Dark Sky 5

Weather app that predicts if it will rain or snow (and more)

#2 Product of the DayJune 18, 2015
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2 Reviews5.0/5
International please!
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@rrrraulsc I think they’re trying really hard for it, but getting access to good radar data in many countries is quite difficult.
I’ve been using Dark Sky for a while now, and it’s one of the most useful apps on my phone (and watch). It provides minute-to-minute precipitation alerts, and great radar and weather forecasting. Today they released a new, redesigned version of the app that can even use your phone’s pressure sensor to crowd-source better weather data. It’s pretty amazing!
I love Dark Sky - I can say with absolute certainty that I open it 830 (or 832) times a year at a minimum. Sometimes it feels like 830 times a day... I feel slightly lost when I'm not in the UK and the data is a little less immediate. I quite like the new UI. The report functionality is nice. The new hourly view is far more useful and easy to understand than the previous version. I wonder if activating and sharing the pressure sensor data will have any impact on battery life? For me, this is a must have app.
Being able to have a visual display of the next hours chance of rain is a lifesaver. Doubly so in London. Would rather access the next day by gesture. Having the focus on the immediate forecast would help to distinguish Dark Sky from the competition. http://forecast.io have great data. The UK's http://www.metoffice.gov.uk have excellent data but are really lacking a decent way to make it engaging.
I remember the time I fell in love with this app. I was at the beach, was bright and sunny. Alert said "Rain starting in 5 minutes", called BS on it but used it as an excuse to get the little one to go get lunch. We walked inside the pizza place as it downpoured. While eating another alert came in saying "Rain will be stopping in 7 minutes, starting again in 15". Ended up just going from the pizza shop to the car -- just as it started raining again. Completely sold me on the product.