Apple made waves back in 2020 by acquiring one of the most popular weather apps out there. Bringing Dark Sky into the fold had a lot of iOS users excited to see what that would mean for the stock Weather app. And maybe that would mean a Weather app for iPad (and support for CarPlay). We’re still waiting for those things, even if the Weather app is getting a Dark Sky infusion with iOS 15.
But for folks who don’t want to stop using the Dark Sky app just yet, the good news is that it will continue to live on for a bit longer. Quite a bit longer, actually. Dark Sky has updated its official blog (via MacRumors) to reflect that it has delayed shutting down not only its iOS app, but also the official website and, perhaps most importantly, the Dark Sky API service until the end of 2022.
That means users will be able to use the Dark Sky iOS app until the end of next year. And a variety of different services out there that use Dark Sky’s API services will continue to pull that data and information for their own apps until the same time.
Per today’s 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.
Dark Sky originally planned to close all of these elements back at the end of 2020, when it shut down its official Android app. But, for Dark Sky users who don’t want to give up the app/service just yet, this should be a welcomed announcement.
As mentioned above, Apple did update its official Weather app at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference. It is obviously heavily influenced by Dark Sky. The new app features more robust graphics, even more important information, and just more details all around. But there’s still no official Weather app for iPadOS, and there was no mention that CarPlay would show weather information in the future, either.
Are you still using Dark Sky? Are you happy to be able to keep using it for a while longer now?