Dark Sky alternatives for Android weather viewers
If you’re into weather, you probably already know that Dark Sky, one of the most popular weather apps of all time, has been acquired by Apple and is probably integrated into iOS 14. As a result, anyone who uses the Android device և Dark Sky app is going to lose access from July 1. In addition, a number of other programs (some are not even weather-related) will lose access to the Dark Sky API.
If you’re an Android Sky user with Dark Sky and wondering where to go now for your weather report, there are several alternatives to choose from. But there are a few things to keep in mind.
Several Android weather apps have been found that require more permissions than necessary to share area data with advertisers and other third parties. These privacy issues are described in detail below Instead Article by Jason Kebler.
One suggestion is to simply use the weather app that Google supplies with its OS. Here’s how to put one together for use with your home screen GadgetHacks.com:. We tried it, and it works pretty well.
If the Google app isn’t enough for you, here are six alternatives. Everyone has free versions of ads, and everyone has paid versions that not only remove ads, but add other features.
In addition to the price of each app, I have listed all the different permissions required, as indicated in its Google Play login. Keep in mind that some of these permissions are specific to certain features, so if you never use the feature, you will not need permission. Some can be controlled within the program. You can also opt out of the special permissions you feel by going to Settings> Programs and Notifications, finding the app and selecting “Permits” and then clicking on the specific permission you want to reject.
Carrots may be less well known for their weather forecasts than for those who offer audio commentary on the events of the day in audio or text. (Today, for example, “I send bad weather to all those who refuse to wear masks to hide their hidden faces. And their policies (liberal, conservative, centrist, liberal, communist, or apolitical) are in line with your own preferences.”
Of all the types mentioned, Carrot is a solid, good-looking program that offers a reasonable amount of data on current and expected weather. It uses the Dark Sky API for its data disappear by 2021. However, according to: Posted by creator Brian Mueller, other data sources will be available.
- Cost , With free ads. Premium Club removes ads, offers widgets and other features for $ 0.99 per month or $ 3.99 per year.
- Requested permissions. photos / media / files, Wi-Fi connection information, storage, location, etc., including control vibration and network connections.
1Weather is a popular program with various screens that show the current weather, forecasts, precipitation, radar, and the sun rises and sets, among others. I personally found the interface a bit crowded, but it offers a lot of information, and it even has its own TV weather forecast. Unfortunately, in addition to the usual ads below, the app also includes full-page ads. The one I got was from a political interest group that I found frustrating. According to the website of the application, it receives its information using the Weather2020 platform together with meteorologist Gary Lesak.
Cost , With free ads. One-time purchase without ads for $ 1.99.
Requested permissions. photos / media / files, Wi-Fi connection information, storage, location, etc. (get data from the Internet, view network connections, prevent the device from falling asleep, start up during operation, full network access, poster collection, management vibration, read Google service in the organization) :
Anyone who has ever watched cable TV or listened to the radio is probably familiar with AccuWeather, which has been used by many stations for their predictions. According to his website, it collects its own data using a combination of meteorologists, global forecasting engine and other sources. The app has a reasonably clean interface, although the data was a bit sparse for my taste. The first page contains just facts. The current weather, including humidity, wind speed, UV index, and the general idea of tomorrow’s weather. You can click on the “more details” link to get to gray. You may also be notified of cold or wet weather. The news section offers videos on the latest weather disasters.
Cost , With free ads or $ 3.99 without ads and promotions for an additional 10 days.
Requested permissions. storage, microphone, photos / media / files, location, Wi-Fi connection information և others (get data from the internet, turn off your screen lock, prevent the device from sleeping, draw other programs, run during startup, access Bluetooth settings, full network access , read the Google service configuration, change the system display settings, check the Google Play license, pair with Bluetooth devices, view network connections, control vibration, turn on and disconnect from Wi-Fi).
