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dark sky is the most accurate source of hyperlocal weather information. With down-to-the-minute forecasts, you’ll know exactly when the rain will start or stop, right where you’re standing. (It’s like magic.) Featured in: New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Wired, and more. YOUR WEATHER, DOWN TO THE MINUTE dark sky is able to create forecasts for your precise location, giving you minute-by-minute predictions for the next hour and hour-by-hour forecasts for the next day and week. BEAUTIFUL WEATHER ANIMATIONS The same technology that powers dark sky’s predictions also allows us to make the world’s first perfectly smooth radar animation. Other apps show you a chunky slideshow that makes it nearly impossible to tell how storms are moving. But dark sky’s radar animation lets you see the actual path of the storm: how it moved in the past, and where it’s going in the future. PUSH NOTIFICATIONS dark sky comes with advanced notification options: Receive down-to-the-minute alerts before it starts raining at your exact location, get notified of government severe weather alerts (for such things as thunderstorms, flooding, hurricanes, etc.), or even create your own custom notifications covering the next 24 hours for things like temperature, wind, precipitation and more. Even if you haven’t opened the app in days, dark sky will tell you what you need to know, when you need to know it. TODAY WIDGET The dark sky Notification Center Widget tells you at a glance what’s going to happen in the next hour and the next week, so you don’t even have to unlock your phone to quickly check the weather before heading out. TIME MACHINE Explore weather in the past or future. Choose a date and see historical weather data or future predictions based off of seasonal averages. APPLE WATCH dark sky looks great on your wrist. Get notifications and check out the weather for the next week with the dark sky app built from scratch for Apple Watch.
Accurate on 20% of the time
by Deborah Goldeen on 2019/02/16 06:21
I work outdoors and desperately need what this app promises to do, but fact of the matter is, most of the time it’s wrong. I’ll be at barn looking at app and it will say it is raining when it’s not and vice versa. It’s wrong about start and stop times and intensity. It might be helpful for people who don’t actually need to know whether or not it is going to rain, but for those of us who do, Dark Sky is a perverse joke. To be fair, they get their information from the NOAA radars, which, in our area aren’t nearly as good as they should be because of an internal power struggle that put the radar in the wrong place. But for me, the app is all but useless. I’ve had the app on my phone for three years, always hoping that someday it will start to work, but today was last straw.
Couldn’t be more inaccurate!
by Another Walkman on 2019/02/16 06:19
Bought for myself and four family members. In a 100 mile radius in Southern California over a period of ten hours and 6 cities, no notifications for any of us and in each and every city showed partly cloudy and no chance of wind or rain. The same 100 mile radius poured rain for 8 hours and had slides, flooding, and heavy winds. I demand my money back. Total garbage with NO WAY to reach support.
Appealing interface, but inaccurate
by tdhoops on 2019/02/15 22:57
After being disappointed in other free apps, I read a bunch of reviews for several different paid apps and decided to spend the $4 for Dark Sky. I’ve had it for a couple of weeks. So far it has been horribly inaccurate predicting snow and freezing rain - even as the precip is falling (like right now...there is a light to moderate snowfall that has been coming down for about two hours, but the app says it’s overcast with a chance of snowfall in 25 minutes). I’ll keep it for another month or so and see if it gets better, but I’m pretty bummed for now.
I paid for this?!
by nexus6man on 2019/02/15 20:20
Firstly, The app always seems to forget where my location is which makes me have to shut the app down and restart it. Secondly why does precipitation show up in blue ingredients of pink and purple. If it’s raining I don’t want it to look like snow is falling and vice versa. Thirdly there aren’t very many settings for my preferences as to how I want things to look or for more in depth settings. About the only thing I really do like about this app is that I don’t have to view tons of commercials or banner ads like most of the other apps for weather
Good idea
by BvN_87 on 2019/02/15 18:35
You guys should make it so there is a spot to see multiple cities at the same time or a favorite list that would be awesome you should all so make an additional spot for the Apple Watch do you have the wind in the area just like the Apple weather app does for the watch then I can delete the Apple weather app
Accuracy is not as advertised
by Joelelske on 2019/02/15 15:34
I do not usually write reviews, but I thought others should know before they spend money on an app that is less accurate then the native apple weather app. I purchased it solely based on the good reviews and the misleading info page. Unfortunately, it has been wrong since the app was turned on. As I am standing in my backyard telling my dogs to come in because a downpour had started, the app says light rain in 20 mins. Meanwhile, it is a constant heavy rain for over a couple hours and the app says light rain ending soon. It did not stop. Also, I look ahead in the day to see what time it will rain, apple says 1pm and this app says 7pm? Of course it rained around 2 so both were wrong, but 5 hours off? I don’t mean to be so picky but it hasn’t been right yet and the fact that I spent money on “toy” app led me to write this review. The reason I gave 3 instead of 2 is because it is a nicely put together app with some great features. I just wish it could do what it says it could do. I will be sticking with my free apple app
Finally Dark Mode
by Deathmetalpat on 2019/02/14 01:40
Definitely an excellent app gives me accurate notice of incoming precipitation.I am glad that Dark Mode is available because I have Dark Sky on Android as well and prefer Dark mode.Just a lot easier to read the information.
Watch out- Requires location tracking to work
by counter998452 on 2019/02/13 15:10
I'm not a fan of location services and I keep them off most of the time. In most weather apps I can add my home city manually and be fine. Dark sky lets you search for a city from the phone, but it doesn't remain set and I have to re-search often. The watch app just shows an error message "enable location services " so apparently the watch app is not usable at all unless you are always sharing your current location with Dark Sky. This is a big minus for me and I end up using free weather apps more than this one. Regretting my purchase, I wish I had known this before buying.
How is this so highly rated?
by Curban222 on 2019/02/13 14:44
Truly don’t know why this app is so highly rated. The only thing going for it is that the interface is really nice and offers a lot of information....however the information as not even been close to accurate over the past 4-5 weeks I’ve used the app and therefore it is useless. This app would be fantastic were the weather reports themselves even close to reliable, but they are not. I can’t tell you how many times the app projected no rain or snow, then it snows and it all of a sudden has a 100% chance of precipitation for only the current hour then nothing after that...but it stays that way for hours. The app is about as useful as a window.
The Best OKLAHOMA Weather App
by Reecejr on 2019/02/13 14:03
After deleting the Weather Channel App, this became my go-to weather app. The user interface is GREAT! I like the way it displays the temperature, wind speed & direction, and precipitation. Since my wife and I ride bikes, the wind speed & direction is very useful. How do I know it is an Oklahoma app? Well, I am glad you asked. When the wind comes sweepin’ down the plain (or if there is a tornado), the wind blows so hard that it spins the propellors BACKWARDS!!!
Good weather app. Difficult to see.
by Ivona123 on 2019/02/13 11:37
Good weather app. But font needs to be larger for the 45 and older crowd.
This UI is Horrific
by nace831 on 2019/02/13 03:49
The weather predictions are pretty good and I love the widget, but the UI is terrible. I purchased the app two weeks prior to the updated UI, and while the old UI was not perfect, it was so much better than this. I wish I had never updated the app, and now that I have, I wish that I had never purchased the app. If you guys were chosen as an App Store Editor’s Choice for your old app, you should be able to do much better than this! Please prioritize an update ASAP.
The new UI is a poor UX
by Tired of "modern" design on 2019/02/12 23:11
The user experience in the new UI is pretty bad. I’m sure some developer had fun making it and is now attached to his creation, but I quite dislike having to click and scroll and select and scan to do all the things that used to be all on a single simple screen. While I’m sure some developer was proud of himself after making the balls in the charts be in the appropriate relative position, it hurt readability and caused data to have to be split into multi single value charts. I used to pull this app out and show people how neat is was. Now I’m ready to delete it.
Dark Sky: Awesome App
by MBF1991007 on 2019/02/12 22:54
This is the best weather app I have ever used!!! Great features, works with apple watch, accurate weather info etc..... Dark Sky has just updated the app with (Dark Mode) and it is awesome. Please keep pushing out great updates & features for your customers. I support y’all 100%...
Really good app
by Cade022 on 2019/02/12 19:51
A bunch of reviews seem to have various criticisms, but I find this app to be excellent. Provides a variety of features, radar tracking is crystal clear, and I really enjoy the ability to add wind direction to the display - pretty cool visual - especially in areas of cold fronts, thunderstorms, or sea breezes. Not sure why anyone wouldn’t at least like the display and features.
Annoying bug
by ChuckSplash on 2019/02/12 17:17
There has been a bug in this program for years, and it blows my mind that no one has noticed or fixed it. If you got the play button on the weather animation, it has to loop through a full cycle before it displays the animation. So every time you use that feature you have to stare at a blank map for 15 seconds before it does what you asked it to.
App used to be great. Garbage now.
by NCjed on 2019/02/12 13:25
I don’t know what they did to this app, but it has been useless for rain lately. Save your money.
Horribly inaccurate.
by Nick s. on 2019/02/12 01:40
Was told this was the best app for weather. Every time I check it, it says snow showers ending soon. Only once out of a couple dozen times has it actually been snowing when the app said it was...
Not particularly accurate 24 hour forecast
by Meecho Weeso on 2019/02/12 01:27
Has made incorrect predictions every day for a week
Waste of money
by Xxshredxxthexxgnarxx on 2019/02/11 13:49
App is very inaccurate. At one point during a snowstorm (which the app didn’t forecast), it said that, “rain will be stopping in 45 minutes.” It continued to snow for another 3 hours. Accuweather is the much better and free option. Even the Apple weather app seems more accurate. Wish I could get a refund.
Needs new Complication for apple watch Series 4
by Born2roll8 on 2019/02/11 11:27
I love this app! Great and accurate forecasts and notifications!! But I would love if they would take advantage of the new apple watch faces! Introduced in the Series 4. I see Carrot Weather and other are taking advantage of it!! I am tempted to switch to another one, but I love the reliability of the app letting me know its going to rain etc... Please add these!! I know a lot other users will appreciate these new watch face complications!!! For example: that middle area of the modular info graph!! Is perfect for an hourly forecast etc... Thanks!!
Forecast hasn’t been right
by Jay Street on 2019/02/11 05:52
This has been my go to weather app for a few years. Not sure what’s happened in the last 4-6 months, but Dark Sky has consistently been wrong with the weather forecast. The iOS app has been better which wasn’t the case previously. Dark Sky says rain, but it’s snow. Dark Sky says sunny, but it’s overcast. Conversely the iOS weather app has been getting it right. Love the app, but I can’t rely on it anymore.
February 10, 2019
by MaybeMilo on 2019/02/11 02:00
Okay, there’s a dark mode now, but the layout is still cr@p and when I switch to the map it shows my default location in New York City. This is NOT the app I paid for, but at least I’m only out a few bucks. AccuWeather is far more user-friendly. If it weren’t for all the positive reviews Dark Sky had banked before now, they’d be in the basement.
Couldn’t leave well enough alone
by scargut on 2019/02/11 01:02
Whoever redesigned this interface should be fired and the old one should be reimplemented immediately. I only went as low as three stars cuz I don’t know if the app functions the same as it did before the update. I couldn’t stand looking at this clunky nightmare of an interface long enough to find out. I just know that now, compared to what it used to be, it’s so ugly I’d rather wait for my local news to tell me what the weather will be.
PLEASE create a Radar Widget!!!
by AndreaLRidings on 2019/02/11 00:32
I really want to like this app! But the main reason I downloaded it was for the radar. Any old weather app can tell me the forecast, but I chose to buy Dark Sky for the quick and seamless radar. I was quite disappointed when I saw there were no options to have a radar widget. Please make a radar widget and I will rate 5 stars!
Grossly Inaccurate
by Mycopsycho on 2019/02/10 23:35
Weather reports for Western Montana aren't even close. Today at my location it is 8F and Dark Sky is showing 22F. I'm giving up on this app. Carrot much better.
Radar is delayed
by davidmac27 on 2019/02/10 21:08
Love everything about the app but it can be pouring down rain at my location on the radar map but the radar map shows the front is one town over. Please fix this!!!!
Horrible since they were bought out
by failedtomention on 2019/02/10 20:29
I’ve had this app for at least three years or more and when I first got it it was so accurate I couldn’t believe it, I loved it... but now since they were bought out it seems that they’re using the European model weather monitoring system and it’s just not as accurate. Total FAIL, I spent $5.00 dollars on this app.
Horribly inaccurate
by mmchadwick on 2019/02/10 16:59
One star for the simple reason that it’s unnecessary because it’s so unreliable. I understand that forecasting weather is a flighty enterprise but this app is way off far too often. You’re better off watching the morning news or doing a simple search. Many times has this app predicted clear skies and within the hour, rain, or vice versa. What’s worse, is that it will forecast weather for the moment that isn’t happening at the moment. This apps primary function is literally up to the moment weather info. Accurate predictions can’t possibly be expected but accurate updates can. Never have I reviewed anything before and so strongly do I dislike this app that I feel compelled. It’s an absolute waste.
Redesign
by frachi77 on 2019/02/10 07:22
Not happy at all since the redesign, font is too small, can’t read the numbers. Completely different than the app I paid for
Ok I guess? Probably not worth the purchase.
by Emerson82 on 2019/02/10 05:31
I just purchased this app on the recommendation of two coworkers. I have to say the layout is not very pleasing and the app itself doesn’t provide that much information. For example, other apps will tell you the likely amount of precipitation, not just that there is some % likelihood that there will be _some_ precipitation. Also, it would be helpful to have a chart that lists information over time. Lots of apps and websites have this level of data (see weather.gov for great examples.) The one positive this has going for it is that it does provide slightly more information than the stock iOS weather app, and the developer states they won’t sell your personal data. As far as I can tell, that about sums it up. Update: my biggest issue is that I can’t tell at a glance, in one or two screens, what to expect for a day, or for the week, beyond the most basic of information that is presented. I’ve gone back to a competitor app.
Inaccurate 24 hour forecast
by lolasadie on 2019/02/10 04:40
It was a great app until the 24 hour forecast was added. The daily forecast never matches up with the 24 hour forecast plus the 24 hour forecast is typically wrong.
TERRIBLE update. Bring old design back!
by pelzek on 2019/02/09 20:55
Used to be my favorite weather app. What have you done? Interface, icons, functionality, colors, everything... all completely difficult to navigate. Why did you change a good thing? Deleting from my phone...will use Wunderground instead. A real shame Dark Sky ☹️.
Dark mode
by Chriis_M on 2019/02/09 18:13
It is here dark mode and it doesn’t disappoint. Looks amazing. Only thing now that I’d like is being able to tap the forecast button to bring you to the top
Bait and switch
by Missoulafish on 2019/02/09 15:31
Bought this app because the website showed it as having a barometer. After buying it, I see it doesn't. Real helpful.
Would It Be Too Much Trouble To Add The Date?
by Sudoku-Rick on 2019/02/09 08:59
Overall, the app works okay. It shows the day of the week, but it would be helpful to show the numerical date as well. For example, the app shows “WED” but “WED 02/13” or even “WED 13rd” or similar. If it is a setting I have missed, you have my apologies.
Was good, now not so much
by Nan2Adam on 2019/02/09 03:57
First started using this app when it first launched. It was great! Could depend on it for early morning bike rides to hikes in the mountains. It was the most accurate weather app out there. Not long ago they changed format & it went down hill from there. With the recent update you could now have “dark mode” which does just that. Big deal! If your into weather just use Accu Weather...it’s free & the information is just as good if not better then this.
Great overall but the precip % is confusing
by _zakray on 2019/02/09 03:54
The UI for precipitation % is relative, not absolute. So if the likelihood of rain is 50% at 9am - 100% at 10am - 50% at 11am, the graph will look the same as it will for 2% at 9am - 4% at 10am - 2% at 11am. As you can guess, this makes it impossible to tell at a glance what the actual likelihood of precipitation is until you look at the numbers, which sort of defeats the purpose of a graphical approach. If they fix this, I’d happily give a 5 star review. Would also be nice to be able to set a default stat to be displayed, whether precip % or otherwise.
Terrible
by Sakuraluci on 2019/02/09 03:12
This is the worst. I paid for it too. Want my money back. It’s terrible at telling you current weather conditions. Says it’s raining or dry when it’s pouring snow outside.
Needs to show barometric pressure
by discumber on 2019/02/08 23:53
I love the app. Very well organized and easy to read. I think there’s room to include the barometric pressure in the scroll menu. That’s the one thing missing.
Not accurate.
by deathbyscrunchy on 2019/02/08 22:46
I’ve had this app for a while now and I’m really disappointed in the other inaccuracy of the weather data. As of this moment, the temperature is off by 4 degrees...it’s currently 34 and it DarkSky reports 38.
Everything is great
by rawuu11 on 2019/02/08 20:32
🙏🙏
Semi Dark Mode?
by Maui Kid on 2019/02/08 17:19
2/8/19 - the new Semi Dark Mode looks very good, however a true Dark Mode would be way better for a variety of reasons. The upgrade does look nice and hopefully accuracy will be improved. Still worthy of 5 stars. Great app! 10/20/18 - Seems like the newest update is working as it’s suppose to. The app updates and information is accurate and reliable again. Still wanting a dark mode for the iPhones. Maybe someday. ———————————————— V6.x looks awesome! I’m sure a lot of work has gone into this update. I really like the smooth radar data. The last version of DS would always show clear skies on my watch even though it was raining hard. I hope all the problems have been fixed with DarkSky, because within the last year it has really been useless on a variety of levels. I’m giving it 5 stars based solely on the new UI and because I really trust this company that they are back on top. I’ll update in a week or so. Thanks for the update!!!
Dark Mode ...Almost There
by edoeding on 2019/02/08 17:06
I like that the developer is working to improve the app and add Dark Mode. But the color contrasting needs to be improved. It’s hard to see detail on the numbers, the “blue” bar on the left (for rain) is hard to see (suggest go bolder/Navy Blue).
Dark mode is great
by nerkles on 2019/02/08 15:59
But please make it even darker... true black on the OLED displays looks so cool. Almost-black is like... ☹️
Dark Sky more like Dark Mode
by i3erica on 2019/02/08 13:51
Simply put, nice update. This app was already beautiful but now even more so with dark mode. Thank you.
Was best- no more - destroyed.
by Dvkogssvkxmvcykxzasfkmlgcmk4274 on 2019/02/08 13:17
Typical case of how to ruin a great, elegantly simple, highly funtional app with update. Who needs a map to tell you where you are taking up significant space on first screen.
Not the Same
by cahuntington on 2019/02/08 12:17
Here is what I used to say about Dark Sky: > # It’s the Best > Get it. Just get it. Seriously. Do it. Now. Now? Not so much. Something changed. I don’t know what. It’s not the UI, either. It’s something more fundamental. I don’t like the new UI—it’s not as distinct as the old one—but obviously some prefer the new to the old. But I can get past surface-level stuff like that if the core functionality remains. But something is different now. The micro-forecast isn’t as accurate. Fairly often it says it’s raining where I am when it’s not; or vice versa. (It never says this on a clear sunshiny day—only when there is rain nearby—but it used to be uncannily accurate.) I don’t know what happened, but I know it did. I used to recommend this app without qualification, which I seldom did because of personal preferences, etc., but nothing held me back from recommending Dark Sky before. I’ve spoken with other Dark Sky users recently, too, and they made the same remarks to me about something being different—without me prompting them. So, Dark Sky. I love you. I hope you figure this out. But for now I have to say, you’ve changed, and I want the old you back.
