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Dark Sky review: 28 facts and highlights

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60
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Why is Dark Sky better than the average?

  • Smaller app size (iOS app)
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    4MBvs26.58MB
  • More frequent updates
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    1vs19.71

General info

1.Ad-free
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Adverts can be distracting and obtrusive. Apps and blogs without ads are more aesthetically pleasing, nicer to use, and make the content stand out.

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2. smaller app size (iOS app)
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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.

Best

Blue

0.4MB

4MB

3.Higher rating on the App Store
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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.

Best

Home and Dry

5

3.5

4. more languages supported
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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.

Best

eWeather HD

37

1

5.Doesn’t require account
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The app doesn't require you to make an account in order to log in and use the app.

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6.Is compatible with iOS
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It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.

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Weather forecast

1. longer forecast
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With a longer forecast, you can better plan your future activities.

Best

Palmary Weather Premium

15days

7days

2.Covers the entire world
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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.

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3.Has cloud coverage information
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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.

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4.Informs about the risk of thunderstorms
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It can provide you with information about the likelihood of a thunderstorm. This could be very useful to plan your day.

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5.It provides the “RealFeel”
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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.

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6.Provides data about the chance of rain
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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.

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Meteorological data

1.Informs about the wind speed
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The application shows the wind speed. It is especially useful for paragliders, kite-fliers, sailors and other sports related to wind.

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2.Provides visibility information
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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.

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3.Provides the sunrise/sunset time
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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.

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4.Provides the humidity rate
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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.

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5.Informs about the atmospheric pressure
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The atmospheric pressure is the force per unit area exerted against a surface by the weight of air above that surface. It is an important metric in altimeter settings for flights.

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6.Provides radar images
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The app offers full radar images of the selected location, using data from meteorological radars to overlay cloud cover and provide other information often used in geology, agriculture, and hydrology.

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Features

1.Shows infographic information
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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.

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2.Includes maps
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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.

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3.Provides past weather forecasts
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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.

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4.Has crowdsourced weather
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The application includes a crowdsourced weather model that allows users to post updates and reports about current weather conditions. This can lead to more accurate, localized weather data.

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5.Has an animated background
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The application changes its background to match the weather. This makes the design more attractive.

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6.Can shake to update
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You can refresh the data on the application just by shaking the device. This makes it easier to use.

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