Apple’s Dark Sky Android app service extension: Will continue until early next month

Dark Sky, a popular weather app that Apple bought earlier this year, said on Wednesday local time that its Android app would run until August 1,media reported. The company said in a new blog post that its Android app was due to expire on Wednesday, but has now been delayed by a month.

Apple's Dark Sky Android app service extension: Will continue until early next month

Dark Sky announced plans to shut down its Android app after it was acquired by Apple in March. Although the app is still available on the App Store, its Android version is off the Google Play Store.

Android device users who downloaded the app before deleting it will see uninterrupted access next month. When the app officially closes, active users will receive a full refund of the $2.99 annual fee, the company said.

In addition to pulling out of Google’s platform, Apple will also stop weather forecasts, maps and embedding features available on the Dark Sky website. Like the Android app, these features will end on August 1. The Dark Sky API will continue to run until the end of 2020, but the company will no longer accept new user registrations.

Apple’s interest in Dark Sky may be the app’s API, which includes hyper-local weather forecasts provided in part by user data.