- A developer has revived Dark Sky for Android as an unofficial app weeks after Apple shut it down.
- Darker Sky replicates a lot of the climate app’s free options.
- It received’t be accessible on the Play Store, and it’d nicely be shut down quickly.
Apple formally shut down Dark Sky for Android on August 1, simply over 4 months after buying the climate app, however there’s nonetheless a option to preserve utilizing it — albeit a really unofficial means.
XDA has realized of an nameless developer providing Darker Sky, a resurrection of Dark Sky that gives the app’s detailed climate forecast knowledge in addition to the acquainted feel and appear of the defunct official software program. Most of the Android shopper’s free options stay intact, together with full forecasts, the time machine, precipitation, temperature, and radar.
You received’t get climate notifications, report submissions, or widgets. Not surprisingly, you additionally received’t get the paid options. Apple isn’t about to deal with these companies, particularly not when it’s extra focused on rolling Dark Sky’s options into iOS 14.
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The app received’t be accessible within the Play Store, as you would possibly guess, and also you’re taking some dangers by putting in decidedly unofficial software program accessible solely from the mysterious operator of a Telegram channel. Be cautious, then. We additionally wouldn’t be shocked if Apple clamps down on the app.
If Darker Sky vanishes, you’re not fully out of luck within the close to time period. Third-party apps can nonetheless use Dark Sky knowledge till the top of 2021, so there could be an alternate. This is principally for diehard followers of Dark Sky’s Android app who need to cling to a well known interface till they haven’t any selection however to maneuver on. Look at it this manner: the app received’t carry again Dark Sky for Android, however it would possibly ease the ache of claiming goodbye.
Check out Darker Sky on Telegram