One of the newest acquisitions of the trillion-dollar tech giant Apple is the famous weather app Dark Sky which will close its door for Android and Wear OS app from July 2020, announced in a blog post by the company.
This acquisition won’t bring in any new changes to the Dark Sky weather app for iOS but you can buy it from the App Store for $3.99. However, its support for Android and Wear OS has been closed and you won’t be able to download the app anymore.
Dark will entirely shut down for Android and Wear OS from July 1st and will refund the subscription fee to the active users by that date.
For indie developers who have been using Dark sky’s API, it will continue to function through the end of 2021 and new signups to use the API wouldn’t be accepted. In short, third-party apps will be restricted to use Dark sky’s weather data for their own purposes.
Also, you can get access to the weather data, map and embed dark sky’s website until July 1st. After that, the website will be only for API and iOS App customers. It has already been rebranded as Dark Sky by Apple.
“Our goal has always been to provide the world with the best weather information possible, to help as many people as we can stay dry and safe, and to do so in a way that respects your privacy,” Dark Sky co-founder Adam Grossman penned down in the post. “There is no better place to accomplish these goals than at Apple. We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to reach far more people, with far more impact, than we ever could alone.”