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Dark Sky is the most accurate source of hyperlocal weather information. With down-to-the-minute forecasts, you’ll know exactly when the rain will start or stop, right where you’re standing. (It’s like magic.)
Featured in: New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Wired, and more.
YOUR WEATHER, DOWN TO THE MINUTE
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.
BEAUTIFUL WEATHER ANIMATIONS
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.
Explore weather in the past or future. Choose a date and see historical weather data or future predictions based off of seasonal averages.
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.
Releasing new versions every about 1 month, on average.
- Watch forecast design update
- Daily snow accumulation totals
- Support for new all-screen iPad Pro
- Forecast now caches most recent GPS location
- New Apple Watch complications for Series 4 Infograph and Infograph Modular faces
- Pull to refresh forecast
Apple Watch improvements:
Dark Sky 6.0, rewritten from the ground up
Updated severe weather notifications
Fix for unreliable precipitation notifications
Improved map performance and stability
Improved rain and snowfall accumulation graph
Updated map controls for iPhone X
Update to support the new iPhone X.
- A fix for a Location Services bug on iOS 10 and lower, which was caused by the previous update which included a fix for a Location Services bug in iOS 11.
Fixing a pesky Location Services bug (whereby the app wouldn't update the location properly for the purpose of sending weather notifications).
- Fix for Widget layout issue in iOS 11
- Fix for Widget crashes / wonky updating
- Squashed some widget UI glitches
- Updated the map base layers, including new vector city labels.
- Bug fixes
Another bug fix update:
- iOS 10 UI bug fixes
- Various bug fixes (What's a major new iOS release without a subsequent frantic bug fix update?)
iOS 10 update!
- Fancy new visual notifications:
- Lock Screen Widget:
- Apple Watch
- A basket-full of bug fixes (although, no promises that I didn't just introduce a bunch more).
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- Fixed a bug that caused repeated nags when Location Services are disabled
This one's another bug fix update. No biggy.
- Added link to FAQ / Support in Settings.
- Fixing bug in Apple Watch app that caused it to hang for an unreasonable amount of time on launch.
Bug fixes, that's about it.
(If you're the type of weirdo who gets excited by bug fix updates, and you're a fan of Dark Sky, consider rating the app! Remember: every time you rate an app, an angel gets its wings. 'Tis the season.)
- Layout tweaks (adding Notifications button to main screen, adding an explicit search button to the location bar because family members kept complaining they didn't know you could search for different locations, etc)
Just a boring 'ol bug fix update.
Fixes a bug for Apple Watch that caused an erroneous "location unavailable" error.
1) WatchOS 2.0 Support, including Dark Sky complications!
Complications show the current conditions, when rain will start or stop in the next hour, and intelligently display other weather info based on any custom alerts you have set (For example, if you've created a UV Index alert, some complications will display the UV index if it exceeds your threshold). All right on your watch face!
The future is now*!
2) Major revamp of our notification system. It's mostly behind the scenes, but if you notice any unusual behavior please let me know! email@example.com
3) Minor improvements and bug fixes:
- Added precip probability to vertical timeline labels
* (This statement is tautologically incorrect and in no way represents the views or opinions of The Dark Sky Company, LLC.)
- Made map loading smarter, reducing data usage and improving load times.
- Fixed Apple Watch loading bug that would sometimes cause the display to be blank.
- Fixed bug that was occasionally causing location names to display funkily (Am I allowed to adverb "funky"? Or should it be "...to display in a funky manner"?).
- Lowered threshold for "Feels Like" temperature to appear.
A bug fix update:
- Some users were reporting that their location wasn't always updating properly. This has been fixed.
- Fixed some minor issues with government-issued severe weather alerts.
- The next-hour wobble chart decided not to wobble. I've had a talk with it, and it promises to do better from now on.
- Lots of other little stuff.
The Developer Walk of Shame: a bug-fix update after a major new release.
This one fixes crashing for UK users, layout issues, broken doodads, and misaligned whatsits.
This is a big honkin' update!
- Brand new layout, with a detailed hour-by-hour timeline for the next 24 hours (and for each of the next 7 days).
- Advanced Notifications: In addition to providing down-to-the-minute rain alerts for the next hour, you can now create custom alerts covering the next 24 hours for things like temperature, precipitation, snow accumulation, wind, and more. We'll also push severe weather alerts from the government weather service.
- A new weather reporter, so you can provide feedback on what exactly is happening out your window.
- iPhone 6 users can opt in to have their phones automatically provide us with pressure sensor data. This has the potential to dramatically improve our short-term forecasts in the future.
- Significant speed improvements when launching the app.
- UV Index. Because it's summer, and you need to protect your delicate skin.
- Landscape on the iPad (even my wife was complaining about that one).
This one's a tiny little update:
1) Tweaks to the Today Widget (it now shows actual temperature rather than Feels-Like temperature, and I've removed the "Open in Dark Sky" button since everyone knows you can just tap the widget to launch the app).
2) Apple Watch bug fixes.
- Fixes a bug where the app would repeatedly nag you to turn on Location Services. We don't need your location if you don't want to provide it. Sorry about that!
- Fixes a bug in the Apple Watch version... Yes. Yes, that's right... We're fixing a problem in a version of the app none of us can even use yet.
- Support for Apple Watch. We've redesigned Dark Sky from scratch to fit on your wrist. (It's the year 2015, and yet we don't have flying DeLoreans or hoverboards. But you know what? We're sure as hell going to have a watch that can tell the future. So there's that.)
- Boring bug fixes.
- Bug fixes
- For our UK users: the temperature in the widget now respects your choice of Celsius. God save the Queen!
- Various widget layout fixes. You'd think a simple line of text wouldn't have layout issues, would you? Welcome to my world, friend.
- A few other relatively minor tweaks.
- iOS 8 Today Widget for a quick glance at the next hour's weather.
And with that, I'm off to take a nap. Don't forget to rate the app!
(P.S. Still no landscape mode for the iPad. Please don't hate me. I'm so so tired.)
- Disabling Location Services will no longer cause the app to yell and curse at you.
- Fixed a problem where the app would occasionally report rain when there wasn't any (most often at night).
- Fixed an erroneous warning of notifications being disabled.
- Some minor bug fixes that, as a coder, are too embarrassing to list.
Fixes a notification bug introduced in the previous update... which fixed a notification bug. It's like Russian dolls in here.
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