Dark Sky Weather
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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 and the next week, 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 5.2.9
- Fix for Widget crashes / wonky updating
- Fix for occasional Apple Watch complication update issues
- VoiceOver improvements
- Other misc. bug fixes and tweaks
Finally, I have downloaded over 30 weather apps
I live in SW Florida and aside from hurricane season, we can have quickly changing weather and circumstances. Lately, it's been wildfires and lack of rain with crazy winds makes for a dangerous situation. One which you need to trust the weather data your receiving minute to minute. Dark Sky is that App for my family. I have easily downloaded & tried over thirty weather apps and have found Dark Sky to be the most accurate and easy to use GUI available. Where I live buts right up to the Everglades, in fact we are part of the Everglades, so I was initially concerned with coverage and the use of other user input with the weather their experiencing near them. I have found the coverage is unbeatable and the data from other users is brilliant and comes together to make the most accurate & current weather information available. I work in emergency services and I use Dark Sky to compare against info I get from national services & the local EOC information and to my surprise, the user data makes the difference to understand what's happening not only in my area but others I look after. Few Apps have I ever rated 5 stars. I also would like to thank the app developers for consistently updating & working through bugs quickly.
False Sense of Information, Looks Nice
The user interface, cleanliness, and especially being ad free is excellent. The smoothest best looking weather app I've ever used. The information it provides falls short of what it strives for/promises.
This app consistently contradicts itself, and changes its forecast on the regular. For instance right now the forecast is light rain (100%) for the next 8 hours, however the hourly graph shows medium to heavy rain now and for at least the next hour, the current weather description says rain, and the map is showing red/orange covering my location and a huge surrounding area. All different.
Another example: I've planned my day looking at the forecast that morning, chose to take the motorcycle bc it is supposed to be partly cloudy all day, and then got caught in the rain, to find a totally different forecast for the day an hour later. And this has happened A LOT.
To summarize, the different features on the app contradict each other and the website very frequently, and the forecast isn't worth anything because they change it as the weather changes rather than accurately predicting it.
Dark sky, stop giving me all this detailed weather forecasting down to the minute as a false sense of knowledge. I had high hopes for this app and over the past few months they have been crushed. I am giving one star because a weather app's aesthetics mean nothing if the forecast is usually wrong and/or misleading.
Mostly Everything to Love
As the title indicates, I love everything about this app except one thing. But first the "good" . . . What sets Dark Sky apart from other weather apps I've seen is the accuracy for precipitation. I can be anywhere and always depend on this for when precipitation when occur and the intensity. So far, for me, it's been accurate 99% of the time! That feature, alone, makes it well worth the purchase. Now, since I cycle a lot it's important to know the wind speed and direction. This is the one place where Dark Sky falls short of my expectations. The wind speed part is fine but it only shows arrows for the wind direction and no compass to show the direction. It would have been nice if the arrows were replaced with N,S,E,W or at the very least included a compass on the screen so you know which direction. If this feature were improved I would have left a perfect 5 star rating. I hope that the developers will improve the wind speed indicators with the next update.
- Category: Weather
- Updated: Apr 18, 2017
- Version: 5.2.9
- Size: 20.8 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Language: English
- Seller: jackadam
- © 2015 The Dark Sky Company, LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.