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Android version of Dark Sky discontinued after Apple’s purchase of the app

In March, the makers of Dark Sky announced  the app had been acquired by Apple, though there was no info about the purchase price or details. Originally, the Android version was planned to be discontinued on July 1, but that was delayed a month. However, the discontinuation has now taken place.

“The Android and Wear OS apps shut down on August 1, 2020,” its developers say. “Subscribers who were active at that time will be receiving a full refund. Weather forecasts and maps on the Dark Sky website remain active.

Dark Sky is a source of hyperlocal weather info with down-to-the-minute forecasts. At the time of the purchase, it was announced that here’s what Apple’s acquisition meant:

° There will be no changes to Dark Sky for iOS at this time. It will continue to be available for purchase in the App Store.

° The Dark Sky website will remain active beyond July 1 time in support of API and iOS App customers.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the news editor of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.