Dark Sky Weather

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    Dark Sky Weather

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    Dark Sky Weather's review

    Published: 2015-08-14, by .

    Dark Sky delivers up-to-date weather information to your device, including minute-to-minute and hour-to-hour forecasts

    • Sleek visuals
    • Easy to use
    • Widget is detailed
    • Limited to a few countries
    • Push notifications are buggy

    "A Sleek and Detailed Weather App"


    Dark Sky, from developer Jackadam, is a weather forecast app that gives you the weather forecasts at your precise location. Using your device’s GPS, Dark Sky gives you minute-to-minute and even hour-to-hour forecasts for the current day, tomorrow, and next week. If there are tons of storms where you’re at, Dark Sky offers simple weather animations that track the current and previous path of each storm, letting you know where it’s most likely to hit. Dark Sky also offers push notifications for severe weather alerts or custom weather information.


    Dark Sky uses a beautiful visual style to display only the weather information you need to know. The Dark Sky widget lets you know what’s the weather going to be like in the next hour. It’s also really easy to use.


    Dark Sky is limited only to U.S., U.K. and Ireland, making it difficult to use for overseas travelers or international users. Push notifications are sometimes unreliable, delivering inaccurate weather information or weather alerts a bit too late.

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    Daniel Adrian Sanchez

    by Daniel Adrian Sanchez

    Aug 14, 2015


    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-by-minute predictions for the next hour and hour-by-hour 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 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.

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