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Dark Sky has been acquired by Apple

App now not out there for Android and WearOS

Android app will cease working July 1,2020

Dark Sky, one of the in style weather apps on iOS and Android has been acquired by Apple. The app’s web site now states that “Dark Sky by Apple,” and with this, marks the start of quite a lot of modifications.

For those that are iOS customers, nothing modifications. However, Android customers of the app are going to be sorely dissatisfied. There is now not a hyperlink to the Android version of the app and it’s now not listed within the app retailer both. The WearOS version of the app has been eliminated as effectively. For these Android customers who have already got the app, or discover methods to get it by means of the APK, the app will stop to perform on July 1, 2020. This, is once more, just for the Android version of the app. For those that had been embedding Dark Sky knowledge on their very own web sites, that help may also finish on July 1, 2020. For those that had been signed up for Dark Sky’s APIs, it is possible for you to to proceed utilizing them by means of to the top of 2021. Dark Sky is, nonetheless, now not accepting any extra registrations for the usage of their APIs.

Apple’s weather app has not been essentially the most characteristic or information-rich however has all the time been practical. With the acquisition, the query actually turns into if Apple’s weather app goes to be spiritually get replaced by the Dark Sky app. It can also be doable that Apple would cherry-pick features of Dark Sky to combine again into its Weather app. Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference is scheduled to happen in June, though it is going to be in an all-new format as a result of current Coronavirus outbreak. It is feasible that Apple could showcase the brand new options ensuing from this acquisition throughout its reveal of iOS 14. The new version of Apple’s cell working system is anticipated to carry quite a lot of very profitable options, reminiscent of with the ability to outline default apps to non-Apple apps, together with being appropriate with all units that presently help iOS13.

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