Never Guess the Weather Again With the Dark Sky Android App
Figuring out how to plan your day? Avoid getting caught in the rain ever again with this hyperlocal weather app
Weather apps for Android have been notorious for poor design, ridiculous ad placement, and funky layouts. When it came to the really great weather apps, iOS users had all the fun. But, thanks to the Dark Sky Android app, those days are finally over.
Dark Sky Features
Don’t let the ominous name scare you away. Dark Sky’s accuracy and simplicity has caught plenty of attention, having already been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, and Wired.
One of the app’s best features is the amazingly accurate, hyperlocal weather info. You will always know what’s happening, and when. This app predicts the moment rain is expected to begin and end, precisely where you are located.
Users can enjoy incredible weather maps with this free download. Look to the “Map” tab for a view of the globe. Zoom in or out using your fingers for a more detailed, close-up view. This app puts the wonder back in weather patterns. You can look at the current weather conditions, and take your dog for a walk accordingly.
Dark Sky’s main screen is also minimalism at its best. There’s nothing confusing here. View the current temperature, as well as the projected temperature, for the next ten hours, hour by hour. The convenient gauge will let you know what the weather is expected to be, and when.
For more detailed info, tap on the black temperature button at the top of your screen, so you can see the temperature, wind speed, humidity, pressure, visibility, and UV index.
Dark Sky Premium
Receive notifications concerning rain, and severe weather with the premium app. Set a custom alert to fit your needs, so you can receive push notifications on your terms.
Start your morning with a daily summary right on your lock screen. Use the premium widget on the homescreen to see the next hour of rain forecasts, current conditions, and what’s in store for the rest of the week.
At $2.99 a year (with a two week free trial), it’s also reasonably priced. Premium or not, the Dark Sky app is available in the US, the UK, and Puerto Rico.
Don’t Be Left in the Rain
Summer approaches, which means you’ll be facing a mix of sunny days, and rainy nights in the near future. Don’t be caught unprepared. Download Dark Sky, and get the minute-to-minute weather updates you need to plan the day accordingly. Know any other great weather apps? Share them with us in the comments below.