Dark Sky, the popular hyper-local weather app for both Android and iOS, has a new look and feel that has rolled out. The new, brighter look to the app rolled out to Android users first last month but last week, iOS users started getting the new look too.
The biggest new feature of the update is what is best described as an at-a-glance view. This is on the forecast tab of the app, which is the where the app launches when you fire it up on your iPhone or iPad. There you see a radar image, the current weather conditions such as temperature and feel like temperature for your location. If there is rainfall happening, or expected to happen, you will also see a timeline of when that rain will start and how intense it will be during that time.
Here is the new at-a-glance look in Dark Sky
If you continue scrolling down the Forecast tab, you will see the forecast for the next 24 hours at your location as well as a 7-day forecast for your location.
The new bottom tab navigation gives you the ability to see radar images that can be animated to show you storm tracks and you can also setup Dark Sky to give you push notifications for precipitation in the next hour, a daily summary, and severe weather alerts to name but a few.
What makes Dark Sky so great is the fact that it is hyper-local to your area. That means that having user reports on what is going on in your area weather wise is important to report. The more data, the more accurate the app gets. That’s where the Report function comes in, allowing you to report weather conditions to Dark Sky to help it learn and improve.
Finally, for those that are curious and have an Apple Watch, yes, there is a Dark Sky for you too. You can get weather information and forecasts on your Watch and, of course, get push notifications to it from the app.
Dark Sky is $3.99 to purchase in the App Store and an app that I highly recommend.