Dark Sky Goes Dark

Apple bought the groundbreaking weather app/service Dark Sky back in March 2020. As promised, the app stopped working last night at midnight. (The API will keep functioning until the end of March.) Apple has integrated some of Dark Sky’s features into the Weather app — most importantly, hyper-local precipitation forecasts. But the overall interface of Weather is quite different from Dark Sky’s. Me, I long used Dark Sky for precipitation alerts, but I never loved the app’s interface. Many people did, though, and I don’t think there’s any other app with a similar presentation.

So it goes.

Update: Carrot Weather now has an “Inline” layout that is a pretty good approximation for Dark Sky’s presentation. Here’s a promo from the voice of Carrot itself.

Sunday, 1 January 2023