Dark Sky Weather by Jackadam (Universal)
Released: Apr 16, 2012
Version: 5.2.6
Size: 20 MB
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Dark Sky Weather

Dark Sky can tell you at a glance exactly when it will rain (or snow) up to an hour in advance, so you’re free to walk the dog or run out to lunch and know you’ll stay dry. You can also explore the most beautiful weather animation you’ve ever seen, both forward in time or back.

(Dark Sky is available in the US, UK and Ireland.)

Using GPS, Dark Sky is able to create forecasts for your precise location, giving you minute-by-minute predictions for the next hour and hour-by-hour forecasts for the next day and week.

The same technology that powers Dark Sky’s predictions also allows us to make the world’s first perfectly smooth radar animation. Other apps show you a chunky slideshow that makes it nearly impossible to tell how storms are moving. But Dark Sky’s radar animation lets you see the actual path of the storm: how it moved in the past, and where it’s going in the future.

Dark Sky comes with advanced notification options: Receive down-to-the-minute alerts before it starts raining at your exact location, get notified of government severe weather alerts (for such things as thunderstorms, flooding, hurricanes, etc), or even create your own custom notifications covering the next 24 hours for things like temperature, wind, precipitation and more. Even if you haven't opened the app in days, Dark Sky will tell you what you need to know, when you need to know it.

The Dark Sky Notification Center Widget tells you at a glance what's going to happen in the next hour and the next week, so you don't even have to unlock your phone to quickly check the weather before heading out.

Dark Sky looks great on your wrist. Get notifications and check out the weather for the next week with the Dark Sky app built from scratch for Apple Watch.

What's new in version 5.2.6
- Updated the map base layers, including new vector city labels.
- Reigned in how often the widget updates / requests new forecast data.
- Attempt to fix Apple Watch data refresh issues.
- Rich notifications now respect your unit selection.
- Other minor stuff.
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Our verdict: Good
  • ➜ Dark Sky Weather is a highly rated app (4-star).
  • ➜ Dark Sky Weather is currently ranked #1 in paid Weather apps for iPhone, as well as #3 in paid Weather apps for iPad.
  • ➜ It is also the 36th most popular paid iPhone app (all categories combined).
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