No worth a dime 1/5
I don’t know how this app is so highly rated. I live in downtown Houston Texas, and I commute by foot. This app cannot tell you anything you don’t already know and it’s downright misleading. The most recent update also made it confusing. I have push notifications set to tell me when rain is starting and stopping, which I would describe as completely inaccurate. “Rain starting” means nothing is happening and there might be some clouds outside. However when actual rain starts it remains silent. However in the case of actual rain the app has nothing to contribute. I’ve been caught in a rain shower without an umbrella too many times now because I trusted this ridiculous app.
Apple Watch complication doesn’t work. Deleting app 1/5
No complications working.
Apple Watch complication broken in WatchOS 5 3/5
It just says Dark Skies now. When I switch to the dock it flashes for a moment but otherwise is broken. Also the redesign lacks the soul of the original. It’s ok, but... feels plain. Vanilla. Mayonnaise. Meh. Icons are nice but ehhh
Hate the new UI 2/5
Loved the old UI. The new one is not intuitive and very confusing. I’ve had to go back to the weather channel app
Bad update 1/5
I never write reviews, but Dark Sky went from one of my favorite apps to one I will stop using. A VERY bad update.
An in accurate weather app isn’t too useful 2/5
By Ettore B
Loved the old app which was simple and uncannily accurate. Today, I opened DarkSky which reported the temperature to be TEN degrees warmer than what I verified by several other methods. Why did you mess with a good thing? Sometimes. Simpler is better.
Unbelievably Horrible 1/5
I Googled for “best weather app,” and paid $3.99 for this piece of waste. I live in Osaka, Japan — one of the largest cities in the world — and Dark Sky’s radar hasn’t been “available for more than two weeks!!! I want my money back, you theives!
Additionally, it has a truly dull appearance.
Apple Watch app no good. 1/5
I bought this solely for the watch complication. It doesn’t work. Waste of $$$
Doesn’t work on Apple series 3 2/5
By A long time reader.
Just purchased this popular weather app to glance at while on the Apple Watch only to find out after downloading it that it does show anything on my Apple Watch, just a logo.
Series 4 watch 5/5
My favorite weather app but now that I have upgraded to the series 4 can't get the weather app to be on the new watch face. Is that because of Apple or you guys??
This was my “go to” for quick and easy access to weather. It was so user friendly. Had my list of favorites. Also used it for quick reference for location when driving. What a shame! New is not necessarily better.
not seeing complications on watchos5 4/5
unable to get the complications to show up in the list on watch series 4 (watchos5). please update the app asap as i use this daily
Great app 4/5
It perfect the only thing is It doesn't tell you when the weather is unhealthy.
Loved it. Then the complication died. 1/5
This app used to be phenomenal. Now the complication doesn't show on my series 3. I've reinstalled and reset. Nothing works. If you launch the app it looks great. But the complications both large and small show dashes or the app icon.
Love the app, but complication seems to have broken in WatchOS 5 4/5
By William R. Dickson
The new complication that crams conditions and temp into a single small slot is great, but as of WatchOS 5, it simply displays the app icon to launch the app.
Used to be great. 3/5
By J. Iscariot
This was probably my first paid app and I’ve been using since it was released. I was a pretty big fan and convinced many of my friends to buy it (yes there are many free weather apps, yes it’s worth paying for this one).
Unfortunately, their redesign is much less “minimal” despite their claims to the contrary and generally less pleasant to use. Info like the UV index (which I use more than the temperature) is now harder to access. However my main complaint is that the displayed information is now harder to read/process than before.
Apple Watch Complication Doesn’t Work 1/5
By Joseph Grivois
Never shows any information on the Apple Watch until you tap the complication. Then as soon as you go back to the watch face, the information disappears.
Great until the big update 1/5
I no longer get notifications. It
No longer works with the Apple Watch.
If not fixed soon, I’ll switch to Carrot.
