Dark Sky’s Adam Grossman talks about an issue that came up for many developers and Apple’s poor response:
Sometime late at night last Thursday, Dark Sky broke. Searching for a location suddenly stopped working. I awoke to a deluge of user emails alerting us to this fact, and we quickly identified the culprit: Apple’s forward geocoding service was returning a 500 error code, an opaque error meaning that something had gone seriously wrong on the server’s end. In other words, Apple’s server was broken. You could still get a weather forecast for your current location, but location searches — which many users rely on — were out of commission.
Although it was only a few days, the lack of transparency is frustrating for developers.