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:

Today we have some big and exciting news to share: Dark Sky has joined Apple. Our goal has always been to provide the world with the best weather information possible, to help as many people as we can stay dry and safe, and to do so in a way that respects their privacy. There is no better place to achieve these goals than at Apple. We are delighted to have the opportunity to reach so many more people, with so much more impact, than we could ever be alone. What about our existing products? iOS App There will be no changes to Dark Sky for iOS at this time. It will continue to be available for purchase on the App Store. Android and Wear OS App The app will no longer be available for download. Service to existing users and subscribers will continue until July 1, 2020, at which time the app will close. Subscribers who are still active at that time will receive a refund. Website Weather forecasts, maps, and embeds will continue through July 1, 2020. The website will remain active beyond that time in support of API clients and iOS apps. Api Our API service for existing customers is not changing today, but we will no longer accept new registrations. The API will continue to work until the end of 2021. As part of this transition, Apple’s use of Dark Sky is subject to Apple’s Privacy Policy. Thank you! To our clients, family and friends, we are grateful for your support over the past eight years. We look forward to continuing to build great products, so stay tuned… The Dark Sky Team