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Dark Sky - Weather Radar, Hyperlocal Forecasts, and Storm Alerts
3.5 based on 2,779 Votes
Price $3.99

Dark Sky can tell you at a glance exactly when it will rain (or snow) up to an hour in advance, so you’re free to walk the dog or run out to lunch and know you’ll stay dry. You can also explore the most beautiful weather animation you’ve ever seen, both forward in time or back.
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Dark Sky - Weather Radar, Hyperlocal Forecasts, and Storm Alerts is a Weather application, developed by and released last

This application has a content advisory rating of 4+ (Application contains no objectionable material ). This application has an average rating of 3.5 based on 2,779 Votes. This version 4.1.2 has an average rating of 3 based on 300 Users.

Your device must have atleast 3.9 MB of space to download and install Dark Sky - Weather Radar, Hyperlocal Forecasts, and Storm Alerts. This application does not have game center . Dark Sky - Weather Radar, Hyperlocal Forecasts, and Storm Alerts can be downloaded and install for $3.99 only

More Description

YOUR WEATHER, DOWN TO THE MINUTE

Using GPS, Dark Sky is able to create forecasts for your precise location, giving you minute-to-minute predictions for the next hour and detailed 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 can send you an alert before it starts raining at your exact location. Even if you haven't opened the app in days, Dark Sky will know when you're in the path of a storm.

What's New on this version 4.1.2

- Disabling Location Services will no longer cause the app to yell and curse at you.

- Fixed a problem where the app would occasionally report rain when there wasn't any (most often at night).

- Fixed an erroneous warning of notifications being disabled.

- Some minor bug fixes that, as a coder, are too embarrassing to list.

Categories

  • Weather
  • Utilities

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Support Languages

  • English, American

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Dark Sky - Weather Radar, Hyperlocal Forecasts, and Storm Alerts
Dark Sky - Weather Radar, Hyperlocal Forecasts, and Storm Alerts
Dark Sky - Weather Radar, Hyperlocal Forecasts, and Storm Alerts
Dark Sky - Weather Radar, Hyperlocal Forecasts, and Storm Alerts
Dark Sky - Weather Radar, Hyperlocal Forecasts, and Storm Alerts
Dark Sky - Weather Radar, Hyperlocal Forecasts, and Storm Alerts
Dark Sky - Weather Radar, Hyperlocal Forecasts, and Storm Alerts
Dark Sky - Weather Radar, Hyperlocal Forecasts, and Storm Alerts

Recent Reviews and Comments


  • Beautiful and easy to use

    I turn off the rain warnings unless I'm out for a hike or it's otherwise important though.


  • Works but how is this better than the others

    I can't find the advantage for this app over the others.


  • Great, but...

    Please bring back the black maps and dark themes.


  • Highly inaccurate

    A good try, but this app's rain predictions are way off where I live in Southeast Florida.


  • What happened?

    I really used to love this app. It used to be spot on accurate. Now, it's become so unreliable that I don't use it at all anymore. It will alert me that rain is starting soon on a bright sunny day, and then when I open the app it says no precipitation for the next hour. Sorry, I want to love this app but I think I'll have to uninstall it :(


  • Inaccurate

    I disregarded the reviews and decided to give this app a chance since it looks like a the idea behind it is great but boy I was wrong. It looks nice and has the right template and UI (although I'd like to see more features) but it fails delivering correct information and weather forecast. It says it's raining and for hours at the time when it's sunny outside. It's says it's partly cloudy when it's raining, also for couple of hours. It seems it's hard to find an app that can deliver accurate weather info these days.


  • Tides...

    This App is awesome!!! The only thing missing is a Tide Chart..


  • Dark Sky

    The radar images aren't great and the forecast is pretty good but seems to be a little off sometimes. Sounds like the old version worked better. Maybe they can work on getting the bugs out.


  • Hard to use

    Used to be great until the most recent design overhaul


  • Okay..

    I like everything this app does, I just don't like the way it *looks*. A plan white background with black font? I feel like you guys could do better! ;)


  • Bad weather report

    The weather report has been inaccurate the entire day. It used to be very good up until recently. I hope they fix the app because it is not worth paying for currently.


  • Could be lot better!!

    It needs low and high pressure..


  • Location Services Always On

    This app requires uses location services constantly which drains the battery super fast. No app should require location constantly. The developer does not appear to be using background app refresh which would allow the app to periodically update itself and check location. Even though this uses location services constantly, the app still has to update when launched and often times has an inaccurate location. The radar functionality is cumbersome to use and the alerts seem to only send once at the beginning of the storm and never again. Like light rain in 4 minutes and then it downpours 20 min later and there was no update. Very disappointing for a paid app.


  • Dark Sky

    I only wished I read the reviews before I spent $3.99 on it! It's not colorful it's black & white! This isn't what I'd hoped for! Disappointed


  • Out with the new..

    In with the old. All I can say is -- what were you thinking? This used to be one of the most functional amazing apps in the App Store, but now it's just another non-working weather app. Revert back, please. It was great before, now I've stopped using it completely.


  • Still good

    Enjoyed the original version, but this one is still better.


