Dark Sky Weather

Dark Sky Weather

  • Category: Weather
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 6.3.3
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • Developer: Jackadam
  • Compatibility: Android
4.5
4.5
49,212 Ratings
$ 3.99

Dark Sky Weather App

Dark Sky is the most accurate source of hyperlocal weather information. With down-to-the-minute forecasts, you’ll know exactly when the rain will start or stop, right where you’re standing. (It’s like magic.) Featured in: New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Wired, and more. YOUR WEATHER, DOWN TO THE MINUTE Dark Sky is able to create forecasts for your precise location, giving you minute-by-minute predictions for the next hour and hour-by-hour 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 comes with advanced notification options: Receive down-to-the-minute alerts before it starts raining at your exact location, get notified of government severe weather alerts (for such things as thunderstorms, flooding, hurricanes, etc.), or even create your own custom notifications covering the next 24 hours for things like temperature, wind, precipitation and more. Even if you haven’t opened the app in days, Dark Sky will tell you what you need to know, when you need to know it. TODAY WIDGET The Dark Sky Notification Center Widget tells you at a glance what’s going to happen in the next hour and the next week, so you don’t even have to unlock your phone to quickly check the weather before heading out. TIME MACHINE Explore weather in the past or future. Choose a date and see historical weather data or future predictions based off of seasonal averages. APPLE WATCH Dark Sky looks great on your wrist. Get notifications and check out the weather for the next week with the Dark Sky app built from scratch for Apple Watch.

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Dark Sky Weather app reviews

  • Good App Except Requires “always” Location Access. 2/5

    By Biffy215
    I do not want apps that constantly track my location. Why can the app not be programmed to set for alerts for cities, rather than only my current location?
  • Not as good as it once was 1/5

    By VisualSeed
    Dark Sky used to be a beautiful app that did a scarily good job of telling me when it was going to rain. Now, it’s a convoluted mess that has contradicting data points and summaries and does a very poor job of telling me when it is going to rain. I originally bought this app because it did one thing and one thing very well. I didn’t want a full featured weather app. I just wanted to know if it is going to rain. Now I’m never sure :(
  • No reason for this app 1/5

    By Mndance165
    What made this app so different and famous was it’s emphasis on predicting what the exact weather, particularly rain or snow, was going to be within the next hour or so...that was it’s main purpose and made it so different from all the others... Now in latest app they minimize that vital feature, hide it almost, with small fonts and make it hard to see in the clutter and with very minimum detail...so this app now appears like all the rest...nothing special, a dime a dozen...no reason not to use all the better general weather apps out there...bad move! Suggestion to the developers...emphasize what you use to do best...enhance your best feature...tell us in a bold and in a more detailed way what the precipitation will be as we plan to go outside in an hour or so...stop being a generalist...and get back to your specialty of the past...this app is going in the wrong direction...get back to what made you special! Predict the weather in the most detailed way you can for the coming hour or two...then you’ll have an app that stands out from the crowd...
  • Can’t even get the current temperature correct!!! 1/5

    By lolly55pops
    Wish I could get a refund...right from the first time I opened the app. I live in La Quinta Ca and the first night I opened the app it was 65 degrees outside, dark sky said the current temperature was 86!!! Thought it must be some kind of temporary glitch but no, it is the second night and it is currently 70 degrees outside, dark sky says it is currently 84 degrees. If it can’t even get the current temperature correct why would you believe anything else it says? Enough said!
  • Waste of Money 2/5

    By jekka Aki
    I thought this would be a really helpful app, and at times it was helpful. But I started to notice something. The temperatures were all wrong and way off from what it should say. It’s annoying that I spent money on an app that can’t even tell me how hot or cold it’s going to be on any day.
  • Inaccurate Overpriced overhyped 1/5

    By The Man behind E
    Why is this App so expensive. The weather is never accurate. The rain prediction percentages are completely wrong and in conflict with other weather apps Wasted money on this app. Please look elsewhere and say your money
  • Favorite locations 4/5

    By lucky gander
    This is almost the best weather app. I love that it allows me to search very specific locations, such as Disneyland or the Main Lodge at Mammoth Mountain. Also, it is usually more accurate than my other weather app. I love this so much that I wish I could save more than 5 favorite locations. Give me more, you have a great app!
  • Doesn’t work in Europe 2/5

    By D.F. Barnacle
    Nowhere in description does it point out that it will not work in Europe. Waste of money in my case.
  • Loved the old version, updated version is a downgrade 1/5

    By ms227
    The updated version of this app is like using an analog app. What happened to the useful interface? I might as well google the weather on a web browser. Total downgrade. It appears like a lazy, low- cost design. Disappointed!
  • Try Again 3/5

    By Gordon-Gladwin
    Constantly get the same message... can’t find your location, try again. This didn’t use to happen. What went wrong?
  • Update 3/5

    By agmkym
    Do not like the update, prefer old version
  • Hi 3/5

    By maczombieOG
    Please fix the widget.
  • Latest updates not showing location on startup 3/5

