Version 2.0, with Push Notifications! Dark Sky will notify you before it starts raining wherever you are.
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 play another set of tennis 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. Read more...
Dark Sky - Weather Radar, Hyperlocal Forecasts, and Storm Alerts is a Utilities Weather application and released on Apr 16, 2012.
This application is compatible with iPadMini, iPadThirdGen4G, iPadMini4G, iPadFourthGen4G, iPhone5, iPhone4, iPodTouchourthGen, iPadWifi, iPad3G, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPhone-3GS, iPad23G, iPadThirdGen, iPhone4S, iPadFourthGen, iPodTouchThirdGen, iPad2Wifi devices.
Dark Sky - Weather Radar, Hyperlocal Forecasts, and Storm Alerts is created by Jackadam with an average rating of 4 based on 921 Votes and content advisory rating of 4+. This version 2.0.5 has an average rating ofbased on 185 Users.
This application does not have game center . You can download this app for $ 3.99 Only and an estimated file size of 7.1 MB
Average User Rating: 4 based on 921 Votes
Size: 7.1 MB
Price: $ 3.99
Categories: Weather, Utilities
YOUR WEATHER, DOWN TO THE MINUTE
Using GPS, Dark Sky is able to create forecasts for your precise location. And because Dark Sky focuses on the next hour, we are able to give you minute-to-minute predictions.
STUNNING RADAR 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 beautiful 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.
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.
NOTE: Dark Sky currently supports the United States, including Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico.
This app works wonderfully for me. Yesterday I was sitting with a large group on an outside deck at a restaurant when Dark Sky alerted me to impending rain. I checked the app, and it looked like a small rain followed by a 30 minute gap and then a lot of rain. After the small rain came and went, we headed inside (takes a while with 19 people) and watched the rain from the comfort of indoors. Without it, we almost certainly would have been outside when the downpour hit. Sure, it's not perfect. I've had it say its pouring when it's dry and vice versa. That's the nature of weather. It's an imprecise science. Dark Sky is very useful and right often enough that its worth having. It also does a great job of answering the "should I run to my car in this rain or wait for it to slow down" question. Joel
I rarely write reviews. This app is really good. Going to gift to my brother and sister. Figure I should also reward the developer with a review too. Very well thought out. Push notifications of rain (and a do lot disturb feature) cool too.
Not accurate, weather.com does a better job. Not sure why I got sucked into this, wish I could get $$$ back
Sitting on the deck today I noticed clouds rolling in. I opened up Dark Sky and it told me rain would hit in 25 min. Sure enough, big drops hit the deck 23 minutes later. Close enough!
Worked for about a month. Now force closes on app start. Not sure what changed. Sprint 3G if that helps
I got on the map and it said my location was not a able to work why did it not say this app doesn't work in your location when I bought it email me i want my money back NOW don't buy
I bought this app thinking what a great idea because I ride a motorcycle a lot and it would be nice to know before its rains to put on my rain gear....Well lets say I got soaking wet!! This app does nothing for me. I want my money back...
GPS icon stays on even when you go to another app. Compared to other gps apps the icon turns off after 10 seconds .
Has not worked at all for about a month. Its been raining all week and have not gotten anything but a message saying the radars in my area aren't up. Thanks guys... My two cars got flooded because of you guys.
It was poring I looked At the app and it said no rain
I activated Dark Skies on an iPhone 4S in transit on Crosstown Highway in Minneapolis, May 8, 2013. The wipers worked to clear rain off the front windshield and rear window. Dark Skies indicated no precipitation. The user interface lacked the usual radar map. A competing app triggered its radar and an accurate description of the conditions we were driving through, as well as conditions at our destination in NW Wisconsin.
Dark Sky is a beautifully made app. Amazing UI. Please add a temp badge on the homescreen icon
Great app, beautiful execution, but no radar/weather station service as of the last month or so. It was great when it worked, but now it's just a waste of money. Too bad the reporting stations seem to have crapped out.
If you own a Motorcycle, this is a must-have-app. It could save your life!
I purchased it yesterday and 24 hours after I have not been able to see local weather. I keep on getting a message "radars for this area are unavailable" or something like that. Waste of money
Really helpful to know when you should bring an umbrella.
A very helpful app to guess rain-delay times at kids baseball games.
Darksky always keeps me informed on rain coming into the area. It is deadly accurate and rarely misses precipitation coming in.
It's not that I'm a cheapskate, I have another year on my contract for a carrier I no longer want to be with and termination fees are stupidly high. Buying another phone would tack on two more years to my contract. Since Location Services are constantly on, my phone ends up lasting barely a day on normal use rather than slightly over two-ish. I guess it would be worse with GPS, but cutting my battery life by almost half is still pretty bad. I'd like to continue using this app, though! Would it be possible to maybe use a selected location for alerts without using Location Services?
Accurate local predictions
Knowing what is happening with wind is part of a weather report...back to other weather apps i go.
