th, 2012

    Hosted & spoke on a panel at SXSW:
    Time Bandits: The Next Revolution in Social

The story of Designing Forecast's iPhone App


  1. December 22nd, 2011

    René writes a guest post in Mashable:
    Why Real-World Socializing Is the Next Big Thing for Social Media.

  2. November 3rd, 2011

    René speaks at BlogWorld 2011:
    Will Future-Tense Social Networking Revolutionize Marketing?

  3. October 13th, 2011

    Mixergy Interview with Forecast: You Should Learn From Their $100K Failure. They Did.

  4. September 15th, 2011

    René speaks at GEOm.

  5. July 19th, 2011

    Co-founder Eric Katerman gives lecture on lean methodology: Case Study: Hurricane Party and Transitioning to Lean

  6. July 15th, 2011

    René hacks together Forecast website. Obvious clone of Instagram's website but with startups sometimes theft is the quickest / best option.

  7. July 12th, 2011

    The New York Times writes article on Forecast: Forecast App Tells Friends Where You’re Going


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