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  • Hyperlocal climate app Dark Sky has been bought by Apple. Though the phrases of the deal are nonetheless unclear, it can take impact instantly. 
  • Dark Sky will stay out there as an app for iOS, however will probably be rolled into iOS by default in some unspecified time in the future within the not-so-distant future. 
  • Android customers of the app will see it disappear as of July 1st, 2020. Those who stay subscribed at that time will obtain a refund, based on the corporate. 
  • Visit BGR’s homepage for extra tales.

Dark Sky, the beloved hyperlocal climate app that may be a hit on each iOS and Android, is now below new administration. Dark Sky introduced at present that it “has joined Apple,” signaling a brand new future the place the app’s key options are prone to be built-in into Apple’s default climate expertise. Unfortunately for Android customers, this implies the tip of an app that could be certainly one of your favorites.

If you’ve dabbled in climate apps to your smartphone at everywhere in the previous a number of years you’ve little question come throughout Dark Sky. Its easy design and down-to-the-minute forecasting for the hour forward have made it an enormous success on each the App Store and Google Play. As is usually the case with apps that innovate, it was sure to be snapped up by a bigger fish ultimately, and it now seems that fish is Apple.

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Today now we have some vital and thrilling information to share: Dark Sky has joined Apple.

Our purpose has at all times been to supply the world with the most effective climate info doable, to assist as many individuals as we are able to keep dry and secure, and to take action in a means that respects your privateness.

There is not any higher place to perform these objectives than at Apple. We’re thrilled to have the chance to succeed in way more individuals, with way more affect, than we ever might alone.

As for what this implies for the iOS app, nothing a lot will change in the interim. Eventually, we count on the app will probably be baked proper into the iOS climate expertise, however it might be some time earlier than we see that occur. In the meantime, the app will proceed to work because it at all times has for Apple customers. Android customers, alternatively, will not be almost as lucky.

Android and Wear OS App

The app will not be out there for obtain. Service to current customers and subscribers will proceed till July 1, 2020, at which level the app will probably be shut down. Subscribers who’re nonetheless energetic at the moment will obtain a refund.

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It’s good that refunds will probably be supplied for current subscribers on the time the app shuts down, but it surely’s nonetheless going to sting a bit for Dark Sky followers on Android which have been utilizing the app for years.

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