53points

Dark Sky

92points

The Weather Channel

Dark Sky
The Weather Channel
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44 facts in comparison

Dark Sky vs The Weather Channel

Dark Sky
The Weather Channel
53
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Dark Sky
92
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The Weather Channel

Why is Dark Sky better than The Weather Channel?

  • Informs about the risk of thunderstorms
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  • Ad-free
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  • 20MB smaller app size (iOS app)
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    4MBvs24MB
  • Has crowdsourced weather
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  • 19 More frequent updates
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    1vs20
  • Has an animated background
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  • Can shake to update
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  • Has a minimalist design
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Why is The Weather Channel better than Dark Sky?

  • 3days longer forecast
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    10daysvs7days
  • Has severe weather alerts
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  • Has a pollen forecast
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  • Is compatible with Android
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  • Has favorite weather alerts
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  • Free app
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  • Informs about the dew point
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  • Has UV forecast
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General info

1.Is compatible with Android
Dark Sky
The Weather Channel
It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
2.rating on Apple's App Store

3.5

3.5

The app has a higher rating on Apple’s App Store. The rating measures the overall quality of the app and user satisfaction. The score ranges from 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest).
3.Free app
Dark Sky
The Weather Channel
You can download the app for free, from platforms such as Google Play or the App Store.
4.Ad-free
Dark Sky
The Weather Channel
Adverts can be distracting and obtrusive. Apps and blogs without ads are more aesthetically pleasing, nicer to use, and make the content stand out.
5.iOS app size

4MB

24MB

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.
6.languages supported

1

6

You can use a broader range of languages in the app. This allows you to use it in the language you choose and makes it suitable for more users around the world.

Weather forecast

1. longer forecast

7days

10days

With a longer forecast, you can better plan your future activities.
2.Has severe weather alerts
Dark Sky
The Weather Channel
The app will send you a notification when there is a severe weather warning issued, such as for hurricanes, earthquakes, extreme temperatures, etc.
3.Has favorite weather alerts
Dark Sky
The Weather Channel
You can set up alerts for your favorite or most desired weather conditions (like your perfect sailing day), and the app will inform you.
4.Covers the entire world
Dark Sky
The Weather Channel
An app 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.
5.Informs about the risk of thunderstorms
Dark Sky
The Weather Channel
It can provide you with information about the likelihood of a thunderstorm. This could be very useful to plan your day.
6.Has cloud coverage information
Dark Sky
The Weather Channel
The app provides information about the cloudiness (that is, 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.

Meteorological data

1.Informs about the dew point
Dark Sky
The Weather Channel
The app shows information about the dew point. This is the temperature at which the water vapor in the air begins to condense. It will affect how you feel when you get out of a pool, lake or ocean. If it is very low you will feel cooler.
2.Has UV forecast
Dark Sky
The Weather Channel
It gives UV Index Forecast. Also called ultraviolet index, it detects how much radiation the sun is emitting in your location in real-time. An index of “1” indicates weak ultraviolet rays, while an index of “11” means extremely powerful ultraviolet rays. This information is very important for health reasons if you are planning to sunbathe.
3.Informs about the wind speed
Dark Sky
The Weather Channel
The app shows the wind speed. It is especially useful for paragliders, kite-fliers, sailors and other sports-related to the wind.
4.Provides the sunrise/sunset time
Dark Sky
The Weather Channel
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.
5.Provides the humidity rate
Dark Sky
The Weather Channel
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.
6.Informs about the atmospheric pressure
Dark Sky
The Weather Channel
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.

Features

1.Has a pollen forecast
Dark Sky
The Weather Channel
The app shows the measurement of potential pollen levels in the atmosphere. This feature is very important for people who suffer allergic reactions to pollen. It is usually measured as extreme, very high, high, moderate and low.
2.Includes maps
Dark Sky
The Weather Channel
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.
3.Shows infographic information
Dark Sky
The Weather Channel
App features include infographic information, such as graphs and charts. These help you get precisely the data you want, in an easy to digest format.
4.Saves your favorite travel routes
Dark Sky
The Weather Channel
The app allows you to save your favorite travel routes and will show you how they will be affected by the weather.
5.Has sliding navigation menu
Dark Sky
The Weather Channel
With a slide navigation menu, you can easily navigate through the app from side-to-side, up and down. For example, you can swipe vertically to get more detailed information or horizontally to check the favorite locations. This feature increases app functionality.
6.Has crowdsourced weather
Dark Sky
The Weather Channel
The app 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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