In April 2020, Apple bought the famous Dark Sky weather forecast app. A year and a few months later, Dark Sky co-founder Adam Grossman announced in a blog post that the app and web service would only be available until the end of 2022 iOS15.
Dark Sky will not have survived the takeover of Apple
On June 7th, Apple presented the innovations for its ecosystem during WWDC 2021. The Cupertino company therefore took the time to present the new versions of macOS, iOS, iPadOS or even watchOS.
Patrick Drahi acquires 12.1% of BT Group’s capital to accelerate fiber optic development in the UK
During the presentation of the operating system for the iPhone, iOS 15, Apple presented a redesign of the weather app. For starters, the user interface has been completely updated with an animated layout. With the latter, depending on the weather forecast, users can quickly see new dynamic animated backgrounds with more wind, rain, sun or smog in the background. Apple has announced thousands of variations with which the position of the sun, clouds and rain in particular can be displayed more precisely. The rest of the dashboard is supposed to be more complete with the arrival of data related to the wind, UV index or barometric pressure.
On the same day, Dark Sky, a weather forecast service acquired by Apple last year, display The web service and the iOS app will be discontinued at the end of 2022. Until then, the API will continue to work for existing customers. Good news and bad news in and of itself, as the API was originally slated to end in late 2021 As a reminder, Dark Sky closed the Android and Wear OS versions of its weather forecast application in August 2020.