  • Steaming pile of mediocrity

    This app USED to be truly innovative, useful, reliable, and beautiful. It was one of the only apps I would regularly recommend to others. Since the major update, it has become cumbersome, confusing, buggy and downright inaccurate. The developers have bloated the app by including features that simply are not central to the unique mission of providing hyper-local, short-term forecasts at the expense of what used to be the core functions. In the past, even in Florida's constantly changing weather, you could count on the forecasts and timing reported by the app, literally down to the minute. Now, the app constantly gives false alerts when a cloud passes yet doesn't alert for major storms. The interface is cluttered and confusing. The forecast slider focuses more on the past than the future. The future (forecast) view is a hot mess and completely unreliable. It is as if the developers took everything that was different and great about the app, threw it out the window and watered down the rest by adding a bunch of features that mimic what every other weather app in the App Store does. Very bad move. You had an amazing Blue Ocean and you opted to go find a Red one to swim in. (I'm guessing there was some market research that told you the app needed more functions to compete better. I can see the focus groups I my head. "The app is cool, but I wouldn't use it because it doesn't even tell me the temp.") Please go back to the old version. Focus on being great at what sets you apart--not trying to do everything that doesn't matter. It was a winner. You tried to fix what wasn't broken and ended up with a steaming pile of mediocrity.


  • Great!

    I live in Cleveland. Needless to say, weather here is crazy. Dark Sky was exact and correct timing the start and the end of a rain storm. It saved my day for sure :-)


  • It's ok

    I do like this app but there is certainly room for it to be improved. Most applications that use GPS are able to recognize that I'm at home or at least with in 50 yards. This app pulls up addresses that are typically within half a mile about half the time. The other half it gets it right. I would like to see that get more consistent. I love the way the radar looks and moves. I don't like that it starts so far away from my address. When I say far away I mean I can see the most of the planet. A couple double taps and it's where it should be but that's insane. Also involving the radar. I would like to be able to see where the thunder and lighting is. Maybe I just need to see the key for the radar but either way it would be nice to see more clearly. It's mostly just showing how severe the rain is. Everything else in the app seems very accurate. I will continue to use it and hope to see these fixes/updates soon.


  • Awesome

    The alerts for incoming rain are accurate and amazing. Best weather app out there, hands down.


  • Fix Location Bug

    Use to be my goto app for weather but it often has difficulty finding my location even with a good signal. Please fix.


  • So useful

    Perfect


  • Awesome ! Extremely accurate.

    Does what it says. I am contractor and always check several different weather apps. This one is just about always very accurate. I love it.


  • Keeps getting worse and worse

    Bring back the original app before it was completely ruined by adding a bunch of junk we don't want or need. There are plenty 7 day forecast app, leave that to them. This app requires location (GPS) to be turned on, and will NOT function if turned off. This app shows how it's possible to take a 5 star app and turn it into a 1 star app. Update: July 15, 2014. Location bug is still not fixed. App useless unless location services is turned on, which drains any iPhone battery. What's wrong with you guys? Is it that hard to fix a simple location problem? Guess so, and the reason your app went from 5 stars to 3 and dropping. Time to listen to your customers...


  • Does not work with Florida weather

    This App might work with the slow moving storms the rest of the country gets, but is completely useless for the kind of rain we get here. I literally just got a notification of rain five minutes after it had stopped. It's unfortunate because it would be very useful for our summers, if it actually worked.


  • Keeps you dry

    You can't find a better weather app. Well worth the money.


  • It says no rain, but it's pouring.

    Just not accurate. Unreliable. I'm watching it pour right now and it says no rain in the next hour, so......


  • A Beautiful Let Down

    DarkSkys is a beautiful weather app that falls short when reporting weather. It's fun and exciting to look at. Just highly inaccurate. Also, I can't stand the "needs access to location services" pop up that happens every single time I open the app then continues to pop up every 5-10 seconds after canceling it. This issue claims to be fixed, but believe me it's not!


  • Best weather app I've had!

    I love this app. It is not bombarded with ads and it's surprisingly accurate. I get notifications and they are always accurate! Countless time I have been warned that it was going to start raining soon and I've been able to let the dog out before it starts. This is the most usable and functional weather app I've ever had. Thank you!


  • App is virtually worthless.

    They claim that they fixed the location nagging in the latest update, but apparently my phone never got the memo. Basically, unless you allow the app to access your GPS location (24 hrs, killing your battery life), the app will constantly have a popup reminder informing you that your location services are turned off. When that happens, it resets your current location, forcing you to retype and load it. Which, once that loads, will be interrupted by another popup informing you that your location services are turned off.


  • Seriously

    This is the biggest piece of sheeeet!! Keep getting notifications that it's drizzling in my area when it's 106°F ....