XS Max, iOS 12.x
by notknwn_ on 2019/02/08 11:59
I love the new interface and can finally consider DS a fixture on my iOS devices! Each of the improvements was very welcome. EDIT: Thanks for adding dark mode!
Keeps getting worse
by JonPaul2 on 2019/02/08 11:36
Hello Weather smokes this app. Dark mode is just the Apple ‘Smart Invert’ view. Looks awful, wants my GPS coordinates to change the color... you could easily set by device time. Crap development on a once great app. I’d, ehh pivot or rebuild this dumpster fire. -A developer sick of mediocrity setting the standard.
Dark mode!
by Meinblut on 2019/02/08 11:33
Thanks so much!!
Would like to love this!
by m-rea on 2019/02/08 10:31
I’d give it 5 stars but the accuracy of the app is inconsistent when it comes to temperature and precipitation forecasts compared to other weather apps. I really love the interface but the inconsistent forecast and temps make it difficult to make my main weather app.
Illegible
by R . D . L on 2019/02/08 08:07
I can't read the new version. Having the numbers way out to one side and the time bar way off to the other is a terrible design. The old version was clean and easy to read and switch to different views. The new version I would never buy. Glad they aren't changing a subscription. Too bad I've start warning friends about the app when they ask me about it.
Not true dark mode
by tma17 on 2019/02/08 06:03
So dark mode was added and yes it looks good and it’s nice that it was added cuz it was being asked for but it’s not a true dark mode. Dark mode should be pure black in the background. This is grey. Doesn’t give you the same visual effect or battery benefits on an oled screen. Kinda a halfway done dark mode.
Dark Mode!
by pr1nce_ on 2019/02/08 05:00
Thanks for adding the dark mode. It’s much easier on my eyes and looks good.
True to my word
by Cctpitts01 on 2019/02/08 04:58
I said once Dark incorporated a dark mode I would change my rating from 4 star to 5 and here you go, Thank you so much for adding a much needed feature to already the best weather app on IOS and Android 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾
Perfectly Serviceable
by tylerjpines on 2019/02/08 04:34
I've been a Dark Sky fan since the very early days. The new UI was disappointing when released, and lacks all the personality of the old version. With that said, the developers have addressed most important features that fell through during the transition, and with the release of dark mode, I'm mostly a happy camper. With all that said, I don't see what really differentiates this product from other weather apps out there.
DARK MODE!
by Your.Friend.E on 2019/02/08 03:37
Ok so I’ve had Dark Sky for quite sometime. I love their new design but what’s made it awesome is DARK MODE, finally we get have a little bit of that Dark Sky feel. It makes a huge difference not only on the looks but also the eyes, specially at night. Good move on their part, now let’s talk about them icons. If they’d implement more of the greys and blues that would make it perfect and also change the small option text from red to blue. Either way the app functions just as it’s supposed to and you’ll get very precise weather forecast.
Dark Sky with a Dark Theme!
by Freddy-D on 2019/02/08 03:26
Every app should have a dark theme (or a red “night mode” like astronomy apps)!
The Return of the King!
by sonrisa arquitecto on 2019/02/08 03:04
Everything is back to normal! The greatest! The best! Hurray!!!
Dark Mode!
by Maelstrom07 on 2019/02/08 02:28
Dark mode is fantastic! Still waiting on Apple to implement iOS wide dark mode. Nice to see my favorite hyper local weather app doing its part.
Finally Dark Mode!
by managermatt on 2019/02/08 01:54
I have used DarkSky nearly from its inception nearly 6 years ago. I have relied on its hyper local forecasts and extremely accurate timelines. If the app says the drizzle is ending in five minutes, you can be sure that in about five minutes, that drizzle is ending. I love the GUI, and the ability to slide the time bar ahead to see when the storms are going to be hitting my house. Now that dark mode is here, this app will be even better than before!
Dark Mode!
by Brent_M on 2019/02/08 01:35
Wooohoo! Thanks for adding dark mode. You’ve made the best weather app even better!
Thank You!
by xlnxv on 2019/02/08 01:35
The new dark mode looks amazing 🙏🏽
DARK MODE!!!!!
by Elwots on 2019/02/08 00:20
DARK MODE!!!!!!!!
Nostalgic
by i-phony on 2019/02/08 00:00
Effective but Miss the older version.
Dark mode is awesome
by hawkins1971 on 2019/02/07 23:57
Sweet
Never Accurate 1+ days out
by vogelblick on 2019/02/07 23:33
If you want an app that tells you what the weathers doing currently this is perfect. If you want an app that tells you what the weathers going to do this app is awful.
Dark mode needs some tweaks
by Billyandika on 2019/02/07 23:22
The latest update with dark mode looks nice but some elements like temperature are almost white and therefore jarring, so they should be darkened in my opinion.
Yay! Dark Mode!
by -=jArViS=- on 2019/02/07 23:21
Finally, I can use my go-to weather app to check the forecast before rolling out of bed, without going blind! Bless you!
Used to be great
by WBisbetter on 2019/02/07 20:09
I used to love Dark Sky for its accuracy but it has gone way downhill. (I’m not talking about the graphics changes—I don’t care what it looks like if it gives me accurate info). I would glance at it each morning to guide my wardrobe choices for the day but now you can’t rely on the forecast for even the next few minutes. It could be pouring down rain and it will say there’s no precipitation in the area or it will say the afternoon will be warm and sunny but by lunchtime it says cloudy and cold. The point is to have a FOREcast. I get that you can’t always predict the weather but there is at least some science involved and I wish Dark Sky would start using it again.
Privacy Concerns
by veggies4me on 2019/02/07 17:47
Could you elaborate on the anonymous screen view and event stats? More concerning is the Anonymous Screen view. Details and transparency would be greatly appreciated for your users. Thank you in advance.
Great App! Just a Minor Tweak
by LGWcarter on 2019/02/07 15:13
I’ve been using Dark Sky for a year now, and i think the app is perfect. What i love the most about it is the hour-by-hour forecasts for each day of the week. However, on the apple watch, the “snow” icon is dark, so I didn’t know whether it was rain or it was snow. If the icon was white, then the apple watch app would be perfect as well.
don't understand
by larkspur mom on 2019/02/06 16:46
i bought this app based on reviews on app store and the internet and i don't understand the rave. have had app for about a week and it has been severely inaccurate. after having my entire family buy the app it has been a waste of money. usability is good
Compelling, but not.
by dustin_floer on 2019/02/06 16:10
I am less than impressed with this app, especially given the price tag. I live in the Midwest, so spring time storms are an issue, and often times dangerous. I find it to be quite alarming that when ‘severe thunderstorms’ are forecasted by literally every other weather outlet(NOAA, TWC, Accuweather, etc) Dark sky has ‘light rain’ as my forecast. There are qualities of the app to like. It’s easy to navigate, the layout is fantastic, and the minute by minute forecast updates are desirable.
Old UI needs to come back
by Bigbassbobbynight on 2019/02/06 14:10
I have been using Dark Sky for years. I tried to hold back my hatred of the new UI for months, but I can not anymore. Gone is the simplistic information at a glance that made this app unique. Gone is the “to the minute” accuracy rain start and stop. Sure the app still tells you “light rain starting in 10 minutes “ but I find it being right drastically less. I came to the App Store to see if anyone else felt this way about their once favorite app. I paid for this so I won’t delete it, but I am definitely back on the market to find something better.
Several bugs
by JBRally88 on 2019/02/06 14:08
I purchased this app because I kept reading how it was one of the best for Apple Watch. Using the app itself is nice and easy, but keeping the app on the main wake screen tends to be a mistake. A lot of the time it doesn’t show and data (just dashes across the area). When it is working and display properly, the UI is really simple and easy to read and understand.
Inaccurate
by jenjen7871 on 2019/02/06 13:22
Everyone else was forecasting an ice storm while dark sky was saying heavy snow. An ice storm later and dark sky is we are getting heavy snow while it drizzles and I’ve given up on the app.
inaccurate
by marzindustries on 2019/02/06 08:41
I gave this app a try, tells me there will be snow storms every week but they dont happen. Says its currently snowing but its freezing rain. switched to weather bug
Please redesign the UI
by kirklandken on 2019/02/06 00:33
I’m with the reviewers who liked the previous version better visually. The fonts are so small and hard to read. The position of the little balls is so skewed that they have no meaning in absolute numbers and just show the trend. I love the data and accuracy this app provides, just really do not like the interface. At least offer a larger font, higher contrast mode option for those of us over 18 who can’t find our reading glasses.
Love it, but I wish it had air quality data
by sjireland on 2019/02/05 19:52
This is one of the most comprehensive weather apps out there and I love it! My one complaint is that there’s no data for air quality. Even the apple weather app is showing “unhealthy for sensitive groups” during bad air quality days. I wish this app would go one step further and incorporate all air quality data, such as current AQ rating from local monitoring stations, pollutant- ie PM 2.5, PM 10, ozone, etc. Right now I’m using dark sky, Apple weather, and Air Visual, but my wish is that Dark sky could start adopting more air quality data so that I’ll just need this one app.
Poor Update
by unused nickname hassle on 2019/02/05 17:25
I love this appeared and use it daily, but the new design is a downgrade in my opinion. It was 5 stars previously. Too busy.
Good ish weather forecast
by nikanw on 2019/02/05 05:24
Not always accurate, but it’s still good ❄️❄️⛄️⛄️
Used to be my FAV...
by Donnar7 on 2019/02/05 04:20
I’ve tried... I really have... but I DO NOT dig this app since the update!! I talked so many people into getting this app by demonstrating it sheer awesomeness in up to the minute predictions. Teacher would often call me and ask how long they had till it started raining so they knew how long they could have their class outside! At a restaurant with a group of friends, they wanted to leave while it was raining.. I quickly checked with my Dark Sky app and told them that if they waited two minutes it would stop raining. They all laughed at me, till it stopped raining in exactly 2 minutes. They all got the app that night! This past month I have been caught in downpours, and when I look at the app, it doesn’t even show that there is rain in the area. I sure do miss the dependability of this app. I also prefer the look of the way it was before... what happened??
Terrible in Los Angeles
by qp360 on 2019/02/04 16:26
I am a weather app aficionado and had high hopes for this app because of all the attention it gets, but after the last few months of wet weather in Los Angeles, I am deleting it. The rain notifications are often late, if they come at all, often coming in the middle of an extended downpour. (Thanks, I’ll be certain to remember my umbrella.) Problematic even when I adjust the setting for the maximum number of alerts. The forecasts are no better than my other weather apps. The UI is mediocre. The radar maps tend to be majority one color, confusing dense cloud cover with rain. Maybe I’ll check back in for future updates, but for now there are better apps out there.
“Temporarily unavailable. Radar offline”
by 1BluBoy:) on 2019/02/04 14:12
Since I recently purchased this highly acclaimed app. The section below the beautiful radar map states: “check back in an hour: radar unavailable”. Why is this, other weather apps don’t lose connections to radar. Reinstalled app twice and to no avail..
Accurate but interface fails
by Annoyed_Consumer123 on 2019/02/04 00:57
Difficult to read numbers with this new UC design.
Notifications / alerts less useful than I’d hoped
by CTho9305 on 2019/02/03 20:11
I purchased the app assuming it would be possible to get a notification if there was a risk of my plants freezing: alert me in the morning (or the evening) if the forecasted low for the day or overnight is below 35°f so I can protect plants. I seem to reliably get notifications in the morning if the current temperature is below my threshold (i.e. after the plants froze that night), but I can’t seem to get a useful warning ahead of time. The app is probably great for other stuff, but this is the feature I bought it for and the feature doesn’t seem to work as one might expect.
UI Changes
by Drpez5 on 2019/02/03 20:08
I’ve had this app for quite a while and loved the previous design. This new UI is not as intuitive and harder to use. Wish it never changed.
I’m piling on...
by Dirtbagg on 2019/02/03 16:03
The new UI is such an embarrassment. Here’s a lesson in how to take an A+ app and turn it into a dog. Current version is soo disappointing on the phone, much worse on the pad. Why, why, why...
Widget display rendering needs work
by hackworks on 2019/02/03 15:44
When switching to widget view, it clears the current data and then displays the new data. If would be better to keep the current data, fetch in background and then render with new data. This will avoid the momentary blank widget. Overall, I am very impressed with the information and forecast I get from Dark Sky.
iPad vs iPhone versions
by gusbuckeye on 2019/02/03 14:56
I use Dark Sky on iPad and iPhone. I am disappointed with the iPhone in that I cannot show wind speed and direction. The only choices are temp, feels like and precipitation. Certainly I should have access to the larger list of choices that are available on the iPad. Otherwise the app works ok for me. Please delete this review, I figured it out.
Not real good
by snow man!,,,, on 2019/02/03 14:02
This app hasn’t been accurate at all! All over the place and not really worth the $3.99
Disappointed
by Nitinarmr on 2019/02/03 07:48
Not very accurate for my area.
Looks better than it works
by drmaybe on 2019/02/03 01:37
The Editors Choice award convinced me this would be worth paying for... I was wrong. The graphic design of the app is very nice, but it’s very poor as information design. You can get a rough idea of what the weather is going to be for the day looking at the cute bar charts, but the (minimal) details are in tiny type that you have to scroll down to see! If you have a slow internet connection you’ll have to reload the forecast to override the “cant find location” message... that’s not a problem with any other weather app I’ve tried. I give them credit for being willing to try an innovative interface, but it’s been a relief for me to go back to a standard app where I don’t have to work to figure out what the forecast is.
Good content but faulty app
by ctina04 on 2019/02/02 15:43
Love the content, would’ve given 5 stars, but the app is faulty. It won’t let me save locations! This bug needs to be fixed.
No more hourly forecast?
by Vulgar demos on 2019/02/02 15:20
Switch from hourly to every two hours ruins an app that prides itself on accuracy. There’s a big difference between 4pm and 6pm for people who are planning their commute.
Inaccurate forecasts
by DB1636 on 2019/02/02 14:14
I purchased the app and became irritated by the inaccuracy of forecasts. Multiple occasions where the app called for storms one day out and nothing. No reason to pay for this app, no better than any free options. I deleted this from my phone.
Not Dependable
by #Al# on 2019/02/02 13:29
Dark Sky’s reporting of Temperatures is way off for zip code 01876 . Dark Sky is reporting 7 degrees and the actual temperature is 2 degrees . 5 degrees is huge during the Polar Vortex. I lost confidence in Dark Sky .
Promising, but needs improvement
by 85ZingoGTR on 2019/01/12 22:51
I decided to try out the app after reading many positive reviews and raves it has received and seeing their API used on Bim360 and a building management system. After trying it out for about a week, I have to say its a very interesting app but its missing some things. One major complaint I have is the fact that Government Issued Warnings and Severe Weather push notifications don’t work unless I put the app settings to Always use location services. With Weather Channel and AccuWeather apps, I receive weather push notifications when the location service settings are on “Only While Using”. Also, occasionally I get a random notification for a location I have been to several days back but am not there anymore. Another thing I would like to see is icons (or Skycons as you like to call it) for other common weather conditions like thunderstorms and hail. The only icons I see is different degrees of cloudiness, rain, or snow. I believe the accuracy can use some work too. Though the location pinpoint is very good. I think its a promising app though I use it to compliment my TWC and AccuWeather apps as these two are better at giving details and minor alerts like small craft advisories and gale warnings. But Dark Sky makes a nice precipitation notifier.
Keep recommending this to my friends and family, thought I should write a review
by AMSisme on 2018/08/01 11:15
There are very few apps that I actually feel improve my life and I have such high quality and thoughtfulness that I actively recommend them to people. Dark Sky is one of those. In addition to as much accuracy as you can get, it provides hourly predictions, ‘feels like’ options for things like windchill, and one particular feature which actually might have saved my health once or twice: UV Index. I had never even heard of that before but I get sunstroke allllll the time and that feature is fabulous. The hourly precipitation prediction is both attractive and insanely useful in places like New York, allowing you to time a mad dash during a lull in the storm. This app has features that no other application for tracking the weather has: it’s in my top five apps that I use and I use it every day. It works just as accurately in every country that I go to and every state that I go to, all with different types of weather challenges. I just love it. Please keep up the good work, its truly a rare product of worth and quality, like lace, or a pocket watch. Weird analogies but hopefully they get the point across: this app shows craftsmanship, not commercialism.
Not as good as I hoped it would be
by jerryadelore on 2018/06/21 01:08
My favorite app for weather was suddenly not supported any longer. Opening it showed no data. So, I searched for a new one. Dark Sky is not intuitive and the opening page shows me the temperature and if it’s rising or falling. I sort of knew that before I opened the app. It then shows what the conditions will be for the next 16 hours. It also indicates what the sky will look like and in percentages. That’s good. At the bottom of the page there are switches giving you the choice of humidity, UV index, temperature, and wind speed, but it took a few times before I realized that you must scroll down to get the switches. Then, although it doesn’t tell me, you can sweep to the left or right to get more information. To the right, it give you the high and low for the next seven days. Again, okay, but just the temperature. I want see frontal systems, lows and highs. Having been an aviator, weather is important to me. I can’t do anything about it, but I like to be prepared. That left swipe gives me a monochromatic map of the western US. With only light blue blotches. Zooming in on my home, I get somewhat vague images of what appear to be rain - no clouds that I can determine. It’s an okay app, but I find when I pay for a app that is not as good as a free one, I’m irritated. $4.00 isn’t much since there are no ads, but here in the West I want to see where my mountains and deserts are if I am planning a trip to cross the Cascade in the winter.
False Sense of Information, Looks Nice
by Surfandjet on 2017/05/11 15:31
The user interface, cleanliness, and especially being ad free is excellent. The smoothest best looking weather app I've ever used. The information it provides falls short of what it strives for/promises. This app consistently contradicts itself, and changes its forecast on the regular. For instance right now the forecast is light rain (100%) for the next 8 hours, however the hourly graph shows medium to heavy rain now and for at least the next hour, the current weather description says rain, and the map is showing red/orange covering my location and a huge surrounding area. All different. Another example: I've planned my day looking at the forecast that morning, chose to take the motorcycle bc it is supposed to be partly cloudy all day, and then got caught in the rain, to find a totally different forecast for the day an hour later. And this has happened A LOT. To summarize, the different features on the app contradict each other and the website very frequently, and the forecast isn't worth anything because they change it as the weather changes rather than accurately predicting it. Dark sky, stop giving me all this detailed weather forecasting down to the minute as a false sense of knowledge. I had high hopes for this app and over the past few months they have been crushed. I am giving one star because a weather app's aesthetics mean nothing if the forecast is usually wrong and/or misleading.
Good no more
by Commdoor on 2018/10/11 14:00
I liked this app when I first bought it. Then they changed literally everything, taking away all the reasons I bought it in the first place. They gave it a whole new look which is OK once you get used to it. But they are not receptive to ANY suggestions to make the app work for others. They are focused strictly and totally on temperature. I live in Florida where the temperature is always hot. I don’t need anyone to tell me it’s hot out today and it is going to remain hot… I already know that. I’m concerned about rain. The problem is when you change the selection to precipitation, you must do that on literally every screen you go through. If you want to check the days below, you have to change precipitation one day at a time on each & every day. If you scroll to a different city, you have to change precipitation on each and every area you want to look at. I suggested an update where you can choose precipitation as the default rather than default to temperature every screen, or to at least provide the option where once you choose precipitation it stays on that choice while you scroll other days and/or areas. All I ever got was a canned auto response “they forward to the developers.” Followed up two weeks later and got the exact same canned auto response. There is no customer service and they do not listen to any input once thy have your money.
