Dark Sky version 2

dark sky national view

The Dark Sky weather app -- created by Troy-based developers Adam Grossman and Jack Turner -- now has more than 35,000 users, according to the company. The app aims to provide very accurate weather predictions over the very near term -- minutes or hours instead of days. It's now on version 2.0, with new push notifications of when it's going to rain:

Push Notifications are a feature that our users have been requesting since we first launched last Spring. By enabling notifications within the app, we will tell you whenever it's going to rain in the next ten or fifteen minutes, so you'll never get caught in the rain -- even if you forget to check the app. We've actually been working on this feature since the beginning, but it's been very tricky to implement: we're not quite 100% confident that we've gotten it perfect. For that reason, we're currently considering the system to be experimental: if you find that notifications aren't behaving exactly the way you'd expect, we'd love to hear from you. As always, we strive to improve the app with every release.

There's also a now a national radar view (above).

The update is free. The app for the iPhone and iPad is $3.99.

Grossman and Turner funded development of Dark Sky in part by raising more than $39k on Kickstarter last year, and scoring a bunch of media attention in the process.

Earlier on AOA: The Dark Sky app is now available

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Mike - With a single comment, you have put Dark Sky out of business. Nice job.

This is one of my favorite apps. I wish they would give us a choice of opening with the radar view... that's much more interesting. Also, if you don't like the "clear skies are boring" prompt you can turn it off in your Settings.

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