Dark Sky gets brand new design, expanded forecasts, and better maps in version 4.0; get it now!

Dark Sky gets brand new design, expanded forecasts, and better maps in version 4.0; get it now!

Forecasting app Dark Sky has received a major overhaul in its update to version 4.0 with a brand new design, as well as extended forcasts and improved and expanded weather maps, stepping up to become a full-featured weather app.

Dark Sky still places an emphasis on predicting precipitation, but the app looks to be more useful to all users, even when rain or snow isn't nearby. The new current conditions screen displays the current temperature and precipitation as always, but adds a "Feels like" readout as well. Additionally, tapping the circle will display current wind conditions, humidity, air pressure, and visability. Dark Sky 4.0 also adds detailed 24-hour and 7-day forecasts to the app's lineup.

The new maps are faster, more responsive, and cover a greater amount of time. In addition to the percipitation map, Dark Sky now also has a temperature map. The precipitation maps shows storm patterns from the next seven days, as well as the previous four, while the temperature map shows you the next five and the previous three. Both maps are comprehensive and colorful, clearly displaying data for easy interpretation.

Current Dark Sky users can download version 4.0 as a free update from the App Store right now.

Joseph Keller

Joseph Keller is a news reporter for iMore. He's also chilling out and having a sandwich.

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jakeless.123 says:

Downloaded the latest update, and the devs have taken what was a really great app, and blew my mind with how phenomenal the latest iteration is! It is definitely a rival for THE standalone weather app on my phone.

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Planetary Paul says:

Not available in the Dutch store..........

Stenchwycke says:

After downloading this app it has become my favorite weather app in the couple of minutes I have used it. It gives me all of the information I need and I really like the bars representing the temperature range for each day on the forecast page.

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Antron says:

I've had Dark Sky for awhile but I've been using Weather Line as my go to weather app. Dark Sky has regained the title back on my home screen with this update. Nicely done.

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Galley says:

Dark Sky 4.0 is nice, but I just don't like the way it looks. Weather Line remains my favorite.

asuperstarr says:

Just download this update. The app looks awesome with the iOS 7 layout. This is one of my favorite weather apps!

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