Great for weather, awful on the eyes.
by Bklyn008 on 2018/09/17 23:31
I’ve been using Dark Sky for quite a while and have depended on its accuracy and reliability when I want to know what it’s like outside. But with the last big update, I now find that checking the weather with this app is totally unpleasant. The microscopic fonts, weird little balls with tiny numbers in them that I assume are supposed to indicate data by their position on a horizontal line is not not only esthetically displeasing, it takes more time to figure out what’s going on and what I’m looking for. I don’t want to spend more than a minute to quickly see what the temperature is and if it’s going to rain or now and when. But the visuals are so cumbersome that I find myself getting annoyed every time I open it. Don’t they have any graphic designers that could help with this? I tried downloading various other weather apps and even used the Apple weather app for a while because it’s easy to read. But I admit I trust Dark Sky’s accuracy more than anyone else’s. If they could find someone to redesign it, get rid of those silly black bubbles and wasted white space and make it easy on the eyes I would give it five stars for sure. Fingers crossed someone is listening...
feature request + update feedback
by EmiryB on 2018/09/22 20:58
the main thing that has held me back all these years from making Dark Sky, an otherwise wonderful app, my default weather app, has been the lack of barometric pressure info. I suffer from regular migraines and this is a critical part of weather forecasting for me and many others. please consider adding? that having been said, the “otherwise wonderful” judgment is also based on the old Dark Sky app. this new one claims to have more info and to be easier to use, but I’ve found it to be a dramatically worse in terms of UI/UX. I’ve held off on reviewing until now because I wanted to be fair and make sure it wasn’t just a knee-jerk reaction to change on my part. but no — weeks later and I still have to spend way too much time processing the information presented to me every single time I open the app, whereas before it was intuitive at a glance. again, I very happily paid for this app and have been using it for years without complaint, and would prefer to remain loyal. but right now I’m mostly sticking with it because my other currently-installed options are even worse. that’s not exactly a rousing recommendation. would love it if you’d reconsider, or at least have multiple UI options available to your users.
Awesome App!!!
by zcoqui on 2017/10/31 08:44
My subject line pretty much covers it. I live in Georgia. Weather here can be anything from the most beautiful sunny day to an absolute nightmare. Weather forecasting has improved by leaps. However, even with the National Weather Service located here they can be sometimes challenged by the timing of these atmospheric changes. Not so with Dark Sky. The precision of the global radar map, which can be almost zoomed in on to my neighborhood and local surrounding area, is by far one of the greatest tools available to assist and help us prepare for any inevitability Mother Nature may have in store for us. From being able to determine my work route, plan and protect my garden to advance preparation for the possibility of tornados, thunderstorms, hurricanes...Well, I am truly amazed. Recently with the catastrophic hurricanes it allowed me to know just what my family was about to experience in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. I was able to communicate with them before the fact to make the necessary arrangements for after the fact. Do yourself a great favor and get this app. You will be pleased, surprised and as grateful as I am. Many thanks and my deepest appreciation to the developers.
Thumbs down since the last major update
by SmittyWerbenmanjensen on 2018/10/03 20:17
What happened to my favorite weather app? Why make it look like every other weather app? Now I usually have to click a “try again” link to launch the app, or it simply hangs on a white screen until I relaunch the app. Edit: Now it thinks I’m always in NYC. It’s not a hardware issue, as other weather apps have no problem launching or finding my current location. Edit v2: Found out two friends also have the NYC issue. Great job. There are some cool new features, and the scroll down to see the upcoming 7 days, with the tap to expand to hourly view for any day within the week, is more fluid. But the experience of getting into the app in the first place, as well as the lame new look of the interface, has me searching for a new app. Edit: I now also feel like the accuracy of the forecast has also taken a major dive. The other day I was looking out the window at rain coming down; I opened Dark Sky to see when the rain would lessen or stop (one of my favorite features), and I was shown “no precipitation in your area”. Today, two other weather apps were giving the same forecast of a front moving in tomorrow with a tremendous temperature drop (from 83 to 59), meanwhile Dark Sky is still showing the earlier forecast of the same warm 80 degree weather for the next day. I have now deleted Dark Sky - RIP
Unfortunate layout changes
by hjw65 on 2018/09/25 15:06
The folks at dark sky touted the new single page format of the app but ignore the fact that users each have their own needs regarding what information is most important to them. The redesigned app necessitates more scrolling for me to get to the information that I am interested in. Additionally, the choice to put the hourly temperatures zigzagging horizontally in an attempt to “helpfully” mimic a bar graph is simply visually taxing. Charts graphing temperature over time conventionally put time across the bottom and temperature varying in height. The vast majority of the public expects that format. Switching the direction around and additionally scattering the actual data (temperature in degrees) by putting it at the variable end of the bar makes it infinitely more difficult to get a quick, clear, idea of the forecasted hourly temperature variations. I’d suggest putting the temperatures back on the left side of the screen, just after the hour and allowing users to customize the order of the modules on their page. These simple changes would go a long way towards easing users pain. St this point I have a hard time bringing myself to open the darksky app on my iPhone. Instead, I’ve reverted to opening darksky’s web page in safari.
The best!
by asflj on 2018/08/23 01:57
Dark Sky is definitely the most accurate weather forecast app and I have tried many. The new user interface is a bit more complicated, not difficult, just a little more cumbersome. But it’s very easy and intuitive unlike many other apps. I do wish the humidity icon was closer to the temperature icon as it used to be but my complaints are very tiny and because I did like the old interface very much and haven’t gotten used to the new one yet. However it has even more information and has some added text which is nice. I have been recommending it to all of my friends for years and I rely on it totally. I supplement it with NOAA for the detailed special weather conditions like severe thunderstorm warnings for the big picture but for local weather conditions Dark Sky is much more accurate. I also appreciate that one can give feedback on the local weather conditions. It lets you know that it’s going to start raining in half an hour for example. And it is incredibly accurate about that. Whenever possible I always time my walks and errands according to this forecast. All in all a great app!!
Real time accuracy but who needs that?
by Beer Can Chicken on 2018/09/02 20:29
Have had this app for a long time (I actually like the redesign, btw) and it used to be really good at forecasting. Around 8-12 months ago though, the forecasting became horrible. I’m not naive, I don’t expect any weather predictor to be accurate all of the time but it’s nice to know if something like rain is POSSIBLY on the immediate horizon. I play a lot of outdoor sports and this has recently failed me so many times that I’m looking for a better option. real world example: Have softball game at 2:00, check at various times in morning...cloudy but no indication of rain, like not even a 10% chance..... 1:00, same thing. Get in car, drive to game, stop at drug store, leave drug store and it’s pouring out, look at app again and it shows rain for next 3 hours. All of a sudden!? I’m not someone that looks at 7 day forecasts because I don’t believe they’re very accurate but I feel like 1-4 hours should be when the weather is most predictable. I don’t need real time weather, I can look out the window and see the rain. I simply want to be able to know if it MIGHT rain before I get in my car and waste my time. This isn’t an anomaly either, it’s happened often enough that I’m writing a review in hopes that the developers go back to what was working best.
Best weather app out there
by ipanacea on 2017/08/12 01:18
Fantastic weather app and the Apple Watch support is a great bonus. This is my hands down go to weather app I check thirty times a day. Ok, a little exaggerating but you get the idea. The precipitation alerts are so amazingly accurate its like Back To The Future. It'll alert you when rain is about to start, when that rain is going to end, and has beautiful graphs indicating how hard the rain is going to be coming down during those periods. I've used tons of other weather apps and most are just sugar coated graphics that developers have pulled together to not be nerdy developers. Don't waste your money on that stuff. The only other time I reference another weather app, Wx Alert USA, is when we go out sailing and I need more info pertaining to wind speed and direction. That app is the more written description of weather. Dark Sky is far and above anything else out there. Again, the Apple Watch feature takes the cake. You see the graphs and alerts on the watch just as you would on the phone. This app should get a "best of" award from Apple it's so well done.
Demoted "feels like" temperature
by Woodelph on 2019/01/07 04:57
When I was comparing apps, what sold me on Dark Sky was the ability to set the Notification Screen Widget to display the wind chill or heat index, instead of the air temp. I just noticed that they've changed it so that now the air temp is the large easy-to-read number and the temperature that applies to humans is tiny. This is a very disappointing change. That feature was the only reason to choose Dark Sky over other high-quality weather apps, as far as I'm concerned. (I've found the hyper-local forecast to be hit or miss where I am, so have stopped relying on it.) For me, I need to know 3 things about the weather: the wind chill/heat index, if it is going to rain (snow doesn't really change what I wear), and if it is raining is there a risk of it freezing when it hits the ground. So demoting wind chill in the interface and saying it will only be reported "when space allows" is worth knocking two stars off. Otherwise, it's a fast, well-designed app with data as good as any other weather app, and an easy-to use interface, but a bit less detail than something like Weather Bug. If you don't care about the feel temp, this is probably a 5-star app.
Extremely Disappointed with New Update
by Punchbuggie on 2018/08/25 03:32
This has been one of my favorite apps for years! I tell people all the time about how useful it’s been and how much I actually enjoy using it. The accuracy and beautiful aesthetics made it stand out among countless other weather apps. Living in Florida, where it can be raining on one side of town and dry on the other, having a heads up for the always changing weather has been invaluable. My favorite parts of the app have always been the graph detailing how heavy the rain will be for the next hour or so and the notifications for “Light rain starting soon!”. All this being said, the new update is TERRIBLE. At its core, it may have the same or even improved functionality but it’s just so ugly now. The new version crams all the info onto one screen that was once distributed across multiple tabs. The clean, aesthetically pleasing design of the classic version has been replaced by a very generic, black text on white background updated version. As a long time user and enthusiastic advocate for this app, I was highly disappointed with this update. Maybe the developers can give an option for a ‘classic display’ for those of us who would rather things go back to the way they were.
Nice App, Radar Not At All What I Hoped
by Tyson Blake on 2018/05/29 05:07
I have had the app a few hours and so far I'm not crazy about my $3.99 purchase. I read reviews, looked at the photos, and the app description and decided to give it a shot as I was hoping this may be my replacement for my WU Storm app that was stopped by TWC. The overall usability of the app is nice. Easy to follow and set up. The widget is well laid out, too. My big problem is that I did not realize the radar photo preview when I was checking the app out was literally showing the only two functions this apps radar has (Precip/Temp). There are no extra layers/information to add to the map. The Precip function shows rainfall similar to that of other apps (just in different colors), but there are no map layers to show Severe Weather Advisories/Watches/Warnings, Fronts, Storm Tracks, etc. You can opt to get Severe Weather alerts/notifications for your location, but you cannot go to the map and see the Warning on the map in relation to your location. For me, living in tornado alley, that is a BIG DEAL. I'll keep using the app for a few weeks and see what I think about it, but ultimately, I think it will just become another app in my cloud.
This great app just got even greater
by ElegantScience on 2018/08/21 15:46
I have had Dark Sky since it first launched - and became dedicated to it when, in a random moment, I glanced at it while waiting at a red light to cross a street in lower Manhattan, and decided on the spur of the moment to to give it a test when it predicted a big rainstorm in 2 minutes. I stepped out of the street and under the overhang of a nearby building and in exactly 2 minutes a deluge descended on all of those without umbrellas, except me. Done. I was sold and have used it ever since. But now phase II of this great little app. They just launched a really solid and impressively designed/built update that has cured all of its initially quirky UI and other issues. And now I think I will finally trash my other weather apps (e.g., Accuweather and Weather Channel) that I have used as back ups, and which constantly need to be cross-referenced anyway against each other to get an accurate assessment of the weather anyway. Great app. Beautifully done. Excellent new version without getting rid of its soul. Get this app. It’s the best.
I can’t tell you how much I love this app!
by Joe Malzeit on 2018/08/17 04:10
Let me start off by saying that I am a weather app junkie. I am always looking for the newest and best weather app. One that tells me what’s going to happen in five minutes or five hours or five days. I find a weather app and think, “this one is great!” but inevitably I use them less and less because there’s so much information to wade through to get to the weather info I need or want and I always come back to Dark Sky. Dark Sky gives me just as much info as I need in the least complicated way possible. And the information that it gives me is inevitably right on target. Then, when I turn and say to the person next to me that is going to start raining in 10 minutes, and it does, people think I’m psychic or something. Then I show them it is this great app and then they end up buying it and on it goes. Do yourself a favor and get this app. It is fun and accurate and does what all the other apps promise and rarely deliver, which is it makes your life simpler to navigate.
Not against change but....
by dadof5terrors on 2018/10/03 13:14
So I am going to start with, I don’t hate change... except the changes made here. For the longest time I held Dark Sky up as an example of what ui/ux should feel and look like in an app. I have convinced many developer colleagues and friends to adopt using the app. Unfortunately, I no longer feel this way and cannot hold it up on the pedestal it once was on. The ui is awful and feels as if a high schooler made it. The color scheme is way to bright and honestly hard to look at. The data on the screen no longer flows in a simple and quick to find/navigate manner. I can go on and on, but not only has the ui/ux experience changed, but so too has the reliability of the app. I am frequently running into issues where data is multiple days out of sync and I am force killing the app and restarting in order to get up to date data (experienced on multiple iPhones and iOS versions). It also seems as if the map view is hit or miss at best any more, where it is to the point I no longer can rely or use it. Tldr; change is good, I gave this change some time, unfortunately this was not a good change, and a great product went backwards.
Sorry I updated to 6
by love James in Kentucky on 2018/09/14 08:44
Dark Sky used to be the app by which all other apps are judged. With version 6 however, what used to be an at-a-glance app is now cluttered with too much scrolling, too small of text, and functions that are not as readily accessible. Today’s Weather used to occupy the main screen, no scrolling necessary. Switching from Precip % to Humidity to UV Index etc. took merely a tap. Now you have to scroll down to these functions, then scroll side to side to find the function you want, then tap, and then try to read the smaller font and the snaky list of smaller numbers. So much for a quick check of the weather while at work... I applaud Dark Sky for their attempt at a revamp, but regret that the result is the loss of the simple elegance exhibited in previous versions: main screen is today, swipe left for radar, swipe right for the days ahead, and simply tap to change from one type of data to the next. Hope a future version will bring this back and also the easier readability of larger font sizes and numbers that are vertically in line. Could also forgo Feels Like data.
Dr. Dave
by Born-Oppenheimer on 2018/08/26 10:45
I love this app, along with the rest of my family, and we have used it daily for some time now. It provides accurate, real-time weather info and predictions in a very user friendly format. The “global weather radar” function is very useful and clearly illustrates why weather patterns move the way the do across the Earth’s Globe. Other weather apps (& TV Weather reports) often use weather maps utilizing the Earth’s Mercator Projection which distorts the sizes and distances of storms and weather patterns as one moves away from the Equator heading toward the poles. In stark contrast to this, Dark Sky’s “Global weather radar” projected on the curved surface shows that storms, hurricanes, and other weather patterns, move at uniform rate in a consistent patterns all across the globe. On a Mercator Projection map, however, storms and hurricanes seem to rush off the map as they head north away from the Equator in the Northern Hemisphere (or south in the Southern Hemisphere). Sorry “Flat Earthers”, the Earth is an Oblate Spheriod (i.e., The Earth is a Globe, Not Flat)!
New 6.0 version is upsetting
by pshayn on 2018/08/30 22:17
This new version is a far cry from what this beautiful app used to be. There are tons of weather apps out there and what stood out about Dark Sky was the fact that it was simple pretty interface and easy to navigate. The new 6.0 version is a cluster-‘you know what’ of information. Which is cool, because everyone wants to be in power, but at the same time it’s very uneasy on the eyes. Just too much going on. The interface and the look and the feel feels also dated as if it’s a step backwards. It looks like a diluted weather application and doesn’t stand out from the crowd whatsoever. Unfortunately I’m thinking of switching just because this is not what I fell in love with. Sometimes too much information is not a good thing. If they could figure out a better more effective way of delivering that information in a clean interface, then I’m all for it. But rather than having all the info display it at my fingertips, there is just way too much attention that needs to be paid to the app in order to serve and navigate it successfully. If it works so well, then why change a beautiful thing? I really think this was on the step in the wrong direction.
Beauty is only skin deep
by AWolfe_II on 2018/03/04 18:27
Within ten miles of a major tech hub, I expect accurate and current weather information. But as the March 2018 East Coast cyclone was—hopefully—making its last lashes, I was concerned. We’d had power out, nearby injuries and even deaths from the storm. Friday night had seen a domino of falling 65-foot trees leave a 200-foot line of tree wreckage starting 30 feet from my property line, luckily in conservation land. Nor’easters typically finish with strong west winds, which would aim any more falling trees right at my house, my shed, my garage. Clearly the wind was still from the north, and seemed strong and gusty. So I pulled out Dark Sky and checked. It told me my exact location, and that I had 10 mph winds; it doesn’t tell gusts. This was unbelievable. I hit a major web site and it confirmed what I was viewing: steady 18 mph winds with gusts to 39 mph. That’s a huge difference in capacity for damage. Like I said, I am only ten miles from a major city. Dark Sky has given me generic and imprecise weather info for months, but I never looked into it closely. I am removing this app from my phone permanently. I consider its weather information hazardously untrustworthy.
Declined over the years
by phfeenikz on 2018/10/16 22:05
This was the hands-down best weather app a few years ago, but has declined in usefulness recently. It was perfect in every way, especially after it became available on the watch. However, last August they overhauled the interface when there was absolutely nothing wrong with it in the first place. I hate pretty much everything about the new interface. It’s more confusing to look at, some of the fonts are too small, and I preferred swiping to see the maps and long range forecast. Worst of all though is that the watch app no longer works since the August update, and I’ve now reverted to using Apple’s inferior weather app complication instead. The notifications remain super timely though, which was always the feature that differentiated them from all the other weather apps, but given that they no longer appear on my watch I often miss them entirely. I’d still recommend Dark Sky for use on iOS for the timely notifications, but look elsewhere for the time being if you want a working watch app.
In the south we care a lot about the humidity
by Michael094 on 2018/09/21 02:22
Not sure how much of a fan I am of the recent changes to the interface, but this is a pretty awesome app. I spend a lot of time outdoors for work and while it’s about as accurate in the mountains as most weather forecasts in predicting weather, but once it starts raining I think it has always accurately predicted when the rain will intensify and stop. The biggest grip I have with the new interface is how difficult it is to find the humidity (also, don’t tell me it’s humid if the humidity is below 75%, cause that is lovely). It used be be a quick click, but now I have to scroll down and then over on a tiny little menu. It isn’t user friendly, and I live in the south, so the humidity is way more important than the temperature in the summer (we know it’s going to be hot, but will any of our sweat evaporate???). Thanks for a great app. This would be a 5 star review if finding the humidity is made easier or there is an option to go back to the old interface.
Mostly Everything to Love
by AJsAWiz on 2017/06/01 13:56
As the title indicates, I love everything about this app except one thing. But first the "good" . . . What sets Dark Sky apart from other weather apps I've seen is the accuracy for precipitation. I can be anywhere and always depend on this for when precipitation when occur and the intensity. So far, for me, it's been accurate 99% of the time! That feature, alone, makes it well worth the purchase. Now, since I cycle a lot it's important to know the wind speed and direction. This is the one place where Dark Sky falls short of my expectations. The wind speed part is fine but it only shows arrows for the wind direction and no compass to show the direction. It would have been nice if the arrows were replaced with N,S,E,W or at the very least included a compass on the screen so you know which direction. If this feature were improved I would have left a perfect 5 star rating. I hope that the developers will improve the wind speed indicators with the next update.