Today, the weather can be the best of all the programs listed here. It has a simple interface that starts with the photo and today’s weather, and you can move on for the next 24 hours, for seven days’ weather details, for air quality and other categories. For more details on the Can category, you can scroll to the left. If you are in the United States, you will automatically receive your data weather: gov: (served by the National Weather Service); Paying customers can choose from a variety of data sources.
Cost , Free advertising – $ 1.99 for six months, $ 2.99 for one year or $ 6.99 forever. Paid options remove ads, allow you to select your data source and add some other features.
Requested permissions. Location, photos / media / files, storage, camera, Wi-Fi connection information, etc.
Appy Weather presents itself as “the most personal weather program.” It is, of course, a realization of secrecy. It initially asks if you want to check the weather through your current location (in which case it requires permission), or does a search for your location (in which case it does not ask for permission from your location). The interface was one of the simplest and simplest I’ve ever seen, especially its timing, which allows you to turn around to see the current weather and the upcoming forecast. You can also scroll from left to right to see the temperature, “feel” the precipitation, and so on. Appy Weather currently uses Dark Sky for its data. by developer:, they are looking for alternative data sources.
Cost , Free version with ads or $ 3.99 per year without ads, radars, notifications, fixtures and more.
Requested permissions. Location and others (control vibration, watch network connections, full network access, prevent the device from falling asleep, run during startup, set a signal).
Like the Appy Weather, Overdrop has a simple, easy-to-understand interface that is reasonable, if not limited to a limited selection. You can see the current weather, the weather and the week forecast; select the arrow to get more detailed information. However, its main advantage may be that if you are a paying customer, you can access 51 different weather devices, something that widget fans can find for a price. At the time of review, you can choose Dark Sky (which is expected to be out soon) or Weather Bit if you used the free version. Subscribers can also choose AccuWeather.
Cost , Advertising is free – $ 0.99 per month, $ 2.19 per year or $ 7.49 per year. Paid options remove ads, unlock additional providers, add 51 devices and provide other features.
Permits: storage, photos / media / files, storage, location, etc. (retrieve data from the Internet, run it when you run it, prevent the device from falling asleep, insert a signal, check Google Play License, control vibration, full network access, view network connections).
This simple program goes to the National Weather Service, which manages the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). It presents NOAA data in a simple, easy-to-read format. It opens for the week forecast and you can tap for each day to get more data. You can also get a weather forecast and weather map.
By the way, if you want to get information about your weather immediately from NOAA, you can go to the website (weather: gov:), enter your zip code to get your local forecast, then save the mobile page to your home screen (right-clicking on the three more points in the top right corner of your browser, then selecting “Add to Home Screen”). .
Cost , With free ads. The $ 1.99 version removes ads and allows you to save more than three saved locations.
Permits: storage, location, photos / media / files, etc. (get data from the Internet, full network access, prevent the device from falling asleep, watch network connection vibration, start up during startup)
It is immediately clear that FlowX (formerly called “WeatherBomb”) is designed for weather exhaustion. When installed for the first time, it opens in a weather map և temperature / humidity charts, not a summary of weather-based text. You get a seven-day forecast; Slide your finger on the screen to predict each day. The free app allows you to get data from NOAA or CMC (Canadian Meteorological Center). The Pro version gives you more map styles, a graph editor, and more centralized NOAA data entry for $ 4.99 / year. The Silver Pro subscription ($ 9.99 / year) adds other international sources, and the Gold Pro ($ 19.99 / year) adds even more, including the RTOFS (Real-Time Ocean Forecast System).
Cost , Free; The $ 4.99 / year version offers additional features. $ 9.99 / year option adds international sources; The $ 19.99 / year version provides additional resources.
Permits: storage, location, photos / media / files, Wi-Fi connection, others (get data from the internet, full network access, prevent the device from falling asleep, view network connections)
Update ET on June 29, 15:42. This article was originally published on April 1, 2020, and has been updated to include two new applications and to update some of the posts.
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