Apple has acquired weather app Dark Sky. The Dark Sky side announced on March 31 (local time) that it will be affiliated with Apple through its blog. Accordingly, Android apps will also be shut down to end API access in 2021.
Details on the value of the acquisition of Dark Sky were not disclosed. The Android version was released by Dark Sky in 2016, and it has been evaluated as one of the best weather apps, focusing on forecasting precipitation every minute at a local level. For example, it starts to rain after 3 minutes and stops after 18 minutes.
However, with this acquisition, all Android apps, such as smartphones and smartwatches such as WearOS, are on the verge of death. It is said that the provision of this app download will end, and the service to existing users will end after July 1, 2020. Only three months left. In addition, it is said that a refund will be provided for subscribers who still use the Android version of the app.
In addition, as previously stated, the API service provided to other vendors will soon end. Dark Sky is said to have finished accepting new subscriptions and will not operate the API until the end of 2021. Key features such as weather, maps, and embedded through the official site will end after July 1, 2020. This is a measure for future API and iOS user support. Anyway, from the perspective of Android users who have used this app, it has become a dark sky. Related information can be found here .