A few people have mentioned that they’re seeing recommendations that aren’t perfectly matched to their local weather. I just wanted to address this specifically because obviously it’s an important thing to get right.
We know it’s a bummer when you get a suggestion that’s way off. We know the problem exists and we want to fix it.
The nature of recommendations
Automated recommendations will never be perfect. Netflix put up a $1M prize to improve theirs. And they’re exactly that – recommendations. The site will never force you to wear anything. At some point you’re gonna have to rely on your own senses to decide what to wear.
Jack and I are just two people doing this for fun on the side of our jobs. Neither of us are experts in writing recommendation algorithms. We aren’t backed by venture capital.
Those shouldn’t be excuses for anything less than a great product, but they’re the realities.
We’re experimenting with a better model for the recommendations and we’ll be making improvements. Stay tuned as we roll them out and thanks for bearing with us!