Don't Fix it if it Ain't Broke 2/5
Very disappointed with the 6.x upgrade, in short they tried to fix something that wasn't broken. Now the bi-hourly temperature numbers, instead of being big and easy to read (black against a white background), are a super-tiny font embedded in a dark circle. And instead of temperature if you select something else to display (ie, precip, wind, humidity, etc.) it completely forgets your selection the next time you open the app. Would love to reinstall the older version, as these 6.x updates just takes a great program and makes it mediocre.
Change it BACK!!! 2/5
I hate the new look! Please change it back.
Leave the UI alone! 1/5
With every change, this app gets worse. I used to love this app. It's garbage now.
Why is my radar always down? 3/5
Been using Dark Sky for several years. Used to live in a rural area and was frustrated bc I would often see “next hour forecast unavailable. Radar is down.” Well now I’m in a completely different state, 3 miles from a coast guard stn and I still get the “radar is down” message more often than not.
Rain notifications are about 70% accurate. Enough to be useful most of the time.
So how can that happen if the radar is always down? 🤔
Bad update, no longer accurate 1/5
By The New Smiley
The more I use the app now after the major overhaul update, the more inaccurate I find it. It is currently raining at my location fairly hard. Dark Sky, after having to refresh to get the correct location, forecasts no rain. The other four weather apps on my device all show rain.
It would be nice to have to old, very functional Dark Sky back. 😕
The new design is a hate crime 1/5
There is a whole new look and feel, that makes this app hard to use. I also am not sure if I’m interpreting the data correctly anymore - it says that there is a 12% chance of rain but the odd bing ball indicators say 4; I can’t understand.
It also takes forever to figure out the temperature and if it’s going to rain. I regret updating. You should probably skip this one.
New UI a letdown 3/5
Usually the reasons to change a UI are to improve usability and/or to accommodate new features. This new UI does neither and actually eliminates some functionality (wind speed and direction). Please add a setting to re-enable the previous UI or something like it. Or at least give us back the features we used to have.
Disappointed after hype 2/5
I am disappointed with Dark Sky. It was recommended to me by several people but after months of use I wish I could get my money back. My friends have also complained about the lack of accuracy over the past several months. Dark Sky knows when it’s actually raining but it’s forecast predictions are often off by hours or just flat out wrong. Not a fan of the new design either.
HATE the updated look!! 2/5
I have used this app for a while and love how accurate it is for precipitation. One day it updated and looked completely different. MUCH WORSE. it has been made to look like a generic weather app. I think the functionality is worse. It’s harder to use. I hate how it shows the precipitation numbers. Single digits?! What does that mean?! Show me a percentage like before! I’m so mad about the update I might just delete it and I definitely don’t recommend it to friends anymore. Before the update I would tell anyone who would listen about it. Not now. Please go back to the old version!!
Just 1 thing missing... 5/5
By Edwin E.
Best. Weather App. Ever. But just one thing missing: dark theme.
Hate the look and feel of the updated version 1/5
I’m now on the hunt for a new weather app. The “new and improved” update ruined what was great about the app - it’s clean, easy to digest feel. There’s just too much going on in the app now, and as a result I’ve found I no longer use it as often as I did.
Change it back! 2/5
By Waking for Bullies
This app has been my go-to since having an iPhone. However with the recently updated version, I can no longer see wind or humidity. These are important things to know where I live! The new design is terrible. Why did you ruin a great app? I hate it now.
In the south we care a lot about the humidity 4/5
Not sure how much of a fan I am of the recent changes to the interface, but this is a pretty awesome app. I spend a lot of time outdoors for work and while it’s about as accurate in the mountains as most weather forecasts in predicting weather, but once it starts raining I think it has always accurately predicted when the rain will intensify and stop. The biggest grip I have with the new interface is how difficult it is to find the humidity (also, don’t tell me it’s humid if the humidity is below 75%, cause that is lovely). It used be be a quick click, but now I have to scroll down and then over on a tiny little menu. It isn’t user friendly, and I live in the south, so the humidity is way more important than the temperature in the summer (we know it’s going to be hot, but will any of our sweat evaporate???). Thanks for a great app. This would be a 5 star review if finding the humidity is made easier or there is an option to go back to the old interface.