    By Jreyes3126
    To preface this I do not have location set to always. But every time I launch the app I get a window that says it can’t find location to try again. It didn’t happen before until the latest updates from last month. On the other hand the uI is simple and beautiful. Also I wish for notifications without having location set always on.
  • Great App but Wish for Radar Improvements 4/5

    By MoJo12876
    This is a great app. I have no hesitation in making the purchase for this overusing a free app like the weather channel. However, I wish the radar was a little more flexible and easier to use. Especially when trying to look at future predictions. Overall, nice job developer!
  • I don’t understand the hype around this app. 3/5

    By GeneralM92
    The map is laggy, it doesn’t show you what kind of precipitation is falling, it just shows you some sort of neon interface that honestly isn’t an improvement on the standard green yellow red color chart. The long range forecast is laughable, especially when it comes to wind. It told me a week in advanced that winds would be gusting upwards of 60mph, day of the event? Maybe 20mph gusts at most. This app is easily the most overhyped weather app, it looks outdated, and honestly is not impressive at all.
  • The best weather 5/5

    By andrew.conkling
    This has been an excellent app. They've proved themselves with their precipitation predictions and have excelled at weather and forecasts as well. What a lovely service; we are living in the future.
  • Last patch made it foggy every day. 4/5

    By local godlike entity
    For some reason ever since the last update, the app seems to think it’s foggy every day. Bright, cloudless sky, and it’ll be telling you how bad the fog is.
  • Location Problems 2/5

    By bhj32536
    After the last update it keeps losing my location. I press Try again and it doesn’t work.
  • Your location was not found, Try Again? 2/5

    By Honkafied
    Every other time I open this, I have to push “try again” to get the weather to pop up.
  • Apple Watch face not updating 2/5

    By claus726
    Not sure if unique for Series 2, but the weather content is not updating in real time on the modular watch face. I have to tap to open the app and then the temperature and weather conditions will refresh. And even at that point it is sloooow to do so. Their website suggests turning off/on the complication. What is wrong with this, when is the fix?
  • No radar coverage in Asia 1/5

    By Fk.morshed
    No radar coverage in Asia so no “next hour forecast”.
  • Good app but... 4/5

    By DaddyiMac
    The weather radar is desperate need of some major updating. Otherwise I would give it 5 stars
  • I am confused and concerned 3/5

    By MRP2MPow
    I have highly recommended DS to friends, but it doesn’t seem as accurate or sharp in the current form: — It often says it couldn’t locate me when I open the app, but usually instantly gets it close on retry. Why this lag? — Tomorrow’s summary indicates 44% chance of rain for tomorrow, but in the hourly section it never shows more than 35% — Hourly precipitation predictions for near-term seem wrong on a regular basis. — I still miss the curving graphs, rather than numbers that are spaced according to the relative value. This isn’t as intuitive or helpful for me. Sigh.
  • Inaccurate forecasts 1/5

    By Tankd4life
    Says it will be starting to drizzle outside soon when it’s 58 degrees outside.
  • Not quite a waste of money.... 2/5

    By Triippp
    Interesting format. Some parts I like, others stink. Radar is nearly useless.
  • I can SEE! But... 3/5

    By K2Kevin
    I have to say this before anything else, THANK YOU for allowing dynamic text sizes, I can now see all the text items that were once so small is was like trying to read the fine print on a car commercial. Now... still dislike the UI since it was changed way back when. I feel the only people that like the new UI are those who never experienced the goodness of v.1
  • Horrible application 1/5

    By Sjerzy
    It is raining outside The application shows overcast Cloudy Don’t ever buy anything from this developer
  • Doesn’t work properly anymore 1/5

    By ICU 2
    Currently heavy raining yet app says it’s overcast. If I wanted accuracy like this I’d flip a coin or watch the national weather reports.
  • Kills battery and privacy 1/5

    By Jedt
    Requiring an app to use location services always is ridiculous. Without using the ‘always’ setting on location services the app does not function correctly. This is a privacy and battery issue. This would be a good app if it wasn’t required to use location services always.
  • Cool App - poor weather forecasts 1/5

    By Salgeek
    Weather data is poor. Waste of $4
  • Accuweather is better 1/5

    By Billyraybar
    This app’s novelty of forecasting rain but the minute is highly inaccurate. It often says ‘rain starting in 1 hour’ when it is currently raining. It’s worthless. Accuweather has a highly accurate version of this feature.
  • Unable to make family sharing work 5/5

    By Pink Flamingo2
    False advertising-added my husband but after less than a month got a message his app was no longer supported under our family sharing. Have emailed Dark Sky 3 times. All they do is tell me to contact Apple. VERY frustrating as it is otherwise a great weather app!
  • How is this a $5 App? 1/5

