Grumpy Cat Now Delivers Weather Forecasts to Your Phone

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Grumpy Cat is everywhere. This kitty marketing machine has worked her way into nearly all facets of popular culture, but the sour-faced feline turned marketing powerhouse isn’t done yet. Now Grumpy Cat can even deliver a weather forecast right to your mobile device.

The Weather Kitty app is a free mobile app for Apple devices (and soon will come to Android devices as well). It gives users a look at the forecast in their area with a photo of a kitty that changes based on the weather and time of day. If it’s warm, for example, users might see a cat outside enjoying a sunny day. Or they could see a cat curled up inside if the forecast calls for rain.

Grumpy Cat Weather App: The Grumpiest Forecast Ever

The Weather Kitty app’s tagline, “Smile every time you check the weather!” isn’t exactly in line with Grumpy Cat’s philosophy though. So the app also offers an in-app purchase called “The Grumpiest Forecast Ever.”

In the Grumpy Cat version of the app, Grumpy Cat can be seen with her signature scowl, along with grumpy captions like, “Your Forecast – 100% chance of failure,” or “Get me out of here,” if the forecast calls for snow.

The Weather Kitty app features over 100 different cats, which are split into different themes including outdoorsy cats and summer fun cats. Grumpy Cat is part of a premium version for $1.99 that also includes an Add Your Own Kitty theme and a Yoga Cats theme.

The app launched in early August as the follow up to the Weather Puppy app. Miami-based duo Shiv Takhar and Suraj Hemnani are responsible for the pair of weather apps.

For Weather Kitty, Grumpy Cat was able to draw attention to the app from the cat’s many dedicated fans, further demonstrating her marketing power.

For Grumpy Cat and her owners, this is just the latest in a long line of projects. Grumpy Cat fans already have a YouTube Channel, an upcoming movie, a book, a coffee beverage, and a number of other themed products and features to satisfy their want for all things Grumpy Cat.  Grumpy Cat would make a great case study about how to market an Internet meme.

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Annie Pilon - Staff Writer


Annie Pilon Annie Pilon is a staff writer for Small Business Trends, covering entrepreneur profiles and feature stories. She is a freelance writer specializing in marketing, social media, and creative topics. When she’s not writing for her various freelance projects or her personal blog Wattlebird, she can be found exploring all that her home state of Michigan has to offer.

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  1. Grumpy Cat makes me smile. Simple as that. I hope she stays miserable for some time to come. :)

    Do the weather forecasts cover all parts of the world or is it specific to a certain geographical area?

    • The weather data is available for cities all over the world and comes from Weather Underground (A Weather Channel Company).

      • Aah, I see. Thanks for that.

        It rains a lot in the UK. I think Grumpy Cat would be right at home here. She’d have more than enough reasons to be grumpy. :) (well, except for this summer – this summer was really nice – but I guess she could moan about that too – the heat :) )

  2. LOL. You know, making money with something like this is a prime example of lucking into a niche at just the right time. No one wakes up one morning and plans to make an income with their cat pictures. :)

  3. Ivan Widjaya

    Stephanie,

    …and the best thing of all is the buzz on social media: 10 Grumpy Cat-related Facebook fan pages :)

  4. Who would have thought that a grumpy cat can make history in the world of social media. Heck, the cat is not even smiling. Oh well, there’s a reason why Garfield is popular not to mention all those grumpy cartoon characters you see on Cartoon Network.

  5. Grumpy Cat is amazing. I like the Weather Puppy app too.

  6. That’s awesome! I don’t really have any funny apps on my phablet yet and I think that one will be the first!

  7. Martin Lindeskog

    As a cat lover I had to download it on my iPhone. It will make my day when it is grumpy weather out there! Please note that the app is called Weather Kitty.

  8. Another example of how virile marketing is often just blind luck!

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