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
I've heard lots of good things about Dark Sky. "It's great. It's awesome." From my perspective it works very well. Is it AWESOME? No. Not really. But it does work.
One of the cool features is that it will tell you it will start (or stop) raining in "x" minutes. Usually it will say 8 minutes or some similar small amount of time. Guess what. If I'm outside and it's going to rain in 8 minutes, I could probably guess that it is going to rain soon. Knowing it is going to stop raining in 90 minutes would be great. But it normally gives you a much smaller heads up. So it's not that big of a deal.
I do a lot of outdoor activities and I compare Dark Sky to my local weather forecast. The majority of the data is pretty comparable. When you look at the rain forecast... it's hit or miss. Especially if you are looking 2 or 3 days out. Sometimes Dark Sky is more accurate. Sometimes my local weather is more accurate.
So is Dark Sky worth it? Sure. The Dark Sky interface is FAR SUPERIOR to my local TV weather app. Dark Sky is easier to use and It has more functionality. I've used a couple of other weather apps and they were not as informative. Maybe there are other good apps out there but this one works just fine.
Bottom line? The weather is the weather. Most apps (and local TV stations) are going to be right about the same amount of time. The thing that sets Dark Sky apart is it's interface. It is my go-to weather app.
Good app, has more potential
Dark sky does a great job with local forecasts. It's accuracy is amongst the best. A few things that would make it the standard weather app:
• Daily low temperatures provided in a manner that indicates if the low is in the morning or evening (current method just shows there will be a low at some point that day, doesn't indicate if it's an early morning low or evening low - other apps demonstrate this much better by showing the low in between the days of the week)
• Larger fonts or at a minimum, customizable font size. There's a fair amount of wasted space that would be better served with larger fonts to be more readable.
• Dark theme - you would think Dark Sky would have a dark sky theme
• The weekly forecast could demonstrate the forecasted weather, i.e., cloud cover and rain with shades of grays and blues instead of just the solid black bar.
fantastic weather app
I've been using Dark Sky for a few years now (I think since it was very new) and I've loved it ever since. I use it EVERY single day. I currently live in Washington, DC, and having extremely accurate notification of when it begins/stops raining, how hard the rain is, etc. is now crucial to my routine. It continues to be just as accurate in my suburban NJ hometown.
When i bought the app it was $3.99 (it might be more now I'm not sure), all my friends thought it was ridiculous to pay $4 for a weather app, I've convinced at least 3 of them to try it and they all loved it.
My only suggestion would be to add multi language support, I'm a long-time French student and my phone is set to French and it would be sooooo great if I could get all of my weather notifications and such in French. But that's a minor suggestion.
HIGHLY recommend overall.
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- 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.