    By iCrapMyPlants
    Because they made a lot of $$ for Apple, that’s why. It cost $5 for an “Editors Choice” App that is crippled unless you enable permissions for always-on location tracking. You can imagine what that does for battery life and privacy. I understand that certain notifications for a location require the App to have access to the location data, but certainly some of be notifications could be used with a static location; like the morning forecast. Pros: it can provide weather information, but so does the free NOAA website. Cons: READ the privacy policy, they block ALL of the weather notification features until you allow always-on location tracking for the App. These features are disabled even if you manually enter a location, which the App allows you to do and this REQUIREMENT should be listed in the App description.
  • Wind mills still going in reverse 4/5

    By readaholic4
    I love this app but even after an upgrade the windmills are still going in reverse. I live close to many wind farms and today they were most all going clockwise. None counterclockwise.
  • Widget text size!! 3/5

    By Beatman00
    Please increase the text size for the forecast within the widget ,it is very small, also please add a six hour forecast to be viewed from the Widget as well
  • Best weather app. 5/5

    By davemcghee
    After the last update that made the weather channel weather app in-usable in my opinion, I went on a search for a better weather app. Having used this app for a couple of months now and tries many others too, this is the sole weather app left on my iPhone. It is just so easy to read, provides just the right info and details in an eye pleasing way. If you want more information about a particular day or weather even just tap and you have it. It also is very nice to have a pop up notification giving me heads of rain in my area and the daily weather in the morning. Love this app. Best weather app ever.
  • great update... 5/5

    By barfburglar
    ...that fixed the back grounding and location functionality. thank you!
  • Decent. Not as good as it used to be 3/5

    By Scott_in_MS
    Location is wayyyy off. Something is just off with your programming, in regards to how the app interfaces with the gps. It’s not even getting close to my current location anymore. When I start the app. Would be nice to have a “home” setting. To quickly go to your home location. Since the gps isn’t working right.
  • Worse than google weather 1/5

    By djw255
    This app stinks. I’ve been using it for a month now and it’s pretty consistently less accurate than free services. Don’t waste your money.
  • Location Tracking Not Accurate 1/5

    By vasilemj
    Like other reviewers, my complaints stem from their repeated bugs in location accuracy. Just updated to 6.3.2 yesterday which was supposed to address these issues and yet they still persist. This is even with location sharing set to “always”. I shouldn’t have to uninstall and reinstall the app constantly (let alone less than 24 hours after installing their update) to get proper location-based notifications. At this point it’s just a joke.
  • The Best 5/5

    By Fwbaptist
    The best up to the minute weather app on the market. Very well worth the price. Also you can share with someone else also. I have to local tv Station apps in different states and the are identical other than their logos imbedded within. With Dark Sky it is your location. I love the up to minute forecast and projections of what is next. Very good investment if you follow the weather!!!
  • I really used to love this app 3/5

    By COSportsFan_
    Here recently it seems like the app doesn’t “follow” you anymore when your out and about. I will get a notification for precipitation at the area I was in when I last I opened the app and not the area I’m currently in. I have my location service set to always like I have ever since I bought the app and have even tried deleting and installing fresh. Apple Watch app doesn’t always refresh either even when manually opening it.
  • Best Local Precip Notifications 5/5

    By J-Man88
    Getting notifications 15 minutes before rain or snow is awesome and that part is super accurate. The forecasts however can be misleading or wrong even when most other weather apps get it right. Regardless being able to get the hyper local notifications makes this app worth every penny, just know that you may need another app for more accurate forecasts.
  • Inaccurate 2/5

    By kdawgdizzle
    It’s snowing outside and the app says it’s raining. Yesterday, precipitation didn’t even show up in today’s forecast. It’s nice to look at the graph of the hours projected precipitation, but the frequency with which it’s inaccurate is frustrating especially for a paid app.
  • Fake dark mode 1/5

    By realZWMM
    C’on.Check messenger dark mode.Yours is brown mode.Ridiculous.Make a real dark mode please.
  • Better detailed Radar a must please! 4/5

    By Myrkur007
    Still the above best weather app only just wished it had better detailed radar is all, otherwise my go to app for weather, after better radar it’ll become my go to stand alone weather app. Great updates lately, just please give better mored detailed radar.
  • Not as Accurate as Before 1/5

    By Htownsuperster
    This app used to be very accurate in regards to precipitation. It’s raining as I type this and the app shows no rain. It used to show me accurately when it was going to rain and when to expect the rain to stop. Now I have no idea. The temperature has always been accurate but the micro-climate analysis and the precipitation predictions was the main reason I downloaded this app. Sadly now, the only reason I’m holding on to this app is the simple fact that I paid for it.
  • Can’t believe it still can’t find location 1/5

    By mar-val
    Four to six months with location not working is ridiculous! We had to manually enter our city every time we use it! iPad Pro 2018, 2017, 2016 and mini 4 all can’t find location for this app, other weather apps fine. After months we figured a workaround, store your city as permanent, and no others. Turn off allow location for Darksky in settings->privacy. Now when you start it the your city is displayed. Of course that’s only good if you’re staying in one location. Very poor technical abilities I guess.
  • The low temperature for the day is last nights 4/5

    By Louie39110
    The forecast by day has last nights low temperature as the low for the day. This app shows the up coming high and the previous low. On the Apple Watch it is confusing. Everything else is great.

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