Apple buys climate app Dark Sky

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Apple has bought the climate predicting app Dark Sky and plans to close down the Android and Wear OS variations.

Dark Sky is thought for its hyper-local climate predictions and talent to forecast minute by minute.

The app’s creator Adam Grossman stated the partnership would permit Dark Sky to reach “far more people”.

Owners of Android telephones or wearable gadgets not made by Apple may have entry to the providers till 1 July.

On social media, many customers complained about Apple’s resolution to take away Dark Sky from Android.

Apple has made apps accessible for customers of different working programs prior to now. When Apple bought the music figuring out app Shazam it saved the Android model. It additionally launched a model of its web messaging app iMessanger for Android customers final yr.

For Apple customers, the corporate stated there shall be no modifications “at this time”. The Dark Sky app value $3.99 within the US and ‎£3.99 within the UK.

Android customers who nonetheless have an lively subscription of Dark Sky when it stops working in July will obtain a refund.

Dark Sky’s API – the software program that transmits data between the app and its customers – shall be accessible to prospects till 2021. But the corporate stated it’ll not enroll new subscribers.

Dark Sky’s API is utilized by different climate apps together with Weather Line and Hello Weather.