July 19th, 2015
This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
Updated: Jul 16, 2015
Size: 9.7 MB
Requirements: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.
Dark Sky – Hyperlocal Weather, Radar, and Storm Alerts by Jackadam
DescriptionDark Sky can tell you at a glance exactly when it will rain (or snow) up to an hour in advance, so youre free to walk the dog or run out to lunch and know youll stay dry. You can also explore the most beautiful weather animation youve 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-by-minute predictions for the next hour and hour-by-hour forecasts for the next day and week.
BEAUTIFUL WEATHER ANIMATIONS
The same technology that powers Dark Skys predictions also allows us to make the worlds 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 Skys radar animation lets you see the actual path of the storm: how it moved in the past, and where its 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, 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.
What's New in Version 5.0.2A bug fix update:
- Some users were reporting that their location wasn't always updating properly. This has been fixed.
- Fixed some minor issues with government-issued severe weather alerts.
- The next-hour wobble chart decided not to wobble. I've had a talk with it, and it promises to do better from now on.
- Lots of other little stuff.
Customer ReviewsGood app but needs work (3 stars)
I love that the app tells you, down to the minute, when rain is going to fall in your area. Additionally, I like the Apple watch alerts. However, there are some things that need changed. One being the radar view. The colors are hard to look at because the colors are unique and don't appear like any normal radar, thus you pretty much guess where the heavy rain is. Additionally, ground detail is non existent. There are no labels except for t
There's no doubt it's the best. (5 stars)
Let's be honest. No one will get the weather most of the time. We're lucky enough to get the dart on the board. Yes, the app's not cheap, but it's the best one there is, with the most features. Plus, these are the coolest, most convenient features ever. I'd like to see another app that has the same qualities. The best part is, the guy who runs the app is hilarious. You go, dude. Keep doing you, thanks for the awesome weather app.
New vertical layout (1 star)
I'm not a fan of the new layout. It requires too much scrolling to get to the information I need.
What's worse about the new vertical layout is that if it were made horizontally you would fill out a ton of wasted space.
An example - tapping the black icon with your current temp takes you to a screen that shows the current: temp, wind speed and direction, humidity and feeling, pressure and trending, visibility, and UV index.