As promised, the popular weather app Dark Sky ended its support for Android and Wear OS over the weekend. Android Dark Sky users report that the application is no longer running and display a message to the user stating that “the application is closed.”
When Apple was about to acquire Apple in March this year, it announced that it would close. Although support for the world’s most popular mobile operating system has ceased, Dark Sky’s developers wrote in a blog that the acquisition shows that joining Apple means they “can reach more than we have ever been able to People have a greater impact.”
Due to the acquisition, the Dark Sky Android app is not the only popular service on Chopper. Some application developers on iOS and Android have been using Dark Sky’s API to get weather data for some time, but like Android support, this situation no longer exists. However, there is still more time in this case: developers will not be able to find and implement alternative data sources until the end of next year.
When the acquisition was first announced, Dark Sky planned to stop running on Android on July 1. The period has been extended for one month, but it has taken effect on August 1 as planned. The web version of DarkSky is scheduled to end today. , But Apple has extended the deadline, even though the embedding feature has been disabled. No new date is specified for the Web shutdown. This version will still be the choice of Android users until it also stops working.
Below: Screenshots of the iOS and desktop web versions of the app.
Android users who paid $2.99 for the app each year saw their subscription automatically terminated and received an email notification from the Google Play store saying: “The Dark Sky Company, LLC’s “local weather” subscription on Google Play has been Cancelled.” Subscription has been refunded.
Apple’s public iOS 14 preview page clearly shows that the next version of the iPhone operating system is integrating features and data related to Dark Sky.
This is an excerpt from Apple on the subject:
Precipitation in the next hour
Look at the chart per minute, which shows the intensity of rain or snowfall in the next hour. Applicable to the United States
The “weather” widget indicates when the weather will be warmer, colder or wetter the next day.
The Weather app and widgets display government alerts about certain severe weather events, including tornadoes, winter storms, flash floods and more. Applicable to the United States, Europe, Japan, Canada and Australia.
Multi-day precipitation forecast
Now, multi-day weather forecasts include daily precipitation opportunities.
iOS 14 is expected to be released later this year.
List image by Dark Sky