Current location refresh is spotty 4/5
Always love this app; it’s my go to. Not a huge fan of the user interface update, but since the update my app never wants to refresh for my current location (usually Atlanta) but instead rather tell me what the weather is like in NYC. Don’t get me wrong, I love The City, but I mainly like the weather here better. In any case, refresh isn’t working well. Please fix. Thanks so much!
Used to be great 2/5
Loved DarkSky until the recent updates. Now it either doesn’t load, loads data for the wrong city or is hours/days out of date. In other words it’s worthless for its purpose of hyper local weather and forecasts.
Great app! 5/5
It's beautiful and supremely accurate!
Only problem is that on the watchOS 5 complication, it just shows the Dark Sky logo until I press on it. The complication isn’t showing me the weather from the watch face like it’s supposed to (and used to)
New look is a turn-off 3/5
Can we have a little re-think of the UI? It looks generic now and the weather icons are ugly. The original versions of this app looked so appealing and all that has been inexplicably lost. Please do a new version with the new features and the old look.
Terrible now 1/5
This was perfect BEFORE the latest update. I supposedly have notifications set for severe weather turned on. But when I go to the app, they aren’t anywhere. I’m currently under a severe weather advisory. But it doesn’t show anywhere in this app. Isn’t that the point? Thank you for ruining this with your update. I will be deleting it now as it is useless.
Best ever 5/5
This is best weather app I have ever used enough said
Siri Watch Face 5/5
Love everything about this app only this is I wish there was a Data Source for Siri Watch Face.
By Dabusey Jones
For most of this summer I will get a notice of rain starting in an hour and there isn’t a cloud in the sky. I like the apps interface but have been very unimpressed with accuracy. A friend told me about the app and he raved about it. I’m just not seeing what I expected after laying down some money.
Not the original “Editor’s Choice” app it was 1/5
Do not buy this app. It is a bait-and-switch app that has nothing in common with the app that won the “Editor’s Choice” award from the App Store except the name.
This app is a scam designed to profit off the goodwill of the original Dark Sky app. Don’t be fooled. Five star ratings on the App Store are for the OLD VERSION; sort reviews by most recent and you’ll see all the one and two star reviews for version 6.
(Dark Sky devs were too cowardly to reset their reviews after updating the app and are actively trying to trick you into believing the current version is highly rated when it is not)
The makers of this app decided to make a completely different app with a separate UI and UX and then replaced the original Dark Sky app with it without recourse for paid customers. The new design was shouted down on Twitter 20:1 against the change across hundreds of tweets.
For every 1 person that likes the new design, 20 people do not. Has Dark Sky done anything to respond to these concerns? No. Will they? No.
The reason they won’t is because the original design served its purpose: it got people to pay for the app. Unfortunately the number of people buying has likely changed, and the developers “need” to increase the paid customer base. So what’s a company to do when their current design isn’t pushing the number of units they would like?
If you’re Dark Sky, you make the conscious decision to say “Screw everyone that already paid for the app; they aren’t going to give us any more money than they already have. Let’s focus exclusively on people who HAVEN’T given us money and make THEM our priority.”
This is analogous to paying full price for a song from the iTunes music store. It’s a pop song that hit #1 on the charts and it’s your favorite song. You listen to it every day, multiple times per day. The song has won awards and been lauded in the press for its original composition. Fans of the song love it and recommend it to friends.
Then one day you pick up your phone to play your song but all you hear is a spoken-word version of the lyrics. It turns out the artist got tired of hearing that tune. The artist decided the song would be better if it were completely recomposed from the ground up. He wanted to make “version 6.0” of the song, and he’s ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN you’re going to love it — so much so that he has unilaterally removed the old version of the song from every device in the world and replaced it with the spoken word version.