Works well.
by Pasquale-Tamale on 2017/04/19 22:10
I've heard lots of good things about Dark Sky. "It's great. It's awesome." From my perspective it works very well. Is it AWESOME? No. Not really. But it does work. One of the cool features is that it will tell you it will start (or stop) raining in "x" minutes. Usually it will say 8 minutes or some similar small amount of time. Guess what. If I'm outside and it's going to rain in 8 minutes, I could probably guess that it is going to rain soon. Knowing it is going to stop raining in 90 minutes would be great. But it normally gives you a much smaller heads up. So it's not that big of a deal. I do a lot of outdoor activities and I compare Dark Sky to my local weather forecast. The majority of the data is pretty comparable. When you look at the rain forecast... it's hit or miss. Especially if you are looking 2 or 3 days out. Sometimes Dark Sky is more accurate. Sometimes my local weather is more accurate. So is Dark Sky worth it? Sure. The Dark Sky interface is FAR SUPERIOR to my local TV weather app. Dark Sky is easier to use and It has more functionality. I've used a couple of other weather apps and they were not as informative. Maybe there are other good apps out there but this one works just fine. Bottom line? The weather is the weather. Most apps (and local TV stations) are going to be right about the same amount of time. The thing that sets Dark Sky apart is it's interface. It is my go-to weather app.
Thanks for the update
by someCompletelyRandomGuy on 2018/08/22 15:24
I always thought the old UI with the map sliding over like a drawer was spatially confusing, the new UI is much clearer to me. Love the new watch complication too, I used to need a separate complication to show me the current conditions and now it and temp are consolidated into one. Some minor suggestions: it’s not obvious that you can press on the main temp to see additional info like wind speed, maybe adding an (i) button or something would help. Also, I think more information could fit into the 24-hour forecast section, like you did in the 7-day section. And in the bottom bar Notifications and Report are (for me) much less often used than Forecast or Map, so maybe those can be moved elsewhere and instead the 7-day view could get its own tab. It would also be nice to allow you to swipe left and right to switch tabs (except Map of course).
Uncannily accurate
by Doud_in_FtC on 2018/07/01 00:32
This app is amazingly consistent at timing the start or stop of drizzle/rain/downpour events. My reaction the first time I got the alert “Drizzle will start in 2 minutes” was “uh huh, sure.” But, that time and many times since, I found I need to pay attention to its alerts. The app’s data are certainly not infallible at predicting precip events, but the app frequently gives you the sense that it can predict the future with eerie accuracy. This is an extremely handy feature in the summer in Colorado, where “if you don’t like the weather, just wait 15 minutes.” Like any other weather app, Dark Sky is competent at reporting the current temperature and predicting temperature and RH. And it has a wonderfully simple and intuitive interface. Given its name, though, it is clear that the app really shines at predicting and alerting about precipitation events, with high accuracy and resolution measured in minutes.
good for up to the minute forecast
by Awbagley on 2017/07/10 02:15
I walk to work, and Dark Sky's up to the minute rain predictor ("light drizzle in 10 minutes") is GREAT for helping determine when to head home without getting caught in the rain. It's also good for places that have rapid fluctuations in weather, e.g. going to the beach, where "30% chance of rain" is the forecast EVERY DAY. Finally, I have successfully used Dark Sky to accurately determine what to wear when traveling to a new place. The temperature range indicator is so much more helpful for determining what clothes to pack without reading each day's forecast. However, I have noticed lately that Dark Sky tends to err on the side of predicting rain even if it might not rain, which can be frustrating until you realize it will say rain even if there is a 2 or 3% chance of rain falling somewhere in your area that day. This is especially common during the summer when thunderstorms can pop up literally at a moment's notice, or localized rain might mean Dark Sky says it's raining when it's actually not in your exact location (but might be down the street). However, I'll take a couple of days looking dumb because I brought an umbrella for seemingly no reason, over frustration that I got caught unprepared. Great app, nice interface. Highly recommend if you want a weather app that is helpful and looks good.
OverRated
by Jimmut on 2018/01/07 23:14
I figured with this being the number 1 weather app it would be amazing. I am into weather and run a weather page on FB so I know my way around weather apps and utilities. I find the interface on this app not well laid out. There isn’t much to this app. I guess its main purpose is to tell you if it’s rain or snowing and for how long. You can set up very limited alerts but they require you to enable GPS always on your phone. I notice my gps symbol would stay on no matter what even after closing the app. I don’t like any app to constantly use my gps so I set it to only use gps when using app like other apps I have. That fixed the constant gps symbol but now the app complains and turns off all alerts. I guess this app is ok if you like a basic weather and alert information. There is way better weather apps and even some free ones better than this. I prefer the app storm which has a much better layout and way more information. If I could get a refund I would but I guess it could be buyers remorse as I expected so much more.
Apple Watch App Broken
by Sellador on 2017/10/17 00:00
Update I thought they might have finally fixed this, nearly a year later, because they say they did in the release notes. No they didn’t. The complication still just shows their logo and not the actual temperature. This has carried over from my Series 2 to a new Series 3 watch, so it’s not the watch. It’s a good app for the iPhone, though. Original Review The iPhone app is excellent, and the Apple Watch app used to be, but has been broken since December 2016. Starting with an update at that time, the complication no longer shows the temp, but just the Dark Sky logo (intermittently). At the time, I emailed asking them about it, and they said they were working on it and asked me to be patient. I really would have thought that they could have sorted it out by now, so I have lost patience. The lack of the complication really reduces the value of the app. If you don't have an Apple Watch, get this app. If you do, and want to use this on the watch, then you may want to give it a pass until they finally do fix the complication issue.
A Great, Great Weather App! It’s missing one crucial element!
by Lisalisa110 on 2018/04/24 14:51
The App NEEDS to offer Color Customization! Just a few color themes, nothing complicated. For me the All White background is just too much. I do have a sensitivity to light, bright light especially. The affects of sudden bright white light, a camera flash, very bright days leave me squinting like mad. So many times I’ll wake at night wanting to check the weather. This app is almost as bright as the flashlight app. It certainly lights up the room from the tiny screen. If you could add a few color theme options I’d use the App the way I had intended to. Nothing needs to change on the Earth page, just the pages that are bright, bright, white. Thanks and I do hope you will agree to add this option and without asking us to pay more. Remember your buyers, their happiness breeds loyalty. Your buyers/Users are the Bedrock of your Foundation. Without them things begin to crack, weaken and before you know it they’ve gone away leaving you with attempts at shoring up the foundation, trying this and that. All could have been avoided, remained strong and resilient if only the end user, product purchaser was heard loud and clear. He/She May have brought along a few friends and so on. You just kept on growing because you knew deep down it’s the customer who is still with you, they are the bedrock that keeps your foundation fault free and strong.
What a shame!
by Ozman64 on 2018/09/17 23:40
I waited a couple of weeks to critique the new update. I must admit that I still like the older functionality better. And it’s not because one is resistant to change. But putting that aside, my biggest problems are twofold: 1. The app does not jump immediately to the current location as it always did. I have to force load it, and on top of that it stays put no matter where I go. 2. I have set Dark Sky as the weather complication on my Apple Watch as well as my default weather app. It used to show me the temperature based on the current location. I also told that rain was coming. It wowed my golfing buddies and many of them bought the app for this reason. It sold itself! The new format took away that functionality and all I get in the complication is whether it’s cloudy or sunny, which I can tell by just opening my eyes. If I’m doing something wrong I would appreciate the correction but if not, please return the app to its former great functionality. I am almost ready to go back to Yahoo Weather. Thank you
Decidedly Better Than Stock Weather App
by CopperRaven on 2018/03/21 17:40
I bought Dark Sky after my frustration with the stock Weather app reached its pinnacle. I really like the clean and simple interface compared to the utter chaos in other weather apps, and I especially appreciate the lack of advertising. Once in a while the precipitation information can be inaccurate, but that’s just Northern Colorado for you, where it can literally be raining on one block, and be sunny on the next... or snowing, there’s just no way that can ever be perfect. I travel a lot and I like the simple switching of locations so I know what to pack. The Apple Watch app can sometimes be slow to refresh, but I’m not sure that’s not an issue with with Watch OS in general. The animated globe view can be slow to download all the overlays, but that’s honestly just a flashy feature and not something I use but every once in a while.
Best radar by far.
by forbiddenfruitIII on 2017/12/15 22:28
If you drop a few bucks on this app you will not regret it. I've been through all the other apps but this radar is the top of the line. I use it daily and if you need to know anything about the weather in your area this is your app. This is not full of the fluff that other weather apps have like videos of people's pets and stuff like that, just the weather and forecast. I love it and so will you if you try it. Update: as of late, the location has never been accurate. It says I’m in a town 20 mi north of me so the weather forecast is useless. Looks like its time to uninstall and ask Apple for refund. Sure its all pretty and stuff but how can I rely on a weather app that has my location wrong. I can look out the window for free. Its a shame but I will get over it. “My RADAR” is always on point so that’s what I get for being unfaithful.
Made me a believer
by School of Thought on 2018/12/11 12:01
Let’s face it-most all weather apps do the same thing. Seeing the ‘word ‘hyperlocal’ kind of makes me want to roll my eyes....BUT this thing totally works as advertised. I live in the lightning strike capital of America, SE Florida. Look it up, I’ll wait.... anyway we can have 5-6 different types of weather in one afternoon, and this app is on point in letting me know what’s going on where I am. If you’re driving and your weather is changing, it alerts you. How cool is that!? It’s really fun to tell your wife ‘it’s gonna rain in a few minutes’ and she says ‘are you sure I don’t see rain clouds’ and sure enough, it rains. Strap on your jetpacks, cause the future is here, boys and girls. And, if you’re studying meteorology (shouldn’t that reference asteroids instead of weather?🤔 ) you may want to consider switching majors unless you are really captivating, cause this app rocks.
Used to be great- bitd
by jacksonoreilly on 2018/04/16 22:21
When this app first appeared it was amazingly accurate in prediction. Then, 3 or 4 years ago something happened - it suddenly became undependable/inaccurate. For a couple years I kept hoping it would get good again, but rarely bother looking at daily predictions anymore - I’ve found WU Storm to be much better. No idea what happened but others have reported the same thing. Alas, I keep the app for its globe - it works well, and I’ve learned a lot about weather patterns worldwide also. I do wish I could control the speed of the radar/satellite images, and also, when zooming in/out screen I’d like the option of selecting either hourly or daily view at any zoom at my discretion; similarly for the temperature globe. Another wish for the globe: that countries/cities names’ be selectable by language- I can’t read Arabic, for instance, but would like to know what country I’m looking at. Can’t the globe use Google Earth for locations, for instance, or is the premium too high?
If It Ain’t Broke....
by mthavard on 2018/10/28 05:35
Please give us the option to go back to version 5. It actually worked, made sense, and was accurate.. PLEASE.... The Dark Sky 5 we all had before this complete Embarrassment excuse for an app, WAS an awesome app. It WAS, and I stress “WAS” my only app for weather. I deleted all the rest. I referred soo many people to this app and even gifted it. Paid app or not, as soon as I find something better, which shouldn’t be too hard now...DELETE... I would bet all my money that 99% of previous users are applauding this review. Why did you have to screw this app up so badly when it was almost Flawless. I mean, Seriously? I rarely will review an app. It has to be 6 stars to get a review or less than (0) zero, which this awful nonfunctional app is. All that bragging I did. OMG, words can’t even describe how bad this app is, at least not words I can use in a review. I so Disgusted. If you want examples, just open the app and there it is. Do your company a favor and Change it back, you will get your loyal customers back who made you big by word of mouth and good reviews. NIKE.. Just Do It.
Must Read - Don’t be Fooled - Save Yourself $4
by jsp1ns on 2018/10/10 20:53
I read many of the great reviews about dark sky and was tired of poor rendering and ads on other apps, so decided to purchase. After months of use, including the recent update, I’m extremely disappointed with the app functionality and accuracy. This app has no idea what the weather will be and they constantly change same day predictions. In addition, the radar is slow to load and you can only see radar movement either zoomed extremely far out in a blue blob, or close up with only radar history, which basically makes the radar pretty but useless. I was expecting the ability to toggle different types of maps, but there are only two (temp and precipitation). Other free weather apps I’ve used have an array of options (i.e. seeing pressure on the map, radar, satellite, showing user reports, etc), so this was very disappointing. Overall, as someone who rarely purchases apps, my feeling is that this was not worth the $4, and I’ve actually lost functionality and flexibility available on other free apps.
I love it but asking for a few changes
by vivasuzi on 2018/09/25 13:41
I love this app. It’s the first time I took the plunge and paid for a weather app. After my fav app went away, I hunted around and tried a bunch until I found this one. I like all the changes in the most recent updates. There are two things I think could be improved. 1- I’d like to see the weather arrows on the map. They show on the mini map but not when you click to view the full radar. The direction of the storm makes a huge difference in what amount of rain we will get. And 2- I wish the date would show next to the days for the future forecast. Sometimes I have plans based on a date and I get a little lost remembering if that date is a fri sat sun etc. Showing the date would make a huge difference. Overall I’ve found this app to be fairly accurate. It loads fast and it’s easy to see the forecast fairly quickly.
Finally a weather app with a nice clean interface.
by Jeff9876543210-1 on 2018/05/19 19:49
I used Garmin's now defunct "My-Cast" for years due to its simple and clean interface and (initial) accuracy. This app serves as a nice replacement. Loving it so far! Update 1: This app used to be very accurate and reliable. This past winter the snow forecasts were way off, and now the app and widget both seem to have a lot of bugs. I have lowered my rating from 5 to 3 stars. Update 2: The widget location does not stay synchronized with the app location. I just got a notification while sitting in my car that rain was stopping in 2 minutes. It was not raining, but it started raining a couple minutes later. The app showed my my current location but the widget was providing weather for a manually entered address. The only way to change the widget (I didn’t reboot) was to delete the address from within the app. Now the widget is stuck on Current Location regardless of what address I have selected in the app.
Amazing, not necessary
by Buckeyefan123 on 2017/12/01 09:43
This app combines all the things I look for in an app, minimalism, fluidity, and gorgeous design. Working inside the office or a coffee shop and seeing a notification that it will begin raining soon is amazing. It is the best weather app out there. Only issue is you can get relatively the same information for free from other apps or even stock iOS weather. The Ugly: Not to much to say here. I wish they would implement different theme options, especially a dark theme. At times the globe can be glitchy even on the new iPhone generation. Bottom Line: Treat yourself to an app that will go much longer for your day-to-day life than your $4 espresso. This app is also crazy accurate and helpful with the notification options. I have not regretted buying this app and I have only bought one or two apps the past couple years.
Latest updates
by DJ Asson on 2018/08/25 16:43
I liked how accurate this app used to be. It’s mostly good still but seems to ramp up on temperature more quickly than is occurring at my location (based on Apple’s weather app and an outdoor digital thermometer in the shade). It eventually gets back in sync and it’s only one or so degrees F off during temp rises in morning. The new interface is a little confusing, but change is sometimes good and I remember the clamor when it changed from its original to the previous version. Same type of comments. I’m willing to give it a try and am sure I’ll like it. One big problem is load time. The last two small updates have increased the load time of the display (blank) up to about 10-11 seconds. That’s unacceptable and when the new interface rolled out, it was just a second or two. I think the small updates were for Apple Watch. Don’t have one and so not sure why my app on my phone and iPad are so significantly impacted.
Used to be my go-to weather app, hope it will be again
by M.Connors on 2018/09/11 12:20
Dark Sky was my go-to weather app for awhile, but this latest update has severe flaws. While many are critical of the new UI, I’m less concerned about that than I am the complete loss of accurate weather data (I’m also a confounded why for a UI change Jackadam would need to alter their data collection or delivery accuracy). Gone are the advanced warnings for approaching rain. I now typically get a rain notifications *after* it has begun to rain, if I get a notification at all. Even more annoying than removed notifications is that the weather data upon opening the app won’t even show rain while it *is* raining. I emailed the developers on 8/24 on the lack of notifications and accurate data and received a reply stating: “Thanks for reaching out. We've become aware of the issue and will be rolling out a fix soon.” Since that time there have been to updates without a fix. The location auto-refresh is also broken which forces users to either open the location entry screen and tap “current location” or change locations and change back to update the weather data from the last time the app was opened. While the new UI will take some getting used to, that is just a learning curve situation. The new tendencies mentioned above for inaccurate data and a lack of notifications have removed 2 of the prime reasons I used Dark Sky and made the app nearly useless for me. Hopefully, the developers will indeed roll out a fix soon.
Fancy with few functions
by ArchShepp on 2018/07/05 17:09
I’m 20 miles from home. The home screen shows the address in at, but the radar still pins my house and there are no options on the radar. That’s a HUGE issue for me. I also want context and to see the entire nation to see how weather systems may effect me in Florida days out. Instead of keeping the graphic quality, the radar blurs when i zoom out at STATE LEVEL! I’m not sure most people want this app for the content instead, only for the pretty pictures. Aside from the blurring, the graphics are beautiful. Unfortunately I wasted my money as I’m looking for more information and layers. For $5, I’d hope to have a little more control and hurricane information. Most of the information it shows me is nonsense visual. Glitz and glamour seems to be priority these days. It’s a good start and could becoming something with he graphics but it would t be this anymore. If form follows function, they neglected function.
Disappointment
by De Clieu on 2018/09/28 11:58
Should have read the recent reviews of the major change. I always heard of Dark Sky since it first came out, but just didn’t feel the need to pay $3.99 for a weather app when other free apps does just enough. Fast forward many years, simply out of curiosity, one day I randomly download the app to see what everyone has been raving about. Major disappointment came soon after. I just paid $3.99 for a weather app that doesn’t do much more than those I already had. The widget is actually worse. What’s with those glaring empty space that’s wasted? And you need to expand to even see the next hour prediction/forecast. Easily all of the info could have fit even without expanding. Boy was this a major let down. At least those who have been loyal to the app for a while got to enjoy the the supposed informative uniqueness of the app until the update. I just waited all along for nothing only to pay $3.99 for an app that’s barely better than what you get for free.
Precipitation Notifications
by KyleKobes on 2017/05/21 23:10
So so app that I use this in conjunction with Weather Underground & Storm by weather underground. Essentially this app is good for one thing & that's notifying you of upcoming precipitation changes along with intensity. With that being said I've had it for 24hrs now & it has notified me that's it's raining as well as the app claiming current rain with light intensity. Went & checked my weather underground app & it showed the correct weather which was mostly cloudy with rain further east. Great idea, but I wish I just saved my money. Most likely this app will eventually get deleted & I will go back to checking my weather underground apps more often. Weather Underground uses outdoor personal weather stations across the nation while darksky uses the internal sensors of handheld devices to accumulate & automated weather changes based on barometric changes. All in all a decent idea but never as accurate as weather underground's setup.
The best and most accurate weather app around
by thebaumer on 2017/10/03 19:18
I can’t say enough good things about this app. It’s the best weather app there is and totally worth the price. It is the killer app for the Apple Watch. Honestly if it wasn’t for their watch complication I’d most likely get rid of my Apple Watch. The only complaint I could make about it is that Apple seems to keep breaking their complication with every watchOS release, and with the new App Store design I ended up having to delete the app and download it again to get the latest update and fix for watchOS 4. That is more of a complaint about Apple and their processes than it is about the Dark Sky app though, which I really can’t say enough good things about. This is a must have app. Forget about the built in weather and any other weather apps. Dark Sky is the way and the light.
