Apple made waves again in 2020 by buying one of the crucial well-liked climate apps on the market. Bringing Darkish Sky into the fold had plenty of iOS customers excited to see what that might imply for the inventory Climate app. And possibly that might imply a Climate app for iPad (and help for CarPlay). We’re nonetheless ready for these issues, even when the Climate app is getting a Darkish Sky infusion with iOS 15.
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However for people who don’t need to cease utilizing the Darkish Sky app simply but, the excellent news is that it’s going to proceed to reside on for a bit longer. Fairly a bit longer, really. Darkish Sky has up to date its official weblog (through MacRumors) to replicate that it has delayed shutting down not solely its iOS app, but in addition the official web site and, maybe most significantly, the Darkish Sky API service till the tip of 2022.
Meaning customers will be capable to use the Darkish Sky iOS app till the tip of subsequent yr. And quite a lot of totally different companies on the market that use Darkish Sky’s API companies will proceed to tug that information and knowledge for their very own apps till the identical time.
Per at this time’s weblog replace:
Help for the Darkish Sky API service for present prospects will proceed till the tip of 2022. The iOS app and Darkish Sky web site may even be out there till the tip of 2022.
Darkish Sky initially deliberate to shut all of those components again on the finish of 2020, when it shut down its official Android app. However, for Darkish Sky customers who don’t need to surrender the app/service simply but, this ought to be a welcomed announcement.
As talked about above, Apple did replace its official Climate app at this yr’s Worldwide Builders Convention. It’s clearly closely influenced by Darkish Sky. The brand new app options extra sturdy graphics, much more necessary info, and simply extra particulars throughout. However there’s nonetheless no official Climate app for iPadOS, and there was no point out that CarPlay would present climate info sooner or later, both.