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Whatever the weather, Dark Sky 4.0 has you covered

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At a Glance
  • Dark Sky

    Macworld Rating

    Whether you're a Dark Sky devotee or the casual cumulonimbus observer, there's something in the 4.0 update for you. Backed by data from the Dark Sky Company's vaunted meteorological API, the app melds new...

At a Glance
  • Macworld Rating

    Whether you're a Dark Sky devotee or the casual cumulonimbus observer, there's something in the 4.0 update for you. Backed by data from the Dark Sky Company's vaunted meteorological API, the app melds new weather information and a redesigned interface together to enhance its original purpose. Longtime users may find a tad more lag when viewing detailed weather information, but Dark Sky's data is well worth the wait.

    Pros

    • Backed by Forecast, the Dark Sky Company's excellent meteorologic API
    • Offers up-to-the-minute weather notifications for rain or snow
    • Provides lots of weather data without cluttering the interface
    • Beautifully rendered timelapse radar maps for temperature and precipitation

    Cons

    • Data lag occasionally results in 'loading' screen
    • Switching from the radar map to the main Dark Sky screen can be buggy
    • Only available in the U.S., U.K., and Ireland.

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