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dark sky is the most accurate source of hyperlocal weather information. With down-to-the-minute forecasts, you’ll know exactly when the rain will start or stop, right where you’re standing. (It’s like magic.) Featured in: New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Wired, and more. YOUR WEATHER, DOWN TO THE MINUTE dark sky is able to create forecasts for your precise location, giving you minute-by-minute predictions for the next hour and hour-by-hour forecasts for the next day and week. BEAUTIFUL WEATHER ANIMATIONS The same technology that powers dark sky’s predictions also allows us to make the world’s first perfectly smooth radar animation. Other apps show you a chunky slideshow that makes it nearly impossible to tell how storms are moving. But dark sky’s radar animation lets you see the actual path of the storm: how it moved in the past, and where it’s going in the future. PUSH NOTIFICATIONS dark sky comes with advanced notification options: Receive down-to-the-minute alerts before it starts raining at your exact location, get notified of government severe weather alerts (for such things as thunderstorms, flooding, hurricanes, etc.), or even create your own custom notifications covering the next 24 hours for things like temperature, wind, precipitation and more. Even if you haven’t opened the app in days, dark sky will tell you what you need to know, when you need to know it. TODAY WIDGET The dark sky Notification Center Widget tells you at a glance what’s going to happen in the next hour and the next week, so you don’t even have to unlock your phone to quickly check the weather before heading out. TIME MACHINE Explore weather in the past or future. Choose a date and see historical weather data or future predictions based off of seasonal averages. APPLE WATCH dark sky looks great on your wrist. Get notifications and check out the weather for the next week with the dark sky app built from scratch for Apple Watch.
Accurate on 20% of the time
by Deborah Goldeen on 2019/02/16 06:21
I work outdoors and desperately need what this app promises to do, but fact of the matter is, most of the time it’s wrong. I’ll be at barn looking at app and it will say it is raining when it’s not and vice versa. It’s wrong about start and stop times and intensity. It might be helpful for people who don’t actually need to know whether or not it is going to rain, but for those of us who do, Dark Sky is a perverse joke. To be fair, they get their information from the NOAA radars, which, in our area aren’t nearly as good as they should be because of an internal power struggle that put the radar in the wrong place. But for me, the app is all but useless. I’ve had the app on my phone for three years, always hoping that someday it will start to work, but today was last straw.
Couldn’t be more inaccurate!
by Another Walkman on 2019/02/16 06:19
Bought for myself and four family members. In a 100 mile radius in Southern California over a period of ten hours and 6 cities, no notifications for any of us and in each and every city showed partly cloudy and no chance of wind or rain. The same 100 mile radius poured rain for 8 hours and had slides, flooding, and heavy winds. I demand my money back. Total garbage with NO WAY to reach support.
Appealing interface, but inaccurate
by tdhoops on 2019/02/15 22:57
After being disappointed in other free apps, I read a bunch of reviews for several different paid apps and decided to spend the $4 for Dark Sky. I’ve had it for a couple of weeks. So far it has been horribly inaccurate predicting snow and freezing rain - even as the precip is falling (like right now...there is a light to moderate snowfall that has been coming down for about two hours, but the app says it’s overcast with a chance of snowfall in 25 minutes). I’ll keep it for another month or so and see if it gets better, but I’m pretty bummed for now.
I paid for this?!
by nexus6man on 2019/02/15 20:20
Firstly, The app always seems to forget where my location is which makes me have to shut the app down and restart it. Secondly why does precipitation show up in blue ingredients of pink and purple. If it’s raining I don’t want it to look like snow is falling and vice versa. Thirdly there aren’t very many settings for my preferences as to how I want things to look or for more in depth settings. About the only thing I really do like about this app is that I don’t have to view tons of commercials or banner ads like most of the other apps for weather
Good idea
by BvN_87 on 2019/02/15 18:35
You guys should make it so there is a spot to see multiple cities at the same time or a favorite list that would be awesome you should all so make an additional spot for the Apple Watch do you have the wind in the area just like the Apple weather app does for the watch then I can delete the Apple weather app
Accuracy is not as advertised
by Joelelske on 2019/02/15 15:34
I do not usually write reviews, but I thought others should know before they spend money on an app that is less accurate then the native apple weather app. I purchased it solely based on the good reviews and the misleading info page. Unfortunately, it has been wrong since the app was turned on. As I am standing in my backyard telling my dogs to come in because a downpour had started, the app says light rain in 20 mins. Meanwhile, it is a constant heavy rain for over a couple hours and the app says light rain ending soon. It did not stop. Also, I look ahead in the day to see what time it will rain, apple says 1pm and this app says 7pm? Of course it rained around 2 so both were wrong, but 5 hours off? I don’t mean to be so picky but it hasn’t been right yet and the fact that I spent money on “toy” app led me to write this review. The reason I gave 3 instead of 2 is because it is a nicely put together app with some great features. I just wish it could do what it says it could do. I will be sticking with my free apple app
Finally Dark Mode
by Deathmetalpat on 2019/02/14 01:40
Definitely an excellent app gives me accurate notice of incoming precipitation.I am glad that Dark Mode is available because I have Dark Sky on Android as well and prefer Dark mode.Just a lot easier to read the information.
Watch out- Requires location tracking to work
by counter998452 on 2019/02/13 15:10
I'm not a fan of location services and I keep them off most of the time. In most weather apps I can add my home city manually and be fine. Dark sky lets you search for a city from the phone, but it doesn't remain set and I have to re-search often. The watch app just shows an error message "enable location services " so apparently the watch app is not usable at all unless you are always sharing your current location with Dark Sky. This is a big minus for me and I end up using free weather apps more than this one. Regretting my purchase, I wish I had known this before buying.
How is this so highly rated?
by Curban222 on 2019/02/13 14:44
Truly don’t know why this app is so highly rated. The only thing going for it is that the interface is really nice and offers a lot of information....however the information as not even been close to accurate over the past 4-5 weeks I’ve used the app and therefore it is useless. This app would be fantastic were the weather reports themselves even close to reliable, but they are not. I can’t tell you how many times the app projected no rain or snow, then it snows and it all of a sudden has a 100% chance of precipitation for only the current hour then nothing after that...but it stays that way for hours. The app is about as useful as a window.
The Best OKLAHOMA Weather App
by Reecejr on 2019/02/13 14:03
After deleting the Weather Channel App, this became my go-to weather app. The user interface is GREAT! I like the way it displays the temperature, wind speed & direction, and precipitation. Since my wife and I ride bikes, the wind speed & direction is very useful. How do I know it is an Oklahoma app? Well, I am glad you asked. When the wind comes sweepin’ down the plain (or if there is a tornado), the wind blows so hard that it spins the propellors BACKWARDS!!!
Good weather app. Difficult to see.
by Ivona123 on 2019/02/13 11:37
Good weather app. But font needs to be larger for the 45 and older crowd.
This UI is Horrific
by nace831 on 2019/02/13 03:49
The weather predictions are pretty good and I love the widget, but the UI is terrible. I purchased the app two weeks prior to the updated UI, and while the old UI was not perfect, it was so much better than this. I wish I had never updated the app, and now that I have, I wish that I had never purchased the app. If you guys were chosen as an App Store Editor’s Choice for your old app, you should be able to do much better than this! Please prioritize an update ASAP.
The new UI is a poor UX
by Tired of "modern" design on 2019/02/12 23:11
The user experience in the new UI is pretty bad. I’m sure some developer had fun making it and is now attached to his creation, but I quite dislike having to click and scroll and select and scan to do all the things that used to be all on a single simple screen. While I’m sure some developer was proud of himself after making the balls in the charts be in the appropriate relative position, it hurt readability and caused data to have to be split into multi single value charts. I used to pull this app out and show people how neat is was. Now I’m ready to delete it.
Dark Sky: Awesome App
by MBF1991007 on 2019/02/12 22:54
This is the best weather app I have ever used!!! Great features, works with apple watch, accurate weather info etc..... Dark Sky has just updated the app with (Dark Mode) and it is awesome. Please keep pushing out great updates & features for your customers. I support y’all 100%...
Really good app
by Cade022 on 2019/02/12 19:51
A bunch of reviews seem to have various criticisms, but I find this app to be excellent. Provides a variety of features, radar tracking is crystal clear, and I really enjoy the ability to add wind direction to the display - pretty cool visual - especially in areas of cold fronts, thunderstorms, or sea breezes. Not sure why anyone wouldn’t at least like the display and features.
Annoying bug
by ChuckSplash on 2019/02/12 17:17
There has been a bug in this program for years, and it blows my mind that no one has noticed or fixed it. If you got the play button on the weather animation, it has to loop through a full cycle before it displays the animation. So every time you use that feature you have to stare at a blank map for 15 seconds before it does what you asked it to.
App used to be great. Garbage now.
by NCjed on 2019/02/12 13:25
I don’t know what they did to this app, but it has been useless for rain lately. Save your money.
Horribly inaccurate.
by Nick s. on 2019/02/12 01:40
Was told this was the best app for weather. Every time I check it, it says snow showers ending soon. Only once out of a couple dozen times has it actually been snowing when the app said it was...
Not particularly accurate 24 hour forecast
by Meecho Weeso on 2019/02/12 01:27
Has made incorrect predictions every day for a week
Waste of money
by Xxshredxxthexxgnarxx on 2019/02/11 13:49
App is very inaccurate. At one point during a snowstorm (which the app didn’t forecast), it said that, “rain will be stopping in 45 minutes.” It continued to snow for another 3 hours. Accuweather is the much better and free option. Even the Apple weather app seems more accurate. Wish I could get a refund.
Needs new Complication for apple watch Series 4
by Born2roll8 on 2019/02/11 11:27
I love this app! Great and accurate forecasts and notifications!! But I would love if they would take advantage of the new apple watch faces! Introduced in the Series 4. I see Carrot Weather and other are taking advantage of it!! I am tempted to switch to another one, but I love the reliability of the app letting me know its going to rain etc... Please add these!! I know a lot other users will appreciate these new watch face complications!!! For example: that middle area of the modular info graph!! Is perfect for an hourly forecast etc... Thanks!!
Forecast hasn’t been right
by Jay Street on 2019/02/11 05:52
This has been my go to weather app for a few years. Not sure what’s happened in the last 4-6 months, but Dark Sky has consistently been wrong with the weather forecast. The iOS app has been better which wasn’t the case previously. Dark Sky says rain, but it’s snow. Dark Sky says sunny, but it’s overcast. Conversely the iOS weather app has been getting it right. Love the app, but I can’t rely on it anymore.
February 10, 2019
by MaybeMilo on 2019/02/11 02:00
Okay, there’s a dark mode now, but the layout is still cr@p and when I switch to the map it shows my default location in New York City. This is NOT the app I paid for, but at least I’m only out a few bucks. AccuWeather is far more user-friendly. If it weren’t for all the positive reviews Dark Sky had banked before now, they’d be in the basement.
Couldn’t leave well enough alone
by scargut on 2019/02/11 01:02
Whoever redesigned this interface should be fired and the old one should be reimplemented immediately. I only went as low as three stars cuz I don’t know if the app functions the same as it did before the update. I couldn’t stand looking at this clunky nightmare of an interface long enough to find out. I just know that now, compared to what it used to be, it’s so ugly I’d rather wait for my local news to tell me what the weather will be.
PLEASE create a Radar Widget!!!
by AndreaLRidings on 2019/02/11 00:32
I really want to like this app! But the main reason I downloaded it was for the radar. Any old weather app can tell me the forecast, but I chose to buy Dark Sky for the quick and seamless radar. I was quite disappointed when I saw there were no options to have a radar widget. Please make a radar widget and I will rate 5 stars!
Grossly Inaccurate
by Mycopsycho on 2019/02/10 23:35
Weather reports for Western Montana aren't even close. Today at my location it is 8F and Dark Sky is showing 22F. I'm giving up on this app. Carrot much better.
Radar is delayed
by davidmac27 on 2019/02/10 21:08
Love everything about the app but it can be pouring down rain at my location on the radar map but the radar map shows the front is one town over. Please fix this!!!!
Horrible since they were bought out
by failedtomention on 2019/02/10 20:29
I’ve had this app for at least three years or more and when I first got it it was so accurate I couldn’t believe it, I loved it... but now since they were bought out it seems that they’re using the European model weather monitoring system and it’s just not as accurate. Total FAIL, I spent $5.00 dollars on this app.
Horribly inaccurate
by mmchadwick on 2019/02/10 16:59
One star for the simple reason that it’s unnecessary because it’s so unreliable. I understand that forecasting weather is a flighty enterprise but this app is way off far too often. You’re better off watching the morning news or doing a simple search. Many times has this app predicted clear skies and within the hour, rain, or vice versa. What’s worse, is that it will forecast weather for the moment that isn’t happening at the moment. This apps primary function is literally up to the moment weather info. Accurate predictions can’t possibly be expected but accurate updates can. Never have I reviewed anything before and so strongly do I dislike this app that I feel compelled. It’s an absolute waste.
Redesign
by frachi77 on 2019/02/10 07:22
Not happy at all since the redesign, font is too small, can’t read the numbers. Completely different than the app I paid for
Ok I guess? Probably not worth the purchase.
by Emerson82 on 2019/02/10 05:31
I just purchased this app on the recommendation of two coworkers. I have to say the layout is not very pleasing and the app itself doesn’t provide that much information. For example, other apps will tell you the likely amount of precipitation, not just that there is some % likelihood that there will be _some_ precipitation. Also, it would be helpful to have a chart that lists information over time. Lots of apps and websites have this level of data (see weather.gov for great examples.) The one positive this has going for it is that it does provide slightly more information than the stock iOS weather app, and the developer states they won’t sell your personal data. As far as I can tell, that about sums it up. Update: my biggest issue is that I can’t tell at a glance, in one or two screens, what to expect for a day, or for the week, beyond the most basic of information that is presented. I’ve gone back to a competitor app.
Inaccurate 24 hour forecast
by lolasadie on 2019/02/10 04:40
It was a great app until the 24 hour forecast was added. The daily forecast never matches up with the 24 hour forecast plus the 24 hour forecast is typically wrong.
TERRIBLE update. Bring old design back!
by pelzek on 2019/02/09 20:55
Used to be my favorite weather app. What have you done? Interface, icons, functionality, colors, everything... all completely difficult to navigate. Why did you change a good thing? Deleting from my phone...will use Wunderground instead. A real shame Dark Sky ☹️.
Dark mode
by Chriis_M on 2019/02/09 18:13
It is here dark mode and it doesn’t disappoint. Looks amazing. Only thing now that I’d like is being able to tap the forecast button to bring you to the top
Bait and switch
by Missoulafish on 2019/02/09 15:31
Bought this app because the website showed it as having a barometer. After buying it, I see it doesn't. Real helpful.
Would It Be Too Much Trouble To Add The Date?
by Sudoku-Rick on 2019/02/09 08:59
Overall, the app works okay. It shows the day of the week, but it would be helpful to show the numerical date as well. For example, the app shows “WED” but “WED 02/13” or even “WED 13rd” or similar. If it is a setting I have missed, you have my apologies.
Was good, now not so much
by Nan2Adam on 2019/02/09 03:57
First started using this app when it first launched. It was great! Could depend on it for early morning bike rides to hikes in the mountains. It was the most accurate weather app out there. Not long ago they changed format & it went down hill from there. With the recent update you could now have “dark mode” which does just that. Big deal! If your into weather just use Accu Weather...it’s free & the information is just as good if not better then this.
Great overall but the precip % is confusing
by _zakray on 2019/02/09 03:54
The UI for precipitation % is relative, not absolute. So if the likelihood of rain is 50% at 9am - 100% at 10am - 50% at 11am, the graph will look the same as it will for 2% at 9am - 4% at 10am - 2% at 11am. As you can guess, this makes it impossible to tell at a glance what the actual likelihood of precipitation is until you look at the numbers, which sort of defeats the purpose of a graphical approach. If they fix this, I’d happily give a 5 star review. Would also be nice to be able to set a default stat to be displayed, whether precip % or otherwise.
Terrible
by Sakuraluci on 2019/02/09 03:12
This is the worst. I paid for it too. Want my money back. It’s terrible at telling you current weather conditions. Says it’s raining or dry when it’s pouring snow outside.
Needs to show barometric pressure
by discumber on 2019/02/08 23:53
I love the app. Very well organized and easy to read. I think there’s room to include the barometric pressure in the scroll menu. That’s the one thing missing.
Not accurate.
by deathbyscrunchy on 2019/02/08 22:46
I’ve had this app for a while now and I’m really disappointed in the other inaccuracy of the weather data. As of this moment, the temperature is off by 4 degrees...it’s currently 34 and it DarkSky reports 38.
Everything is great
by rawuu11 on 2019/02/08 20:32
🙏🙏
Semi Dark Mode?
by Maui Kid on 2019/02/08 17:19
2/8/19 - the new Semi Dark Mode looks very good, however a true Dark Mode would be way better for a variety of reasons. The upgrade does look nice and hopefully accuracy will be improved. Still worthy of 5 stars. Great app! 10/20/18 - Seems like the newest update is working as it’s suppose to. The app updates and information is accurate and reliable again. Still wanting a dark mode for the iPhones. Maybe someday. ———————————————— V6.x looks awesome! I’m sure a lot of work has gone into this update. I really like the smooth radar data. The last version of DS would always show clear skies on my watch even though it was raining hard. I hope all the problems have been fixed with DarkSky, because within the last year it has really been useless on a variety of levels. I’m giving it 5 stars based solely on the new UI and because I really trust this company that they are back on top. I’ll update in a week or so. Thanks for the update!!!
Dark Mode ...Almost There
by edoeding on 2019/02/08 17:06
I like that the developer is working to improve the app and add Dark Mode. But the color contrasting needs to be improved. It’s hard to see detail on the numbers, the “blue” bar on the left (for rain) is hard to see (suggest go bolder/Navy Blue).
Dark mode is great
by nerkles on 2019/02/08 15:59
But please make it even darker... true black on the OLED displays looks so cool. Almost-black is like... ☹️
Dark Sky more like Dark Mode
by i3erica on 2019/02/08 13:51
Simply put, nice update. This app was already beautiful but now even more so with dark mode. Thank you.
Was best- no more - destroyed.
by Dvkogssvkxmvcykxzasfkmlgcmk4274 on 2019/02/08 13:17
Typical case of how to ruin a great, elegantly simple, highly funtional app with update. Who needs a map to tell you where you are taking up significant space on first screen.
Not the Same
by cahuntington on 2019/02/08 12:17
Here is what I used to say about Dark Sky: > # It’s the Best > Get it. Just get it. Seriously. Do it. Now. Now? Not so much. Something changed. I don’t know what. It’s not the UI, either. It’s something more fundamental. I don’t like the new UI—it’s not as distinct as the old one—but obviously some prefer the new to the old. But I can get past surface-level stuff like that if the core functionality remains. But something is different now. The micro-forecast isn’t as accurate. Fairly often it says it’s raining where I am when it’s not; or vice versa. (It never says this on a clear sunshiny day—only when there is rain nearby—but it used to be uncannily accurate.) I don’t know what happened, but I know it did. I used to recommend this app without qualification, which I seldom did because of personal preferences, etc., but nothing held me back from recommending Dark Sky before. I’ve spoken with other Dark Sky users recently, too, and they made the same remarks to me about something being different—without me prompting them. So, Dark Sky. I love you. I hope you figure this out. But for now I have to say, you’ve changed, and I want the old you back.
