Apple acquires Dark Sky weather app and shuts down Android version

Anne Freier | April 2, 2020

App Business

 

Dark Sky, the weather app, has been officially purchased by Apple for an undisclosed sum.

The app makes hyper-local weather predictions and even offers minute-by-minute weather forecasting.

No changes will be made to the iOS app right now and iPhone and iPad users can continue to download it from the App Store.

However, Apple will remove the Android and Wear OS versions of the app by July 1, 2020.

Any active subscribers will be able to claim a refund. The app currently costs $3.99 in the US and £3.99 in the UK.

The announcement that support for Android would be withdrawn has angered many Android users who took to Twitter to voice their complaints.

 

Dark Sky confirmed in a blog post that its API would continue to be available for clients until 2021 at which point its future is unclear. However, new subscribers will not be able to join right now.

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