by Brent Dirks
May 28, 2013
One of the most unique weather apps for iOS, Dark Sky, has just received an update that adds a torrent of new features. First up, version 3.0 of the app now offers intelligent text summaries. The summaries provide a full description of the current weather along with the forecasted weather in the next hour and rest of the day. The update also brings the chance for users to help improve the accuracy of the app by submitting their own personal weather reports. And finally, along with accuracy improvements and other bug fixes, the update adds support for England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, and surrounding areas. Dark Sky is a universal app for the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad/iPad mini. It can be downloaded in the App Store now for $3.99. If you haven’t heard of Dark Sky, the app is a lifesaver for anyone living in areas with frequent rain and snow. The hyperlocal app, which originally began as a Kickstarter project, is a short-term weather predictior that informs users whether they’ll be receiving precipitation in the next hour. It originally hit the App Store last April, and our own Christine Chan was very positive about the app in her original review. The last major update, version 2.0, arrived in August and brought push notifications to inform users when there is precipitation in their exact location.