Apple acquires popular weather app Dark Sky
Apple has acquired Dark Sky, the popular weather app on iOS and Android.
Dark Sky, one of the most popular weather apps on the App Store, has built a following based on its accuracy and storm warnings. Features include minute-by-minute weather predictions based on precise location, hour-by-hour weather forecasts for the next day and week, notifications, and more.
Revealed within an update from Dark Sky founder Adam Grossman, Apple will be shutting down the Android and web experience on July 1, 2020, making the service exclusive to iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and iPod touch.
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.
Apple is continuing to charge $3.99 for the service on the App Store.
It is likely Apple will eventually close down Dark Sky fully, opting to integrate some of its features and technologies to the Weather app which is pre-installed on iPhone.