iOS, internet variations of Darkish Sky climate app will shut down in 2022

A brand new weblog submit from the builders of Apple-owned, hyperlocal climate app Darkish Sky has introduced that the iOS and internet variations of the app, in addition to the Darkish Sky API, will sundown on the finish of 2022.

This is the precise wording from the weblog submit:

Help for the Darkish Sky API service for current prospects will proceed till the top of 2022. The iOS app and Darkish Sky web site will even be out there till the top of 2022.

Darkish 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. That is the primary time we have heard about an finish date for the iOS app, although.

When information first broke that Apple acquired Darkish Sky early final yr, a weblog submit from the Darkish Sky crew said that the iOS app wouldn’t see any adjustments “at the moment,” 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 internet experiences (in addition to the API) continued apace.

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

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

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