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Apple acquires weather app Dark Sky, shuts down Android version from 1 July

By Cookie Monster - on 1 Apr 2020, 7:43am

Apple acquires weather app Dark Sky, shuts down Android version from 1 July

Image source: Apple

Dark Sky, which is one of the most popular weather apps in the world, has been acquired by Apple.

Announced via a blog post, Dark Sky co-founder Adam Grossman shared that his company is thrilled to have the opportunity to reach far more people, with far more impact, than it ever could have. 

While Dark Sky will continue to be available for purchase in the App Store (it's not available in Singapore), the app is no longer available for download on the Google PlayStore. Existing users and subscribers will continue to enjoy the service until 1st July this year, at which point the app will be shut down. Dark Sky will be offering a refund to subscribers who are still active at that time.

As for the website, Dark Sky states that weather forecasts, maps and embeds will continue until 1st July. The website will remain active beyond that time in support of API and iOS app customers. The API service will continue to function through the end of 2021, but it will no longer accept new signups. What this means is that third-party apps who rely on the API will eventually not be able to use Dark Sky's weather data.

Source: Dark Sky