Dark Sky will shutter its two remaining digital properties, its desktop site and mobile app for iOS, co-founder Adam Grossman has announced…
Dark Sky, the micro-weather source, was acquired by Apple in March of 2020. About five months later, the tech giant ended support for its Android app in August. However, Dark Sky retained a presence on the web with a dedicated website and through an iOS mobile application. Now, the hyper-local weather service is shutting down the last two. (Although, it remains for sale on the Apple App Store for $3.99.)
Dark Sky’s Website and iOS Scheduled to Shut Down at the End of 2022
Previously, Apple originally planned to sunset the app on July 1st. But, the company gave it a month-long extension as service was scheduled to end. Any $3 annual subscribers should have long-ago been automatically cancelled. Plus, the developers behind it already promised a “full refund” to paying members.
The company originally planned to shut down its remaining properties at the end of 2021. But, it’s been extended to the end of next year. The good news is, this doesn’t mark the end of hyper-local weather for Android. For instance, there’s still Accuweather, Weatherbug, and a few others that deliver hyper-local weather. Co-founder Adam Grossman wrote in a recent blog update:
“Support for the Dark Sky API service for existing customers will continue until the end of 2022. The iOS app and Dark Sky website will also be available until the end of 2022.”