Dark Sky

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App Store Description


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 avai... More

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-to-minute predictions for the next hour and detailed 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.

PUSH NOTIFICATIONS
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.

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URL
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Developer
Jackadam
Recomended Age
4+
Operating System
iOS
App Store Category
Weather
Version
5.2.6
Avg. iTunes Rating (Current)
4/5 stars (448 votes)
Avg. iTunes Rating (All time)
4/5 stars (8,354 votes)

Reviews (8.2/10 Avg. rating)


Great design, amazing globe radar

from PC Magazine

There's no doubt that Dark Skies is a beautiful app, fitting in perfectly with the high-design aesthetics of iOS. Everything about the app just works together beautifully, and the 3D-globe radar map is a stunning way to convey weather information.

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There's no doubt that Dark Skies is a beautiful app, fitting in perfectly with the high-design aesthetics of iOS. Everything about the app just works together beautifully, and the 3D-globe radar map is a stunning way to convey weather information.

Yes, it's expensive for a weather app, at just shy of $4. Then again, you won't see a single banner ad while using Dark Skies, and its precipitation alerts and beautiful radar view make a strong case for the cost. For now, Dark Skies earns a top score, though I'm keeping the Editors' Choice in its silk-lined oak case until I've looked at more iPhone weather apps. 

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8/10

A weather app you won't mind paying for

from Cnet

Not only does Dark Sky have the flattened, elegant look you expect from an iOS 7-specific app, it has features that should have been included in Apple's weather app to begin with. While I know the app is clearly just pulling in weather data and tailoring it to me, when I see it start to rain (as... More

Not only does Dark Sky have the flattened, elegant look you expect from an iOS 7-specific app, it has features that should have been included in Apple's weather app to begin with. While I know the app is clearly just pulling in weather data and tailoring it to me, when I see it start to rain (as predicted) at 3:20 pm on the dot, it's almost like some sort of black magic.

Hocus-pocus aside, if you're constantly finding yourself caught without an umbrella, or wondering what kind of clothes to pack for a picnic, Dark Sky is the app for you. Not only does it tell you when rain or snow is likely going to start, but it tells you when it's going to end, letting you make plans around the weather. For these features, I had no problem spending 4 bucks, and you shouldn't either. 

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8.6/10

Excellent forecasting

from Mac Life

From an information standpoint, Dark Sky’s update is a winner. But to break into the mainstream or even best the free, online Forecast.io, the interface and manner in which information is presented need some work.

From an information standpoint, Dark Sky’s update is a winner. But to break into the mainstream or even best the free, online Forecast.io, the interface and manner in which information is presented need some work.

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A weather app to keep you dry

from ReadWrite

Dark Sky's interface is wonderful, and its short-term precipitation tracking is worth a try. We do hope that it will incorporate severe weather notifications, even if it doesn't model the prediction of intense storms. Dark Sky concentrates on the right question - "Is it going to rain?" - but peop... More

Dark Sky's interface is wonderful, and its short-term precipitation tracking is worth a try. We do hope that it will incorporate severe weather notifications, even if it doesn't model the prediction of intense storms. Dark Sky concentrates on the right question - "Is it going to rain?" - but people are going to count on weather apps to keep them safe, too.

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App Store Reviews Summary

8,354 from iTunes App Store

8,354 App Store customers have shared a review for Dark Sky. Ratings are generally positive averaging 4 out of 5 stars all time. The most current version of the app has 448 ratings with an average 4 out of 5 stars.

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