What you need to know
- The people behind Weather Line have announced the app has been acquired.
- Weather Line shuts down in April 2022.
The popular Weather Line app has been acquired, according to the people behind it. While nobody is saying who has picked the app up, the buyout has been in the works for "months."
While the app will be removed from the App Store immediately, everyone with the app already installed can continue to use it until April 2022. Existing users are having their paid-access extended through that period, too.
Importantly, it appears that no data was part of the sale. No personal data has been transferred to the outfit buying Weather Line – something that users will no doubt be particularly pleased to hear.
Weather Line has been one of my go-to weather apps for some time now and it will be a shame to see it go the way of the dodo. That being said, it's great to see indie developers rewarded for the work they've put in over the years.
You can find out all of the buyout details over on the Weather Line blog.
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