When Apple announced in mid-2020 that it would acquire the popular weather app Dark Sky, developers knew that it was only a matter of time before they would need to find a new source for weather data. Soon after, Apple announced that the API would be taken down at the end of 2021. That deprecation date is now being pushed back until the end of 2022.
Last week the Dark Sky blog was updated with a short and succinct summary, stating that:
“Support for the Dark Sky API service for existing customers will continue until the end of 2022. The iOS app and Dark Sky website will also be available until the end of 2022.”
As the announcement makes clear, the company is not providing new API keys for the service, but will continue to provide support to developers that are already leveraging the technology for third-party applications.
Developers that are interested in finding new APIs for weather data can check out ProgrammableWeb’s directory of Weather APIs.