In the event you’re a fan of Darkish Sky, it is formally time to discover a new climate supply or change to Apple’s personal app. The favored climate app that Apple acquired in 2020 will not be obtainable as of Saturday, Dec. 31, in line with the app’s web site.
That date was beforehand introduced, but it surely’s value a reminder now that the shutdown is upon us. Darkish Sky distinguished itself from different climate apps because of its capability to supply forecasts all the way down to the hour. Apple’s acquisition of Darkish Sky got here amid a push by the iPhone maker to bolster its apps and digital companies choices, occurring roughly one yr after it introduced Apple TV Plus, Apple Information Plus and Apple Arcade.
Variations of the app which have already been bought will not present climate information, though the Darkish Sky API and web site will exist till March 31. An API, or utility programming interface, lets different builders incorporate climate information from Darkish Sky into their very own apps.
Darkish Sky says its forecasting instruments have been absorbed into Apple’s new Climate app and that Apple’s WeatherKit API might be obtainable for these creating apps for Apple’s platforms.
The Android model of Darkish Sky was pulled again in August 2020 shortly after Apple acquired it. Apple eliminated Darkish Sky from its App Retailer in September.