“Support for the Dark Sky API service for existing customers will continue until the end of 2022,” says a brief note on the Dark Sky website. “The iOS app and Dark Sky website will also be available until the end of 2022.”
Apple acquired third-party app company Dark Sky in March 2020, with the intention of utilizing its software within the official iOS Weather app. Now that the revamped Weather has been announced for iOS 15, the makers of Dark Sky have confirmed when their app will shut down.
As well as a standalone app, Dark Sky provided weather data that was used by many other services. This news means that existing services will be able to continue using it for longer than expected.
Previously, the Android version of Dark Sky had a one-month stay of execution, being shut down in August 2020. At the same time, the Wear OS version was closed then too, but the iOS app continued, and so did the website version.
These will now be shut down, too, at the end of 2022.
Apple’s updated Weather app will be launched officially as part of the forthcoming iOS 15 later in 2021.
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