Dark Sky
Dark Sky
Top 49%285 points
Top 49%
Key features and highlights

Dark Sky: 28 facts and highlights

1. longer forecast

With a longer forecast, you can better plan your future activities.
7days
Palmary Weather Premium: 15days

2. Ad-free

Adverts can be distracting and obtrusive. Apps and blogs without ads are more aesthetically pleasing, nicer to use, and make the content stand out.
Dark Sky
68% have it

3. Covers the entire world

An application that can show you the forecast for the whole world is especially useful for people who do activities such as trekking or mountain climbing in remote places.
Dark Sky
48% have it

4. Has cloud coverage information

The application provides information about the cloudiness, ie. what proportion of the sky will be covered by clouds. This will allow you to know how grey or sunny the day will be in your location.
Dark Sky
52% have it

5. Shows infographic information

Features of the application include infographic information, such as graphs and charts. These help you get precisely the data you want, in an easy to digest format.
Dark Sky
38% have it

6. Informs about the risk of thunderstorms

It can provide you with information about the likelihood of a thunderstorm. This could be very useful to plan your day.
Dark Sky
28% have it

7. smaller app size (iOS app)

A smaller size means that the app will take up less space on your Apple device. This leaves more space for other apps, as well as other data such as photos and music.
4MB
Blue: 0.4MB

8. Includes maps

It includes localized maps to help you see the information easily at a glance. Usually, you can zoom in on the maps and see the desired location with more detail.
Dark Sky
48% have it

9. more languages supported

You can use a wider range of languages in the application. This allows you to use it in the language you choose and makes it suitable for more users around the world.
1
eWeather HD: 37

10. Higher rating on the App Store

The app has a higher rating on Apple’s App Store (rating from all versions), showing the overall quality of the app and user satisfaction. The lowest score is 1, with 5 being the highest.
3.5
Home and Dry: 5

11. Has crowdsourced weather

The application includes a crowd-sourced weather model that allows users to post updates and reports about current weather conditions. This can lead to more accurate, localised weather data.
Dark Sky
12% have it

12. Doesn’t require account

The app doesn't require you to make an account in order to log in and use the app.
Dark Sky
92% have it

13. Provides the sunrise/sunset time

It can provide you with the exact time when the sunset or sunrise will take place. This feature will help you to plan your day by knowing when daylight starts and finishes.
Dark Sky
60% have it

14. It provides the “RealFeel”

Apart from the actual temperature, it also provides the “RealFeel”. This concept was created by AccuWeather.com in 1990 and takes several factors into account to determine how the weather actually feels. It considers things like humidity, sun intensity and cloud cover. This gives you a more accurate idea of what it will really be like when you get outside.
Dark Sky
40% have it

15. Provides past weather forecasts

The application can show you the weather forecast also from the past few days.This can help you to spot trends in the weather. It is particularly useful for planning, for example, in the case your profession is dependent on weather conditions.
Dark Sky
22% have it

16. Has an animated background

The application changes its background to match the weather. This makes the design more attractive.
Dark Sky
46% have it

17. Provides data about the chance of rain

It updates you on the chance of rain. You will know the possibility of it raining and can decide if you need to take waterproof clothing or an umbrella when you go out.
Dark Sky
72% have it

18. Provides hourly forecast

The application offers a detailed hour-by-hour forecast. You can plan your day easily and check things like expected wind and precipitation for the hours you plan to be outside - for example when you are travelling to work.
Dark Sky
62% have it

19. Tablet-optimised

There is a tablet-optimised version of the app available. This gives a much better user experience than using an app designed for a phone on a tablet.
Dark Sky
70% have it

20. Informs about the wind speed

The application shows the wind speed. It is especially useful for paragliders, kite-fliers, sailors and other sports related to wind.
Dark Sky
84% have it

21. Provides the humidity rate

The app estimates the humidity rate in percentage. The humidity rate shows the amount of moisture in the air, which has an affect on the temperature.
Dark Sky
78% have it

22. More frequent updates

The application gets more frequent updates, which means that the weather forecast will be more up-to-date.
1
Clear Day: 0

23. Provides visibility information

Meteorological visibility refers to transparency of air and the greatest distance one can see prominent objects with normal eyesight, normally measured in kilometers. When it’s less than 1 km, it is considered as low visibility. This value is especially useful for people who are planning to drive.
Dark Sky
40% have it

24. Has a minimalist design

A minimalist design is aesthetically pleasing and results in a simpler, easier to use interface.
Dark Sky
26% have it

25. Provides radar images

The application will offer you full radar images of the location selected, using data from meteorological radars to overlay cloud cover and other information. They are often used in geology, agriculture or hydrology.
Dark Sky
46% have it

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