XS Max, iOS 12.x
by notknwn_ on 2019/02/08 11:59
I love the new interface and can finally consider DS a fixture on my iOS devices! Each of the improvements was very welcome. EDIT: Thanks for adding dark mode!
Keeps getting worse
by JonPaul2 on 2019/02/08 11:36
Hello Weather smokes this app. Dark mode is just the Apple ‘Smart Invert’ view. Looks awful, wants my GPS coordinates to change the color... you could easily set by device time. Crap development on a once great app. I’d, ehh pivot or rebuild this dumpster fire. -A developer sick of mediocrity setting the standard.
Dark mode!
by Meinblut on 2019/02/08 11:33
Thanks so much!!
Would like to love this!
by m-rea on 2019/02/08 10:31
I’d give it 5 stars but the accuracy of the app is inconsistent when it comes to temperature and precipitation forecasts compared to other weather apps. I really love the interface but the inconsistent forecast and temps make it difficult to make my main weather app.
Illegible
by R . D . L on 2019/02/08 08:07
I can't read the new version. Having the numbers way out to one side and the time bar way off to the other is a terrible design. The old version was clean and easy to read and switch to different views. The new version I would never buy. Glad they aren't changing a subscription. Too bad I've start warning friends about the app when they ask me about it.
Not true dark mode
by tma17 on 2019/02/08 06:03
So dark mode was added and yes it looks good and it’s nice that it was added cuz it was being asked for but it’s not a true dark mode. Dark mode should be pure black in the background. This is grey. Doesn’t give you the same visual effect or battery benefits on an oled screen. Kinda a halfway done dark mode.
Dark Mode!
by pr1nce_ on 2019/02/08 05:00
Thanks for adding the dark mode. It’s much easier on my eyes and looks good.
True to my word
by Cctpitts01 on 2019/02/08 04:58
I said once Dark incorporated a dark mode I would change my rating from 4 star to 5 and here you go, Thank you so much for adding a much needed feature to already the best weather app on IOS and Android 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾
Perfectly Serviceable
by tylerjpines on 2019/02/08 04:34
I've been a Dark Sky fan since the very early days. The new UI was disappointing when released, and lacks all the personality of the old version. With that said, the developers have addressed most important features that fell through during the transition, and with the release of dark mode, I'm mostly a happy camper. With all that said, I don't see what really differentiates this product from other weather apps out there.
DARK MODE!
by Your.Friend.E on 2019/02/08 03:37
Ok so I’ve had Dark Sky for quite sometime. I love their new design but what’s made it awesome is DARK MODE, finally we get have a little bit of that Dark Sky feel. It makes a huge difference not only on the looks but also the eyes, specially at night. Good move on their part, now let’s talk about them icons. If they’d implement more of the greys and blues that would make it perfect and also change the small option text from red to blue. Either way the app functions just as it’s supposed to and you’ll get very precise weather forecast.
Dark Sky with a Dark Theme!
by Freddy-D on 2019/02/08 03:26
Every app should have a dark theme (or a red “night mode” like astronomy apps)!
The Return of the King!
by sonrisa arquitecto on 2019/02/08 03:04
Everything is back to normal! The greatest! The best! Hurray!!!
Dark Mode!
by Maelstrom07 on 2019/02/08 02:28
Dark mode is fantastic! Still waiting on Apple to implement iOS wide dark mode. Nice to see my favorite hyper local weather app doing its part.
Finally Dark Mode!
by managermatt on 2019/02/08 01:54
I have used DarkSky nearly from its inception nearly 6 years ago. I have relied on its hyper local forecasts and extremely accurate timelines. If the app says the drizzle is ending in five minutes, you can be sure that in about five minutes, that drizzle is ending. I love the GUI, and the ability to slide the time bar ahead to see when the storms are going to be hitting my house. Now that dark mode is here, this app will be even better than before!
Dark Mode!
by Brent_M on 2019/02/08 01:35
Wooohoo! Thanks for adding dark mode. You’ve made the best weather app even better!
Thank You!
by xlnxv on 2019/02/08 01:35
The new dark mode looks amazing 🙏🏽
DARK MODE!!!!!
by Elwots on 2019/02/08 00:20
DARK MODE!!!!!!!!
Nostalgic
by i-phony on 2019/02/08 00:00
Effective but Miss the older version.
Dark mode is awesome
by hawkins1971 on 2019/02/07 23:57
Sweet
Never Accurate 1+ days out
by vogelblick on 2019/02/07 23:33
If you want an app that tells you what the weathers doing currently this is perfect. If you want an app that tells you what the weathers going to do this app is awful.
Dark mode needs some tweaks
by Billyandika on 2019/02/07 23:22
The latest update with dark mode looks nice but some elements like temperature are almost white and therefore jarring, so they should be darkened in my opinion.
Yay! Dark Mode!
by -=jArViS=- on 2019/02/07 23:21
Finally, I can use my go-to weather app to check the forecast before rolling out of bed, without going blind! Bless you!
Used to be great
by WBisbetter on 2019/02/07 20:09
I used to love Dark Sky for its accuracy but it has gone way downhill. (I’m not talking about the graphics changes—I don’t care what it looks like if it gives me accurate info). I would glance at it each morning to guide my wardrobe choices for the day but now you can’t rely on the forecast for even the next few minutes. It could be pouring down rain and it will say there’s no precipitation in the area or it will say the afternoon will be warm and sunny but by lunchtime it says cloudy and cold. The point is to have a FOREcast. I get that you can’t always predict the weather but there is at least some science involved and I wish Dark Sky would start using it again.
Privacy Concerns
by veggies4me on 2019/02/07 17:47
Could you elaborate on the anonymous screen view and event stats? More concerning is the Anonymous Screen view. Details and transparency would be greatly appreciated for your users. Thank you in advance.
Great App! Just a Minor Tweak
by LGWcarter on 2019/02/07 15:13
I’ve been using Dark Sky for a year now, and i think the app is perfect. What i love the most about it is the hour-by-hour forecasts for each day of the week. However, on the apple watch, the “snow” icon is dark, so I didn’t know whether it was rain or it was snow. If the icon was white, then the apple watch app would be perfect as well.
don't understand
by larkspur mom on 2019/02/06 16:46
i bought this app based on reviews on app store and the internet and i don't understand the rave. have had app for about a week and it has been severely inaccurate. after having my entire family buy the app it has been a waste of money. usability is good
Compelling, but not.
by dustin_floer on 2019/02/06 16:10
I am less than impressed with this app, especially given the price tag. I live in the Midwest, so spring time storms are an issue, and often times dangerous. I find it to be quite alarming that when ‘severe thunderstorms’ are forecasted by literally every other weather outlet(NOAA, TWC, Accuweather, etc) Dark sky has ‘light rain’ as my forecast. There are qualities of the app to like. It’s easy to navigate, the layout is fantastic, and the minute by minute forecast updates are desirable.
Old UI needs to come back
by Bigbassbobbynight on 2019/02/06 14:10
I have been using Dark Sky for years. I tried to hold back my hatred of the new UI for months, but I can not anymore. Gone is the simplistic information at a glance that made this app unique. Gone is the “to the minute” accuracy rain start and stop. Sure the app still tells you “light rain starting in 10 minutes “ but I find it being right drastically less. I came to the App Store to see if anyone else felt this way about their once favorite app. I paid for this so I won’t delete it, but I am definitely back on the market to find something better.
Several bugs
by JBRally88 on 2019/02/06 14:08
I purchased this app because I kept reading how it was one of the best for Apple Watch. Using the app itself is nice and easy, but keeping the app on the main wake screen tends to be a mistake. A lot of the time it doesn’t show and data (just dashes across the area). When it is working and display properly, the UI is really simple and easy to read and understand.
Inaccurate
by jenjen7871 on 2019/02/06 13:22
Everyone else was forecasting an ice storm while dark sky was saying heavy snow. An ice storm later and dark sky is we are getting heavy snow while it drizzles and I’ve given up on the app.
inaccurate
by marzindustries on 2019/02/06 08:41
I gave this app a try, tells me there will be snow storms every week but they dont happen. Says its currently snowing but its freezing rain. switched to weather bug
Please redesign the UI
by kirklandken on 2019/02/06 00:33
I’m with the reviewers who liked the previous version better visually. The fonts are so small and hard to read. The position of the little balls is so skewed that they have no meaning in absolute numbers and just show the trend. I love the data and accuracy this app provides, just really do not like the interface. At least offer a larger font, higher contrast mode option for those of us over 18 who can’t find our reading glasses.
Love it, but I wish it had air quality data
by sjireland on 2019/02/05 19:52
This is one of the most comprehensive weather apps out there and I love it! My one complaint is that there’s no data for air quality. Even the apple weather app is showing “unhealthy for sensitive groups” during bad air quality days. I wish this app would go one step further and incorporate all air quality data, such as current AQ rating from local monitoring stations, pollutant- ie PM 2.5, PM 10, ozone, etc. Right now I’m using dark sky, Apple weather, and Air Visual, but my wish is that Dark sky could start adopting more air quality data so that I’ll just need this one app.
Poor Update
by unused nickname hassle on 2019/02/05 17:25
I love this appeared and use it daily, but the new design is a downgrade in my opinion. It was 5 stars previously. Too busy.
Good ish weather forecast
by nikanw on 2019/02/05 05:24
Not always accurate, but it’s still good ❄️❄️⛄️⛄️
Used to be my FAV...
by Donnar7 on 2019/02/05 04:20
I’ve tried... I really have... but I DO NOT dig this app since the update!! I talked so many people into getting this app by demonstrating it sheer awesomeness in up to the minute predictions. Teacher would often call me and ask how long they had till it started raining so they knew how long they could have their class outside! At a restaurant with a group of friends, they wanted to leave while it was raining.. I quickly checked with my Dark Sky app and told them that if they waited two minutes it would stop raining. They all laughed at me, till it stopped raining in exactly 2 minutes. They all got the app that night! This past month I have been caught in downpours, and when I look at the app, it doesn’t even show that there is rain in the area. I sure do miss the dependability of this app. I also prefer the look of the way it was before... what happened??
Terrible in Los Angeles
by qp360 on 2019/02/04 16:26
I am a weather app aficionado and had high hopes for this app because of all the attention it gets, but after the last few months of wet weather in Los Angeles, I am deleting it. The rain notifications are often late, if they come at all, often coming in the middle of an extended downpour. (Thanks, I’ll be certain to remember my umbrella.) Problematic even when I adjust the setting for the maximum number of alerts. The forecasts are no better than my other weather apps. The UI is mediocre. The radar maps tend to be majority one color, confusing dense cloud cover with rain. Maybe I’ll check back in for future updates, but for now there are better apps out there.
“Temporarily unavailable. Radar offline”
by 1BluBoy:) on 2019/02/04 14:12
Since I recently purchased this highly acclaimed app. The section below the beautiful radar map states: “check back in an hour: radar unavailable”. Why is this, other weather apps don’t lose connections to radar. Reinstalled app twice and to no avail..
Accurate but interface fails
by Annoyed_Consumer123 on 2019/02/04 00:57
Difficult to read numbers with this new UC design.
Notifications / alerts less useful than I’d hoped
by CTho9305 on 2019/02/03 20:11
I purchased the app assuming it would be possible to get a notification if there was a risk of my plants freezing: alert me in the morning (or the evening) if the forecasted low for the day or overnight is below 35°f so I can protect plants. I seem to reliably get notifications in the morning if the current temperature is below my threshold (i.e. after the plants froze that night), but I can’t seem to get a useful warning ahead of time. The app is probably great for other stuff, but this is the feature I bought it for and the feature doesn’t seem to work as one might expect.
UI Changes
by Drpez5 on 2019/02/03 20:08
I’ve had this app for quite a while and loved the previous design. This new UI is not as intuitive and harder to use. Wish it never changed.
I’m piling on...
by Dirtbagg on 2019/02/03 16:03
The new UI is such an embarrassment. Here’s a lesson in how to take an A+ app and turn it into a dog. Current version is soo disappointing on the phone, much worse on the pad. Why, why, why...
Widget display rendering needs work
by hackworks on 2019/02/03 15:44
When switching to widget view, it clears the current data and then displays the new data. If would be better to keep the current data, fetch in background and then render with new data. This will avoid the momentary blank widget. Overall, I am very impressed with the information and forecast I get from Dark Sky.
iPad vs iPhone versions
by gusbuckeye on 2019/02/03 14:56
I use Dark Sky on iPad and iPhone. I am disappointed with the iPhone in that I cannot show wind speed and direction. The only choices are temp, feels like and precipitation. Certainly I should have access to the larger list of choices that are available on the iPad. Otherwise the app works ok for me. Please delete this review, I figured it out.
Not real good
by snow man!,,,, on 2019/02/03 14:02
This app hasn’t been accurate at all! All over the place and not really worth the $3.99
Disappointed
by Nitinarmr on 2019/02/03 07:48
Not very accurate for my area.
Looks better than it works
by drmaybe on 2019/02/03 01:37
The Editors Choice award convinced me this would be worth paying for... I was wrong. The graphic design of the app is very nice, but it’s very poor as information design. You can get a rough idea of what the weather is going to be for the day looking at the cute bar charts, but the (minimal) details are in tiny type that you have to scroll down to see! If you have a slow internet connection you’ll have to reload the forecast to override the “cant find location” message... that’s not a problem with any other weather app I’ve tried. I give them credit for being willing to try an innovative interface, but it’s been a relief for me to go back to a standard app where I don’t have to work to figure out what the forecast is.
Good content but faulty app
by ctina04 on 2019/02/02 15:43
Love the content, would’ve given 5 stars, but the app is faulty. It won’t let me save locations! This bug needs to be fixed.
No more hourly forecast?
by Vulgar demos on 2019/02/02 15:20
Switch from hourly to every two hours ruins an app that prides itself on accuracy. There’s a big difference between 4pm and 6pm for people who are planning their commute.
Inaccurate forecasts
by DB1636 on 2019/02/02 14:14
I purchased the app and became irritated by the inaccuracy of forecasts. Multiple occasions where the app called for storms one day out and nothing. No reason to pay for this app, no better than any free options. I deleted this from my phone.
Not Dependable
by #Al# on 2019/02/02 13:29
Dark Sky’s reporting of Temperatures is way off for zip code 01876 . Dark Sky is reporting 7 degrees and the actual temperature is 2 degrees . 5 degrees is huge during the Polar Vortex. I lost confidence in Dark Sky .
Promising, but needs improvement
by 85ZingoGTR on 2019/01/12 22:51
I decided to try out the app after reading many positive reviews and raves it has received and seeing their API used on Bim360 and a building management system. After trying it out for about a week, I have to say its a very interesting app but its missing some things. One major complaint I have is the fact that Government Issued Warnings and Severe Weather push notifications don’t work unless I put the app settings to Always use location services. With Weather Channel and AccuWeather apps, I receive weather push notifications when the location service settings are on “Only While Using”. Also, occasionally I get a random notification for a location I have been to several days back but am not there anymore. Another thing I would like to see is icons (or Skycons as you like to call it) for other common weather conditions like thunderstorms and hail. The only icons I see is different degrees of cloudiness, rain, or snow. I believe the accuracy can use some work too. Though the location pinpoint is very good. I think its a promising app though I use it to compliment my TWC and AccuWeather apps as these two are better at giving details and minor alerts like small craft advisories and gale warnings. But Dark Sky makes a nice precipitation notifier.
Keep recommending this to my friends and family, thought I should write a review
by AMSisme on 2018/08/01 11:15
There are very few apps that I actually feel improve my life and I have such high quality and thoughtfulness that I actively recommend them to people. Dark Sky is one of those. In addition to as much accuracy as you can get, it provides hourly predictions, ‘feels like’ options for things like windchill, and one particular feature which actually might have saved my health once or twice: UV Index. I had never even heard of that before but I get sunstroke allllll the time and that feature is fabulous. The hourly precipitation prediction is both attractive and insanely useful in places like New York, allowing you to time a mad dash during a lull in the storm. This app has features that no other application for tracking the weather has: it’s in my top five apps that I use and I use it every day. It works just as accurately in every country that I go to and every state that I go to, all with different types of weather challenges. I just love it. Please keep up the good work, its truly a rare product of worth and quality, like lace, or a pocket watch. Weird analogies but hopefully they get the point across: this app shows craftsmanship, not commercialism.
Not as good as I hoped it would be
by jerryadelore on 2018/06/21 01:08
My favorite app for weather was suddenly not supported any longer. Opening it showed no data. So, I searched for a new one. Dark Sky is not intuitive and the opening page shows me the temperature and if it’s rising or falling. I sort of knew that before I opened the app. It then shows what the conditions will be for the next 16 hours. It also indicates what the sky will look like and in percentages. That’s good. At the bottom of the page there are switches giving you the choice of humidity, UV index, temperature, and wind speed, but it took a few times before I realized that you must scroll down to get the switches. Then, although it doesn’t tell me, you can sweep to the left or right to get more information. To the right, it give you the high and low for the next seven days. Again, okay, but just the temperature. I want see frontal systems, lows and highs. Having been an aviator, weather is important to me. I can’t do anything about it, but I like to be prepared. That left swipe gives me a monochromatic map of the western US. With only light blue blotches. Zooming in on my home, I get somewhat vague images of what appear to be rain - no clouds that I can determine. It’s an okay app, but I find when I pay for a app that is not as good as a free one, I’m irritated. $4.00 isn’t much since there are no ads, but here in the West I want to see where my mountains and deserts are if I am planning a trip to cross the Cascade in the winter.
False Sense of Information, Looks Nice
by Surfandjet on 2017/05/11 15:31
The user interface, cleanliness, and especially being ad free is excellent. The smoothest best looking weather app I've ever used. The information it provides falls short of what it strives for/promises. This app consistently contradicts itself, and changes its forecast on the regular. For instance right now the forecast is light rain (100%) for the next 8 hours, however the hourly graph shows medium to heavy rain now and for at least the next hour, the current weather description says rain, and the map is showing red/orange covering my location and a huge surrounding area. All different. Another example: I've planned my day looking at the forecast that morning, chose to take the motorcycle bc it is supposed to be partly cloudy all day, and then got caught in the rain, to find a totally different forecast for the day an hour later. And this has happened A LOT. To summarize, the different features on the app contradict each other and the website very frequently, and the forecast isn't worth anything because they change it as the weather changes rather than accurately predicting it. Dark sky, stop giving me all this detailed weather forecasting down to the minute as a false sense of knowledge. I had high hopes for this app and over the past few months they have been crushed. I am giving one star because a weather app's aesthetics mean nothing if the forecast is usually wrong and/or misleading.
Good no more
by Commdoor on 2018/10/11 14:00
I liked this app when I first bought it. Then they changed literally everything, taking away all the reasons I bought it in the first place. They gave it a whole new look which is OK once you get used to it. But they are not receptive to ANY suggestions to make the app work for others. They are focused strictly and totally on temperature. I live in Florida where the temperature is always hot. I don’t need anyone to tell me it’s hot out today and it is going to remain hot… I already know that. I’m concerned about rain. The problem is when you change the selection to precipitation, you must do that on literally every screen you go through. If you want to check the days below, you have to change precipitation one day at a time on each & every day. If you scroll to a different city, you have to change precipitation on each and every area you want to look at. I suggested an update where you can choose precipitation as the default rather than default to temperature every screen, or to at least provide the option where once you choose precipitation it stays on that choice while you scroll other days and/or areas. All I ever got was a canned auto response “they forward to the developers.” Followed up two weeks later and got the exact same canned auto response. There is no customer service and they do not listen to any input once thy have your money.
