Apple Acquires Dark Sky Weather App

By Anna Breuer on 31 March 2020
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Apple announced the acquisition of the Dark Sky Company, makers of the eponymously named weather app.

The app aggregates weather information from multiple sources and is available for both Apple iPhone and Android devices. It offers multiple looks at upcoming weather including a next-hour forecast, a 24-hour forecast, a daily summary, and umbrella and sunscreen reminders.  A popular feature is down-to-the-minute notifications of impending rain. A time machine feature lets the user see past weather information as well.

Dark Sky was founded by Jack Turner and Adam Grossman and traces its beginnings back to a Kickstarter campaign in 2011.

The company also operates an API service, which it said it will continue to offer through the end of 2021.

Meanwhile, Dark Sky for Android and Wear OS will be discontinued on July 1.

Apple did not disclose any terms and conditions of the acquisition, which has already closed. The Dark Sky Company was privately held.

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