  • Used to be a great app, recent versions useless

    This used to be a great app - showing me and accurately predicting when rain and storms would hit my or any other location. Ever since the major updates, it takes minutes to load a map, the map is useless until it loads, I can't even zoom in/out or center the map with standard iOS gestures (it seems to want to center any place I tap), I can't automatically recenter on my location, and on too of that the new color scheme is completely impossible to glance at and determine where rain/storms are and will head. The new time slider is finicky and definitely less effective at showing quickly where storms have been or will be in the near future. Use the old color scheme or (even better than the old one) a *standard* radar color scheme and the readability would be significantly better. The weather pieces are useless as well - countless other weather apps get this way better (Weather Underground is my go-to). I can't use the app to efficiently see when a storm will arrive (I've gone to using RadarScope and just estimating the paths myself), so this app has become completely useless for its primary purpose. Bring back the old one or redo the new one so it actually works for near-future forecasting and I'll be back. You can even release a pro version that works and I'd buy it! It was good before and I'd pay for it to be good again! I just won't be using this one. It's useless.


  • Worst app ever

    Only 2 choices. Leave location on and watch your battery drain or you keep getting a pop up telling you location is off. Pop up comes up every 2 seconds and you can't do anything In the app. Useless.


  • Needs Location services?

    "Uh oh, looks like location services is disabled". Constantly. Jump out of the app and go back to dark sky? "Uh oh". Select the location you want. Look around at the map. Give it a few moments and "Uh oh" is back. At this point I'm not sure what the app offers beyond the frustration of tapping "ok" when the location message pops up.


  • Not what I expected

    After reading a lot of the reviews I knew there would be some things about the app I didn't like. First, why does it keep my location service on?!?! I have to manually turn it off which pretty much negates having weather alerts. The radar isn't as expected. I wouldn't waste the $3.99 like I did. There are better ones out there!!


  • A weatherman in my pocket

    Great app. Not all the bells and whistles that a meteorologist plays with but perfect in every way. And with notifications on and my Pebble watch I don't even have to take my iPhone out of my pocket.


  • Did not work

    I've been trying this app for a week, and found that it simply does not work. At. All. There have been multiple alerts for rain or drizzle that not only never happened, but came during clear skies and sunshine, with NOTHING on radar. The last straw was this morning, when the all alerted for "drizzle stopping in 3 minutes". Umm...the sky is clear, the sun is shining, and there is NO drizzle. This app simply does not work.


  • Worst app of the year

    Terrible, terrible, terrible always the wrong forecast. Says rain when no clouds within 100 miles don't waste money and or especially time with this junk. Forecasts 50 years ago were better


  • Keeps getting worse

    This app used to deliver accurate warnings about impending rain. Now the alerts are sporadic and often incorrect. The newer features are not all that great and nothing beyond what other weather apps already do better. The 'shake to report local weather' feature was removed at some point, and whether the data was useful or not, that seemed to coincide with the decline of this product.


  • Uncannily accurate predictions & a gorgeous UI

    Beautifully designed UI & UX that is uncanny in its ability to predict the likelihood of rain within the near future. The fluid animations and attention to detail put this app in a class by itself. For example, it alerted me to light rain within 20 minutes earlier today. Within thirty minutes, it was raining lightly! This has happened numerous times over the past few weeks. Check it out and prepare to be surprised!


  • Terrible interface

    Designed to show off cute features rather than present a clean description of the weather. They should hire a designer, or take a look at Yahoo or Apple's apps.


  • Does not deserve the negative reviews

    This app is beautiful, simple and does exactly what it needs to do. No way it deserves the one star reviews.


  • The Location Services icon stays on all the time?!?

    So the GPS icon is always active, even though it states it doesn't use the gps in the background. I wouldn't have bought this app if known about this.


  • Location changes

    Every time I open the app up my location is different. I enter again, same thing happens.


  • Not bad but confusing

    It’s not bad but the UI is confusing. You don’t know what stuff means. Like all those shade of gray ? doesn’t make any sense. I had to go on the weather provider site to understand what it meant. When you check 24h details, it doesn’t even show you where you are during the day. It’s not bad, but it doesn’t beat Weather Line which is the best so far. UPDATE Doesn't support landscape on iPad. Is that a joke ?


  • Formerly the best - now kind of meh

    The service behind Dark Sky is still pretty good, but the interface has been fairly well broken. The map no longer works very well, and many of the other visualization are unhelpful and cluttered. There also doesn't appear to be a way to turn off notifications after turning them on. I made that mistake once and had to delete the app to get it to stop running my GPS constantly. The fact that this hasn't received any updates since January pretty much means it's been abandoned by its developers - don't expect them to fix all of the issues that this pointless redesign has caused. Move along to another weather app instead.


  • Needs work

    Dark Sky has lost its advantage as other weather apps are catching up. The constant use of location services kills my battery and the app sends constant notifications when I disable them. The radar should go back to the dark background, that's why this app is called dark sky instead of light sky.


  • No Celsius option? Seriously?

    That's just unbelievable.


  • Great app

    It's a great app and works well. Three stars off for bombarding me with alerts when I turn off all location services. I do this to save battery when I'm at 10% with no charger around. Dev let's be real. You're a dick for choosing to spam alerts just because I try and preserve battery when it's under 10%. Please make it alert once, not every 5 seconds (literally). The app becomes literally unusable.


  • Not Accurate

    I've tried using this app regularly for months, and it simply isn't accurate. In fact, it's made me seem absolutely silly to friends and colleagues on a few occasions.


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