Dark Sky Weather App Evolves Into A Standalone Website

The Dark Sky weather app launched in the App Store nearly four years ago, showing gloriously rendered maps of weather movement. Now, the app has evolved into a standalone website, offering some of the most beautiful weather animations available on the internet (via Wired). “We really needed that companion website to Dark Sky,” says Dark Sky co-Founder Adam Grossman. “If you’re on your desktop, maybe you don’t want to pull the phone out of your pocket.”

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The website offers pretty much the same information you get on your iOS device. The temperature is shown boldly at the top of the page, accompanied by other details like wind, humidity, barometric pressure, as well as a 24-hour forecast. Scroll down and you’ll see the weekly forecast, where you can expand each day to get an hourly breakdown of temperature and precipitation.

“The Dark Sky site’s maps are situationally aware. If you head there on a potentially snowy day, for instance, it will automatically know to serve you an accumulation map. Even the precipitation maps have gotten more refined. If it’s going to rain soon, you’ll get a detailed radar view. If there’s rain nearby potentially heading your way, Dark Sky will load a bigger picture view”.

Check out the new website here and enjoy Dark Sky’s eye-popping weather animations.

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  • Dehop

    Looks like they’re literally the same thing. At the bottom of your link, it says: “Forecast.io is being relaunched as darksky.net! Read our announcement for more information.”

  • Brad Fortin

    Meanwhile, the Dark Sky app *still* isn’t available in Canada, almost 5 years after the original Kickstarter campaign.