Dark Sky gets huge 5.0 update with new layout, advanced notifications and more

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Popular weather client Dark Sky received a significant update today, bringing the app to version 5.0.0. The release includes several improvements like a new layout, advanced notifications, and the ability to collect pressure sensor data from compatible devices.

As for the new layout, it now features a detailed hour-by-hour 24 hour timeline, and you can create custom alerts for that timeline for things like temperature, wind and more. There’s also a new weather reporter, so users can provide feedback on their weather.

The pressure sensor support is perhaps the most intriguing new addition. iPhone 6 users can now opt in to have their phones automatically provide Dark Sky with pressure sensor data, which has the potential to dramatically improve short-term forecasts.

Rounding out the update are significant speed improvements during launch, UV Index data, and landscape on the iPad. It’s really a huge update, and sounds like it’s going to make one of the most accurate weather applications available even more precise.

You can find Dark Sky in the App Store, for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch, for $3.99.