Dark Sky: an iPhone weather app you’ll want to use (review)


I’m a sucker for a great weather app which is why I’m glad I downloaded Dark Sky ($4). It’s unlike any other weather app on my iPhone. In fact, the default screen looks nothing like what I’ve come to expect from weather apps, which I really like.

Hyperlocal weather forecasts

This is a hyperlocal app. This means that it uses your phone’s GPS to give you your specific forecast rather than the forecast for your zip code or town.

I’m blown away by this app’s accuracy. It told me it was going to briefly sprinkle and it did: the sky shed just a few tears and was done in just a few minutes. I’m going to formally say sayonara to any living, breathing weatherman. With this app (which seems to be far, far more accurate) I simply don’t need them.

Useful, accurate weather notifications

One feature I’ve become addicted do is the notifications. Dark Sky can send you an alert shortly before rain or snow starts at your current location. You can change the notification threshold to: any rain, light rain, moderate rain or heavy rain only. You can also choose to turn this feature off, although I don’t know why you’d want to. It seems to be very accurate.

Minimalistic design

Dark Sky features a simple interface that mostly revolves around quickly filling you ...

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