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Apple has bought the most popular weather forecast app

Apple has purchased the famous Western weather application Dark Sky and its development team. Before the purchase the application existed under iOS, Android and Wear OS, but now everything will change.

The advantage of Dark Sky over similar services is the highly accurate weather forecasts with multiple parameters with an accuracy of one minute. The developers achieved this result by using artificial intelligence that processes radar data provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).



Apple does not specify the purpose of purchasing the Dark Sky application, and iOS has its own service of this kind - the standard weather application. It is also reported that the company has no plans to develop Dark Sky outside its ecosystem.

According to experts, it is very likely that in the future Apple will integrate the main developments of Dark Sky in its own weather application.

Download Dark Sky from Google Play from April 1, 2020 is now impossible, but users who installed it earlier will continue to receive weather forecasts, but only until July 1, 2020. The number of downloads of Dark Sky from Google Play exceeds the bar of 1 million, Apple promises to return the money to all users who have a paid subscription.

Apple also plans to close a separate Dark Sky site on July 1, 2020, which by the way already has the inscription "(c) Apple". All previously developed informers with forecasts, which webmasters can place on their websites, will also cease to work. Note that in the catalog App Store in the field "developer" in the description of Dark Sky also already appears company Apple.

Dark Sky has its own API for integration into third-party applications. Apple promises to support this technology of interaction services until the end of 2021. But new customers can no longer connect to Dark Sky via API.

Dark Sky is not in the Russian App Store. But in the U.S., for example, it can be purchased for $4, and it is produced for smartphones iPhone, iPad tablets and smart clocks Watch.

The financial side of the deal between Apple and Dark Sky is not disclosed.

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