Popular Weather App Dark Sky Gets Major Revamp

Posted on August 20, 2018 by Mehedi Hassan in Mobile with 7 Comments

Dark Sky is a great $3.99 weather forecast app on iOS and Android. The app gives you quick access to detailed weather forecasts and keeps you up to date with all sorts of weather changes that could impact your day. For years, Dark Sky had a dated user interface that I wasn’t personally a big fan of. But today, the app is getting a major redesign.

Dark Sky has a beautiful new modern design that follows the modern iOS design guidelines. Along with the cleaner user interface, Dark Sky is adding a couple of new features. First up, there’s a new unified timeline for the weather forecasts, so you can access the forecast for all the days in a week without having to go to a different page like in the old Dark Sky design. The interface also now features a graph that shows off different weather conditions over the day, as well as anew precipitation map for the next-hour forecasts. Notifications are now smarter, too, with new options that let you make your own custom notifications based on different weather conditions.

The updated app also features the ability to let users save locations. While that is a very basic feature you would expect most weather forecast apps to include, Dark Sky weirdly lacked the feature for years. With the new update, Saved Locations are finally here, so you can now save any location or city you want and check the forecasts for those locations whenever you want. Combined with the new Time Machine feature that lets you explore the weather in the past or future, it’s a pretty useful feature.

Dark Sky says the app has been completely re-written on iOS to be more stable, responsive, and faster. You can get Dark Sky for Android here, and for iOS here.


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Comments (7)

7 responses to “Popular Weather App Dark Sky Gets Major Revamp”

  1. wunderbar

    *only available in the UK, Ireland, and Puerto Rico

  2. HellcatM

    On Android is $2.99/yr. For a weather app? On ios is it just $3.99?

  3. mmcpher

    It's also got some interesting widget options for Android.

  4. roykirk

    I'm not familiar with the app, but I'm mildly interested. However, there's one think I need to know:

    Does Dark Sky have a Dark (Night) theme available?

  5. starkover

    Given the description of what features it was missing and now has, and the fact that "for years it had a dated user interface", why was it a great app?

  6. drrjv

    Nice update. Went to Carrot Weather for a while. Now back on Dark Sky - looks fantastic on my iPhone X