DarkSky was always a pretty simple app — more a tech demo in precise data crunching than a full-fledged weather app. It was web service Forecast that seemed destined to become the ultimate meteorological tool. Today, the two become one as the team behind both has rebuilt DarkSky to take advantage of the progress made with Forecast.
As such, while still providing weather tracking honed down to the minute, DarkSky now features an array of radar and temperature maps culled from data collected from numerous meteorological tracking services. The interface should be immediately familiar to anyone who has used the mobile version of Forecast.io, but with even more information.
Users can get the immediate forecast for the next hour, the next 24 hours, and the coming week, complete with beautiful data visualizations tracking everything from wind to visibility. And it looks sleek at the same time, taking advantage of iOS 7’s design cues.
Those already owning DarkSky are entitled to this major update free of charge. All others can grab the app for $3.99. That’s no pittance for a weather app, but more than worth it in our humble opinion.