Remember the weather app which Apple bought earlier this year? As of August 1, the app is no longer available for Android users. Apple acquired the popular weather app Dark Sky and confirmed it will shut down the Android and Wear OS apps in July. Later on, they decided to postpone the deadline to August 1, and now Android users will see it inactive. Also Read - Apple buys startup that converts iPhone into payment terminal
The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Meanwhile, Dark Sky, through its post here, said the service for existing users and subscribers will continue until August 1, at which point the app will be shut down. Subscribers who are still active at that time will receive a refund. Also Read - iPhone 12 launch could be delayed to October, hints Qualcomm
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Apple keeps Dark Sky exclusively for iOS
“Our API service for existing customers is not changing today, but we will no longer accept new signups. The API will continue to function through the end of 2021,” Adam Grossman, co-founder, Dark Sky had said. Dark Sky’s Android app has been downloaded more than a million times. While Google offers its own built-in weather system, the third-party app was popular with Android users for its extensive set of features.
Now, we expect Apple to integrate Dark Sky into iOS, which they always do when buying a technology company. Earlier this year, Apple reportedly acquired a startup called Mobeewave. This company is known to convert iPhone into card payment terminals.