Apple acquires weather app ‘Dark Sky’

By Xite - April 1, 2020
While the Dark Sky’s API will continue to function till 2021 end, but it won’t be accepting new signups to use the API. What this means is that third-party apps won’t be able to use Dark Sky’s....

Tech giant Apple has acquired popular weather app Dark Sky, however the terms of the deal were’t disclosed. In the Dark Sky blog post, the company said that while iOS app will function just like before, the Android app won’t be available to download starting July. As part of this transition, use of Dark Sky by Apple is subject to the Apple Privacy Policy, which can be found at

Dark Sky co-founder Adam Grossman said that, ‘our goal has always been to provide the world with the best weather information possible, to help as many people as we can stay dry and safe, and to do so in a way that respects your privacy. There is no better place to accomplish these goals than at Apple. We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to reach far more people, with far more impact, than we ever could alone.’

The Dark Sky iOS app won’t be affected by this acquisition and will continue to be available for purchase in the App Store. But, its Android app will no longer be available for download. Service to existing users and subscribers will continue until July 1, 2020, at which point the app will be shut down. Any active subscriber who will be active at that time, will receive a refund.

The blog post also revealed that the weather forecasts, maps, and embeds will continue until July 1, 2020. The website will remain active beyond that time in support of API and iOS App customers.

For developers, the Dark Sky API service for existing customers is not changing today, but the company won’t accept any new signups. The API will continue to function through the end of 2021.

Dark Sky website is not updated which now reads ‘Dark Sky has a new home.’

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