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The announcement that support for Android would be withdrawn has angered many Android users who took to Twitter to voice their complaints.
Thoughts on Apple buying Dark Sky.— Ryan Jones (@rjonesy) March 31, 2020
– Weather+ subscription service?
– Dark Sky‘s development improvements basically stopped years ago
– Dark Sky is *very* good at rain in the US, decent at current conditions, and junk at future forecasting
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.