Apple has acquired weather app Dark Sky and will be shutting down the Dark Sky Android and Wear OS apps in July, Dark Sky announced today.
"Our goal has always been to provide the world with the best weather information possible, to help as many people as we can stay dry and safe, and to do so in a way that respects your privacy.
There is no better place to accomplish these goals than at Apple. We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to reach far more people, with far more impact, than we ever could alone," Dark Sky said.
There will be no changes to Dark Sky for iOS at this time. It will continue to be available for purchase in the App Store.
However, the Android and Wear OS app will no longer be available for download. Service to existing users and subscribers will continue until July 1, 2020, at which point the app will be shut down. Subscribers who are still active at that time will receive a refund.
Weather forecasts, maps, and embeds will continue until July 1, 2020. The Dark Sky website will remain active beyond that time in support of API and iOS App customers.
Dark Sky's API service for existing customers is not changing today, but we will no longer accept new signups. The API will continue to function through the end of 2021.