Great for weather, awful on the eyes.
by Bklyn008 on 2018/09/17 23:31
I’ve been using Dark Sky for quite a while and have depended on its accuracy and reliability when I want to know what it’s like outside. But with the last big update, I now find that checking the weather with this app is totally unpleasant. The microscopic fonts, weird little balls with tiny numbers in them that I assume are supposed to indicate data by their position on a horizontal line is not not only esthetically displeasing, it takes more time to figure out what’s going on and what I’m looking for. I don’t want to spend more than a minute to quickly see what the temperature is and if it’s going to rain or now and when. But the visuals are so cumbersome that I find myself getting annoyed every time I open it. Don’t they have any graphic designers that could help with this? I tried downloading various other weather apps and even used the Apple weather app for a while because it’s easy to read. But I admit I trust Dark Sky’s accuracy more than anyone else’s. If they could find someone to redesign it, get rid of those silly black bubbles and wasted white space and make it easy on the eyes I would give it five stars for sure. Fingers crossed someone is listening...
feature request + update feedback
by EmiryB on 2018/09/22 20:58
the main thing that has held me back all these years from making Dark Sky, an otherwise wonderful app, my default weather app, has been the lack of barometric pressure info. I suffer from regular migraines and this is a critical part of weather forecasting for me and many others. please consider adding? that having been said, the “otherwise wonderful” judgment is also based on the old Dark Sky app. this new one claims to have more info and to be easier to use, but I’ve found it to be a dramatically worse in terms of UI/UX. I’ve held off on reviewing until now because I wanted to be fair and make sure it wasn’t just a knee-jerk reaction to change on my part. but no — weeks later and I still have to spend way too much time processing the information presented to me every single time I open the app, whereas before it was intuitive at a glance. again, I very happily paid for this app and have been using it for years without complaint, and would prefer to remain loyal. but right now I’m mostly sticking with it because my other currently-installed options are even worse. that’s not exactly a rousing recommendation. would love it if you’d reconsider, or at least have multiple UI options available to your users.
Awesome App!!!
by zcoqui on 2017/10/31 08:44
My subject line pretty much covers it. I live in Georgia. Weather here can be anything from the most beautiful sunny day to an absolute nightmare. Weather forecasting has improved by leaps. However, even with the National Weather Service located here they can be sometimes challenged by the timing of these atmospheric changes. Not so with Dark Sky. The precision of the global radar map, which can be almost zoomed in on to my neighborhood and local surrounding area, is by far one of the greatest tools available to assist and help us prepare for any inevitability Mother Nature may have in store for us. From being able to determine my work route, plan and protect my garden to advance preparation for the possibility of tornados, thunderstorms, hurricanes...Well, I am truly amazed. Recently with the catastrophic hurricanes it allowed me to know just what my family was about to experience in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. I was able to communicate with them before the fact to make the necessary arrangements for after the fact. Do yourself a great favor and get this app. You will be pleased, surprised and as grateful as I am. Many thanks and my deepest appreciation to the developers.
Thumbs down since the last major update
by SmittyWerbenmanjensen on 2018/10/03 20:17
What happened to my favorite weather app? Why make it look like every other weather app? Now I usually have to click a “try again” link to launch the app, or it simply hangs on a white screen until I relaunch the app. Edit: Now it thinks I’m always in NYC. It’s not a hardware issue, as other weather apps have no problem launching or finding my current location. Edit v2: Found out two friends also have the NYC issue. Great job. There are some cool new features, and the scroll down to see the upcoming 7 days, with the tap to expand to hourly view for any day within the week, is more fluid. But the experience of getting into the app in the first place, as well as the lame new look of the interface, has me searching for a new app. Edit: I now also feel like the accuracy of the forecast has also taken a major dive. The other day I was looking out the window at rain coming down; I opened Dark Sky to see when the rain would lessen or stop (one of my favorite features), and I was shown “no precipitation in your area”. Today, two other weather apps were giving the same forecast of a front moving in tomorrow with a tremendous temperature drop (from 83 to 59), meanwhile Dark Sky is still showing the earlier forecast of the same warm 80 degree weather for the next day. I have now deleted Dark Sky - RIP
Unfortunate layout changes
by hjw65 on 2018/09/25 15:06
The folks at dark sky touted the new single page format of the app but ignore the fact that users each have their own needs regarding what information is most important to them. The redesigned app necessitates more scrolling for me to get to the information that I am interested in. Additionally, the choice to put the hourly temperatures zigzagging horizontally in an attempt to “helpfully” mimic a bar graph is simply visually taxing. Charts graphing temperature over time conventionally put time across the bottom and temperature varying in height. The vast majority of the public expects that format. Switching the direction around and additionally scattering the actual data (temperature in degrees) by putting it at the variable end of the bar makes it infinitely more difficult to get a quick, clear, idea of the forecasted hourly temperature variations. I’d suggest putting the temperatures back on the left side of the screen, just after the hour and allowing users to customize the order of the modules on their page. These simple changes would go a long way towards easing users pain. St this point I have a hard time bringing myself to open the darksky app on my iPhone. Instead, I’ve reverted to opening darksky’s web page in safari.
The best!
by asflj on 2018/08/23 01:57
Dark Sky is definitely the most accurate weather forecast app and I have tried many. The new user interface is a bit more complicated, not difficult, just a little more cumbersome. But it’s very easy and intuitive unlike many other apps. I do wish the humidity icon was closer to the temperature icon as it used to be but my complaints are very tiny and because I did like the old interface very much and haven’t gotten used to the new one yet. However it has even more information and has some added text which is nice. I have been recommending it to all of my friends for years and I rely on it totally. I supplement it with NOAA for the detailed special weather conditions like severe thunderstorm warnings for the big picture but for local weather conditions Dark Sky is much more accurate. I also appreciate that one can give feedback on the local weather conditions. It lets you know that it’s going to start raining in half an hour for example. And it is incredibly accurate about that. Whenever possible I always time my walks and errands according to this forecast. All in all a great app!!
Real time accuracy but who needs that?
by Beer Can Chicken on 2018/09/02 20:29
Have had this app for a long time (I actually like the redesign, btw) and it used to be really good at forecasting. Around 8-12 months ago though, the forecasting became horrible. I’m not naive, I don’t expect any weather predictor to be accurate all of the time but it’s nice to know if something like rain is POSSIBLY on the immediate horizon. I play a lot of outdoor sports and this has recently failed me so many times that I’m looking for a better option. real world example: Have softball game at 2:00, check at various times in morning...cloudy but no indication of rain, like not even a 10% chance..... 1:00, same thing. Get in car, drive to game, stop at drug store, leave drug store and it’s pouring out, look at app again and it shows rain for next 3 hours. All of a sudden!? I’m not someone that looks at 7 day forecasts because I don’t believe they’re very accurate but I feel like 1-4 hours should be when the weather is most predictable. I don’t need real time weather, I can look out the window and see the rain. I simply want to be able to know if it MIGHT rain before I get in my car and waste my time. This isn’t an anomaly either, it’s happened often enough that I’m writing a review in hopes that the developers go back to what was working best.
Best weather app out there
by ipanacea on 2017/08/12 01:18
Fantastic weather app and the Apple Watch support is a great bonus. This is my hands down go to weather app I check thirty times a day. Ok, a little exaggerating but you get the idea. The precipitation alerts are so amazingly accurate its like Back To The Future. It'll alert you when rain is about to start, when that rain is going to end, and has beautiful graphs indicating how hard the rain is going to be coming down during those periods. I've used tons of other weather apps and most are just sugar coated graphics that developers have pulled together to not be nerdy developers. Don't waste your money on that stuff. The only other time I reference another weather app, Wx Alert USA, is when we go out sailing and I need more info pertaining to wind speed and direction. That app is the more written description of weather. Dark Sky is far and above anything else out there. Again, the Apple Watch feature takes the cake. You see the graphs and alerts on the watch just as you would on the phone. This app should get a "best of" award from Apple it's so well done.
Demoted "feels like" temperature
by Woodelph on 2019/01/07 04:57
When I was comparing apps, what sold me on Dark Sky was the ability to set the Notification Screen Widget to display the wind chill or heat index, instead of the air temp. I just noticed that they've changed it so that now the air temp is the large easy-to-read number and the temperature that applies to humans is tiny. This is a very disappointing change. That feature was the only reason to choose Dark Sky over other high-quality weather apps, as far as I'm concerned. (I've found the hyper-local forecast to be hit or miss where I am, so have stopped relying on it.) For me, I need to know 3 things about the weather: the wind chill/heat index, if it is going to rain (snow doesn't really change what I wear), and if it is raining is there a risk of it freezing when it hits the ground. So demoting wind chill in the interface and saying it will only be reported "when space allows" is worth knocking two stars off. Otherwise, it's a fast, well-designed app with data as good as any other weather app, and an easy-to use interface, but a bit less detail than something like Weather Bug. If you don't care about the feel temp, this is probably a 5-star app.
Extremely Disappointed with New Update
by Punchbuggie on 2018/08/25 03:32
This has been one of my favorite apps for years! I tell people all the time about how useful it’s been and how much I actually enjoy using it. The accuracy and beautiful aesthetics made it stand out among countless other weather apps. Living in Florida, where it can be raining on one side of town and dry on the other, having a heads up for the always changing weather has been invaluable. My favorite parts of the app have always been the graph detailing how heavy the rain will be for the next hour or so and the notifications for “Light rain starting soon!”. All this being said, the new update is TERRIBLE. At its core, it may have the same or even improved functionality but it’s just so ugly now. The new version crams all the info onto one screen that was once distributed across multiple tabs. The clean, aesthetically pleasing design of the classic version has been replaced by a very generic, black text on white background updated version. As a long time user and enthusiastic advocate for this app, I was highly disappointed with this update. Maybe the developers can give an option for a ‘classic display’ for those of us who would rather things go back to the way they were.
Nice App, Radar Not At All What I Hoped
by Tyson Blake on 2018/05/29 05:07
I have had the app a few hours and so far I'm not crazy about my $3.99 purchase. I read reviews, looked at the photos, and the app description and decided to give it a shot as I was hoping this may be my replacement for my WU Storm app that was stopped by TWC. The overall usability of the app is nice. Easy to follow and set up. The widget is well laid out, too. My big problem is that I did not realize the radar photo preview when I was checking the app out was literally showing the only two functions this apps radar has (Precip/Temp). There are no extra layers/information to add to the map. The Precip function shows rainfall similar to that of other apps (just in different colors), but there are no map layers to show Severe Weather Advisories/Watches/Warnings, Fronts, Storm Tracks, etc. You can opt to get Severe Weather alerts/notifications for your location, but you cannot go to the map and see the Warning on the map in relation to your location. For me, living in tornado alley, that is a BIG DEAL. I'll keep using the app for a few weeks and see what I think about it, but ultimately, I think it will just become another app in my cloud.
This great app just got even greater
by ElegantScience on 2018/08/21 15:46
I have had Dark Sky since it first launched - and became dedicated to it when, in a random moment, I glanced at it while waiting at a red light to cross a street in lower Manhattan, and decided on the spur of the moment to to give it a test when it predicted a big rainstorm in 2 minutes. I stepped out of the street and under the overhang of a nearby building and in exactly 2 minutes a deluge descended on all of those without umbrellas, except me. Done. I was sold and have used it ever since. But now phase II of this great little app. They just launched a really solid and impressively designed/built update that has cured all of its initially quirky UI and other issues. And now I think I will finally trash my other weather apps (e.g., Accuweather and Weather Channel) that I have used as back ups, and which constantly need to be cross-referenced anyway against each other to get an accurate assessment of the weather anyway. Great app. Beautifully done. Excellent new version without getting rid of its soul. Get this app. It’s the best.
I can’t tell you how much I love this app!
by Joe Malzeit on 2018/08/17 04:10
Let me start off by saying that I am a weather app junkie. I am always looking for the newest and best weather app. One that tells me what’s going to happen in five minutes or five hours or five days. I find a weather app and think, “this one is great!” but inevitably I use them less and less because there’s so much information to wade through to get to the weather info I need or want and I always come back to Dark Sky. Dark Sky gives me just as much info as I need in the least complicated way possible. And the information that it gives me is inevitably right on target. Then, when I turn and say to the person next to me that is going to start raining in 10 minutes, and it does, people think I’m psychic or something. Then I show them it is this great app and then they end up buying it and on it goes. Do yourself a favor and get this app. It is fun and accurate and does what all the other apps promise and rarely deliver, which is it makes your life simpler to navigate.
Not against change but....
by dadof5terrors on 2018/10/03 13:14
So I am going to start with, I don’t hate change... except the changes made here. For the longest time I held Dark Sky up as an example of what ui/ux should feel and look like in an app. I have convinced many developer colleagues and friends to adopt using the app. Unfortunately, I no longer feel this way and cannot hold it up on the pedestal it once was on. The ui is awful and feels as if a high schooler made it. The color scheme is way to bright and honestly hard to look at. The data on the screen no longer flows in a simple and quick to find/navigate manner. I can go on and on, but not only has the ui/ux experience changed, but so too has the reliability of the app. I am frequently running into issues where data is multiple days out of sync and I am force killing the app and restarting in order to get up to date data (experienced on multiple iPhones and iOS versions). It also seems as if the map view is hit or miss at best any more, where it is to the point I no longer can rely or use it. Tldr; change is good, I gave this change some time, unfortunately this was not a good change, and a great product went backwards.
Sorry I updated to 6
by love James in Kentucky on 2018/09/14 08:44
Dark Sky used to be the app by which all other apps are judged. With version 6 however, what used to be an at-a-glance app is now cluttered with too much scrolling, too small of text, and functions that are not as readily accessible. Today’s Weather used to occupy the main screen, no scrolling necessary. Switching from Precip % to Humidity to UV Index etc. took merely a tap. Now you have to scroll down to these functions, then scroll side to side to find the function you want, then tap, and then try to read the smaller font and the snaky list of smaller numbers. So much for a quick check of the weather while at work... I applaud Dark Sky for their attempt at a revamp, but regret that the result is the loss of the simple elegance exhibited in previous versions: main screen is today, swipe left for radar, swipe right for the days ahead, and simply tap to change from one type of data to the next. Hope a future version will bring this back and also the easier readability of larger font sizes and numbers that are vertically in line. Could also forgo Feels Like data.
Dr. Dave
by Born-Oppenheimer on 2018/08/26 10:45
I love this app, along with the rest of my family, and we have used it daily for some time now. It provides accurate, real-time weather info and predictions in a very user friendly format. The “global weather radar” function is very useful and clearly illustrates why weather patterns move the way the do across the Earth’s Globe. Other weather apps (& TV Weather reports) often use weather maps utilizing the Earth’s Mercator Projection which distorts the sizes and distances of storms and weather patterns as one moves away from the Equator heading toward the poles. In stark contrast to this, Dark Sky’s “Global weather radar” projected on the curved surface shows that storms, hurricanes, and other weather patterns, move at uniform rate in a consistent patterns all across the globe. On a Mercator Projection map, however, storms and hurricanes seem to rush off the map as they head north away from the Equator in the Northern Hemisphere (or south in the Southern Hemisphere). Sorry “Flat Earthers”, the Earth is an Oblate Spheriod (i.e., The Earth is a Globe, Not Flat)!
New 6.0 version is upsetting
by pshayn on 2018/08/30 22:17
This new version is a far cry from what this beautiful app used to be. There are tons of weather apps out there and what stood out about Dark Sky was the fact that it was simple pretty interface and easy to navigate. The new 6.0 version is a cluster-‘you know what’ of information. Which is cool, because everyone wants to be in power, but at the same time it’s very uneasy on the eyes. Just too much going on. The interface and the look and the feel feels also dated as if it’s a step backwards. It looks like a diluted weather application and doesn’t stand out from the crowd whatsoever. Unfortunately I’m thinking of switching just because this is not what I fell in love with. Sometimes too much information is not a good thing. If they could figure out a better more effective way of delivering that information in a clean interface, then I’m all for it. But rather than having all the info display it at my fingertips, there is just way too much attention that needs to be paid to the app in order to serve and navigate it successfully. If it works so well, then why change a beautiful thing? I really think this was on the step in the wrong direction.
Beauty is only skin deep
by AWolfe_II on 2018/03/04 18:27
Within ten miles of a major tech hub, I expect accurate and current weather information. But as the March 2018 East Coast cyclone was—hopefully—making its last lashes, I was concerned. We’d had power out, nearby injuries and even deaths from the storm. Friday night had seen a domino of falling 65-foot trees leave a 200-foot line of tree wreckage starting 30 feet from my property line, luckily in conservation land. Nor’easters typically finish with strong west winds, which would aim any more falling trees right at my house, my shed, my garage. Clearly the wind was still from the north, and seemed strong and gusty. So I pulled out Dark Sky and checked. It told me my exact location, and that I had 10 mph winds; it doesn’t tell gusts. This was unbelievable. I hit a major web site and it confirmed what I was viewing: steady 18 mph winds with gusts to 39 mph. That’s a huge difference in capacity for damage. Like I said, I am only ten miles from a major city. Dark Sky has given me generic and imprecise weather info for months, but I never looked into it closely. I am removing this app from my phone permanently. I consider its weather information hazardously untrustworthy.
Declined over the years
by phfeenikz on 2018/10/16 22:05
This was the hands-down best weather app a few years ago, but has declined in usefulness recently. It was perfect in every way, especially after it became available on the watch. However, last August they overhauled the interface when there was absolutely nothing wrong with it in the first place. I hate pretty much everything about the new interface. It’s more confusing to look at, some of the fonts are too small, and I preferred swiping to see the maps and long range forecast. Worst of all though is that the watch app no longer works since the August update, and I’ve now reverted to using Apple’s inferior weather app complication instead. The notifications remain super timely though, which was always the feature that differentiated them from all the other weather apps, but given that they no longer appear on my watch I often miss them entirely. I’d still recommend Dark Sky for use on iOS for the timely notifications, but look elsewhere for the time being if you want a working watch app.
In the south we care a lot about the humidity
by Michael094 on 2018/09/21 02:22
Not sure how much of a fan I am of the recent changes to the interface, but this is a pretty awesome app. I spend a lot of time outdoors for work and while it’s about as accurate in the mountains as most weather forecasts in predicting weather, but once it starts raining I think it has always accurately predicted when the rain will intensify and stop. The biggest grip I have with the new interface is how difficult it is to find the humidity (also, don’t tell me it’s humid if the humidity is below 75%, cause that is lovely). It used be be a quick click, but now I have to scroll down and then over on a tiny little menu. It isn’t user friendly, and I live in the south, so the humidity is way more important than the temperature in the summer (we know it’s going to be hot, but will any of our sweat evaporate???). Thanks for a great app. This would be a 5 star review if finding the humidity is made easier or there is an option to go back to the old interface.
Mostly Everything to Love
by AJsAWiz on 2017/06/01 13:56
As the title indicates, I love everything about this app except one thing. But first the "good" . . . What sets Dark Sky apart from other weather apps I've seen is the accuracy for precipitation. I can be anywhere and always depend on this for when precipitation when occur and the intensity. So far, for me, it's been accurate 99% of the time! That feature, alone, makes it well worth the purchase. Now, since I cycle a lot it's important to know the wind speed and direction. This is the one place where Dark Sky falls short of my expectations. The wind speed part is fine but it only shows arrows for the wind direction and no compass to show the direction. It would have been nice if the arrows were replaced with N,S,E,W or at the very least included a compass on the screen so you know which direction. If this feature were improved I would have left a perfect 5 star rating. I hope that the developers will improve the wind speed indicators with the next update.
