A person checks his telephone in an Apple retail retailer in Grand Central Terminal in New York Metropolis.
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Apple on Tuesday acquired Darkish Sky, a well-liked climate app that launched eight years in the past, for an undisclosed quantity.
Darkish Sky has acquired Apple Editors Alternative awards and has been praised for its design and alerts that warn you when it is about to rain.
“Our purpose has at all times been to offer the world with the perfect climate data attainable, to assist as many individuals as we are able to keep dry and secure, and to take action in a approach that respects your privateness,” Darkish Sky stated in a press release, the place it introduced it was acquired by Apple. “There is no such thing as a higher place to perform these targets than at Apple. We’re thrilled to have the chance to succeed in way more folks, with way more influence, than we ever may alone.”
Darkish Sky stated no adjustments can be made presently to its iOS app, which prices $3.99, although it’ll now not be out there to obtain for Android customers. Service for Android subscribers will keep lively till July 1, after which will shut down. Lively customers will obtain a refund at the moment, the corporate stated.
Darkish Sky stated its API service, which permits different apps to make use of its climate knowledge, will now not settle for new signups and can proceed to perform by way of the tip of 2021.