Dark Sky, a very popular hyper-local weather app, has been acquired by Apple for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will result in a number of changes that include integration of Dark Sky into the iOS native Weather app and removal of the Android app and its APIs.
In a blog post today, Dark Sky explained how it has a new home for its app and what it means for its support on other platforms. For iOS, the app will remain available in the App Store, however we can expect Apple to soon integrate Dark Sky into the iOS native weather app to boost its functionality. In the past, Apple has used Yahoo Weather and it currently uses The Weather Channel for its weather services.
Regarding Android, Dark Sky has stated that its app on the Play Store will be no longer be available from today. For existing users, the app will continue to function till July 1, 2020, which is also when weather forecasts, maps, and embeds will stop functioning on its website.
Importantly, Dark Sky will end its API support for Android in 2022, which is currently in use with other weather apps like Carrot Weather, DuckDuck Go, Microsoft, Runkeeper and more. These apps will need to find another source for their weather information soon.
The Dark Sky App is available for download only on the App Store for iOS.