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Dark Sky - Weather Radar, Hyperlocal Forecasts, and Storm Alerts

By Jackadam

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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.)

Using GPS, Dark Sky is able to create forecasts for your precise location, giving you minute-to-minute predictions for the next hour and detailed forecasts for the next day and week.

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 can send you an alert before it starts raining at your exact location. Even if you haven't opened the app in days, Dark Sky will know when you're in the path of a storm.

What's New in Version 4.0.3

Another bug-fix update:

1) Fixed a bug related to notifications failing to be sent.
2) Switched UK units to using miles rather than kilometers -- you folks over there are even weirder than us Americans when it comes to units.
3) Fixed the "all radar stations are down" problem some users reported.
4) Disabled dumb-auto-correct for location searches.
5) A number of other little things too trivial to enumerate.


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Customer Reviews

Love, love, love this app

If I could give it ten stars I would. I rely on it to let me know when to whisk my four dogs out as they hate rain. I also travel a lot and it's invaluable and fast in letting me know what's going to happen when I stop at some unknown place without having to look up a town and install it into an app. I love the notification system, hearing that little ping.....oops, rain in three minutes....let's go guys, Dark Sky's never wrong.

Bring back our app!

What has happened to to this app? Originally the best, now mediocre at best, when it works. Hasn't opened since latest update so I'm not sure if it is mediocre. Updates gone wrong. Previous interface also a disappointment, 3 pages to display what was so elegantly done on one?

Update: had to delete and reinstall to make app work. Very unusual but happens, would have liked some notice. Would give 5 stars if we get the old interface back. But it does seem as accurate as it was.


ANOTHER Update: STILL looks like crap.

Alerts are also totally broke since update. NOT ONE ALERT GENERATED for all the recent LA Storms. My Storm Shield App alerted 15 minutes before the rain hit. Dark Sky alerted to NOTHING. Prior to update this app was great, NOW my toaster is more accurate.
Power hog too with all the All-White screen now. All white screens burn up the battery much faster (Fact: Lowering screen brightness and darker screens improve battery life) plus, the new all-white looks campy and low-rent. At the very LEAST, add an option to use the other dark color scheme to make the app look better and lengthen the battery life.

Dark Sky - Weather Radar, Hyperlocal Forecasts, and Storm Alerts
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $3.99
  • Category: Weather
  • Updated: Mar 27, 2014
  • Version: 4.0.3
  • Size: 4.0 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: jackadam

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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