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Dark Sky alternatives for Android weather watchers

If you’re a weather geek, you probably already know that Dark Sky, one of the most popular weather apps around, has been acquired by Apple and is probably being integrated into iOS 14. As a result, anyone who uses an Android device and has the Dark Sky app is going to lose access on August 1st. (It was originally going to go away on July 1st, but the shutdown was delayed a month.) In addition, a variety of other apps (some not even weather-related) will lose access to the Dark Sky API.

If you’re an Android user with Dark Sky and you’re wondering where to go now for your weather report, there are a few alternatives to choose from. But first, here are a couple of things to consider. Read More


ClimaCell raises $23M Series C for its weather intelligence platform – TechCrunch

ClimaCell, the weather forecasting and intelligence service that is using a number of interesting new techniques to gather weather data, today announced that it has raised a $23 million Series C round co-led by new investor Pitango Growth and existing investor Square Peg Captial. With this new round, the Boston- and TelAviv-based company’s total funding now exceeds $100 million.

As ClimaCell co-founder and CEO Shimon Elkabetz told me, the round came together well after the worldwide COVID-19 lockdowns had started and the team never met with its new investors in person. Because the pandemic affected many of ClimaCell’s customers in the travel industry, in recent months, the company did take some steps to reduce cost and expand its overall runway, but Elkabetz stressed that the company didn’t need to raise this new round and that the investors approached the company. Read More


Android users can get Dark Sky weather updates for one more month

Apple purchased one of the best weather apps in the business this spring, and unfortunately that meant Dark Sky pulled its Android app. If you haven’t already installed it, it’s gone from the Google Play Store, and the company initially informed subscribers they would lose access as of July 1st.

However, there is one last reprieve, as it’s extending service on Android until August 1st. That gives you another month to find a different weather app — we have some suggestions — or, switch platforms. Dark Sky’s hook has been its accurate “hyperlocal” weather data that could inform users just before it rained or snowed, and even if you switch apps, any that rely on its API will lose access at the end of 2021. Read More

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Loved Dark Sky for Android? These are the best weather apps to get before July 1

Alas, the beloved Dark Sky app for Android is going dark itself when its Android version shuts down on July 1. But there are other Android weather apps to pick from, and here are our top picks.

Sadly, there’s probably no future wherein Dark Sky comes back to Android (or Wear OS for that matter) after the service was acquired by Apple back in April, so you’re going to have to find an alternative. The July 1 cutoff date has been set in stone since the weather-tracking company informed its users in its blog post. Read More