Doing what it promised good app
Best weather app on the App Store. Simple but nails it. Definitely recommended.
It's raining buckets outside and this useless app missed it.
DarkSky says 'no rain' Outside it's raining! This ha happened several times!
This app is awesome! It actually makes you feel in control of how you deal with weather. For example, I could check the weather all day at my desk to know when the best time to leave might be. Or I could have Dark Sky send me a push notification Hollywood style! Their people 'call' my phone. I can't tell you the number of times I've gotten a push notification and _exactly_ 15 minutes later... it rains. This is the only weather app I need. It is the only app that helps me decide, 'Do I leave now?' and 'Do I need an umbrella?'. I don't need to know what will happen three days from now because it will probably be wrong (excluding rare major weather events). Usually I like to give some contrast for reviews... lets see... the app is polished, the radars are an order of magnitude better/smoother than anything else out there... ah maybe the colors are not my style. In the end I would pay at least 2x what they originally charged ($20). (I also posted this review on the fast company article in the comments section).
I've used this app for some time now and told lots of people about it. I'm a fan. It's especially good in the city when you're running out for lunch or trying to decide when to leave a place, etc. I like its simplicity (please, keep it that way!).
Other apps are good for proper daily forecasting, but this seems pretty unique in being pretty great at letting you know if you should pack up your picnic (and in how many minutes) or if those scary clouds are really just fluffy kittens.... Heh.. Set your expectations right and I think you'll find this handy or just entertaining to play around with.
It's raining right now where I live and no notification. The first time it happened, I let it pass. Not this time. Don't waste your money. Apple's weather is better.
I work outside at a Family Entertainment Center, and this app has saved the day many times! I can check this app, and accurately share with my employees and customers the duration of an upcoming storm!
The first four or five times it didn't predict rain until I was already caught in it. Not good when you're a daily biker! Right now it's been pouring for a half hour and it still says no rain even for the next hour. I'd say at best it's predicted rain maybe 50% correctly. It just can't handle the unpredictability of Seattle. Definitely should not be a paid app.
Hyped up and pretty, but better forecasts are being made from other apps. Do your homework.
This program is remarkably accurate it is a must-have I have almost all weather apps of significance in this is one of my top two
Its pouring outside and this app says mo rain for a week! Save your money.
It's pouring outside an it says forecast is unavailable , check back later. They got me for 3.99!
Beautifully designed UI & UX that is uncanny in its ability to predict the likelihood of rain within the near future. I love the way in which the devs utilize the extra space in the version optimized for iPhone 5. Rather than simply, make the app bigger, they made it better with more content. 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!
It does what it says it does: predicts rain where you are. It doesn't do long range forecasts or severe weather alerts, but most of us have other apps that provide that info. This one simply says, "Rain starting soon," or "Sprinkling starting soon," and it's right almost every time. I've had an alert that said "Rain starting soon and continuing for 13 minutes," so I could judge how long to kill time in the store before heading to my car. The Weather Channel et al. don't provide that kind of help--which is why I like having both.
I do love this app in my day to day life, but I bought it specifically for my trip to Hawai'i. We stayed in Kaua'i which is known for its rain, and that was the main reason I thought this app would be worth the money. Unfortunately, it didn't work the entire time we were there. Disappointing.
We got 5 inches of rain in Miami today and this app was saying NO rain
Only shows weather one day at a time and doesn't work outside of the continental US. The weather channels app which is free is better.
I was and still am amazed at how accurate this is app is.
This app solves the problem of the immediate local weather in a simple and attractive way. It is my favorite weather app!
As a photographer, it's nice to have a solid estimate of weather patterns so I can change shoot times and protect my gear. I'd like to see some more features, such as lightning strikes and maybe sun position. It's pretty basic but gets the job done
This is the only weather app that I use.
The free version is better and the app only shows you weather for one day. The free app is good.
You can download Dark Sky's weather app for free at forecast.io, which actually has weather forecast too-something you don't get for 3.99. This is the second most expensive and definitely the worst app I ever paid for. Thanks to dark sky I learned how to request a refund from iTunes.
I have windows, so I can tell everything but the temp from looking outside. This app needs a extended forecast beyond just "now" or "today" so I can have a one stop shop for all my weather needs. $3.99 is a waste at this point
And why, oh, why does this app have to constantly have Location Services on ALL the time? I realize it's for hyper-location, but all the time? My battery weeps.
Beautiful app and graph, but why only limited to rain and not available worldwide? For the price of this app I want more than to see how much and when the rain will stop. For an international traveller this app is useless. This app has no use if you're from a dry area. I just checked out Forecast.io, done by the same team. I hope Dark Sky will eventually incorporate features of that web app. Or make that web app graphically better, starting with the icon and the pale looking user interface.
I love it. Had unique alert tone that I can recognize as... Oh! "Dark Sky" is telling my something... Wow, it's gonna start showering here in a minute. Guess I better wait to start doing my ____