The Dark Sky app, which apple acquired in March 2020, will add another entry to the list of successful apps that were eventually acquired by giants in order to integrate their features, but has been discontinued.
Users who still have the app installed on their iOS devices will no longer be able to use its functions. And the associated API should be disabled in a few more months. With the burial date set for March 31, 2023. This information was made public on the official website.
Dark Sky weather app is officially discontinued by Apple
Even while the news appears discouraging, there is still hope for users who liked the characteristics of Dark Sky. Apple claims that the data of the application has been avilable in the “Tempo” app. Which is accessible in the App Store for users of devices running iOS 16, iPadOS 16, or macOS 13 Ventura.
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While the severe weather alert is available. Several aspects such as the hourly precipitation forecast and air quality, are not accessible to everyone.
Apple published a post demonstrating how users can get information in the official Weather app. Continuing to focus on assisting users who were lovers of Dark Sky.
Best Dark Sky alternatives:
- CARROT Weather
Users can further modify the layout to make CARROT's interface ideal for them. By visiting the Layout Gallery to add the Inline layout just like Dark sky.
[Link] Download Carrot Weather for free
Ventusky provides you a wealth of information at a look using a simple weather layer method. You may rapidly check up information about, among other things, the temperature, anomalies, cloud cover, radar, snow cover, dew point, and air quality.
- Weather Underground
To produce precise hyperlocal forecasts, Weather Underground uses its own data from more than 250,000 Weather Underground-owned stations. And a custom forecast model.
[Link] Weather Underground for free
- Geometric Weather
Geometric Weather is one of the greatest weather apps if you prefer small, simple ones. It offers current temperature, air quality, a two week prediction of the weather, and regional warnings for severe weather.
It's still just a TestFlight app, though. However, a public version has become available for android users on the Play store. So perhaps the iOS App Store will get it soon.