Dark Sky app updated with new features and improvements

Dark Sky, the popular hyperlocal weather app with accurate, down-to-the-minute forecasts, has released its first major update since being acquired by Apple back in March.

This new update brings support for iOS 14 and watchOS 7 features, but not much else. Dark Sky for Apple Watch users now have access to an extra-large watch complication, and Dark Sky for iPhone users will receive a new icon when precise location is disabled.

The full Dark Sky 6.8.5 release notes:
– Adds the extra large watch complication with watchOS 7
– Improves location search with more suggested and relevant results
– Adds a new location icon to indicate when Precise Location is disabled
– Fixes an issue that could cause a duplicate forecast page after moving it from Recent Searches to Saved
– Includes stability and performance improvements

On March 31st, 2020, Dark Sky co-founder and developer Adam Grossman announced in a blog post that Dark Sky has officially joined Apple. With it, Apple was quick to discontinue the Android and Android Wear app, as well as removing developer support for the Dark Sky API at the end of 2021.

“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,” said Grossman in the blog post.

According to some reports, Apple plans to integrate Dark Sky natively in iOS, but only time will tell. Do you like Dark Sky? Let us know in the comments below.

Sid Ramirez
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