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        Alex5723
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        In a big move to improve its weather app, Apple has purchased the highly popular iOS app Dark Sky. Along with the acquisition comes the end of Dark Sky for Android as well as an end to the API that’s used by popular apps like Carrot Weather, and more.

        Dark Sky announced the news in a blog post today. The news will certainly mean much improved native weather app for iOS but also brings with it some downsides like ending access to the API in 2022 and killing off the Android app.

        For the API, Dark Sky has stopped taking new signups and it will officially stop functioning for existing users come 2022. That’s going to impact many apps and services like the popular Carrot Weather, Google Chrome weather extensions, DuckDuck Go, Microsoft, Runkeeper, Yelp, and more…

        https://9to5mac.com/2020/03/31/apple-purchases-hyperlocal-weather-app-dark-sky-killing-android-apps/

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        Nathan Parker
        AskWoody_MVP

        There goes my chance trying to get Apple to move to their weather app to the API where I work. At least some of Dark Sky’s customers may want to switch to our API when Dark Sky support phases out. For those who need another solid weather API, check out: https://developer.earthnetworks.com/.

        Nathan Parker

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        Nathan Parker
        AskWoody_MVP

        Earth Networks did an official post on the Dark Sky API alternative:

        https://www.earthnetworks.com/blog/how-to-find-a-dark-sky-api-alternative-for-your-business/

        Nathan Parker

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