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 5.0.3
- 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.
Very useful, as is the watch app
Recent versions of Dark Sky have made major changes in the organization of the information it provides, and I expect some of that was to make it easier to present the information on the Apple Watch. I use the both the iPhone app and the Apple Watch app/glance frequently. The short-term local forecast isn't always correct, but there have been many times where it has helped me to decide whether I should leave "right now", or "in 15-20 minutes".
In previous versions I would sometimes notice the information on the Watch app/glance is out-of-date, so I've grown used to checking the information for "next sunrise/sunset time" to make sure that it is displaying the up-to-date information. I have not noticed that problem with this version, but then I did not notice it all that often in previous versions either. So I can't say for sure that that the problem is fixed, but I'm still giving the app a 5-star review because this version has been working fine for me.
A Weather that the is correct and useful
Dark Sky has to be one of the best weather apps out there.
Their forecasting is great, next day is almost always sit on. When they say the rain will start at 800 and end at 1000 then start again at 200. It's usually great.
Their notifications about rain starting in a few minutes is great. Especially if you work in a building where you can see outside all the time and you want to know that there might be rain in 10 minutes this is your app.
It has a great UI. I use it for sailing all the time. I recommended to a bunch of people at our yacht club and they will love it as well. The radar is great especially when you can see the weather track in the next hour. Why all these other apps have the tracking of the weather from five hours ago I've no idea that is totally useless.
I love how they have the 24 hour projection for the day and you can switch between temperature humidity and other things. The one and only thing this app needs is a barometer forecast. That is also very useful for sailing as well as for nursing.
After reading the reviews, I had high hopes for this app. Over several different days, I really got mixed messages and that was from my 3 different devices.
One day, when I had my iPad on, it popped up a message that I was going to get some light drizzle. No such notices showed up on either my phone or watch. And no drizzle occurred a sit was 90 degrees and clear outside.
2 days later, when I was driving, a light rain started and I did nor receive any indication that was going to be happening.
Just a few minutes ago, I attempted to open the app on my watch and it said that’Forecast was unavailable while my phone gave me the information.
Looks like it needs some more ‘tweaking’, especially for an app in that price range.
- Category: Weather
- Updated: Jul 31, 2015
- Version: 5.0.3
- Size: 9.8 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Language: English
- Seller: jackadam
- © 2015 The Dark Sky Company, LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.