In March this year, Apple acquired the hyper-local weather app Dark Sky and announced that it would be shutting down the Android, Wear OS app, and the website on July 1st. Now, Dark Sky has updated its announcement post to reflect that the Android app and weather forecasts, maps, and embeds from its website will continue to be available until the end of this month and shut down on August 1, 2020.
If you remain an active Dark Sky subscriber on Android when the service shuts down on August 1, 2020, you will be eligible for a full refund. Dark Sky will continue to support its API until the end of next year and the service is no longer accepting new registrations for it as well. The Dark Sky app for iOS continues to be available for purchase on the App Store and will be available for the foreseeable future as well.
Apple is using Dark Sky’s weather data for offering hyper-local weather information in the Weather app of iOS 14 to offers “a minute-by-minute chart that shows the intensity of rain or snow over the coming hour.”