Apple-Acquired Dark Sky Delays Shutting Down Android App Until August 1

Apple in March purchased weather app Dark Sky, and at that time, Dark Sky's developers said that the Dark Sky for Android app would be discontinued on July 1, 2020.

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Now that it's July, Dark Sky's developers today announced that the discontinuation of the Android app will be delayed, and it will be available until August 1, 2020.

The Android app will be shuttered on August 1, and Android users will no longer be able to use it. Subscribers who are active at that time will be provided with a full refund.

Dark Sky also plans to shut down the weather forecasts, maps, and embeds available on its website on August 1. Dark Sky previously said that its API will continue to function through the end of 2021, but no new API signups are being accepted.

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Top Rated Comments

TiggrToo Avatar
52 months ago

I don't see the logic in this. I doubt very many people would switch platforms over a weather app. As an Android and iOS user; I like to use the same apps across platforms when possible; including paid versions.
Who said it was about getting users to switch?

I've got a hunch Apple plan to do a combo services release: News, Weather and TV.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Westside guy Avatar
52 months ago

I don't see the logic in this. I doubt very many people would switch platforms over a weather app. As an Android and iOS user; I like to use the same apps across platforms when possible; including paid versions.
Well, a small company like Apple has to really pay attention to where it spends its money.

I'm mostly an Apple user, but lately I've been consciously making decisions to move away from the lock-in. Right now I'm going through the tedious process of getting stuff out of iCloud keychain and into Bitwarden.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Professor Rucy Avatar
52 months ago

"Small" company? Apple isn't "small" by any stretch of the imagination.
Wow, dude--the art of sarcasm is seriously lost on you.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
KCMichaelB Avatar
52 months ago
I don't see the logic in this. I doubt very many people would switch platforms over a weather app. As an Android and iOS user; I like to use the same apps across platforms when possible; including paid versions.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
0128672 Avatar
52 months ago
Dark Sky has been my go-to on the web and the iOS app for a long time. I probably use the app as much as Mail. The hyperlocal forecasting works so well in my area. I can't recall what it was called before it was Dark Sky when they changed its name (update: it was called forecast.io), but it's been great watching them grow over the years. I'm going to miss the website forecasts. I hope Apple paid them a heap.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cmaier Avatar
52 months ago

Coming to iPhone soon: Subscription Weather. Yippee!
Given that dark sky code is already incorporated into the iOS14 weather app for free, what are you talking about?
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)