Android: Dark Sky has long been one of our favorite weather apps, but it’s been iPhone only—today it’s finally available for Android users, who can make use of its minute-by-minute weather tracking, crowdsourced data, and more.
One of Dark Sky’s best features, minute-by-minute weather reporting and notifications for precise locations (including the ability to see whether there’s precipitation in your area specifically, without relying on wide zip codes or regions) is also coming to Android, so you’ll get notifications not just that a storm is moving out of your area, but when the rain stops, specifically.
The Android version also picks up a few home screen widgets to make checking current or forecast conditions easy without opening the app. Essentially, if you’ve used the iOS app, you’ll know what to expect—but if you haven’t, you’re in for a well-designed, simple (but feature-rich) treat.
Dark Sky for Android is free, unlike its iOS counterpart, so you can give it a try and see how it runs on your machine. However, its best features—the notifications, the up-to-the-minute weather data, the widgets, and more—are all behind a $3/yr subscription fee, so consider that your price to entry. Hit the link below to try it out.
Dark Sky | Play Store (Free, $3/yr premium)