Apple today acquired the weather app Dark Sky, which the developers announced today on the Dark Sky website. The app is one of the most accurate source of hyperlocal weather information and includes down-to-the-minute forecasts.
“Today we have some important and exciting news to share: Dark Sky has joined Apple.
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.”
There will be no changes to the Dark Sky app for iOS, and the app will continue to be available to purchase on the iOS App Store. The developers note that the app will shut down and can no longer be downloaded on July 1, 2020 for Android devices and Wear OS watches.
The company also mentions that they will no longer accept new signups for the Dark Sky API, and the API will shutdown at the end of 2021.
It is possible that we could see Apple build Dark Sky into its own weather app, which currently relies on data from The Weather Channel.
You can download the Dark Sky app in the App Store for $3.99.