It was nice to know you, Dark Sky. After being, The Android weather app will cease to operate as of Saturday, August 1st. This is extremely sad news for us who came to trust the app’s push notifications for impending rain or snow. Dark Sky had over 1 million installations, according to its Play Store list, which has since been removed as part of the transition from Android.
If you have an active Dark Sky subscription on August 1, you should receive a refund. Whether it is a relationship or not remains to be seen.
The time has come, other Dark Sky users, to choose a different weather app. And thankfully, there are several valuable options that fill the void quite nicely. Below are three apps that you can replace Dark Sky with and surely there will be more releases leading up to the app’s sunset. Some suggestions below even use Dark Sky data, which Apple has promised will continue to work until the end of 2021. So even if the Dark Sky app itself shuts down, you can still benefit from the same information, only in a different one form.
Appy Weather has received several updates since Dark Sky announced that it discontinued its Android app. Updates have new features, a redesigned radar, custom notifications and a Dark Sky-like widget. Appy is powered by Dark Sky’s API, but presents it in a completely different, cleaner format. It’s similar to your Twitter feed, but instead of random memes, the feed contains periodic weather updates and sunrise / sunset time in expandable maps that provide more information in the main timeline. You can also see the forecast in steps per hour or daily.
Appy has also added two more weather providers, so it’s ready to make the switch when the Dark Sky API shuts down.
I like the minimal feel of Appy and flipping through the forecast has a natural feel to it. Appy is free to use its basic features, or $ 3.99 per year to unlock all features including widgets, notifications, radar and delete ads.
Weather Underground takes a hyper-local approach to weather forecasting and utilizes data from personal weather stations. With access to over 250,000 stations, Weather Underground can create its own forecasts and provide weather information that you can find more accurately at your specific location, instead of other apps that apply an overall forecast for a city. In fact, I have my own weather station entering the Weather Underground data set right now.
You can use Weather Underground for free or pay $ 19.99 per year or $ 3.99 per month to unlock premium features like smart forecasts, extended hourly forecasts and delete ads.
AccuWeather recently saw a complete redesign and adds a Dark Sky-inspired precipitation and temperature map to the top of the app. You can scroll sideways to see exactly when you can expect the rain. The interface is simple enough to get around, but you need to add ads mixed into your forecast. You can remove ads through an in-app purchase for $ 3.99.
Fu *** Weather (Fun weather)
If you’re looking for a weather app with a bit of personality, Fu *** Weather is it. Instead of just presenting numbers and percentages, Fu *** Weather uses an entertaining mix of weather jargon and curse words to motivate you to get outside or warn you of terrible weather in the forecast. Fu *** Weather uses a combination of Dark Sky and AerisWeather for their data.
The app is free to download and use, when in-app purchases remove ads and unlock more features such as updating the forecast more often.
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