Dark Sky marketed itself on being ‘hyperlocal’, with forecasts and weather alerts more tailored to users’ exact location than rival weather apps. Those paying users on Android have now received Play Store emails reading:
“Your Dark Sky – Hyperlocal Weather subscription from The Dark Sky Company, LLC on Google Play has been canceled.”
Dark Sky charged $2.99 annually for its services.
The app continues to function on iOS, though Apple is expected to integrate Dark Sky’s technology into its stock weather app at some point in the near future. Third parties who used Dark Sky’s API still have access to it until the end of 2021, so it is possible that Apple will look to integrate the API to its own advantage in its products by that point.