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Snippet: Pour One Out for Dark Sky (2012-2022) ☇

Shared on December 31, 2022


Dark Sky’s features have been integrated into Apple Weather. Apple Weather offers hyperlocal forecasts for your current location, including next-hour precipitation, hourly forecasts for the next 10 days, high-resolution radar, and notifications.

Also, from Dark Sky’s blog:

As previously announced, the Dark Sky iOS app will no longer be available beginning on December 31st, 2022 and, as of this date, already purchased versions of the app will no longer provide weather data. The Dark Sky API and website will continue to function until March 31st, 2023. […]

Developers, Apple’s new WeatherKit API lets you incorporate Apple Weather forecast data into your app and is available for iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS, and web…

From a weather app that had humble beginnings as a Kickstarter project, Dark Sky was always a favorite of mine and was typically used in tandem with Apple’s own app, Hello Weather, and countless others over the last decade. While it makes sense that Apple would roll it into their app and kill the existing one (sorry, Android users), it’s still a bit sad to see it go.

Personally, I always liked the bold designs of the early versions—they didn’t quite feel like iOS apps, but also didn’t go with the looks-like-a-web-app feel of later versions.

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