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Apple acquires popular weather app Dark Sky, killing Android version

Dark Sky will no longer be available on Android and WearOS platforms.

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Apple has acquired popular weather app Dark Sky, as announced on Dark Sky’s blog. The Dark Sky weather app is best known for its accuracy, offering down-to-the-minute forecasts.

Our goal has always been to provide the world with the best weather information possible, to help as many people as we can stay dry and safe, and to do so in a way that respects your privacy.

There is no better place to accomplish these goals than at Apple. We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to reach far more people, with far more impact, than we ever could alone.

As part of this acquisition, Dark Sky will no longer be available on Android and WearOS platforms. Customers with an active subscription after July 1 will receive a refund, as the app will be shut down at that time.

Dark Sky for iOS

There’s no change coming to Dark Sky for iOS at least for now. The app is available to purchase on the App Store for $3.99. 

The Dark Sky website will remain functional with weather information until July 1. Beyond that period, the website will be active in support of API and iOS app customers. The API service will stretch a little further through the end of 2021, however, new signups won’t be entertained. 

We might see Apple building Dark Sky capabilities into its native Weather app for iOS, which depends on The Weather Channel for data at this time. Let’s see what the future holds for Dark Sky by Apple.

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