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Apple acquires popular weather app Dark Sky and will shut down the Android app

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Apple has acquired the favored climate app Darkish Sky and will probably be shutting down the Darkish Sky Android and Put on OS apps, Darkish Sky introduced in a blog today.

“Our objective has at all times been to offer the world with one of the best climate info potential, to assist as many individuals as we will keep dry and protected, and to take action in a means that respects your privateness,” mentioned Darkish Sky co-founder Adam Grossman within the weblog. “There is no such thing as a higher place to perform these targets than at Apple. We’re thrilled to have the chance to achieve way more individuals, with way more influence, than we ever may alone.”

There aren’t any modifications coming to Darkish Sky for iOS “right now,” and you may nonetheless purchase it on the App Store proper now for $3.99. However you received’t be capable to obtain the Android and Put on OS apps anymore, and if you have already got them, you’ll solely be capable to use them till July 1st earlier than they’re totally shut down. Should you nonetheless have an energetic subscription by that date, you’ll obtain a refund, in response to Grossman.

Darkish Sky’s API will proceed to perform “by the tip of 2021,” however Grossman says Darkish Sky will received’t be accepting new signups to make use of the API. That implies that finally, third occasion apps received’t be capable to use Darkish Sky’s climate information in their very own apps.

You’ll additionally solely be capable to view climate forecasts, maps, and embeds on Dark Sky’s website till July 1st. The web site will keep up after that date “in assist of API and iOS App prospects.”

Darkish Sky’s branding on its web site has already been up to date to “Darkish Sky by Apple.”

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