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Down-to-the-minute weather prediction for your exact location. Accompanied by stunning high-resolution radar animations.
Down-to-the-minute weather prediction for your exact location. Accompanied by stunning high-resolution radar animations.
1,203 backers pledged $39,376 to help bring this project to life.

Recent updates


Dark Sky has a new Partner / Co-Owner


Hi everybody,

A quick, but big, Dark Sky update:

Dark Sky is no longer just a couple of guys who don't know what they're doing. We've given a chunk of ownership to a new company, Applied Invention. This is going to make an already successful idea even better, and it means more people and more resources. We're super excited. Here's the scoop:

Jay and I still retain majority ownership and or focus is still 100% on Dark Sky. Here's to another great three years going forward. Thanks everyone!

The New Dark Sky


So it's been more than two years since you folks helped fund the creation of Dark Sky. Today, we've released the biggest update in the app's history.

It's been completely rewritten from scratch with an all new design, extended 24-hour and 7-day forecasts, and unbelievably sexy weather maps. It's by far the best weather app ever created (says us).

Check it out:

I can't believe we're still going strong two years later; it's all due to you fine, attractive folks supporting us back when Dark Sky was just a nutty idea. Thanks so much!


We’re extremely excited to announce that today we launch Forecast, a new global weather service. Check out the full announcement on our blog.

Forecast includes the hyperlocal rain forecasts from Dark Sky, along with extended forecasts, and even a time machine that lets you explore the weather decades in the past or future.

We wouldn't have been able to do any of this if it weren't for our Kickstarter backers. You folks provided us not only the funds to allow us to launch, but also the infectious excitement and moral support that has sustained us over the past year.

Thanks so much!

Here's to another great year.

Top-secret Dark Sky Weather Project


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Dark Sky is Go!

Hello backers!

Thanks to you all, we did it! Dark Sky is available in the iTunes App Store right now:

Each of you should have already received an email with a link to download the app; if you haven't, please contact us and we'll get it sorted out. We've already received some early bug reports, and we have an update pending Apple's approval right now to resolve most, if not all, of the issues.

As for the other reward tiers, we apologize for being behind! There was a problem getting some of the t-shirts printed, but that's being resolved now and we'll have everything in the mail as quickly as we can.

So, this phase of Dark Sky will be drawing to a close very soon, but it's not the end of the road: we have a lot we'd like to continue to do with Dark Sky, not the least of which will be adding support for additional regions. If you want to stay up to date on our progress, be sure to follow us on Twitter, if you're not already:

Once again, we can't express our thanks enough to you, since without your support this app never would have gotten this far. We love each and every one of you.

-- Jack, Adam, and Jay