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Dark Sky’s API, iOS app, and net app will all cease working subsequent 12 months

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A new blog post from the builders of Apple-owned, hyperlocal climate app Dark Sky has introduced that the iOS and net variations of the app, in addition to the Dark Sky API, will sundown on the finish of 2022.

Here’s the precise wording from the weblog put up:

Support for the Dark Sky API service for present clients will proceed till the tip of 2022. The iOS app and Dark Sky web site can even be accessible till the tip of 2022.

Dark Sky’s builders initially mentioned the API would shut down on the finish of 2021, however this new end-of-2022 goal clearly strikes issues again a bit. This is the primary time we have heard about an finish date for the iOS app, although.

When information first broke that Apple acquired Dark Sky early final 12 months, a weblog put up from the Dark Sky workforce said that the iOS app wouldn’t see any adjustments “at this time,” whereas additionally warning that the Android model can be shuttered.

Apple went on shut down the Android model of the app final August, however the iOS and net experiences (in addition to the API) continued.

Apple’s iOS 14 added some Dark Sky-like options final 12 months, and much more are coming in iOS 15 later this 12 months. New Weather options deliberate for iOS 15 embrace hour-by-hour precipitation notifications, an overhaul of the animated backgrounds, and varied different design adjustments.

Before its acquisition by Apple for an undisclosed sum, Dark Sky was a extensively beloved third-party climate app for each iOS and Android. It provided extra granular and native knowledge than the baked-in options on these two platforms.

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