Dark Sky shows the power of good design, as it is not the most feature-rich app, but it is so well-designed that it’s worth a look. As the name suggests, Dark Sky’s focus is on rain, and as such it displays all weather info in the context of the chance of rain. The recent addition of weather information for the entire day makes the app much more useful as a general-purpose weather app.
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Dark Sky. It's always beautiful -- even when the weather outside is bad.
Dark Sky. You can see your future.
Dark Sky. Is there a storm near you?
What is it about?
Dark Sky is a feature-rich app that is simple to use. Beautifully designed, the app looks gorgeous on both iPhone and iPad.
For those who...
- Want a thorough local-forecast.
Not for those who...
- Are looking for a freebie app.
Why we love it
From push notifications to incredible graphics to nifty weather animations, Dark Sky has you covered. Best of all, unlike other weather apps, you don't have to be a meteorologist to understand it.
App Store Description
Dark Sky can tell you at a glance exactly when it will rain (or snow) up to an hour in advance, so you’re free to walk the dog or run out to lunch and know you’ll stay dry. You can also explore the most beautiful weather animation you’ve ever seen, both forward in time or back.
(Dark Sky is available in the US, UK and Ireland.)
YOUR WEATHER, DOWN TO THE MINUTE
Using GPS, 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.
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.
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.
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.