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Revamped iOS 15 Weather app shows off a whole lot of Dark Sky

Revamped iOS 15 Weather app shows off a whole lot of Dark Sky

It's been a little over a year since Apple bought up user-favorite weather app Dark Sky, shuttering its entries for Android and Wear OS. Today we're seeing the fruits of that acquisition in a revamped Weather app for the iPhone, which will debut with iOS 15. It's pretty blatantly incorporating a lot of the visual flair from Dark Sky into Apple's official app.

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Google Weather is experimenting with a redesign

Google Weather is experimenting with a redesign

The arrival of gesture-based navigation on Android hasn't boded well for hamburger menus, and Google is now actively doing away with them. The Google Play Store recently killed the hamburger menu, and now the Google Weather app is following suit.

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Storm season is coming — be ready for it with the free Sunrise weather app (Sponsored)

Storm season is coming — be ready for it with the free Sunrise weather app (Sponsored)

It's March, which means Spring is basically here in the northern hemisphere. And along with the warmer weather will come the inevitable barrage of thunderstorms, tornados, and other weather threats. Luckily, it's easy to stay on top of the latest weather events this storm season with the Sunrise weather app, available to download for free on the Google Play store.

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AccuWeather adds minute-by-minute forecasts to fill the void left by Dark Sky

AccuWeather adds minute-by-minute forecasts to fill the void left by Dark Sky

Dark Sky may get to live on Android for an extra month until August 1, but after that, it's time to look for a new weather app. The competition is well aware of that and is bringing its applications up-to-par. As such, AccuWeather has been working on a full overhaul of its slightly dated app, featuring a new icon, more native code, an hourly minute-by-minute forecast front-and-center, and tons of customization options, including dark modes. The new app will roll out to the Play Store starting today.

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Hands on with WeatherPro, a promising Dark Sky alternative

Hands on with WeatherPro, a promising Dark Sky alternative

WeatherPro has been around on Android for more than ten years and has gone through changes on both the visual and the monetary front — the subscription-based app used to be a paid product back in 2018 before the company behind it joined forces with another one. Now, the app has received a comprehensive redesign, giving it a rethought bottom bar interface and a customizable home screen. That's reason enough for us to go hands-on with the app, mainly because we wanted to see if it can fill the vacuum left by Dark Sky's demise.

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Weather Underground’s Play Store rating has plummeted since v6 was released (Update: Correction)

Weather Underground’s Play Store rating has plummeted since v6 was released (Update: Correction)

Not too long ago, the weather app Dark Sky saw its Play Store ratings decimated overnight after its acquisition by Apple and the subsequent scrapping of the Android app was announced. Another popular meteorological app is seeing a similar trend for its app ratings, although for entirely different reasons. Instead of improving the user experience, a recent major update to Weather Underground monumentally degraded the app by dropping several basic and prominent features.

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Latest AccuWeather beta brings back persistent notification and a widget

Latest AccuWeather beta brings back persistent notification and a widget

Hot on the heels of Dark Sky's demise on Android, AccuWeather is testing a brand-new UI for its app. The latest beta comes with a more prominent 60-minute forecast and adds a bottom bar for easy access to hourly and daily forecasts as well as a radar view. The more modern interface and the focus on short-term forecasts might make the app a somewhat capable replacement for Dark Sky in the long run (though AccuWeather does have a history of selling user data, so keep that in mind).

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Dark Sky's Android app rating destroyed in wake of Apple acquisition, shutdown news

Dark Sky's Android app rating destroyed in wake of Apple acquisition, shutdown news

Excellent weather applications are rare on Android, with many of them having documented privacy issues or poor interfaces. Dark Sky was a favorite among many, thanks to its precise forecasts and clean design. It was revealed last month that the Android version would shut down, following the parent company's purchase by Apple, and the Play Store listing has taken a massive blow in the days since.

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Dark Sky is shutting down its Android app after being acquired by Apple

Dark Sky is shutting down its Android app after being acquired by Apple

Indie weather app/company Dark Sky has just been acquired by Apple. As part of the change, the company is shutting down its Android and Wear OS apps. Soon they will no longer be available to download, and on July 1st, 2020, they will stop working entirely, with subscribers receiving a refund at that time. iOS customers will be able to continue using the app.

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Dark Sky brings hyperlocal weather information to Wear OS

Dark Sky brings hyperlocal weather information to Wear OS

Checking the weather is one of the features I use most on my phone. For years, I had a widget dedicated to just that on my homescreen, a layout I abandoned only a short time ago. When it comes to wearables, you have a couple of options in this area. Some watches come with pre-built faces that include weather info, you can build your own in something like Pujie, or install a separate app. Those who opt for the latter now have a new entrant to consider. Dark Sky has come to Wear OS, and it's a free upgrade for all existing subscribers.

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