Boy Genius Report (BGR) is one of the more reliable tech websites for news and tips. This is the first app I mention to people as a reason for having an Apple Watch (after talking about the text/email alerts and the health/workout help) is Dark Sky which keeps you current on the weather near you that could suddenly ruin your day. The developers have produced an entirely new version. Since I update my apps regularly, I already have it on all of my devices. Definitely a total redo. If you haven’t yet updated your Dark Sky, go to this link to see the large photos of actual pages.
The timeline improvement also includes the introduction of a graph showing various different weather conditions.
Among other changes users will notice:
The Dark Sky team worked with The Iconfactory to redesign its weather icons, ditching the stark black-and-white for more colorful icons and buttons. There’s also a Time Machine feature that lets you go back decades to look at historical weather data.
A lot of users told the team they wanted true saved locations so they could quickly get a sense of the weather in multiple cities. That feature has now been added, so you can save multiple locations and then browse through them by swiping the forecast left or right.
Finally, you can also create and manage notifications, including custom notifications that let you create your own weather alerts.
“This update isn’t just a visual refresh,” the Dark Sky team explains. “On iOS, we’ve completely rewritten the internals of the app from scratch. It is, effectively, an entirely new app. This means it should be far more stable and responsive, it loads faster, and it sets us up to much more easily incorporate new features and enhancements in the future.
“With our new code base and expanded app team, you will be seeing more frequent app updates from now on. We already have a number of great new features in the works.”