Apple buys Dark Sky, leaving Android users out in the rain

The forecast is dreary for Darkish Sky on Android.

The preferred climate app introduced Tuesday that it have been obtained through Apple, making it the newest corporate to return beneath the umbrella of the tech massive.

“Our objective has all the time been to give you the global with the most efficient climate data conceivable, to lend a hand as many of us as we will keep dry and secure, and to take action in some way that respects your privateness,” Darkish Sky’s weblog put up reads. “There’s no higher position to perform those targets than at Apple. We’re overjoyed to be able to achieve way more other folks, with way more have an effect on, than we ever may on my own.”

Whilst that is simply some other sunny day on the earth of Silicon Valley mergers and acquisitions, it is unhappy information for Darkish Sky Android customers. The weblog put up informs iOS customers that there “will probably be no adjustments to Darkish Sky for iOS at the moment.” However for Darkish Sky on Android, the solar has set.

“The app will now not be to be had for obtain,” the put up reads. “Carrier to current customers and subscribers will proceed till July 1, 2020, at which level the app will probably be close down. Subscribers who’re nonetheless lively at the moment will obtain a reimbursement.”

Darkish Sky is a loved climate app on account of its blank interface and detailed climate data (particularly compared to Apple’s Climate app). Shifting to Apple’s walled lawn has induced a downpour of unhappiness on social media.

Darkish Sky may also be transitioning to shutting off its API through 2021, which means the services and products and internet sites that pull in Darkish Sky information might face a torrent of technical problems.

Apple’s Climate app may get so much smarter. However for Android customers, it is darkish skies forward.

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