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Dark Sky Weather
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Dark Sky is the most accurate source of hyperlocal weather information. With down-to-the-minute forecasts, you’ll know exactly when the rain will start or stop, right where you’re standing. (It’s like magic.) Featured in: New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Wired, and more. YOUR WEATHER, DOWN TO THE MINUTE Dark Sky is able to create forecasts for your precise location, giving you minute-by-minute predictions for the next hour and hour-by-hour forecasts for the next day and week. BEAUTIFUL WEATHER ANIMATIONS The same technology that powers Dark Sky’s predictions also allows us to make the world’s first perfectly smooth radar animation. Other apps show you a chunky slideshow that makes it nearly impossible to tell how storms are moving. But Dark Sky’s radar animation lets you see the actual path of the storm: how it moved in the past, and where it’s going in the future. PUSH NOTIFICATIONS Dark Sky comes with advanced notification options: Receive down-to-the-minute alerts before it starts raining at your exact location, get notified of government severe weather alerts (for such things as thunderstorms, flooding, hurricanes, etc.), or even create your own custom notifications covering the next 24 hours for things like temperature, wind, precipitation and more. Even if you haven’t opened the app in days, Dark Sky will tell you what you need to know, when you need to know it. TODAY WIDGET The Dark Sky Notification Center Widget tells you at a glance what’s going to happen in the next hour and the next week, so you don’t even have to unlock your phone to quickly check the weather before heading out. TIME MACHINE Explore weather in the past or future. Choose a date and see historical weather data or future predictions based off of seasonal averages. APPLE WATCH Dark Sky looks great on your wrist. Get notifications and check out the weather for the next week with the Dark Sky app built from scratch for Apple Watch.

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dxrival on 2020-04-04
I would like to first begin with saying this app has been my go to for the most accurate information. It is down to the minute with precipitation and pretty decently accurate all around. However, I have some problems with this app that I would like the be looked into. - Weather Alerts: Although I have it properly set up, I don’t receive weather alerts anymore. Notifications are on and the alert notifications are set to minor or greater, therefore I should receive all weather alerts. I do however receive precipitation alerts. - Weather Radar: Ok, the concept is there, but it’s awful. There’s no difference in the precipitation ok the radar as it only shows light, medium, and heavy. Precipitation form doesn’t play a role in this radar and I think that’s a major downfall. I would like a normal radar like normal weather apps use, with actual radar colors and concepts. - Weather: Thunderstorms exist too, but this app isn’t ever able to show whether it’ll be rain or thunderstorms. Add thunderstorms please as it is an important piece of weather. Personally I’d love to see this app integrated into the Apple weather app, however it’ll need to be fixed up before it makes that stage.
Great app with petty new owners
SoperrepoS on 2020-04-04
I’ve been using Dark Sky... since there was Dark Sky I guess. I use it in iOS, Android, and Windows via browser. Hands down the best weather app and API out there. I payed for it in iOS and I have a subscription for Android. Sadly Dark Sky’s new owner practices a Jobsian scorched earth style of business so all non-Apple platforms will be cut off - in few months for the app, and a few years for the API. This is the definition of a missed opportunity. Apple could use Dark Sky along with other Apple products to show Android users what Apple has to offer. Instead they’re taking their new toy home because sharing isn’t the Apple way - it’s hoarding, excluding, and withholding. I was worried time had changed Apple... I was very wrong. Same petty nonsense y’all have been practicing for years
Another dead app
IDSPISPOPDI on 2020-04-04
Let’s be honest here - the app has always been kind of bad. The only thing it had going for it was the data it allowed access to. UI-wise it’s a buggy mess that’s been getting messier for years. And now they’ve sold out. Apple owns them. They were quick to jettison all support for non-iOS versions and their API, and I have no doubt that the iOS app is on deathwatch as well. I bought Dark Sky the day it was released. It’s sad to also be here the day it dies. Add another entry to the list of indie developers I’ve happily supported and then watched sell out with no regard for the people who got them where they are.
Sold Out to Apple, Now no Privacy
Rich2637543265432 on 2020-04-04
I purchased this app because other weather apps were aggressively collecting user data and pushing advertisements. Now that Dark Sky has been sold to Apple, the data collection terms have changed. I’m sure the ads will follow. I’d like a refund, as the original terms of purchase have been breached, and the product is no longer what I paid for, mainly an app that doesn’t collect and sell my user data. Don’t bother purchasing, it’s a half baked app anyway, and wholly in accurate, but at least it wasn’t spyware, until today, that is.
Best All-Around Weather App
Quigonwillie on 2020-04-04
I’ve used this app for years and it just keeps getting better! Love the radar features and how easy it is to see current weather as well as forecasts of storm movements. So many features so easily accessed too. For those like me in a very rainy location (Seattle), it’s an essential tool in planning your day. But it’s also perfect for everyone, no matter where you live, if you want to avoid that common human tendency to be under-prepared for the weather!!
The oldest Weather App I own
H4n5 28 on 2020-04-04
I’ve been a fan of this for a good while, like back when it was free through a “Starbucks app of the day” promotion... so about circa 2012-2014. I always looked at the dynamic global weather map, especially during hurricane season as it’s fascinating to look at. There has been moments where maps would lag in the past, but it seems to have been sorted out non the latest updates. This app is a most have for those that needs to keep an eye on the weather.
Don’t like new privacy update...
mysterygirl75 on 2020-04-04
It’s really tacky to say you can “opt out” of tracking and such in the settings on the app when it really requires logging into Apple to do it (which I’m not doing FROM the app...). Also, you’re bullied into clicking “OK” to “agree” because you can’t get the pop-up off the screen without clicking it. Requiring users to opt out rather than opt in is bad ethics anyway. Deleting this and wish I hadn’t recently spent the money on it.
Notifications have stopped since Apple took it over
GETEVERSURFER on 2020-04-04
I recently checked why DarkSky because the app quit sending me notifications in real time - an icon came up and said DarkSky is now apart of Apple. No where can I find my settings and there are none. This was the most outstanding app of all and set the permissions wide open. Apple institutionalized notifications to Apple only. Thank you Apple for making me think the app still works.
Dkkaw on 2020-04-04
What once was the BEST weather app on the Apple and Android systems has now sold out to Apple. This means that they will now stop and BLOCK the android and other non-Apple platforms. They will be changing a lot and I guess money talks a lot more than being a strong independent company. I’m happy the developers got rich, I’m pizzed off that it means I have to find a new weather app.
The Little App Which Never Crashed!!
x.Disturbia on 2020-04-04
Now it’s being taken over by Apple to mess it up like all their own apps!! No matter how crappy each and every iOS main or minor updates did to Apple’s own and 3rd party apps, Dark Sky just worked! So, it’s a sad day for all Dark Sky’s fans all over the world as well as Android users!! Let’s pause for a moment and thank each and every Dark Sky app’s developers....

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