Dark Sky Weather

Dark Sky Weather

  • Category: Weather
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 6.7
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • Developer: Jackadam
  • Compatibility: Android
4.5
4.5
50,202 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

  • Voiceover accessibility is broken! 1/5

    By Big_Zach
    I used to use this app almost exclusively, but now the voiceover screen reader support is pretty much nonexistent Many of the elements on the screen are not read, including some of the notification preferences in settings. This is a deal breaker for me. I'm sorry to see the app go but I can't use it in its current form..
  • Disappointed with missing dark mode toggle! 3/5

    By Lee56232
    No dark mode toggle for iOS 13? I don’t want a dark mode used on everything iPad, but with the removal of the dark mode toggle for iOS 13, I’m being forced to use it. Bring back the independent toggle for us iOS 13 users.
  • Independent dark mode gone 3/5

    By SethPa
    What happened to in app dark mode? I don’t want my phone set to dark mode just a few commonly used apps. Makes no sense to now base your appearance on the phones appearance when previously it was independent.
  • ios 13 1/5

    By zoranmi
    since updating to ios 13 the Dark Sky app has been killing my battery life. if i uninstall the app my phone doesn’t drain its battery nearly as quickly.
  • Love the app, hate the widget 2/5

    By JrBeckstead
    The apps great. Finds my location, great map. Great notifications. The widget however either doesn’t work, flickers or tells me the wrong location. It needs help. Please. Fix this and make the design match the app.
  • Useless search 1/5

    By BPed
    I’m so sick of not being able to search for destinations. For example, looking up weather for my trip in New Zealand I search Hokitika and get the suggested result of Haiti. Wellington gets suggested result Wellington, OH. As far as I know it’s impossible to search somewhere new.
  • No more Dark Mode 1/5

    By rph05
    With iOS 13, the Dark Mode feature is gone unless you switch your entire iPhone over to dark mode. Horrible! I don’t care for Apple’s dark mode, & now I can’t use this app in dark mode independently.
  • Good idea 5/5

    By BvN_87
    You guys should make it so there is a spot to see multiple cities at the same time or a favorite list that would be awesome you should all so make an additional spot for the Apple Watch do you have the wind in the area just like the Apple weather app does for the watch then I can delete the Apple weather app What would be cool is if you could add wind option for the watch and UV
  • Dark Mode Toggle Gone 1/5

    By tma17
    Whose the genius over there who took away the dark mode toggle and made it dependent on iOS settings. I don’t want dark mode on my full phone just some apps 😡
  • Used to be great 1/5

    By Ckomp73
    This app used to be my go-to weather app. Now it's horrible, it's slowly been getting worse over the last year or so. Right now I have a huge storm close by and heading my way and the app says no rain for the day. Useless save your money.
  • Love it but 5/5

    By Mr e 13
    Love the app but would like to see a dense Fog alert
  • Usually love the app 2/5

    By Pazo Aruba
    This is my go to app numerous times daily. Not so happy now though. Lately it has been "off line" frequently. It looks like it is about to rain outside and I can't find out... why? It is off line again! Two days later... pouring buckets outside. Can I check when it will stop? No I can't...off line again.😡
  • Best Weather App 5/5

    By Maccioli16
    Devs on top of newest features and quick to implement changes iOS updates provide. iOS 13 updated to follow dark mode within system.
  • Integrity 1/5

    By John JacobJingle
    When family share plan is part of the purchase$ and the developer removes it, you begin to wonder what is next? Careful adding this app. Your cost and ability to use it may become a monthly fee. Plenty of other options that do a great job. Find a developer with integrity.
  • Flawed 3/5

    By Jared D Wagner
    The app looks great. It is very easy to understand and navigate. Unfortunately I cannot give a rating above 3 stars due to inaccurate weather forecasts, and the map doesn’t load the entire weather system. Great potential, and with some minor adjustments and tweaks it could be the best on the market.
  • Mixed results 2/5

    By AMIC97
    There’s a lot I like about this app : a onetime fee to get no ads, a simple easy to use interface, and Apple Watch support. But there is an awful lot of problems. The radar uses non-standard colors that are confusing, the forecasted temps are consistently several degrees lower than what it turns out to be, and notifications flat out don’t work. I have been in contact with support about the notifications but it has not been fixed and now I haven’t heard from them in several months. I so want this app to be better!
  • Notifications do not work 3/5

    By AlpacaLips
    Notifications for this app have never worked consistently for me even though I allow it location access always, background app refresh, and have notifications for the app on in Settings. It does what it sets out to do, well. But I have to launch the app to get information.
  • Mere shadow of what this app once was... 1/5

