Dark Sky - Hyperlocal Weather, Radar, and Storm Alerts
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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.)
YOUR WEATHER, DOWN TO THE MINUTE
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.
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, 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 5.0.6
Just a boring 'ol bug fix update.
Weather forecasting doesn't get much better than this!
All too often you get a forecast that says it may rain, it may be sunny. But this is one you can set your watch by, if it says it's going to rain in 6 minutes, you can get your umbrella out in 5 minutes time and not get wet. As a sports coach, this has already allowed me to plan sessions outdoors around the forecasts from this app. Excellent integration with Apple Watch as well!
Update 2 October. Still a fantastic (unbeatable!) iPhone and iPad app, but the watch functionality (or lack of!) is causing considerable frustration - what is the point in being able to access apps on you watch - when they don't work?
5 stars for Dev effort - Thank goodness the watch bug is fixed
Now the watch bug is fixed I can return my review of this brilliant app back to 5 stars. I concur with other reviewers. If you are still having issues with the watch then delete the iPhone app, download and reinstall and then the Apple Watch app starts working again. So many bug fixes in a short period when encountering a difficult release demonstrates serious Dev commitment. The iPhone app is great - so is the watch app. The update process didn't work very well for iOS 9 / Apple Watch os but let's hope they learnt from the experience.
An Ideal Weather App
This app is ideal. It has all the weather information you'd need set in a very simple yet effective layout, as well as being very aesthetically pleasing.
The Watch app is extremely useful for quick weather checks or if your phone isn't to hand. Notifications of precipitation also show a graph for the next hour on the Watch, which is handy. Of course, the Watch app has the same amazing accuracy as the iPhone app.
The Watch app also offers very well implemented complications. Whichever watch face you use, the corresponding Dark Sky complication provides helpful information and a handy shortcut to the app itself.
The developers also seem to support this app very well with many frequent updates, so it's very deserving of the asking price as far as I'm concerned.
I have come across some very minor bugs, but as I said, many frequent updates keep on top of these very well.
This is an extremely polished and accomplished app. Very highly recommended.
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- Category: Weather
- Updated: 01 October 2015
- Version: 5.0.6
- Size: 8.7 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Language: English
- Developer: jackadam
- © 2015 The Dark Sky Company, LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.