Darkish Sky brings its 'hyperlocal' climate forecasts to Android
Darkish Sky has been a darling of the iOS app scene years. It has a pleasant design, and all of the options you’d anticipate from a climate app, however its distinctive promoting level is “hyperlocal” stories that may pinpoint rain to the minute. To do that, it “statistically aggregates” knowledge from 19 meteorological sources, in addition to from customers themselves. Though the competitors has improved in recent times, and regardless of being a paid app in a sea of free options, it stays on many a “greatest climate app” record.
The Android app can supply every part the iPhone one does — barring the choice to ship barometric knowledge to enhance native stories — however whether or not it does will rely upon for those who pay or not. Whereas the iOS app is a $three.ninety nine one-off buy, Darkish Sky on Android is a free app with a paid subscription choice. Without spending a dime, you get present circumstances, a 24-hour forecast, a 7-day forecast and climate maps. So… it is principally any climate app.
In case you’re prepared to pay $2.ninety nine per yr, you will get entry to the stuff that makes Darkish Sky value speaking about within the first place: hyperlocal minute-by-minute forecasts, notifications and alerts. You will additionally get one thing that iOS customers will not: a climate widget in your residence display.
Darkish Sky admits the pricing scheme is “a little bit of an experiment.” So as to win customers over, it is providing a two-week free trial for the premium options, within the hope that they will be hooked by the point it comes to truly paying.
There’s one different factor value remembering about Darkish Sky: it isn’t a worldwide app. Whereas it may possibly supply primary forecasts for anyplace on the globe, its native reviews are principally restricted to the US, the UK, Eire and elements of Canada and Australia. For those who’re unsure when you’re coated, you’ll be able to sort your location into Darkish Sky’s Forecast website — in case you get a “native” tab, you are good to go.