In order to improve the Weather application on iOS, Apple has carried out the purchase of the Dark Sky app. With this movement, the American company will drastically improve not only its visualization, but it will also be much more efficient and practical.
Android users have not liked the purchase too much, since from now on the application will be exclusive to iOS.
Dark Sky will no longer be part of the Android ecosystem and will only be on iOS
Dark Sky announced on its blog that the application has been acquired by Apple and will therefore only be available on this platform in the future. But the intention of those from Cupertino is to use this, to improve their own.
Good news for iOS users. Not so much for Android. As of July 2020 it will no longer be downloadable or usable on that platform. The company will return the money to its subscriber users. All this mainly due to the fact that the API, as we know it so far, will stop working.
Also, due to this circumstance, the existing extensions in browsers like Chrome, search engines like DuckDuckGo DuckDuckGo and in Microsoft systems, Runkeeper, Yelp and more, will stop working anyway.
At the moment Dark Sky is still available in the App Store, but you should keep in mind that it may not be the best time to buy it, because Apple has plans for it. We will not know if it will be made free later or if it will be implemented in iOS and will disappear from the market as we know it so far.
The company statement is as follows: