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Dark Sky’s API, iOS app and web app will stop working next year

A new blog post from the developers of Apple-owned, hyper-local weather app Dark Sky has announced that the iOS and online versions of the app, as well as the Dark Sky API, will go down by the end of 2022.

Here is the exact wording from the blog post:

Support for the Dark Sky API service for existing customers will continue until the end of 2022. The iOS app and the Dark Sky website will also be available until the end of 2022.

Dark Sky developers originally said that the API would close by the end of 2021, but this new goal towards the end of 2022 is clearly moving things back a bit. However, this is the first time we’ve heard of an end date for the iOS app.

When the news first came that Apple bought Dark Sky early last year, a blog post from the Dark Sky team stated that the iOS app would not see any changes “at this time.” It also warned that the Android version would be closed.

Apple continued to close the Android version of the app in August last year. Meanwhile, the iOS and web experiences (as well as the API) continued.

Apple’s iOS 14 added some Dark Sky-like features last year, and even more will come in iOS 15 later this year. New weather features scheduled for iOS 15 include hourly rainfall notifications, an overhaul of the animated backgrounds and various other design changes.

Prior to the acquisition of Apple for an unknown sum, Dark Sky was a much-loved third-party weather app for both iOS and Android. It offered more detailed and local data than the embedded solutions on the two platforms.

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