Not sure what’s going on with this app but before Apple took it over this thing was spot on kind of like AccuWeather used to be a few years prior unbelievable the last couple of months how awful they are around Christmas time they were saying 88 to 100” of snow lol. Big let down for those of us who plow snow and rely on accurate information to plan ahead with our families, snow events and having our people ready to go with notice.This Apple either say one thing and change at the last minute or consistently say something that is not currently doing outside I’ve deleted the app and tried to re-download it into my phone and nothing has changed.Reached out to dark sky developer they just sent me robotic replies.
This app is great if you want to know what’s happening outside right now, but then you only have to look out the window for that. So far this winter Dark Skies has failed to predict the amount of snowfall we have had. It seems to me that they would rather commit to saying it will just be cloudy when in reality it snows all day. Other weather apps have been much more accurate. The radar map is also useless. This app can’t be trusted when you need to depend on a forecast for making plans. I don’t mind when a weather forecast gets it wrong, but getting it right from time to time would help.
This WAS one of my most recommended apps. I had high hopes when Apple took over that it would end all other weather apps. What was I thinking? This app has conflicting information, unreliable forecast, and lack of up to minute notifications that made this app so famous! I used to be able to confidently plan my day and activities by this app. Now I’m not sure I would even download it for free. My suggestion to the developers is to go back to the beginning. Back to what made this app so appealing to its customers. Without them you wouldn’t even exist.
The reason I wanted to buy a weather app was:
1. Wanted weather app with no ads
2. Wanted an app with widgets to display on my iPad
3. To have an app that I can easily see weather in multiple locations simultaneously without having to tap each location to see the weather.
This app only does 1 of those 3 things, it displays the weather for one location at a time with no ads. To me this is not enough to justify paying $4.00. I will continue to wait in the hopes that Apple will add a weather app to the iPad at some point that can do all 3 things.
Apple buying Dark Sky was not good news to me as I really do not like Tim Burton Cook’s vision of Apple. I had a Dark Sky widget on my old iPad running iOS 14. Now that I have a new one with iOS 15, the widget is gone.
Apple’s weather app has always been garbage, which again goes back to my opinion of Tim Burton Cook, the nightmare maker. Please retire Mr. Cook and replace him with someone who loves Apple customers more than his corporate profits.
I use and rely on DS daily for excellent weather forecasts. It’s only shortcoming is it’s tendency to super-over estimate snowfall amounts. Today Jan 23, 2022 at 3 pm eastern time in zip code 44060, DS is forecasting 16-25 in of snow - we had 2” today by 10 am and no more is expected before midnight. 16 - 25 in forecast isn’t remotely close to reality. What’s going on? signed Confused in NE OH.
A once incredibly reliable app has now become nearly useless. The projected weather for the next 12 hours shows one thing while the projected under the following day (when you click below) will show entirely different temperatures and weather). You used to be able to schedule your day precisely with weather events, now it’s more reliable to do the opposite that Dark Sky reports.
Before Apple bought this, i literally was an unpaid salesman for this app. I was really surprised at the accuracy of the radar and upto the minute accuracy. Sadly that does not hold true anymore, user interface has not changed, apple does not seem to have done any changes, but accuracy has become
a joke. It pains to see such a wonderful all go down in the drain.
When this came out it was laser-accurate—one of my favorite apps. Steadily spiraled down hill over past few years. Last few snowstorms didn’t show up on DS with any snowfall, timing, or accumulation, yet every other weather app showed when snow was going to start, and reasonably accumulation estimates. It is now essentially useless and can’t be trusted.
As others have noted, this is a beautiful, concise and logically organized app. Moreover, for a single fee it provides all the notification services others charge obscene subscription fees for. Imagine my dismay, however, when I went to install the widget for this app on my Home Screen … and there was no widget! For an Apple product??? Please provide!