So now, even though you paid for the original song, and even though you loved the song and listened to it every day secure in the knowledge that you paid for it, it’s gone forever.
That’s what Dark Sky does. They sell software under false pretenses and treat their current paid customers like garbage.
If you want to be ripped off and have bait-and-switch tactics used against you then tap that Buy button. Otherwise, I recommend you use any other weather app, because version 6 of Dark Sky is garbage made by cowardly scam artists looking for a few quick bucks off the goodwill and good reviews for something they no longer make or sell.
Used to love it. 3/5
This app used to be the one weather app I trusted. I live in a large city, so any other app just telling me the weather for the city as a whole does nothing for me. Enter Dark Sky. Loved it.
With the latest update though I feel like it’s lost a lot of functionality. Also not a big fan of the redesign. I want to glance at the weather, not see what it was twenty years ago.
Can’t say I like the update 2/5
Too cluttered and difficult to read quickly. Sometimes less is more, as before.
Why does a formerly great app get worse and worse? 2/5
I’ve used the Dark Sky app for three years now and at first it was awesome. It would accurately tell me about upcoming weather events and accurately know when it was raining and when it was not.
It seems every time there was an update, the app would get a little less intelligent and I get caught outside unexpectedly by rain when the app said no rain was coming and conversely, the app would say it is raining out and it’s sunny.
I’ve done the “report weather” thing in the app hoping it world learn and get better again, but no luck. I get that weather isn’t an easy thing, but why was the app probably 90% accurate earlier and now its like 20% - on its best day.
Finally, this last release was a major UI change and, for me, it’s really unintuitive compared to the last UI. I also have to continually go in and refresh my location to get the current forecast as it doesn’t update when I open the app, it still shows me the forecast from the last time the app was open. And yes, my phone settings allow the app to see my location.
I find myself using the app less and less, now really just checking back in to see if it ever gets back to its old, working state.
Why make it worse? 1/5
The app used to be amazing. Now it’s just like all the rest, overly animated and complicated. And, it lost the only features I care about.
Watch complication still doesnt work 3/5
By Skipton Windelthorp
For a while this was the perfect weather app. Great forecasts, intuitive interface, awesome complication. Then the complication stopped working. Then there was an update that said it fixed the complication. It didnt. Go ahead and google "darksky complication not working" theres hundreds of forum threads about it going back forever. Really disappointed tbey cant get this right.
Still use it for a phone weather app but ive had to find something else for my watch
iOS12 8+, watchOS5 series 3
Used to be my favorite 2/5
I miss the dark interface and hate how the percentages are displayed when checking the hourly forecast for precipitation. Not as intuitive and unique as it once was. Wish I could take a time machine back to the old UI.
Had to enable zoom feature on iPhone to read the weather dot numbers. Miss the previous UI and how pro it looked, but I guess making it look nice for kindergarteners is just a business decision. After all those little kindergarteners and millennials like things familiar, so Dark sky looks like every other weather app now.
When I grow up I want to be a tinker toy operator, and develop for dark sky! Lol
Still love you guys for all the work, just miss the pro UI.
MintGreenGuard said it. 4/5
Great App! Want some classic mode back. Like some of the new improvements.
Hard to read 3/5
This used to be my favorite app but it’s much harder to read now.
Really, 3 1/2 to 4 stars 3/5
I’ve been using Dark Sky for years and have become less and less fond of it. The latest version is a lot of work just to find out the information you want. I would rather see all of the labels on the top of the page. For example temperature, wind, dew point, humidity, etc. Also, there’s very little indication when you choose a category such as, wind or humidity. The category becomes bolded, but all the labels are the same color. It would be great if you could order the labels to what’s most important to you. When I try to slide the labels left or right the whole screen moves. Very poor design.