    By Rogueregime
    I remember the days when DS accurately, consistently predicted the onset of rain down to the second. It was completely indispensable. Over the years, the “magic” has deteriorated to the point of uselessness. It’s now about 50/50 with *current* weather and much, much worse with forecasts. It just doesn’t predict correctly. It calls for rain when there are no clouds in the sky, and for dry skies even as the downpour is happening. Save yourself the money and the trouble and stay away from this junk until it gets fixed...which will likely be never.
  • Almost Awesome 4/5

    By austinwill
    I love the way Dark Sky maintains a minimalist view of weather info. Alerts are fairly accurate, even in Florida, where weather is wildly variable from day to day. The only issues I have are with the map: 1. Radar coverage has two levels that change with zoom. The “detailed” radar (when zoomed in) doesn’t extend far beyond the coastline. It can be misleading when large storms approach from the sea. You actually have to zoom out to see a hurricane in your backyard. 2. Map data limited to temp and precipitation. There’s no view for warning areas, barometric pressure, etc.
  • Wrong 99% of the time 1/5

    By Mred1230
    While I appreciate the interface and it’s unique design, compared to my other Weather apps it’s wrong most of the time… And I’m a poet and didn’t know it
  • Dark sky 4/5

    By bkowarski
    very good app but occasionally, for no apparent reason, freezes and can’t find its ( or other) locations.
  • UI could use some work 2/5

    By Emerson82
    To the point: biggest draw is the developer’s promise to not track your location and sell your data. Biggest potential for improvement: the app isn’t very “deep” in the information it displays, but from what I can tell all the data is there. The app presents data over time vertically (think a calendar view of time over a day) instead of time over a horizontal/x axis. The app also only presents one type of meaningful data per screen: so, if you want to know 1) the temperature, 2) the precipitation likelihood, and 3) the amount of precipitation by hour (instead of total for a day... am, pm? who knows!), you have to click and scroll through 3 different screens. Now think about doing that over several different days to get a feeling for what the weather will do over the coming week. To me, that is the biggest failing of this app. I don’t want to sound critical, but I am, and hope to see data overlays in the future. (My preference is certainly for the display of time over a horizontal axis, but even having the overlays over the current vertical axis would be a significant improvement and would address the short comings I’ve identified with the app.)
  • Love this app 5/5

    By oldgoat01
    Great app the only thing I wish it had was storm tracking as well as lightning.
  • App not as good as was! 2/5

    By Stevegalan
    Dark sky when I first got it was much more accurate then currently. Not that happy with it. The app that came with my iPhone is more accurate and predictable.
  • Innacurate 1/5

    By vmudrak
    I was very excited about the premisses as the layout and graphic interface looks great, however I found in to be a highly inaccurate weather app inferior to a basic build-inn weather app (iphone). Even today 0% precipitation predicted on Dark Sky and we had a few showers already. In a winter, just a few days after i bought an app, a snow blizzard overtook Brooklyn while Dark Sky was showing rain the whole time (weather app was accurate)... you’re better off looking at the sky or guessing then making ANY plans based on Dark Sky! 🤷🏼‍♂️ pass
  • Huh? 3/5

    By Beldar88
    Don’t know what happened to my original review. App Store used to display it when I hit “write a review”. So, the problem with this app is that it is just as glitchy as the free apps (doesn’t display, shows wrong location, etc.) and while it does have more information available (nice), you have to dig for it – even the most important stuff. Take a look at the Weather Underground interface. They give you—at one glance—an hourly forecast that includes temperature, cloudiness, chance of rain, and wind speed and direction. With this app you have to slide the menu sideways for each parameter.
  • Used to be great 2/5

    By meells
    I got Dark Sky when it first came out and loved it. I paid a premium to give it a shot and told everybody I knew to get it due to the accuracy of the hyper local forecasts. Over the years since its launch it steadily got better and I never regretted my early download. Unfortunately, the past few months have been a precipitous drop in quality. There are currently several free apps that provide a better product.
  • Forecasts very inaccurate 1/5

    By bd_austin
    Daily forecasts for my area (Austin, TX) are consistently 5 or more degrees too low. The app also often reports rain in my area when there is no rain anywhere nearby.
  • This is a joke 1/5

    By jae1615
    It’s been alternating between drizzle and pouring for hours and this app’s been continuously telling me that there’s no rain. Should have known better than to trust it, and now I’m drenched.
  • Radar always offline 1/5

    By charliemartin19800
    The app use to be good now the radar is always offline. It can be pouring rain where I am And app says clear skies
  • Used to be great. 1/5

    By VegasHangover
    I’ve had this app for a very long time. Lately the forecast is just plain wrong. No rain in forecast and later it pours. Probably this way for the last 6 months. Disappointed that it so unreliable now. Please bring back the awesome!!
  • Used to be incredible, no longer accurate 2/5

    By Rob H.
    It seems like they switched where they get their data, because a year or two ago this app was unbelievably accurate. Now, not so much. Got caught in rain today, for example. Also, they keep over complicating the UI and making it worse. Go back to your old data source!
  • What happened to this app?! 1/5

