Popular weather app Dark Sky recently announced that Apple had acquired the app, and as a part of the deal, Apple will shut down the Dark Sky Android app on July 1, 2020.
The Dark Sky was one of the most used applications with more than one million installs. The Dark Sky app is the most accurate tool for weather information. It sends down-to-the-minute forecasts, helping people to plan according to details like when the rain will start or stop/ It gives the exact knowledge of the place the person is at that moment as well as of other places. Timely push alerts are disseminating the information to the user. Users can continue using the app at present, as it will be available for a few more months until July. According to the Dark Sky app, if a user is still signed up for the subscription service on July 1, they will receive a refund.
However, users need not be disappointed, and we bring you three app recommendations as a replacement for the Dark Sky app. So while the Dark Sky app will shut down and be off from screens, users can take advantage of the same weather information, just in another form in another app.
Appy Weather has a soothing minimal look. Powered by Dark Sky’s API, this provides information in a different and a cleaner format. The app is something similar to the Twitter feed, only instead of random memes, the feed gives periodic weather updates, highlights sunrise/sunset time in expandable cards and additional information in the main timeline. Users can also view the forecasts of different places in hourly or daily increments.
The Appy Weather has a minimal and exciting interface, and the scrolling is excellent and smooth. It is mostly free to use the app, only a $3.99 a year bringing all features including widgets, notifications, radar and ads removal to users.
The Weather Underground app has a hyper-local approach to giving information about weather forecasting. The app takes data from personal weather stations and has access to more than 250,000 stations. Weather Underground app creates the own forecasts and gives weather information that the users may find more accurate to their specific location. This app is different in comparison to other apps that apply an overall forecast to a particular city. Users can use the Weather Underground app for free or pay $19.99 every year, /$3.99 a month to unlock the premium features like smart forecasts, extended hourly forecasts and remove ads.
Fu*** Weather (Funny Weather)
If someone wants to use a weather app with a bit of personality, this app is the one. Instead of presenting only numbers and percentages, the Fu*** Weather app uses a mix of weather jargon and curse words for motivating the user to get outside or warn them of any horrible weather ahead. It uses a combination of Dark Sky and Aeris Weather for giving information to the users. The Fu*** Weather app is free to download and use, with in-app purchases removing ads and unlocking more features like updating the forecast frequently.