Apple -Dark Sky, which has an app of the same name to provide weather information, has officially announced its acquisition by Apple.
The acquisition will see the Android OS and Wear OS version of Android watches shut down on July 1, the company announced.
To keep this company on iOS version only so far, and without announcing any changes coming on it.
In this regard, Adam Grossman said
The co-founder of the Dark Sky weather app: “Our goal has always been to provide the world with weather information in the best way to help the largest number of people stay safe.
In a manner that respects the privacy of users. ” He added:
“To do the job and achieve the desired goals, there is no better place in the world than Apple. We are very happy to have the opportunity to reach new people so that we can influence their lives more than we would have done if we were alone. ”
Dark Sky is available for iOS users for US $ 3.99,
Anyone can buy it to take advantage of the services provided.
As for the Android and Wear OS version, it is no longer available on the Google Store
The previous subscribers will benefit from the application until the beginning of July.
The company will provide API services until the end of 2021 to existing subscribers
But it will not accept new subscriptions after the acquisition announcement.
A new acquisition from Apple hit the Dark Sky weather app, which will see its Android OS shutdown on July 1.
Dark Sky for iOS is one of the most popular weather apps available, and Apple has clearly taken notice because now the tech giant has officially acquired the “hyperlocal” weather app.
Compared with other contenders in the same category, Dark Sky is noted for having more granular detail on the weather at a user’s actual location,
offering “down-to-the-minute forecasts” via a pleasing user interface.
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News of the acquisition was announced via a blog post from the app developers which also outlined the key changes that the purchase will bring. Most notably among them will be the discontinuation of the Android and Wear OS version of the Dark Sky apps.
Along with the death of the Android app,
Dark Sky’s API (application programming interface) will no longer be available for others to use, meaning that other popular apps like Carrot Weather that rely on the API will have to find an alternative solution, although they ‘ll be given until the end of 2021 to do so.
For those currently using the iOS app,
“There will be no changes at this time”, according to Dark Sky, so you can continue to purchase the app via the iOS app store.
With that said,
it’s very possible we could see Apple’s own weather app get a makeover at some point down the line given how well-received Dark Sky’s user interface and hyperlocal capabilities are, so here’s hoping.