Works well.
by Pasquale-Tamale on 2017/04/19 22:10
I've heard lots of good things about Dark Sky. "It's great. It's awesome." From my perspective it works very well. Is it AWESOME? No. Not really. But it does work. One of the cool features is that it will tell you it will start (or stop) raining in "x" minutes. Usually it will say 8 minutes or some similar small amount of time. Guess what. If I'm outside and it's going to rain in 8 minutes, I could probably guess that it is going to rain soon. Knowing it is going to stop raining in 90 minutes would be great. But it normally gives you a much smaller heads up. So it's not that big of a deal. I do a lot of outdoor activities and I compare Dark Sky to my local weather forecast. The majority of the data is pretty comparable. When you look at the rain forecast... it's hit or miss. Especially if you are looking 2 or 3 days out. Sometimes Dark Sky is more accurate. Sometimes my local weather is more accurate. So is Dark Sky worth it? Sure. The Dark Sky interface is FAR SUPERIOR to my local TV weather app. Dark Sky is easier to use and It has more functionality. I've used a couple of other weather apps and they were not as informative. Maybe there are other good apps out there but this one works just fine. Bottom line? The weather is the weather. Most apps (and local TV stations) are going to be right about the same amount of time. The thing that sets Dark Sky apart is it's interface. It is my go-to weather app.
Thanks for the update
by someCompletelyRandomGuy on 2018/08/22 15:24
I always thought the old UI with the map sliding over like a drawer was spatially confusing, the new UI is much clearer to me. Love the new watch complication too, I used to need a separate complication to show me the current conditions and now it and temp are consolidated into one. Some minor suggestions: it’s not obvious that you can press on the main temp to see additional info like wind speed, maybe adding an (i) button or something would help. Also, I think more information could fit into the 24-hour forecast section, like you did in the 7-day section. And in the bottom bar Notifications and Report are (for me) much less often used than Forecast or Map, so maybe those can be moved elsewhere and instead the 7-day view could get its own tab. It would also be nice to allow you to swipe left and right to switch tabs (except Map of course).
Uncannily accurate
by Doud_in_FtC on 2018/07/01 00:32
This app is amazingly consistent at timing the start or stop of drizzle/rain/downpour events. My reaction the first time I got the alert “Drizzle will start in 2 minutes” was “uh huh, sure.” But, that time and many times since, I found I need to pay attention to its alerts. The app’s data are certainly not infallible at predicting precip events, but the app frequently gives you the sense that it can predict the future with eerie accuracy. This is an extremely handy feature in the summer in Colorado, where “if you don’t like the weather, just wait 15 minutes.” Like any other weather app, Dark Sky is competent at reporting the current temperature and predicting temperature and RH. And it has a wonderfully simple and intuitive interface. Given its name, though, it is clear that the app really shines at predicting and alerting about precipitation events, with high accuracy and resolution measured in minutes.
good for up to the minute forecast
by Awbagley on 2017/07/10 02:15
I walk to work, and Dark Sky's up to the minute rain predictor ("light drizzle in 10 minutes") is GREAT for helping determine when to head home without getting caught in the rain. It's also good for places that have rapid fluctuations in weather, e.g. going to the beach, where "30% chance of rain" is the forecast EVERY DAY. Finally, I have successfully used Dark Sky to accurately determine what to wear when traveling to a new place. The temperature range indicator is so much more helpful for determining what clothes to pack without reading each day's forecast. However, I have noticed lately that Dark Sky tends to err on the side of predicting rain even if it might not rain, which can be frustrating until you realize it will say rain even if there is a 2 or 3% chance of rain falling somewhere in your area that day. This is especially common during the summer when thunderstorms can pop up literally at a moment's notice, or localized rain might mean Dark Sky says it's raining when it's actually not in your exact location (but might be down the street). However, I'll take a couple of days looking dumb because I brought an umbrella for seemingly no reason, over frustration that I got caught unprepared. Great app, nice interface. Highly recommend if you want a weather app that is helpful and looks good.
OverRated
by Jimmut on 2018/01/07 23:14
I figured with this being the number 1 weather app it would be amazing. I am into weather and run a weather page on FB so I know my way around weather apps and utilities. I find the interface on this app not well laid out. There isn’t much to this app. I guess its main purpose is to tell you if it’s rain or snowing and for how long. You can set up very limited alerts but they require you to enable GPS always on your phone. I notice my gps symbol would stay on no matter what even after closing the app. I don’t like any app to constantly use my gps so I set it to only use gps when using app like other apps I have. That fixed the constant gps symbol but now the app complains and turns off all alerts. I guess this app is ok if you like a basic weather and alert information. There is way better weather apps and even some free ones better than this. I prefer the app storm which has a much better layout and way more information. If I could get a refund I would but I guess it could be buyers remorse as I expected so much more.
Apple Watch App Broken
by Sellador on 2017/10/17 00:00
Update I thought they might have finally fixed this, nearly a year later, because they say they did in the release notes. No they didn’t. The complication still just shows their logo and not the actual temperature. This has carried over from my Series 2 to a new Series 3 watch, so it’s not the watch. It’s a good app for the iPhone, though. Original Review The iPhone app is excellent, and the Apple Watch app used to be, but has been broken since December 2016. Starting with an update at that time, the complication no longer shows the temp, but just the Dark Sky logo (intermittently). At the time, I emailed asking them about it, and they said they were working on it and asked me to be patient. I really would have thought that they could have sorted it out by now, so I have lost patience. The lack of the complication really reduces the value of the app. If you don't have an Apple Watch, get this app. If you do, and want to use this on the watch, then you may want to give it a pass until they finally do fix the complication issue.
A Great, Great Weather App! It’s missing one crucial element!
by Lisalisa110 on 2018/04/24 14:51
The App NEEDS to offer Color Customization! Just a few color themes, nothing complicated. For me the All White background is just too much. I do have a sensitivity to light, bright light especially. The affects of sudden bright white light, a camera flash, very bright days leave me squinting like mad. So many times I’ll wake at night wanting to check the weather. This app is almost as bright as the flashlight app. It certainly lights up the room from the tiny screen. If you could add a few color theme options I’d use the App the way I had intended to. Nothing needs to change on the Earth page, just the pages that are bright, bright, white. Thanks and I do hope you will agree to add this option and without asking us to pay more. Remember your buyers, their happiness breeds loyalty. Your buyers/Users are the Bedrock of your Foundation. Without them things begin to crack, weaken and before you know it they’ve gone away leaving you with attempts at shoring up the foundation, trying this and that. All could have been avoided, remained strong and resilient if only the end user, product purchaser was heard loud and clear. He/She May have brought along a few friends and so on. You just kept on growing because you knew deep down it’s the customer who is still with you, they are the bedrock that keeps your foundation fault free and strong.
What a shame!
by Ozman64 on 2018/09/17 23:40
I waited a couple of weeks to critique the new update. I must admit that I still like the older functionality better. And it’s not because one is resistant to change. But putting that aside, my biggest problems are twofold: 1. The app does not jump immediately to the current location as it always did. I have to force load it, and on top of that it stays put no matter where I go. 2. I have set Dark Sky as the weather complication on my Apple Watch as well as my default weather app. It used to show me the temperature based on the current location. I also told that rain was coming. It wowed my golfing buddies and many of them bought the app for this reason. It sold itself! The new format took away that functionality and all I get in the complication is whether it’s cloudy or sunny, which I can tell by just opening my eyes. If I’m doing something wrong I would appreciate the correction but if not, please return the app to its former great functionality. I am almost ready to go back to Yahoo Weather. Thank you
Decidedly Better Than Stock Weather App
by CopperRaven on 2018/03/21 17:40
I bought Dark Sky after my frustration with the stock Weather app reached its pinnacle. I really like the clean and simple interface compared to the utter chaos in other weather apps, and I especially appreciate the lack of advertising. Once in a while the precipitation information can be inaccurate, but that’s just Northern Colorado for you, where it can literally be raining on one block, and be sunny on the next... or snowing, there’s just no way that can ever be perfect. I travel a lot and I like the simple switching of locations so I know what to pack. The Apple Watch app can sometimes be slow to refresh, but I’m not sure that’s not an issue with with Watch OS in general. The animated globe view can be slow to download all the overlays, but that’s honestly just a flashy feature and not something I use but every once in a while.
Best radar by far.
by forbiddenfruitIII on 2017/12/15 22:28
If you drop a few bucks on this app you will not regret it. I've been through all the other apps but this radar is the top of the line. I use it daily and if you need to know anything about the weather in your area this is your app. This is not full of the fluff that other weather apps have like videos of people's pets and stuff like that, just the weather and forecast. I love it and so will you if you try it. Update: as of late, the location has never been accurate. It says I’m in a town 20 mi north of me so the weather forecast is useless. Looks like its time to uninstall and ask Apple for refund. Sure its all pretty and stuff but how can I rely on a weather app that has my location wrong. I can look out the window for free. Its a shame but I will get over it. “My RADAR” is always on point so that’s what I get for being unfaithful.
Made me a believer
by School of Thought on 2018/12/11 12:01
Let’s face it-most all weather apps do the same thing. Seeing the ‘word ‘hyperlocal’ kind of makes me want to roll my eyes....BUT this thing totally works as advertised. I live in the lightning strike capital of America, SE Florida. Look it up, I’ll wait.... anyway we can have 5-6 different types of weather in one afternoon, and this app is on point in letting me know what’s going on where I am. If you’re driving and your weather is changing, it alerts you. How cool is that!? It’s really fun to tell your wife ‘it’s gonna rain in a few minutes’ and she says ‘are you sure I don’t see rain clouds’ and sure enough, it rains. Strap on your jetpacks, cause the future is here, boys and girls. And, if you’re studying meteorology (shouldn’t that reference asteroids instead of weather?🤔 ) you may want to consider switching majors unless you are really captivating, cause this app rocks.
Used to be great- bitd
by jacksonoreilly on 2018/04/16 22:21
When this app first appeared it was amazingly accurate in prediction. Then, 3 or 4 years ago something happened - it suddenly became undependable/inaccurate. For a couple years I kept hoping it would get good again, but rarely bother looking at daily predictions anymore - I’ve found WU Storm to be much better. No idea what happened but others have reported the same thing. Alas, I keep the app for its globe - it works well, and I’ve learned a lot about weather patterns worldwide also. I do wish I could control the speed of the radar/satellite images, and also, when zooming in/out screen I’d like the option of selecting either hourly or daily view at any zoom at my discretion; similarly for the temperature globe. Another wish for the globe: that countries/cities names’ be selectable by language- I can’t read Arabic, for instance, but would like to know what country I’m looking at. Can’t the globe use Google Earth for locations, for instance, or is the premium too high?
If It Ain’t Broke....
by mthavard on 2018/10/28 05:35
Please give us the option to go back to version 5. It actually worked, made sense, and was accurate.. PLEASE.... The Dark Sky 5 we all had before this complete Embarrassment excuse for an app, WAS an awesome app. It WAS, and I stress “WAS” my only app for weather. I deleted all the rest. I referred soo many people to this app and even gifted it. Paid app or not, as soon as I find something better, which shouldn’t be too hard now...DELETE... I would bet all my money that 99% of previous users are applauding this review. Why did you have to screw this app up so badly when it was almost Flawless. I mean, Seriously? I rarely will review an app. It has to be 6 stars to get a review or less than (0) zero, which this awful nonfunctional app is. All that bragging I did. OMG, words can’t even describe how bad this app is, at least not words I can use in a review. I so Disgusted. If you want examples, just open the app and there it is. Do your company a favor and Change it back, you will get your loyal customers back who made you big by word of mouth and good reviews. NIKE.. Just Do It.
Must Read - Don’t be Fooled - Save Yourself $4
by jsp1ns on 2018/10/10 20:53
I read many of the great reviews about dark sky and was tired of poor rendering and ads on other apps, so decided to purchase. After months of use, including the recent update, I’m extremely disappointed with the app functionality and accuracy. This app has no idea what the weather will be and they constantly change same day predictions. In addition, the radar is slow to load and you can only see radar movement either zoomed extremely far out in a blue blob, or close up with only radar history, which basically makes the radar pretty but useless. I was expecting the ability to toggle different types of maps, but there are only two (temp and precipitation). Other free weather apps I’ve used have an array of options (i.e. seeing pressure on the map, radar, satellite, showing user reports, etc), so this was very disappointing. Overall, as someone who rarely purchases apps, my feeling is that this was not worth the $4, and I’ve actually lost functionality and flexibility available on other free apps.
I love it but asking for a few changes
by vivasuzi on 2018/09/25 13:41
I love this app. It’s the first time I took the plunge and paid for a weather app. After my fav app went away, I hunted around and tried a bunch until I found this one. I like all the changes in the most recent updates. There are two things I think could be improved. 1- I’d like to see the weather arrows on the map. They show on the mini map but not when you click to view the full radar. The direction of the storm makes a huge difference in what amount of rain we will get. And 2- I wish the date would show next to the days for the future forecast. Sometimes I have plans based on a date and I get a little lost remembering if that date is a fri sat sun etc. Showing the date would make a huge difference. Overall I’ve found this app to be fairly accurate. It loads fast and it’s easy to see the forecast fairly quickly.
Finally a weather app with a nice clean interface.
by Jeff9876543210-1 on 2018/05/19 19:49
I used Garmin's now defunct "My-Cast" for years due to its simple and clean interface and (initial) accuracy. This app serves as a nice replacement. Loving it so far! Update 1: This app used to be very accurate and reliable. This past winter the snow forecasts were way off, and now the app and widget both seem to have a lot of bugs. I have lowered my rating from 5 to 3 stars. Update 2: The widget location does not stay synchronized with the app location. I just got a notification while sitting in my car that rain was stopping in 2 minutes. It was not raining, but it started raining a couple minutes later. The app showed my my current location but the widget was providing weather for a manually entered address. The only way to change the widget (I didn’t reboot) was to delete the address from within the app. Now the widget is stuck on Current Location regardless of what address I have selected in the app.
Amazing, not necessary
by Buckeyefan123 on 2017/12/01 09:43
This app combines all the things I look for in an app, minimalism, fluidity, and gorgeous design. Working inside the office or a coffee shop and seeing a notification that it will begin raining soon is amazing. It is the best weather app out there. Only issue is you can get relatively the same information for free from other apps or even stock iOS weather. The Ugly: Not to much to say here. I wish they would implement different theme options, especially a dark theme. At times the globe can be glitchy even on the new iPhone generation. Bottom Line: Treat yourself to an app that will go much longer for your day-to-day life than your $4 espresso. This app is also crazy accurate and helpful with the notification options. I have not regretted buying this app and I have only bought one or two apps the past couple years.
Latest updates
by DJ Asson on 2018/08/25 16:43
I liked how accurate this app used to be. It’s mostly good still but seems to ramp up on temperature more quickly than is occurring at my location (based on Apple’s weather app and an outdoor digital thermometer in the shade). It eventually gets back in sync and it’s only one or so degrees F off during temp rises in morning. The new interface is a little confusing, but change is sometimes good and I remember the clamor when it changed from its original to the previous version. Same type of comments. I’m willing to give it a try and am sure I’ll like it. One big problem is load time. The last two small updates have increased the load time of the display (blank) up to about 10-11 seconds. That’s unacceptable and when the new interface rolled out, it was just a second or two. I think the small updates were for Apple Watch. Don’t have one and so not sure why my app on my phone and iPad are so significantly impacted.
Used to be my go-to weather app, hope it will be again
by M.Connors on 2018/09/11 12:20
Dark Sky was my go-to weather app for awhile, but this latest update has severe flaws. While many are critical of the new UI, I’m less concerned about that than I am the complete loss of accurate weather data (I’m also a confounded why for a UI change Jackadam would need to alter their data collection or delivery accuracy). Gone are the advanced warnings for approaching rain. I now typically get a rain notifications *after* it has begun to rain, if I get a notification at all. Even more annoying than removed notifications is that the weather data upon opening the app won’t even show rain while it *is* raining. I emailed the developers on 8/24 on the lack of notifications and accurate data and received a reply stating: “Thanks for reaching out. We've become aware of the issue and will be rolling out a fix soon.” Since that time there have been to updates without a fix. The location auto-refresh is also broken which forces users to either open the location entry screen and tap “current location” or change locations and change back to update the weather data from the last time the app was opened. While the new UI will take some getting used to, that is just a learning curve situation. The new tendencies mentioned above for inaccurate data and a lack of notifications have removed 2 of the prime reasons I used Dark Sky and made the app nearly useless for me. Hopefully, the developers will indeed roll out a fix soon.
Fancy with few functions
by ArchShepp on 2018/07/05 17:09
I’m 20 miles from home. The home screen shows the address in at, but the radar still pins my house and there are no options on the radar. That’s a HUGE issue for me. I also want context and to see the entire nation to see how weather systems may effect me in Florida days out. Instead of keeping the graphic quality, the radar blurs when i zoom out at STATE LEVEL! I’m not sure most people want this app for the content instead, only for the pretty pictures. Aside from the blurring, the graphics are beautiful. Unfortunately I wasted my money as I’m looking for more information and layers. For $5, I’d hope to have a little more control and hurricane information. Most of the information it shows me is nonsense visual. Glitz and glamour seems to be priority these days. It’s a good start and could becoming something with he graphics but it would t be this anymore. If form follows function, they neglected function.
Disappointment
by De Clieu on 2018/09/28 11:58
Should have read the recent reviews of the major change. I always heard of Dark Sky since it first came out, but just didn’t feel the need to pay $3.99 for a weather app when other free apps does just enough. Fast forward many years, simply out of curiosity, one day I randomly download the app to see what everyone has been raving about. Major disappointment came soon after. I just paid $3.99 for a weather app that doesn’t do much more than those I already had. The widget is actually worse. What’s with those glaring empty space that’s wasted? And you need to expand to even see the next hour prediction/forecast. Easily all of the info could have fit even without expanding. Boy was this a major let down. At least those who have been loyal to the app for a while got to enjoy the the supposed informative uniqueness of the app until the update. I just waited all along for nothing only to pay $3.99 for an app that’s barely better than what you get for free.
Precipitation Notifications
by KyleKobes on 2017/05/21 23:10
So so app that I use this in conjunction with Weather Underground & Storm by weather underground. Essentially this app is good for one thing & that's notifying you of upcoming precipitation changes along with intensity. With that being said I've had it for 24hrs now & it has notified me that's it's raining as well as the app claiming current rain with light intensity. Went & checked my weather underground app & it showed the correct weather which was mostly cloudy with rain further east. Great idea, but I wish I just saved my money. Most likely this app will eventually get deleted & I will go back to checking my weather underground apps more often. Weather Underground uses outdoor personal weather stations across the nation while darksky uses the internal sensors of handheld devices to accumulate & automated weather changes based on barometric changes. All in all a decent idea but never as accurate as weather underground's setup.
The best and most accurate weather app around
by thebaumer on 2017/10/03 19:18
I can’t say enough good things about this app. It’s the best weather app there is and totally worth the price. It is the killer app for the Apple Watch. Honestly if it wasn’t for their watch complication I’d most likely get rid of my Apple Watch. The only complaint I could make about it is that Apple seems to keep breaking their complication with every watchOS release, and with the new App Store design I ended up having to delete the app and download it again to get the latest update and fix for watchOS 4. That is more of a complaint about Apple and their processes than it is about the Dark Sky app though, which I really can’t say enough good things about. This is a must have app. Forget about the built in weather and any other weather apps. Dark Sky is the way and the light.
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