Dark Sky Weather

Dark Sky Weather

By Jackadam

  • Category: Weather
  • Release Date: 2012-04-16
  • Current Version: 6.5.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 47.79 MB
  • Developer: Jackadam
  • Compatibility: iOS 10.3+
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 50,035 Ratings

Description

Dark Sky is the most accurate source of hyperlocal weather information. With down-to-the-minute forecasts, you’ll know exactly when the rain will start or stop, right where you’re standing. (It’s like magic.) Featured in: New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Wired, and more. YOUR WEATHER, DOWN TO THE MINUTE 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 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 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. TODAY WIDGET 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. TIME MACHINE Explore weather in the past or future. Choose a date and see historical weather data or future predictions based off of seasonal averages. APPLE WATCH 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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Reviews

Not accurate anymore

1
This app used to be perfect, but lately it neither accurately forecast temperature nor does it display accurate current temperatures! I’m not sure why that is but that’s a minimum requirement for a weather app. It’s going in the dustbin until they figure it out.
By Dietrjm

Accuracy Getting Worse

2
I have been a Dark Sky user for about 2 years and initially the accuracy was spot on. However, the temperature predictions have been over 5 degrees off lately and even when it is clear it's not going to hit 85, the app sticks to its guns even though the high for the day was 78. Tried to email but no response.
By CompSciProf

Temperature always wrong!!

2
It’s a WEATHER APP and the temperature is always 10 degrees F off from every temperature indicator I compare to, as well as the “feel” of the temperature. I don’t know if mines buggy or something but it’s literally always 5-10 degrees off.
By Buc_Nasty19

Unreliable and confusing

2
As most of the people have mentioned , The biggest issue is that it tells different stats for the same thing ...for example right now the widget is saying there is 27% percent probability of precipitation. However, inside the app it says there is 0% percent chance of precipitation. Which makes it unreliable. In my opinion, other free apps do a better job then this premium app and i wouldn't have bought it if i knew about these issues before.
By Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzxzzzzzz

Not totally reliable

1
This app is not worth the money. If anything the app should come with an instruction book on why and how you would use it. I get it, it would predict what’s going to happen in two hours, and maybe in an hour. I’ve had it rain on me with light drizzle and dark sky had not shown it at all, then produce it on their map about ten minutes later (by this time the drizzle had stopped). I have no clue why it’s rated as high as it has. If I wanted to do free I would log onto the national weather forecasts website and check the weather that way, but this is suppose to be a premium app, again stay away from paying for this app, but if it’s free, go for it.
By NYC in real time

Simple nice weather app

4
My only complaint is whenever you are looking at the little map it shows you arrows of which way everything is moving. When you are on the big radar map you can’t see any arrows at all. This feature would be really nice to see. If not everyone likes it then make a on off switch but this was a big feature I used in another app that I really miss while using this one. 4/5 if it had that then 5/5
By 20steven09

“There’s a 40% chance that it’s already raining”

1
I resent that I paid for this, but still learn way more useful info through weather channel tweets and the factory-installed Apple weather app.
By btg731

Update is freaking awesome

5
This is probably the best weather app bar none. It lacks a few features like storm tracks but other than that it’s nearly perfect. Rain timing is dead on. Radar and its animations are flawless with this update. Forecasts are as good as any. I would like to see crowd source reporting added and storm tracks is such an important weather app when weather goes south. Update “ received Tornado warning alert 5-10 minutes before Accuweather “ wonderful job DarkSky!
By Wildon883r

Radar

4
I like your app for the most part, however, I think it needs improvement on the radar tracker time. It should start at the current time and move forward 4 hours instead of starting back 3 hours and go forward to almost the current time. It is not useful at all to see what has already passed.
By italiannaplesmama

Awesome App with Some Suggestions

4
This app is awesome! I highly recommend it, and have some suggestions that would make it an unbeatable 5 stars in my opinion. The 24 hour view for each day is the best with scrolling between weather stats. What would be really helpful is to make something like this for the week view. Currently you can only expand each day for the other details besides temperature, which makes it very hard to compare across days. Weather Underground does this well. Additionally, the rain notifications are great, and I love how the app shows rain chances for the next hour. The today widget is nice, but it could give a better job of showing a snapshot of the next several hours ahead. Right now it only shows the temp and future day summaries. The radar map shows arrows for storm direction, which is very helpful, though they are really small to see. I also appreciate the cleanness of the graphics, though sometimes it feels overly simplified when trying to graphically compare data. The Fresh Air app does a better job here in my opinion. It is also very difficult to compare across different locations. It would be nice if the 24-hour View could be collapsable, since it takes up a lot of space at the top. Or maybe remove it, since it’s really the same data when expanding that day in the week outlook below anyways. This would help in seeing the overall day summary at the top, which you currently have to scroll down to, and is cumbersome. Or maybe just having a line for the overall day stats at the top? Overall, I highly recommend this app. Kudos to the developer for being proactive in making frequent updates. I hope they’ll consider the above and continue to make it even better!
By H2O-Skier

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