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Dark Sky

  • 02-04-2020 8:42am
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    Registered Users Posts: 218 ✭✭ Floody Boreland


    My goto weather website Dark Sky is is joining Apple and closing it's website on July 1st.


    Need something similar. Any suggestions?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 15,304 ✭✭✭✭ Discodog


    Arcus is exactly the same & free.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.arcusweather.darksky&hl=en-GB

    I have had both running & they coincide.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,355 ✭✭✭ Popoutman


    Pretty uncool of Apple tbh. They're taking one out of the Microsoft expansionist playbook, of embrace-extend-extinguish. Pulling the API access next year is not good, and not even giving a pay-for option.

    There are quite a lot of astronomically useful applications that pull the originating data from DarkSky. One in particular that I use daily is Clear Outside, and that gets most of its data from that source.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,304 ✭✭✭✭ Discodog


    Popoutman wrote: »
    Pretty uncool of Apple tbh. They're taking one out of the Microsoft expansionist playbook, of embrace-extend-extinguish. Pulling the API access next year is not good, and not even giving a pay-for option.

    There are quite a lot of astronomically useful applications that pull the originating data from DarkSky. One in particular that I use daily is Clear Outside, and that gets most of its data from that source.

    I have a horrible feeling that Arcus use Dark Sky.


  • Registered Users Posts: 320 ✭✭ notfromhere


    Have a look at Shadow Weather.Just downloaded it this morning and it looks ok.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,304 ✭✭✭✭ Discodog


    Arcus have confirmed that their app will stop. Where will Shadow get their data from ?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 15,304 ✭✭✭✭ Discodog


    Tried Shadow & there appears to be no 30 minute rain update like Dark Sky's. Has anyone found an app that offers the accurate rain tracking of Dark Sky ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,304 ✭✭✭✭ Discodog


    Just downloaded the Beta version of Accuweather. Looks promising.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,304 ✭✭✭✭ Discodog


    Dark Sky android is now dead & none of the other apps, despite their claims, offer 15 minute rain warning notifications. Seems unclear as to whether Arcus has stopped.

    Has anyone found anything ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 27,467 ✭✭✭✭ drunkmonkey


    In the same boat, f'n apple that's seriously anti competitive. So what's the next best thing..can't see the Accu betas


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,304 ✭✭✭✭ Discodog


    In the same boat, f'n apple that's seriously anti competitive. So what's the next best thing..can't see the Accu betas

    So far Accu Beta has been useless as it doesn't notify. If you have to check the app you might as well check the radar yourself. I posted on reddit & got a long list of apps - many claiming to be the new Dark Sky. But so far none of them give the same rain notifications as Dark Sky.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 15,304 ✭✭✭✭ Discodog


    Appy weather claim to offer rain notifications but you have to subscribe. I tried it & it's hopeless - got a notification to say it will rain today :rolleyes:


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