    By UHOCTPAHEU,
    This app used to be solid. Whether I needed to know what the day had in store or the weekend - I counted on this app to plan. No longer. It can’t even tell what’s happening NOW. Let alone in an hour or in a day. It seems the more UI changes they made, the less they paid attention to the weather itself. I need another app
  • Unreliable Forecasts 3/5

    By laew91
    I’ve come to rely on this app only for the 1 hour precipitation forecast. Beyond that, the forecasts are not good at all. The temperatures can be off by quite a bit, the 24-hour forecast will often show no rain when Wunderground predicts a 60% chance (it rained), and the new UI makes it difficult to read at a glance. The new scroll feature to select wind speed, precipitation percentage is just tedious. You have to scroll through lists of options and then it’s selected for just that day. Want to see wind speed for the week? Scroll through and select it for every single day. All that said, the 1-hr precipitation graph is usually spot on. The radar is extremely fluid.m though I would still like a visual difference between rain and snow. It’s almost worth it for the 1-hr forecast alone. Just keep another weather app handy if you’re need to plan the day.
  • Not Too Bad But Gives Reports For Wrong Location 2/5

    By McQ14
    I’ve been using Dark Sky weather app since it was released. And it’s pretty good. Fairly accurate. But for the past few months it’s been giving me alerts for the wrong location. I’ve got everything set correctly. The solution, according to the help section, is to uninstall and reinstall the app. That’s not a solution, that’s an irritation. If this continues I’m just going to delete the app entirely.
  • Dark Sky Premium 1/5

    By GSMNYC
    App freezes constantly and current weather is often inaccurate.
  • Raised my rating to three stars 3/5

    By mwengel62
    Radar has been improved. Still waiting to see how government alerts work.
  • What happened? 1/5

    By WATTSZUP
    Use to be great... but nots any more. The interface these days yikes! And the accuracy has taken a nose dive. There are free weather apps such as Yahoo Weather that are far more accurate where I live and don’t require “always on” to get alerts. Please consider an interface lift and repair the inaccuracies.
  • So Accurate 4/5

    By Ava Bq
    This app is so accurate, within minutes. However, the addition of a scale to the radar (for distance) would be super helpful for judging storms and such!
  • Eh. 2/5

    By justmeeagainn
    Not too great. Other weather apps have a lot more to offer.
  • Getting Worse 1/5

    By Slarvey
    Percentages are always off and just recently had rain notification when in fact there’s not a cloud in the sky. Makes me wonder if dev is actually using real weather data or just playing with magic 8 ball. Radar rarely shows weather until its right on top.
  • Great features but don’t depend on the daily forecast. 4/5

    By girlsquan
    This is one of the best weather apps (I have 3 on my phone alone). I appreciate the alerts for precipitation. My only complaint is I don’t always receive my daily forecast or it gives me the forecast for a location I was in yesterday. When I contacted them about it I was told to delete and re-install the app. I have lost count of how many times I have done this. I would give this 5 stars if it weren’t for the problem with the daily forecast.
  • Great app, poor weather prediction 2/5

    By Soundtrack4Life.me
    Love the app interface but the actual weather prediction is totally unreliable.
  • This app used to rock but now let’s you down 1/5

    By Dradeke
    When I first purchased and used this app, it was far better than other applications at telling you what the day was going to be like. Today however it is just as disappointing as weather.com weather underground and the rest. This morning looked at the weather right as I’m about to board the train. Clear skies. 45 minutes later I see it raining outside already. This isn’t the only time this has happened. Go back to being awesome please.
  • Super accurate 5/5

    By Ramiz Sheriff
    Thank you so much this app is exactly what I am looking for . By the way , I used to use Accuweather and I thought it correctly gave daily and weekly forecast until I saw using Dark Sky app by a friend of mine 😊 I’m totally in love with Dark Sky great app great team love you all guys 👍
  • Love new feature!!! 5/5

    By Iluvbs
    I have used and enjoyed this app for several years, but now our relationship is elevated to LOVE. I love that you can now click on a temp and see all the details. I always wanted to check humidity and wind to find the best time for my daily walk and you have really simplified this!!! Kudos on such a good app design.
  • Nope !! 3/5

    By Pearliecat
    This is my second time reviewing yesterday it said there was no chance of rain and it rained for three hours and it’s saying out again right now it’s saying no chance of rain and it’s raining as I speak with a waste of money....
  • iOS weather app is better 2/5

    By feedbacker99
    Bought this app because it was highlighted in the App Store as a top app. I don’t see what this app has more than the stock weather app. It is not nice to look at either. Waste of money. Deleting.
  • Disappointed 2/5

    By Disappointed sub
    I read numerous favorable reviews so I decided to give it a try. In my sparsely populated area, it just doesn't collect enough crowdsourced data to make accurate forecasts.

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